Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Cookies!!!  are always welcomed in my house.. any shape, any ingredient but only with one condition, the cookies should have chocolate in it. So when ever I  try new recipe for the cookie I have to replace at least 2 tbsp of flour with cocoa powder.
It was a long time that I baked anything at home. Few days back my younger daughter told me in the morning "mamma, you have become very lazy now a days, you are not baking any cake or cookies for us" That was it,, I started to search the recipes from my other blogger friends and I landed in    's blog. And wanted to give a try to this Chocolate Chips Butter Cookies. But again came the problem of Cocoa powder., and the answer was simple, Replace little amount of flour with cocoa powder.
When I started getting the things to bake these cookies, my daughter came into kitchen. She always love to help me in the kitchen and she is always curious about the ingredients and how to make it. When I prepared the dough, she told me to make biggggggg cookies as she wanted to have it more at a time. Then I remembered my mini flower cup cake baking moulds  which I brought from Pune. 
Here are the jumbo cookies which got vanished within a day.
Planning to bake some more from Jagruti's place, which are prepared with wheat flour and oats..Mixed Nuts, Oats and Whole Wheat Cookies !

All purpose flour(Maida) -2 cup
Cocoa powder - 1/4 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup(room temp)
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Egg - 1 
Baking powder -1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp


Preheat the oven at 180degree c.
Take all the dry things in a bowl and mix well.
Beat the butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Beat in  the egg, mix well.
Then goes the dry flour mix.
Add the choco chips
Mix well to make a soft dough. 
Take small ball from a dough, press slowly it from in your palm. Repeat with the remaining dough. hey, wait, I pressed the dough in to the mould I had.
Arrange these in a baking tray with a little space in between(if using baking tray)and keep in the oven., I kept the mini moulds directly in the oven.
Bake these for 10-12 minutes.
Remove and allow it to cool. They will be crispy after sometime.
Enjoy these with hot cup of coffee, tea or a glass of milk.

Keep Smiling,

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Bitter Gourd!!! Do not close the page.. Read it full and you will be tempted to try this out. A very tasty side dish. 
Past few days, my daughter wants to have it often and bitter gourd is in my fridge always.

Bitter Gourd - 2 big
Corn flour  - 1 tsp
Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste(less as we use salt to clean the bitter gourd)
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Oil to fry

To clean the bitter gourd
Salt 1 tbsp or to cover the bitter gourd
A pinch of turmeric powder

Yogurt - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Pepper powder - a pinch

Wash the bitter gourd.
Peel the skin and cut into two parts.
Remove the seeds.
Mix the salt and haldi and apply it well to both the sides.
Keep it for an hour or two.
Squeeze and wash the pieces twice.
Cut into thin slices and allow to dry.

Heat the oil.
You can either shallow fry or deep fry. But I felt the deep fried chips took less oil than the shallow fried ones.
Keep it for some time till they get crispy.

Just before serving 
Prepare the curds with given ingredients.
Add the crispy chips and serve it.
These fried bitter gourd chips can be kept for 2 days.

Before it is served on the table, it gets over as my hubby and my daughter fights to have it first and finish.

Keep Smiling,

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