Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mug Brownie

I was having a craving for something sweet after dinner on a Saturday night and came across this too easy to be true recipe for a microwave mug brownie that I HAD to share ! It was like I said very easy to make with ingredients you certainly would have in your fridge / pantry. I used a very good quality cocoa powder and I drizzled my home made salted caramel sauce on top ! I can see this be a delight served with vanilla ice cream as well.


2 TBS of butter
2 Tbs of milk
Vanilla essence
2 Tbsp of good quality pure cocoa powder
4 Tbsp of all purpose flour


Melt butter and whisk in milk , vanilla , salt and cocoa powder
Now add sugar and mix
Add flour slowly and mix well
Pour in a mug
Microwave on high for 60-80 seconds

Double / Triple amount of ingredients if you are making more than 1.

Voila !

Spinach with Chicken- Paalak Ghosht

Ingredients :

2 packs of frozen spinach
1/2 inch of ginger finely grated
3 green chillies
1 tsp of salt
3 Tbs of Dried methi also known as fenugreek leaves (Kasuri Methi)

B :
1/2 kg of chicken (legs and thighs cut into 3 pieces )
1 large onion sliced
1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp of kashmiri mirch powder or red chilli powder
1 tsp of turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
Salt to taste
1/2 cup of plain yoghurt
1 tomato chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
Oil around 6 Tbsp


Defrost spinach and cook in a pot with 1 cup of water
Add ginger and green chillies
After 20-25 mins of cooking add the methi leaves and salt and cook for another 5-10 mins
Set aside

Heat oil in a large pan
Fry onions until light golden brown
Add cumin and methi seeds
Fry for a few seconds
Add chicken and mix well
Add ginger garlic paste , dry spices and continue to stir
Now add yoghurt and tomatoes and 1/2 cup of water and allow to cook on medium heat
After 15 mins, add the cooked spinach
Cook on low heat until oil separates from the spinach
Adjust salt if necessary

Serve hot with chapati or pulao

Enjoy !