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Moist Chocolate Cake (new recipe)

Mid-term school holiday is here! It's time for Rishie to relax and play with sister Ashika more. And I can enjoy being home rather than sunny, head-cracking outdoor! We spend most of our time with PS3...phew. Waiting for dear Hubby to return soon!

Both my kids are chocoholics just like their Papa! When Rishie requested for a chocolate cake, I just thought of this recipe which is truly moisty, chocolatey and delicious. I find the sweetness was just right as we had the cake topped with choc ganache and Cadbury chocs. Luckily I had 2 little assistants who readily helped me to arrange the choc pieces. Ashika was really excited helping me out. She just likes to imitate whatever I do in the kitchen. Thus, I had to keep my knives and sharp tools way higher!

Btw, she fell asleep while waiting for me to finish with the photoshoot, but nothing went right when I shot these pics. I completely screwed up with the settings and lighting...haha! 

Enough said, here's the recipe to the sinful…

Chicken Peratal ( Dry Chicken Curry )

A chicken dish again! LOL...

This time it's my style Chicken Peratal ( Dry chicken curry ). If you add more water or coconut milk to this dish, it becomes Chicken curry :)

The chicken pieces are marinated with the spices prior to cooking. You may omit the potatoes addition. Come, let's check out the recipe!

CHICKEN PERATAL ( Dry Chicken Curry )

Ingredients :~

(A) Mix these ingredients together & marinade for 20 minutes
1 whole Chicken ~ cut into medium sizes4 tbsp ginger - garlic paste4 tbsp chilli powder2 tbsp meat powder1 tsp corriander powder1 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp garam masala powder1 tbsp salt
(B) Other ingredients  1 cinnamon stick4 pcs cardamoms2 star anise 2 tsp fennel seeds1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds 3 onions ~ sliced3 tomatoes ~ diced3 green chillies ~ sliced3 sprigs curry leaves2 tbsp chopped corriander leaves 2 large potatoes ~ cubed ( optional )1 cup water6 tbsps gheeSalt to taste
Method :~
Heat ghee in a large wok. Saute cinnamon stick, cardamoms, star anise, fennel …

Fried Eggs in Anchovies Sambal

Easy-peasy recipe. The anchovies and lots of onions make this dish special.

Ingredients :~
4 eggs 1 sprig curry leaves 3 cloves garlic *4 shallots *1/2 cup cleaned anchovies * ~ soaked in a bowl of water for 5 minutes1 large onion ~ sliced1 sprig curry leaves 1 1/2 tbsp chilli powdersalt to taste1 cup watercooking oil
Method :~
Using a mortar and pestle, coarsely pound the soaked anchovies, followed by garlic and shallots together. You may also use a food processor but do not over beat them or else the anchovies will be too fine, powdery. Heat oil in a wok, fry the eggs one by one and dish out on a plate. Add enough oil and stir fry onions and curry leaves until fragrant. Add in the pounded ingredients. Keep stirring until they turn a little golden (the anchovies will look a little fried).Add water, chilli powder and salt. Stir and allow to boil. Place the fried eggs in the gravy. Stir gently. Leave to simmer for few minutes. Dish out. 

 This dish goes t…


Back again after 2 weeks. Sorry for my absence as I was away due to cold and frequent headache. Guess I shouldn't be sitting infront of my laptop or G-Note! Btw, my new iPad has a new owner now...none other than my lil princess, Ashika ;)

Before I continue, a heartiest welcome to new and old followers, readers and visitors...thank you very much for coming over and leaving all your precious views and also for those wonderful mails!!!

So sad my Guestbook is no longer active coz has been shut down and there goes my GB!!! Whoever signed it...I lost all of 'em!!! Grrrr...

Alright, let me share yet another chicken dish from my kitchen. It's just like my any chicken sambal...but's added with honey and coconut milk.


Ingredients :- 1 whole chicken - cut into medium pieces1 tsp turmeric powder  *8 shallots*6 cloves garlic*1 inch ginger*1 large onion*2 stalks of lemongrass*1 inch turmeric6 tbsps dried chilli paste1 cup wat…