Showing posts with label chocolate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label chocolate. Show all posts

Monday, April 1, 2013

Chocolate Chip and More Chocolate Ice cream with edible oil

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
One more Ice cream item in my Menu.. This time it is Chocolate Ice Cream.. More Chocolate and more Choco chips. My kids love Chocolate. Any thing with chocolate is fine for them. The other day my husband brought a box of ice cream. As usual I checked the ingredients and was surprised to see "Edible oil" in the list.
I thought of using oil while making ice cream next time.
But I was not sure where and when and how much oil is used :-(  Then I thought of giving it a trial.

Thick Milk - 1/2 litre + 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Corn Flour - 3 tbsp
Cocoa Powder - 1/4 cup
Oil - 2 tbsp
Choco Chips - 1/4 cup
Any Chocolate - small pieces (1 small bar)
Nescafe powder - 1 tsp

Boil 1/2 litre milk.
Add sugar and boil till sugar is dissolved.
Take 1/2 cup milk and add corn flour and cocoa powder. 
Mix well till no lumps.
Add it to the milk and keep on stirring so that it won't get burnt.
Add oil.
Boil for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow it to cool.
Refrigerate it till its set.
Remove and churn in the mixi.
Transfer it into a box and add the choco chips(keep few for decorating), chocolate pieces.
Mix well. 
Keep in the refrigerator and allow it to set. After few hours when the ice cream is almost set, sprinkle choco chips, chocolate pieces and coffee powder. 
Serve it when its fully set..

Adding oil definitely  made some difference as the texture was soft and even the taste was different.

Sending this yummy choco chips chocolate ice cream to Jagruti's

Keep Chocolating :-)

Keep Smiling,

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,

Monday, May 30, 2011

Whole wheat ,Oat & Chocolate Cookies(T&T)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I always love to participate in the events. If you are regular visitor to my blog, you know it. I get inspired by the themes and I give my best to cook something new according to theme.
This time when I came to know about the T&T guest hosted by Jayasri, it was already late. And when I visited the blog which Jayasri has chosen I was in a world of baking. I browsed the blog for two days and I did not get any recipe for a newbie like me. 
Deeba of  Deeba's Passionate about Baking  is very very creative and I may take years to reach her level when it comes to baking. And the photography!!! no words to explain, I mean it, she is a wonderful blogger with so much passionate about baking. I loved all the recipes, but I had many problems to follow her recipes, 
The first thing was, I am still crawling when it comes to baking, I was not sure about my success in any of the recipes.
 The second thing is ingredients, many ingredients she has used are not available at my place. Even its difficult to get cherries or strawberry also.
When I was browsing for cookies I got this one:
In this recipe also, I did not had chocolate chips and walnuts. Walnuts were out of stock in nearby shop. And I could not afford the time to visit the city to bring walnuts. I replaced it with Almonds.
And getting Chocolate chips was out of question here in my place. I need to go almost 15 Km to get it and that too not sure about the availability.
I thought of skipping the chips and following the remaining ingredients.
When I was about to start, my daughter came and asked me what I am baking, I told her about the cookies, she made a face that she does not want white cookies. She would love to have Chocolate cookies.
So there was no way for me to keep the original recipe as it is. I thought of adding Cocoa powder instead of half the qty of oats. 
Here is the recipe for the cookies with some alterations(no option for me):

Recipe in my words:
I used half the qty from original recipe(more than a dozen cookies came out with this qty)
Dry Ingredients:
Whole Wheat flour - 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp
Oats - 1 cup(I used Saffola rolled oats)
Cocoa powder - 1/2 cup
(Original recipe does not have cocoa powder and she has used 1 1/2 cups of oats)
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Baking powder - 1/8 tsp
half a pinch of salt
Finely chopped  almonds - 1/4 cup(original recipe had walnuts and choco chips)

Wet Ingredients:
Butter - 1/4 cup(I used fresh home made at room temperature)
Egg - 1/2
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Demerara Sugar - 3/8 cup(3 times of 1/8 cup)

  • Take all the dry ingredients in one bowl. Whisk them and keep aside.
  • In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar till fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla essence. Beat for some more minutes.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix well. 
  • My dough became dry. It was like a normal chapati dough(little softer)

  • Preheat the oven.
  • Grease the baking tray or  use the baking sheets.
  • Take a tbsp of dough and press to give round shape. You won't get nice shape, but don't worry about the shape. The taste won't differ.
  • Bake at 180C for 12 to 15 minutes. I baked it for 13 minutes.
  • Remove from the tray, remove to cooling racks.
  • Store in a airtight jar.

