Friday, 29 September 2017

Malai Kofta




A rich creamy tangy spiced tomato curry with soft kofta's served with hot ghee rice. Navratri wishes to all my readers and do try this recipe to celebrate special occasions with your near and dear ones.

Ingredients

Kofta

  • 1 cup paneer crumbled
  • 1 cup boiled mashed potato
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 table spoon cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • handful of coriander chopped finely
  • salt
Gravy
  • 3 medium tomatoes sliced
  • 2 onions sliced
  • 10 cashewnuts
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon cream 
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Mix all the ingredients in kofta recipe to make around 10 to 15 lemon sized koftas. Dust these koftas in cornflour and deep fry them.

In a pan add tomatoes, onions, cashew nuts, 1 teaspoon redchilli powder along with half cup water and cook until the tomatoes are soft and mushy. Once it has cooled, blend this to a fine smooth paste. Melt butter, to this add ginger garlic paste, green chillies,garam masala and sauté for 3 minutes. Pour the blended gravy plus 3/4cupwater  and let this simmer in low flame for about 10 to 15 min. Cover and cook the gravy to avoid messy cooktops. Once the gravy is reduced add the koftas, sugar and cream. Simmer for 5 minutes and garnish with coriander and kasuri methi leaves. Serve warm with rice, phulkas or nan.



 Do Note

  • Some prefer koftas stuffed with dry fruits. For that chop almond, raisins and cashews and stuff it while making koftas.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Kappa Biriyani




 
 
A traditional Kottayam style way of preparing kappa (tapioca) with meat and bones. Made a slight change in the recipe by adding chicken instead of beef.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Hot milk cup cakes

Live, Love, Laugh, Sing  and eat cupcakes . I m back here with a delicious  cupcake recipe which can be made easily from very less ingredients. The hot milk used in this recipe gives the cupcake's a soft fluffy texture.

 

Sunday, 26 February 2017

L2 DoubleTree, Hilton Doha

 
Last Thursday, me and my fellow blogger Manju (www.scoopoflove.com) got an opportunity to dine in L2 restaurant by Double tree Hilton, Doha. When we arrived by 7 pm, their marketing executive Diana was waiting for us at the entrance of the restaurant. We were welcomed by a classy chic interior with minimalistic furniture styled in a contemporary theme. The bright shiny mirror ceiling was really catchy.
 
 
 
Comfortably seated in a relaxing ambience, we decided to try their dinner buffet. The spread was balanced and a perfect assortment of essential entrees for an international buffet. There was a small cheese counter, salads, soups, bread, pasta, kebab, seafood and some Asian dishes. Few dishes stood out in their spread was, juicy lamb kebab, seafood thermidor and fruit shooters, presented in a unique bulb shaped container.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was quite impressed with their desserts which was a cheerful mix of arabic and western treats. We got a chance to sample their cheesecake suggested by Diana as the best in town.
 
 
Indeed it was, creamy light and decadent. Diana briefed us regarding their promos and future plans. As the famous quote says simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, this restaurant stood out for their simple menu which comes for a very reasonable rate. Definitely one of those hidden gems in Downtown Doha for a quiet meal.
 
     
 
Buffet prices:
 
Breakfast: QAR110 per person (QAR70 from 8AM-10AM)
Lunch: QAR 90 per person (QAR60 for mini business lunch (starter & main course or main course & dessert)
Dinner: QAR85 per person (QAR65 from 6PM-7PM)
 
A la carte menu is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
 
Drinks included:
Lunch: water, coffee and tea.
Dinner: only water
 
Discounts:
30% for airliners, hoteliers, bankers and teachers available only for the full buffet menu.
 
Children:
Until 6 yrs old: free
6-12: half price
 
L2 - DoubleTree by Hilton Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Black Forest Cake




This is a featured cake in almost all pastry shops. Rich dark chocolate curls tangled in cream with glazed cherries. Here is the recipe for a black forest cake which even a beginner can try.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Christmas Stollen bread



Christmas calls for something special, so why not try a German fruit bread loaded with all the goodness of macerated fruits with a kick of spices. Stollen is a rich fruit bread which is normally baked during Christmas time. Traditionally stollen bread has a marzipan(optional) filling.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Fish Masala

 
 
 
 
Christmas is just around the corner and its time once again for feasts, fun and get-togethers. Check out this fish masala recipe which can be served with bread, piping hot rice or chappathi.