Thursday, June 28, 2012

Spicy Potato Fry / Spicy Aloo Fry

Dear All,

Spicy Potato Fry

Its been a while since I last posted a recipe which was not a cake so today I thought lets share a very simple and satisfying dish. This is my version of Spicy Aloo Fry! Who doesn't love potatoes? I am yet to come across anyone who doesn't like potatoes :) Its one of those vegetable which gives that happy feeling in whichever form you have it say french fries, cutlets, sandwiches, stuffed etc.

Aloo fry is ample around my home, I make it at least once a week. Its one of those dishes which I can have all by itself also spicy, masaledar...and delicious! Slurp! Ok lets get started with the recipe shall we?

Spicy Potato Fry

Spicy Potato Fry
Serves 2
5 - 6 big potatoes
2 big onions finely chopped
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp jeera powder (cumin seeds powder)
1 pinch hing (asafoetida)
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp chaat masala
2 to 3 tbsp fresh coriander leaves finely chopped

  • Wash and chop the potatoes in 1 inch cubes
  • In a heavy bottom pan heat the oil, once its hot enough add in mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Now add in hing, chopped onions, chopped potatoes, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, jeera powder and salt.
  • Mix well, cover and cover the potatoes over slow heat for 10 to 15 mins.
  • Make sure to check on them from time to time so that they do not burn. Little bit brown is fine as it gives that rustic look
  • Once the potatoes are almost cooked add in garam masala , chaat masala and lime juice and again cook for another 2 mins.
  • Finally add in chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve these spicy potatoes with roti or rice.
  • I love to have these all by itself or with hot rice drizzled with ghee :)

Spicy Potato Fry

Verdict:- Its one my most favorite dish of potato and whenever I have it gives me that feel good feeling :) Happy stomach happy me!

Do try the recipe and let me know how it turned out for you :)
Till next time take care and stay healthy!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Celebration Cakes!!!

Hi all,

Sharing couple of celebration cakes which I made this week for Cake Walk :)

The first one is a gorgeous ruffle cake. The cake is pineapple sponge cake with fresh cream icing. I was so happy with this cake, it looked absolutely stunning!


A closer look at the ruffles :)


The second cake was requested by Jalapa who wanted a Eggless Pineapple Kiwi Fresh Cream cake for her husband's birthday and I came up with below version :)

Pineapple Kiwi Fresh Cream Cake, Pineapple Kiwi Fresh Cream Cake

Hope you guys enjoyed the pics as much as enjoyed making these :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Chocolate Truffle Cake for 1st Wedding Anniversary

Hi All,

Samyukta from ISimplyLoveMakeup requested me to prepare a Chocolate Truffle Cake for her first wedding anniversary. I was very excited and nervous at the same time as 1st wedding anniversary is so special and honestly I didn't want to disappoint her.

Also I always believe in giving a personal touch to cakes especially if its a birthday or anniversary. So I asked some of her hubby's favorite things and having met her and following her blog I knew some of her favorite things :) I have incorporated both her and her hubby's favorites in the cake like football, shoes, lipstick, apple logo etc :)

The cake is dark chocolate cake with chocolate ganache used as filling and frosting. The border is done using white chocolate. The cute little items like shoes, lips, football, lipstick, handbag, apple logo etc is all made with chocolates and is completely edible :)

I totally loved the final look and I hope the couple enjoyed it as well.

Here's wishing the lovely couple Samyukta and Saurabh happy 1st wedding anniversary and a wonderful life ahead!!

Enjoy the pics :)
Chocolate Truffle Cake for 1st wedding anniversary

Chocolate Truffle Cake for 1st wedding anniversary

Chocolate Truffle Cake for 1st wedding anniversary

Hope you all liked the cake, do leave your suggestions and comments below.
Thank you