Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Egg Burji

I know its kinda kiddish to blog recipe of Egg Burji( Scrambled Eggs)  but this is for the novice - that's what I'll say but the truth is, am trying to help myself get back to blogging after a break ....

This year was hectic for me so far, my new baby keeps me busy all the time , we moved to our first home here and then there's this never ending renovation happening, making my surrounding messy and dusty :( hope it gets over soon. 
Sad demise of our Amamma (Hubby's Granny) was the worst part,I don't know how many times I have described about her in this blog, as she was an absolute Gem, wise and graceful , am not sure if I'll be able to achieve fineness of character she had anytime in my life, even if I live 92 years (to live 92 years ? question mark very necessary here ) that was her age... but she lived her life feeding others with love, she's my role model. 
We traveled to India for her funeral , myself and kids were lucky to stay there for 2 months and then we reached back here few weeks ago.
My experience travelling 32 hours alone with 2  kids is worth sharing...hhmm... may be later.

Many obstacles for me to continue blogging :(
another thing , pictures I post wouldn't be so good, ( I don't think it was so good before too) but it may go worse :( as I lost my camera charger...
ssshhhhhh its a secret, will remain a secret till my hubby reads this (it never happens) or till I let my sponsor know that I lost it, while shifting, or renovation or baby and bla bla .....anyways am sure my readers would adjust as you guys have been so good to me. so all these pics are from my phone.

Here's the recipe of Anda Burji AKA Indian style scrambled eggs.
you know what,
Cilantro / Coriander leaves  and Cumin powder makes it Indian :D

You'll need

Eggs - 4 No's
Onions - 1 medium sized finely chopped
Tomatoes - 2 no's
Cilantro - half bunch
Garlic and ginger - finely chopped - 1/2 tsp
Green chili's - 2 to 4 No's (adjust as per your preference)
Oil - 2 tbsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
salt to taste

and 15 minutes is more than enough to make these


Beat Egg's with some salt , keep aside.

Heat oil , add ginger , garlic , onion and green chili's and saute till onion looks golden brown , add then tomatoes and continue sauteing till oil starts to separate ,   add finely chopped cilantro , salt and cumin powder. Stir and add beaten eggs , cook in medium to high heat , stirring constantly for another 4 to 6 minutes. Switch off the heat.

Serve with Roti , Rice or Bread.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Tiramisu Cake

A "Bundle of Joy" my gift from Santa is here by my side now, named her Tania Maria.
of-course not easy as I always take time to get adapted to the new changes in life, and time is flying in jet speed for me,  no matter how much ever I plan and prepare myself, an initial fighting phase is always there and this is one among the many things I am yet to learn to manage.
Anyways am enjoying it though I miss cooking, which is therapeutics for me, a stress relieving exercise too :(

Have a very easy Tiramisu Cake recipe, coincidentally a sweet dish as the first post this New year, after the break :D
 Made this for Soccer man's Birthday.
He being a fan of Tiramisu said he loved it.

I am sure You'll not be disappointed if you try making this,  if you are a fan of Coffee.
Recipe adapted from -  I used cake mix  which makes it super easy,
 may also make this with any Sponge Cake.


For Cake 

White or Yellow Cake Mix - 1 package
Instant Coffee Powder - 1 tsp
Hot Coffee - 1/4 cup
Coffee Liqueur (Rum or Vodka) -2 tbsp (Optional)
Sugar - 2 tbsp

For Filling 

Mascarpone Cheese - 1/2 container (4 oz)
Cream Cheese - 1/2 package (4 oz)
Confectioners Sugar - 1/2 cup
Coffee Liqueur (I used Vodka) - 2 tbsp

Frosting & Decorating 

Whipping Cream - 2 cups
Confectioners Sugar - 1/2 cup
Instant Coffee - 1 tsp
Semi Sweet Chocolate - 1 square
Cocoa Powder - for dusting


Prepare Cake 

* Preheat Oven to 350 Degree F, Grease 3 small round Pans, keep aside.
* Prepare Cake batter as per package instructions, divide the batter in to 3 portions, add 1 tsp instant Coffee powder to one portion. Pour the prepared batter to the pans and bake for 20 to 25 minutes till a tester comes out clean. Let Cool.
* Mix Liqueur to the prepared hot coffee , add in sugar and stir. Keep aside.

For Filling

* Mix Cream cheese & Mascarpone  (keep outside to soften) ,sugar and Liqueur,  stir well till everything combines.

For Frosting 

* Beat the cream until it starts to thicken, add sugar and instant coffee and beat again until stiff. Refrigerate for sometime.

Assemble the Cake 

* Place 1 plain player cake on a serving plate , poke holes in the cake using a thin skewer or tooth pick, pour little of the prepare hot coffee over and spread some of the prepared filling over this cake.

* Top this with the coffee layered cake , poke holes in this cake (as done with the first layer) , pour little hot coffee over and spread the rest of the filling over this second layer.

* Top this again with the third cake (Plain cake) , poke holes in it as done above and pour the rest of the hot coffee.

Frost the Cake

* Spread the sides and top of the cake with frosting, Place Cocoa powder in a sieve and lightly dust the top with it. Garnish with grated semi sweet chocolate.


Do not pour more hot Coffee to the cake as then it may get too soft to frost the same.

Click the link- to see the video presentation of this cake.