Thursday, October 29, 2015

Spooky Boo Brownies

                   Trick or Treat!!! Of course it's a treat, and that too a delicious one for Halloween special. I promise, not to scare you away rather you will leave with a sweet tooth in mind:)=
       On the mark of any festival, my mind gets buzzing for the recipes, crafts and tons of ideas! Today's recipe is one of a kind inspires by Betty Crocker recipe. The Halloween brownies are like a custom in my home every year since my "bachhas" were babies. And so I thought, and pretty sure that your kids will be love this too. So what are you guys waiting for...? Get up and give trick and treat(both) to your kids.
        Get ready for some "Spooktacular" fun and scrumptious eating is coming your way!!!!
1 box Brownie Mix
1 cup White Chocolate
15-16 Large Marshmallows
1 tube black decorating gel or melted dark chocolate for make eyes and mouths

* Pre heat the oven and follow the direction on Brownie Mix Box.
* Bake the brownies.
* Heat the white chocolate in microwave and melt it.
* Cut completely cool, brownies in pieces.
* Top each brownie with 1 large marshmallow.
* Spoon 1 tbls melted white chocolate over each marshmallow to coat.
* Let stand until white chocolate is set.
* Use black gel or chocolate chips or melted dark chocolate to make eyes and mouths.
* Enjoy it.

'Don't forget to brush your teeth tonight. You don't want to get a boo-thache'.
                   Hope you all have a fun filled Spooktacular Halloween!!!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pavbhaji Pizza

     After all, we have all heard this..."East is East and West is West and never twain shall meet..." But I beg to differ when it comes to Pavbahjai Pizza!!! Yes, today's fusion recipe is again about pizza with some Indian street food touch. For most Desis, Pavbahji is a well-known dish that most of us have feasted on childhood, even though the recipe might vary slightly in every household. And, Pizza???... hummm again, the most favorite in all over in the world. The combination is just mouth watering!! So let's try two such diverse foods in the same breath. Believe me, it will be royal pizza treat for you.

" Fusion food as a concept is kind of trying to quite consciously fuse things that are sometimes quite contradictory, sometimes quite far apart, to see if they'd work."
1cup Pavbhaji (just bhaji)
2thin Pizza crust/base
1cup Grated Mozzarella Cheese(I used Amul cheese)
1/2cup Chopped Onions-Cilantro
1/2 Fresh Lemon
For green chili sauce;
5-6 Fresh Jalapeño Peppers(or any green chilies, according to how much spicy you want)
2 Cloves Garlic
1tbls Oil
Salt to taste
For green chili sauce;
* Crush the Jalapeño peppers along with garlic.( Crush roughly, don't make smooth paste)
* Heat the oil in a pan.
* Add roughly crushed green chilies and garlic.
* Add Salt and cover and cook for about 3-4 minutes on medium flame.
* Stir it in between.
* Turn off the stove and keep this sauce on side.
For Pavbhaji Pizza;
* Pre heat oven on 350 F.
* Take a Pizza crust(base) and spread half green chili sauce on it.
* Adjust green chili sauce according to your taste.
* Spread bhaji of pavbhaji on the sauce evenly.

* Sprinkle the cheese on it.
* Sprinkle chopped onions-cilantro on it.

 * Bake it in oven for 10-15 minutes.
* Pizza crush should get crispy.
* Squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top of the pizza. 
* Serve yummy Pavbhaji Pizza immediately.
* Repeat the same method, and make another pizza by using second Pizza crust(base).


  " Creativity is a function of leadership", so be creative in food and always be leader in family:)
Happy Cooking and Keep Calm and Scary On, Ill be back for 'Trick or Treat'.......

Monday, October 26, 2015

Rosemary & Roasted Red Bell-Pepper Focaccia

          I know, I know.., you all are waiting for our #foodiemonday #bloghop. So presenting this week's challenge....! #alphabetfood. Yes, you read it right. Today we choose our main "hero"(ingredient) of recipe, starts from our name's first letter. Hence, Rupal's(mine) ravishing ingredient is...."Rosemary." Wow!! what a radiant ingredient. Using this ravishing and radiant ingredient, I'm going to make " Rosemary & Roasted Red Bell-Pepper Focaccia".

      Focaccia is flat oven-baked Italian bread, which is look-alike in idiosyncrasy and stiffness to pizza dough. I ate the best Focaccia on Paris's street last summer, and believe me I still feel the taste of them. They were highly pleasing to taste and aroma. Focaccia normally seasoned with olive oil, salt and herbs. it might also be topped with cheese and number of vegetables. I used the most ravishing Rosemary herb in this special Focaccia, to give a radiant taste and aroma. The Rosemary herb not only tastes good in culinary dishes, but it is also a good source of iron, calcium and vitamin B6. It also help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost immune and circulatory system, and hair growth. Also used roasted red bell-pepper in this recipe.Such a great combinations of all these awesome herb, veggie and Focaccia.!! Yes, try the awesomeness is here in this "Rosemary & Red Bell-Pepper Focaccia..!
      So get ready for another magnificent #foodiemonday #bloghop with my creative co-bloggers. 


Let's takeoff the flight of Focaccia now ....

