Thursday 7 July 2016

Ooey Gooey Brookies

So brookies are the in thing these many pictures and recipes of brookies coming across, and that made me tempted to try them, I mean who would not get tempted to try this sinful mesh-up of fudgy brownies and crunchy cookies. Isn't it always better to double the fun in a single recipe, who likes to settle for one when you can get two-three or may be four ;) in a single dessert...The more...the merrier :)

Let's get started with the recipe.
So I went easy with the recipe, made my brownies with a box mix of Betty Crocker's fudgy brownie mix. You can use your favourite recipe or use a box mix, totally upto you.

For the brownie:
  • 1 pack of prepared box mix of fudgy brownies.
  • 50 gms chocolate chips (get them here)
For cookie dough:
  • 1 1/2 cup All purpose flour/Maida
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3-4 tbsp Milk, at room temperature
  • 50 gms chocolate chips

Preparation time : 15- 20 minutes + 45 minutes resting time
Baking time : 40 mins approx
Yields : 6-7 brookies
Kitchen equipments required: 2 mixing bowls, wired whisk, electric beater, rolling pin, baking pan, a silicon spatula, non stick baking spray or oil, aluminium foil or parchment paper.

For the cookie dough:

  • Preheat oven at 180 degree c for 10 minutes.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • In a bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt, add butter and sugar mixture, vanilla extract and milk, knead into a soft dough.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Cover the dough with cling wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
  • Meantime, prepare the brownie mix as directed.
  • Line your baking pan with and aluminium foil, grease it with baking spray.
  • Pour the brownie mixture in the pan, spread evenly with a silicon spatula.(Get the pan here)
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.
  • Bake at 180 degree C in a preheated oven for minutes.
  • Roll the cookie dough with a rolling pin and spread it over the half baked brownie batter cover with an aluminium foil and back into the oven.
  • Bake for another 30 minutes. (Do check by inserting a toothpick stick for the required doneness, since I like my brownies little gooey and fudgy so total of 40 minutes was perfect for me)
  • Let the brookies cool completely in the pan before cutting slices.
  • Pair them with your favourite vanilla ice cream or dunk them into your milkshake or enjoy them like will love them :)

Monday 4 July 2016

Soya chaap tikka

Spicy, tangy 'soya chaap tikka' which is favourite street food of "SAADI DILLI". So many 'thele walas' in Delhi and other North Indian cities sell these marinated pieces of 'soya chaaps' grilled over charcoal giving it smoky flavour. A Vegetarian alternative for chicken tikka, these 'chaaps' have a chewy and meaty texture. High in protein these 'soya chaaps sticks' are readily available in supermarkets in dry or frozen form.

For more street food recipes click the links below:

So let's get started with the recipe.
  • 200gm frozen soya chaap
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 Cup chickpea flour (Besan)
  • 1/2 Cup hung curd 
  • Salt as per taste
  • Kashmiri Red chilli as per taste.
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1/2 Tbsp Ginger garlic Paste
  • Juice of one lemon.
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder.
Other ingredients to serve
  • Lemon wedges
  • Sliced onions
  • Mint coriander yogurt dip


  • Thaw soya chaaps in lukewarm water and cut into pieces, remove the stick
  • On a low flame heat a skillet and add butter into it.
  • Add Gram flour, stir it continuously till it  gets aromatic, and take it off the flame.
  • Add the roasted gram flour in a mixing bowl, now add hung curd, Kashmiri red chilli, Garam masala power, Kasuri Methi , Ginger Garlic paste, lemon juice, turmeric powder, salt and mustard oil and make a paste of this mixture.
  • Add soya chaaps in the mixture and marinate it for about an hour.
  • Now arrange the marinated chaap pieces in skewers.
  • Grill  for about 35-40  minutes at 180 degree C.
  • Rotate them in every 5-6 and minutes and apply some butter.
  • Serve them hot with mint, coriander and yogurt dip and some spicy onion lachha and lemon wedges :)

Friday 1 July 2016

Oatmeal & Apple muffins with cinnamon & coffee

Call them breakfast muffins or breakfast has all the goodness of fiber, vitamins, minerals and proteins. A single muffin will fill you with your bowl of oats, daily dose of fruits and of course- your morning coffee ! So why the hassle of making different things when you can get all of them in just one muffin.

For more recipes with oats click the following links:
Oats & Rosemary crackers
Flaxseeds & oats crackers
Mocha cookies
Veggie pops
Poha ladoo
Nutella and white chocolate chip cookies

Let's get started :)
  • Oats: 1 cup
  • Whole wheat flour: 1 cup
  • Sugar:3/4th cup
  • Coffee: 1 tbsp 
  • Baking powder: 1tsp
  • Baking soda: 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Oil: 100 ml
  • Milk: 1 cup(make sure the batter is not too runny or too thick)
  • Few drops of vanilla extract
  • Apples: 2 medium sized
  • Plums: 4-5

Preparation time: 10-15 minutes
Baking time : 20 minutes
Yields: 8 muffins


  • Preheat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl sift together whole wheat flour, oats, coffee powder, baking powder,baking soda, powdered sugar, cinnamon powder 
  • Add chopped apples into the dry ingredients.
  • Add oil, milk and vanilla extract to the sifted flour and fold gently. (Do not over mix)
  • Pour this batter into your greased muffin tray or muffin molds.
  • Top it with some chopped plums.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes at 180 degree C.
  • Let them cool for 10-15 minutes and invert onto a wired rack.

Ready to serve :)

Looking for some more cakes and cup cakes recipes. Click the below links.

Earl grey & mint leaves eggless cake
Eggless chocolate cake
Caramel filled cupcake
Earl grey & orange tea cupcakes