Homemade Pav (Dinner Rolls)

Pav/dinner rolls are usually made with all-purpose flour along with yeast as a main ingredient. These small soft pav breads are famous all over India, especially in  Mumbai. In Mumbai, these pav are commonly found in street foods like a pav bhaji, vada pav, samosa pav and so on. These pav can be find any super markets but nothing better taste than homemade freshly baked pavs, and my son is a big fan of these freshly made pavs. I have already shared the veggie pizza pav bread. This recipe is simple and very easy to prepare but the most important part is the dough consistency and kneading of the dough. The pav dough should be very sticky and should be well kneaded until gluten is formed in the dough which makes the pav soft and fluffy. This recipe made using maida ( all purpose flour) but you can also use wheat flour, however, the texture will be slightly different. Enjoy these tasty pav at home with bhaji, vada pav or just a cup of tea.   

Dates & Nuts Gujiya

Gujiya is a one of very popular festive season sweet snacks in Northern part of India. It’s generally made during festivals like Diwali or Holi, however it is readily available in sweet shops but homemade always better. There are many kinds of Gujiyas based on the filling in it, like milk mava, rava, coconut with nuts and so on. This Gujiya recipe is made from filling of dates and nuts and flavored with cardamom powder. The outer layer is crispy and flaky. In sweet shops you can also find  Gujiya which are dipped in sugar syrup. Enjoy this very tasty Gujiya though keep in mind the calories. 

Chili Chocolate Molten Lava Cake

Valentine day is pretty close by and if you are thinking to make something for your valentine or dinner party, Chili Chocolate Lava Cake is one of your best option. The cake is a delicious delight to chocolate lovers. Though the name sounds little weird rest assured it is not spicy rather chili and cinnamon powder gives a tingly and warm taste to sweetness of chocolate. The cake is crispy outside and gooey fudge inside as molten lava. Preparing this cake is very easy as a matter of fact that you can prepare the cake batter in advance and need to just bake before serving. The batter can also be stored for multiple use. The cake goes very well with vanilla or berry ice cream.   

Buttercream Frosting

Frosting as you are know¬†is used for decorating¬†cakes as well as cupcakes. Though there are variety of frosting available is stores it’s always good to make them at home so that is fresh and according to your taste and flavor. You can make different kind of frosting like chocolate buttercream frosting, cream cheese frosting, orange buttercream frosting and so on. I am sharing this simple buttercream frosting recipe and other can be prepared using similar process. This recipe is little stiff consistency as I wanted to use this to create designs using Russian piping tip however you can adjust the consistency by adding milk based on your need. You could also tint it using the food color as well as add your own flavor. It’s very important to keep butter and shorting at room temperature as well as powder sugar is well sifted to make proper frosting.Tricolor Cupcakes_33

Egg-less Pumpkin Cupcake

Pumpkin cupcake is all time favorite of my kids. These are perfect treat for kids. Super moist, fluffy and flavorful pumpkin cupcakes are very delicious. This recipe is egg-less variation cupcake for those people who don’t eat egg. Instead of egg I have used egg replacer which is available in grocery stores. For people who eat egg can replace it with egg. These cupcakes are decorated with tangy and sweet yogurt base frosting, you can use cream cheese instead of hung curd if you like it.

Veg Pizza Pav (Dinner Roll)

Pav is an Indian bread which is used in making many street foods such as dabeli, pav bhaji, vada pav and many more. Making pav is easy and made with all purpose flour (maida) or refined wheat flour. Other ingredients include salt, milk, yeast and butter. Making pav is simple & easy however it is very important to prepare a right dough mix, dough rising and baking time. You could easily find pav (dinner roll) in supermarkets however making fresh pav at home always tastes awesome. This recipe is made with all purpose flour but you can make it using wheat flour as well. Veggie pizza pav sound interesting, isn’t? The same pav stuffed with veggies flavored with pizza seasoning. This is perfect for lunchboxes or after school snacks for kids. Pav is all time kids favorite and pizza pav would be a delicious twist to original pav. If you don’t want to make pizza pav, you could just make simple pav.

Eggless Chocolate Banana Cupcakes

Chocolate banana cupcakes are all time favorite of my kids. Normally cakes or cupcakes are made using egg but this recipe is egg-less, The recipe uses flax seeds and condensed milk as a replacement for egg which compensates the absence of egg in cake and makes it moist, soft and spongy. Banana gives the cake a wonderful moist texture and tender crumb that keeps the cake soft even when refrigerated. This would also be the perfect cupcake for family gatherings.

Fig & Orange Shrikhand Tarts

Shrikhand is a very popular dessert in Maharashtra and Gujarat.  It is made from strained yogurt and sugar.  It is most often flavored with dry fruits, cardamom, and saffron. Other common flavors include fresh fruits and mango pulp, but one can be creative in flavoring Srikhand. This recipe is a simple recipe which flavors Srikhand with two different flavors one fig-maple and second orange- ginger. Each of these gives a unique taste to it. When served in mini orange tarts it makes it more appetizing.