My both the daughters enjoyed the cookies with their favorite song and dance. Thanks to Deeba for such a lovely recipe and thanks to Jayasri for selecting this blog.
(This event was started byzlamushka and is now taken care of by Lakshmi of Kitchen Chronicles)

Keep Smiling,

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chocolate Kheer

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
I always get inspired to cook something new dishes when there is an event announcement. It forces me to use my brain to try something new.
This Kheer took birth because of the event only. There are four  reasons to prepare this kheer. 
Kheer is my mom's favorite, and we make milk kheer often.
I wanted to use the chocolates which mom brought from Egypt few months back
I wanted to use the left over milk.
And I wanted to cook something for chocolate event.

No ingredients or method separately written. Its all in the down paragraph. Please read the full post to get the recipe.(I have typed the ingredients bold and in different color)

When I entered the kitchen, I was not sure how I am going to prepare this as I did not browse any blogs or websites. I had kept the chocolates out from the fridge. Mom brought a big box of chocolates from Egypt and all remaining in the box, as the chocolates are bitter. 
I just kept the milk(1/4 litre) to boil on one side. Another side, Ajjiri was making hot chapatis. I was thinking how to melt the chocolates???? Tinggg :-)  when I saw ajjiri finishes making chapatis and the tawa was hot.
I took little milk in another steel vessel and put the chocolates. Kept that vessel on the tawa. Viola!! The chocolates got mix with the milk and got nice choco milk. I added 2 tbsp of sugar to the milk and allowed it to boil on a low flame for 10 minutes. Now was the time for Cinnamon and Cardamom powder (1/2 tsp) to go into the milk.
Boiled it for 2 more minutes. Added the choco milk to it.  Stirred and again kept it to boil till the milk became 1/2 the quantity and it got the kheer consistency.It took another 10 minutes. But be careful at the end otherwise your milk will get burnt at the bottom.
Yummmmmmmmmmm!!! The chocolate kheer tasted heaven.
I could feel the chocolate flavor and the bitterness was totally missing.
I had the thick curdled cream melting in my mouth........
You want any more sin than this!!!!!!

I loved to have it hot, and my daughter has kept it in the fridge to have it chilled for tomorrow. :-)

Sending it to 
 Jyoti's (The Veggie Hut )
Lets Celebrate Sweets-Chocolate

Keep Smiling,

Friday, January 14, 2011

Marie Biscuit Chocolate balls (Food Remake)

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Chocolates..... Who does not like chocolate?? And home made chocolates??? Yes, we all love anything thats home made and as I say we are magicians in the kitchen to turn simple things into amazing mouthwatering and yummy dishes.
This time, its not me, I have followed the recipe from Sailu. She has made it very simple and tasty. I kept her recipe in my drafts since long time, but never got a chance to make it. But now, when I was checking the recipes, my daughter saw the photos in her blog and was behind me to make it NOW itself. Even I wanted to make something for 2 events. 
And here I am with it. But I did not allow my daughter to eat more as she is down with fever.
The original recipe is here.
Ingredients: (I used)
Marie biscuit - 12
Butter - 1 tbsp(I used 2 Amul cubes)
Cocoa powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
Condensed milk - 90g(A small tin)
Vanilla essence - 1 drop
I love this!!!
  1. Break the biscuits in to pieces and powder them in a mixi. Sieve it to get the fine powder.
  2. Beat the butter for a minute.
  3. Add all the ingredients to the butter and mix well to make a soft dough.
  4. Divide the dough into equal balls and give desired shape.
  5. Decorate the choco balls with dessicated coconut or sugar granules or stuff it with some almonds. Or serve it just like that.

Sending these to two events:
One is Jyoti's (The Veggie Hut )
Lets Celebrate Sweets-Chocolate

another is Srivalli's (Spice your Life )
Hope all of you will prepare this and make your kids happy.

Keep Smiling,

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Eggless Chocolate Pudding on my Birthday!!

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Today is my birthday and I turned 37 years! Nothing more to say about me!!
Today, I thought I will try some baking in the microwave oven, which I never did before. I have prepared rice, sambhar, vegetable and sweets, but I am always scared to try baking a cake, pie or pudding or jelly!! I remember once, I tried dates cake from shilpa of Aayi's Recipes. It came out good, but I was not happy with that.
 I was searching for some quick and easy recipe, and I got THIS one. This site does not have photo. So I thought of taking pictures. 

