Thursday 25 December 2014

Chocolate Cupcakes

 How can any festival season be complete without dessert and today I am sharing recipe for utterly yummy and delicious cupcakes. Cupcakes are small cakes designed to serve one person. They are perfect for kid’s birthday party or if you are making dessert for large group. On this sweet note wishing all the members of Desitadka Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Ingredients for Cupcakes

1 1/2 cup refined flour
1 cup icing sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup oil
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
3/4th cup water

Ingredients for Frosting

240ml heavy whipped cream
4 tablespoon icing sugar
2 tablespoon cocoapowder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence


For Cupcakes

1.       Preheat the oven at 180 degree for 10 minutes
2.       In a bowl sieve the dry ingredients refined flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and mix well


3.       In a separate bowl mix oil, vinegar, vanilla essence

4.       Now add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and keep adding little water in portions to get the consistency of a thick (cake) batter as shown in picture

5.       Now fill the cupcake papers till 3/4th and bake it in oven for 10 minutes at 180 degree

For Frosting

1.       Take whipped cream in a bowl and add powdered sugar, vanilla essence and cocoa powder and mix well using electrical beater till u get the creamy consistency as shown in picture

Decorating the Cupcakes

1.       Once the cupcakes are done take them out of the oven and let them cool down
2.       Then decorate them with frosting as shown in the picture

3.       Now your cupcakes are ready to serve

Note: The frosting should be prepared under the fan or placing the ice pack underneath the bowl so that the cream doesn’t curdle up & after using store the frosting in fridge.

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Chicken Keema Curry

In our Christmas & New Year special I am sharing recipe of Chicken Keema Curry. Chicken Keema Curry is basically minced chicken made with herbs and spices and you can either have it like that or like in this recipe I have added pieces of chicken to add more flavors and make it a complete dish. You can make plain chicken keema also and used that as stuffing for paranthas, sandwiches etc. You can use mutton also instead of chicken depending upon your choice.


   500 gm chicken ( cut in small pieces)
   250 gm chicken keema
   1 bowl vegetable oil
   2 tablespoon ghee
   1 cup tomato paste
   250 gm chopped onion
   4 tablespoon onion paste
   1 tablespoon salt
   1 teaspoon turmeric powder
   1 teaspoon red chili powder
   1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds
   1/2 cumin seeds
   1 teaspoon cumin powder
   1 teaspoon garam masala powder
   1 teaspoon ginger & Garlic paste
   1/2 small bowl choipped coriander leaves
   1 cup curd
   1 cup cream
   1 tablespoon chicken masala
   2 black & green cardamom 
   2 bay leaves
   1/2 cinnamon powder

   2 red chili whole


   1. Clean Chicken with water and keep it aside 5 minutes to drain out excess water.

   2. Make a thick paste by mixing of 1 teaspoon ginger & garlic paste, 1 teaspoon salt,1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon red chili powder and 1 teaspoon garam masala powder.

 3.       Add this paste to chicken and mix it well and keep it aside for 1 hour to marinate
        4  .       Keema Preparation-:

a.      Clean Keema and keep it aside for 5 minutes to drain out excess water
b.      Once the water is drained then add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon salt, garam masala powder, ginger & garlic paste, coriander leaves, mint leaves, 1 tablespoon onion paste, 1 tablespoon tomato paste, curd and fresh cream to Keema and mix it well
c.        Now leave the keema aside for 30-40 minutes to marinate

          5.       Gravy Preparation-:

a.       Heat  refined oil in open pan
b.      Once the oil is hot add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black pepper, bay leaves, red chili whole, green & black cardamom, cinnamon powder and onions
c.       Fry till all they become light brown in colour, after that add tomato paste and ginger & garlic paste and mix it well
d.      Now fry this masala for another 7 -10 minutes
e.      Add marinated Keema in it and mix it well and fry for another 20 minutes

f.        After that add marinated chicken in it and keep it on light flame and add ghee and mix it well and let it simmer on low flame for 20 minutes

g.       After that put this whole chicken with Keema masala in pressure cooker and give 1 visil

6.       Now your Chicken Keema Curry is ready to serve

Honey Paneer


Today I am sharing recipe of Honey Paneer which is an Indian version of very popular Chinese honey chicken dish. It is a perfect finger food for small get together and can be prepared well in advance. This is one snack which will be a sure hit with people of ages and will be special hit for people who prefer vegetarian food. So do try this recipe for amazing finger licking Honey Paneer!