* 3 cups Bread flour
* 1 cup warm water
* 1 pack of Rapid rise instant yest(1 pack=2-1/4tsp)
* 1 tbls Sugar
* 1 tbls Kosher Salt
* 1/4 cup Herb olive oil (warm olive oil add some fresh Rosemary leaves and 1 clove of thin slices of garlic)
For Topping;
* 1/4 cup Herb olive oil( warm olive oil with Rosemary and sliced Garlic)
* 1/3 cup Caramelized onion(Cook sliced onion with some olive oil and butter along with few drops of vinegar and some brown suger for about 40-50 mins or until gets brown color on slow-medium heat) 
* 2 tbls Chopped roasted red bell-pepper
* 8-10 Round sliced tomatoes
* 2 tbls Olives
* 1-2 tbls Fresh rosemary
* 1/4 cup Shredded Parmesan cheese
* Freshly ground black pepper
* 1 tsp Kosher salt
* Take warm water in a small bowl add yest and sugar, stir it and let stand 3 minutes until foam appears.

* Take big mixing bowl and add bread flour in it.

* Pour 1/4 cup of herb olive oil(with herbs) and mix gently.

* Pour yest water in it.

* Dissolve salt in 2tbls water and add it to the mixture.
* Combine all together. 
* Knead the dough.
* Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes.

* Turn the dough out on work surface and fold over itself a few times.

* Form the dough into a round and place in an oiled bowl, turn to coat the entire ball with oil so it doesn't form a skin.
* Cover with plastic wrap and let rise at warm place until doubled in size, about 45-60 minutes.

* Coat the sheet pan with some herb olive oil(include some rosemary and garlic) and dust some dry flour on it.

* Stretch the dough out to oblong shape about 1/2"in thick.

* Lay the flattened dough on the pan and cover with plastic wrap.
* let rest for another 15 minutes.
* Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
* Uncover the dough and dimple with your fingertips.

* Brush the surface with rest of herb olive oil with rosemary and sliced garlic.

* Topping it with sliced tomatoes, chopped roasted red bell-peppers, olives,caramelized onions, some more rosemary petals, fresh ground black pepper, salt and parmesan cheese.

* Bake on the bottom rack for 15-20 minutes.

* Enjoy the most amazing taste of Focaccia today..

         Train your mind to see the good in everything.^_^
                                Happy Monday!
Arrivederci until next time.Happy cooking!!!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fusion Rabri-Jalebi

  " Ravan Ke Saare Paap Karenge Zero, Maryadapurshotam Hamare Hero.."-Prem Leela with Ram Leela on this Dussehra.:)=
 Ramleela is one of the Famous part on Dussehra. And thinking about Dussehra without Jalebi? I know you couldn't do that. The truth is Dussehra always comes with Jalebi-Fafda. We are eating these Rabri-Jalebi in a same look since a long and guess what? Now it's time to create a magic touch in this super, awesome and delicious dessert. Generation is change, we are in 2015 now and we want our authentic dessert in some high-tech touch. We want our  food to be in style. So get ready for another fusion recipe with very unique style, "Fusion Rabri-Jalebi".
The Navratri festival preceding Dussehra or Vijyadashmi is considered auspicious and celebrated with lot of revered devotion. According to legends, Lord Rama worshiped Godess Durga for nine days and on the tenth day he killed Ravana, which is known as Vijyadashmi or Dussehra. On Dassehra their effigies stuffed with fireworks are burnt to the accompaniment of drums being played with gusto.
   The best thing about this day is Jalebi!! I still remember, when I was kid my dad used to buy lots of Rabri-Jalebi with some mouthwatering Fafdas early in the morning....Omg!! To consumed  Jalebi-Fafda on Dussehra is tradition in almost everywhere in India. After being tired with the full nine days of Dandiya-Garba and nine days fasting, we need instant energy so that's the reason we eat food which spike our blood sugar level as much as energy level.
    Today's recipe is inspired by Chef Shailendra Kekade. He is the best style chef. I admire him and also learn a lot from his awesomely stylish recipes. Truly luscious never went out of style!!! In this authentic rabri-jalebi recipe, I use isi whip cream dispenser to make Rabri in foam consistency. I also gave Jalebi a different shape.In this recipe my Jalebies are in  small pearl shape. These are the beauty of this tradition dessert in this recipe. After all "style mei rahneka"... Let's start our today's Dassehra journey with style and vogue..!!!

For Rabri;
3 cups Regular Milk
1/2 Cup Condensed Milk
1 tbls Milk Powder
Sugar if needed
For Jalebi;
1 cup Jalebi Better(I used Gits Instant Jalebi Mix)
For Serving;
Almond slices
Cardamom powder
* I used isi whip cream dispenser to make Rabri in foam consistency.
For Rabri;
* Heat the heavy bottom pan and pour the milk in it.
* Boil the milk till gets reduced half.
* Stir it continuously
* Add condensed milk and milk powder and stir it.
* Add Sugar if needed or according to your taste.
* Turn off the stove.

* Chilled it before pour into whip cream dispenser.
Rabri suppose to be very thick, but since we are using whip cream dispenser to make Rabri in foam, don't cook it till gets too much thick.
For Jalebi;
* Follow the direction on Gits Instant Jalebi Mix Packet.
* Use small ladle with hole to give Jalebi small pearls shape, when frying them.

* Rest of thing, just follow the direction on Packet.
* After soaking in the sugar syrup, transfer Jalebi into and shape mold.

For Serving:
* Keep Rabri very chilled.
* Strain Rabri before pour into whip cream dispenser.(must needed step)

* Pour into whip cream dispenser .
* Follow the direction of whip cream dispenser to  make foam  Rabri.

* Arrange Jalebi on the platter.

* Throw the whip Rabri on side or around or on Jalebi. Choice is yours.

* Garnish with some left pearls of Jalebi and some almonds slices.

* Enjoy this Fusion Rabri-Jalebi this Dussehra and feel the richness of foam Rabri.
                               With great food comes great style!!!!
          "Style is not a display of wealth, but an expression of imagination.!" I am signing off with this note, and leave you all to open your imagination as wide as you can..
              Happy Cooking till next time...!!