I have kept all the ingredients in the photo, except GHEE. 

It came out very good!
But, what I thought was If we keep the ready mix for some time before adding cocoa powder it will be good, as I felt, the semolina is still not cooked full.


Planning to celebrate my birthday with my elder daughter's which falls on March 30.
Keep Smiling,

Friday, March 5, 2010

Biscuit Poli for Holi

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi all,

In North Karnataka, there is a tradition that during the Holi festival, people prepare poli or stuffed sweet paratha or (ಹೋಳಿಗೆ in Kannada). My mom wanted to make puran poli. But last week, I saw 2 packets of Complan Biscuits in the box, (which I bought 2 months back for my kids). I was thinking what can I make with that. Then, few days back I prepared Chocolate Halwa which I got from Srivalli ( here is the recipe ). There was little condensed milk left with me. So I thought of making poli using biscuit and condensed milk.
It was fun preparing as my mother also joined me and helped me to do this.

I had one Chocolate cream biscuit and one orange cream biscuit packet. First I thought I will mix both the biscuits. But my mother told me to make separate as both taste different. It was good that I listened to her.(I seldom do that!!! :-( ). 
Ingredients :
Chocolate cream biscuit - 1 packet (10 pieces were there in one packet)
Orange cream biscuit - 1 packet
Condensed milk - 3 tbsp for each biscuit
I crushed the biscuits(one by one)  and put it in a blender to make it a powder. Transfered in a plate and added condensed milk to the powder to make a dough.(you can see in the photo). Make small balls to stuff and keep it ready.
 For dough
Wheat flour - cup 
(for healthier reason, I used wheat flour, you can use all purpose flour or maida also)
Pinch of salt
Oil - 1 tsp
Mix together in a bowl and prepare soft dough and keep it aside for half an hour.

Take small ball of wheat flour dough and roll little. Keep one biscuit ball in the middle and cover the dough properly.
Roll it to make a circle. And fry it both the sides. Repeat with other balls.

I could make 4 polis from each flavor. (total 8 polis!)
My elder daughter enjoyed the Chocolate poli and my neighbor loved the orange poli. It tasted really great! I really recommend everyone to try this, especially for the kids.
I hope all of you enjoyed the colorful festival Holi. My both daughters had a blast. Here are the photos : 


Keep Smiling,                   

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Simple, tasty Chapati Rolls with guessing game

Tried and tasted by Nivedita

Hi all,

(The chapati I have decorated here is only for photo purpose as I wanted to show the spreads altogether)
A very simple, tasty and easy rolls for kids. I like too. These rolls were, our (my brother Avinash and mine) favourites during school time. It was easy for my mother also.

Now I give to my daughter, but with little guessing game, and she loves to play it.

Chapatis - 6

sugar - 3 tbsp

Jaggery powdered - 3 tbsp

Peanut and dalia chutney powder -3 tbsp(Recipe in my chutney label)(If you don't have, no problem. You can use MTR READY CHUTNEY POWDER).

Ghee to apply for above.

Any jam - 3 tbsp

Butter - 1 tbsp

Chocolate spread - 3 tbsp(I use Nutella)

Cheese spread - 3 tbsp(I use Knorr cheese spread)

Take 3 chapatis on the plate.

Apply 2 tbsp ghee on each chapati.

Spread sugar on one chapati, jaggery powdered on another and chutney powder on the third.

Roll and keep ready.

These 3 rolls we used to have in childhood.

Next rolls I have added according to today's kids world.

Take 3 more chapatis on plate.

Apply butter on one chapati, and then spread jam. Spread Chocolate spread on other and cheese spread on the third one.

Roll and keep ready.

Now keep all the rolls on a big plate.

Here the guessing game starts. If you have more than one kid, its more interesting. Even your kid's friends can join.

Call the children and ask them to guess in which roll what is there. Whoever guesses correct, they will get reward.

What I do with my daughter is,
I take any three rolls, keeping in mind to make one chocolate roll in that.

I tell her to take two rolls, and if the chocolate roll is not there in that, as she loves to eat chocolate roll, all the three chapatis will disapear in to her stomach in no time. My purpose to give her chapatis without fuss is served.
I AM SENDING THIS RECIPE TO PJ'S Tasty Bites For Toddlers.

Keep smiling,

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