Sunday 21 December 2014

Pineapple Honey Chicken


Today I am sharing recipe of Honey chicken which is a very popular Chinese chicken dish. It is a perfect finger food for small get together and can be prepared well in advance. This is one snack which will be a sure hit with people of ages. So do try this recipe for amazing finger licking Pineapple Honey Chicken!


1/2 small bowl green capsicum
1/2 small bowl red capsicum
200 gm boneless chicken (cut in small pieces)
4 Jalapenos
2 olive
1 small bowl pineapple pieces
4 tablespoon olive oil
4 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 small bowl coriander leaves
1/2 small bowl mint leaves
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 teaspoon ginger & garlic powder
1/2 small chopped onion
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon chopped green chili
1/2 small bowl vegetable oil

1. Take Chicken pieces in the mid size bowl and add salt, coriander leaves, mint leaves, ginger & garlic powder , cinnamon powder, saunf, lemon juice and mix it well and leave it a side for 2 hours to marinate.
2. After that in a kadai take 1 cup water and boit it 20 minutes or till the chicken become soft.
3. Remove chicken from water and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
4. Heat oil in open pan and put boil chicken in it and fry it till it becomes golden brown in color and then remove it from them pan

5. Again take the pan and heat oil in it, Once the oil is hot add red capsicum, green capsicum, pineapple, jalapenos, oilves and fry till they turn very light brown color.


6.After that add roasted chicken pieces and mix it properly.
7.Now add vinegar,salt, Italian seasoning, cinnamon powder, lemon juice and honey and mix it properly.
8 Now roast everything together for 5 minutes more.
9.Now your pineapple honey chicken is ready for serve.


Pina Colada

Pina Colada is a national drink of Puerto Rico and is a rum based cocktail made from rum, coconut and pineapple but the recipe that I am sharing is my version of Pina Colada which doesn’t contain any alcohol content so if you are looking for nice mocktail for dinner parties then try my version of Pina Colada.

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Mutton Keema Cutlets

Today I am sharing recipe of yummy Mutton Keema Cutlet. This snack you can prepare in advance and surprise you guests with amazing taste & texture of this dish. This is a perfect snack for a small get together and goes very well with drinks! So enjoy delicious hot Mutton Keema Cutlet this winter season!!


250 gm mutton keema
1 tablespoon chopped green chili
1 bowl vegetable oil
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoon cornflour powder
2 tablespoon rice powder
2 tablespoon gram flour
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 small bowl chopped onion
2 tablespoon papaya paste
1 teaspoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1/2 small bowl coriander leaves
1/2 small bowl mint leaves
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 tablespoon ginger & garlic paste


1.       Clean mutton  Keema and keep side for 5 minutes to drain out the excess water
2.       Take a bowl and add mutton keema in it then add turmeric powder, salt, coriander leaves, mint leaves and ginger & garlic and mix it well
3.       Then add 1 cup water and boil the keema in microwave for 10-15 minutes, once it is boiled it will become very soft or you can boil it on gas for 15 minutes
4.       Drain out the excess water
5.       Now keep this mutton keema in big size of bowl and add onion, green chili, garam masala, cumin powder, red chili powder, corn flour powder, papaya paste, gram powder and rice powder and mix it properly
6.       Cover it and leave it for 1 hour
7.       After 1 hour, take a little mixture of mutton keema  and mould it in circle cutlet shape
8.       Take a non stick pan and add little oil, once the oil is hot place the cutlets on the pan and cook till the underside is golden, turn over and cook till the other side is equally golden
9.       Now your Mutton Keema Cutlet is ready for serve

Sunday 14 December 2014

Salsa Paneer Fry

It’s again snack time…today I am sharing recipe of Salsa Paneer Fry, super quick to make and delicious to eat. So if you are looking for easy and tasty snack which you can prepare beforehand then do try Salsa Paneer Fry. This is a perfect snack for teatime!

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Curd Chaat

Today I am sharing recipe of very easy snack – Curd Chaat. Curd has its own distinct flavors and goes well with so many things. In this chaat you will get to taste sweetness of curd, flavor of potatoes & green moong and awesome tang and spiciness of Indian spices. So do try this chaat if you are bored with having your regular flavors in curd.

Thursday 4 December 2014

Sewai (Vermicelli) Firni


Eid can't be complete without Sewai so here's our lil hatke Sewai recipe & on this sweet note Happy Eid to everyone.

Monday 1 December 2014

Beetroot & Carrot Soup

With the onset of winters we start thinking of hot food & drinks and I thought what a time to make some soup but instead of going for standard soups, I tried my hand at making beetroot & carrot soup and it turned out extremely tasty. This soup has awesome flavors and has loads of nutritional value. So this winter try this tasty & healthy soup.