Friday, 8 June 2012

Red and Hot! Chili Sauce with Garlic..




I really love chili garlic sauce.. but somehow, the store bought variety is always either too hot, or too vinegary..so I did buy a bottle every now and then ... but wasn't really happy with it.. until I made this... and I dont think I'm ever going to buy a bottle again ..

Try it, you wont either :)

10 round red chilies
4 large garlic cloves
1 tblsp soya sauce
1 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/4 tsp or to taste salt
150 ml tomato paste
2 tblsp oil

Boil the garlic and the chilies with a little water. Once soft - around 10 mins - blend with hand blender.

Add all the rest and beat well.. Serve with anything u please..

Friday, 1 June 2012

Cute n Quick Choco Muffins!




15 minute mini chocolate muffins with nutella cream topping.. they taste as heavenly as they sound :)

I doubt I have ever made muffins that are so soft and tasty, in such a short time.. Alhamdolillah, they were a success :)

Just use the same cup/mug for each ingredient..

1 mug flour
3/4 mug brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
5 tablsp plus 1 tsp oil
(the one 1 tsp is becos I oiled the muffin pan and had some oil leftover in the bowl so just emptied that in too)
1 eggs
3 tbls each: cocoa powder and cream
3 to 4 tbls milk - add more if the batter is thick. You need a batter that looks creamy.

Dump all in a large bowl and mix well. Don't beat, just mix in well.

Drop muffins in the form and bake at 200 for 10 mins. Infact mine were done before 10 mins.. at around 8 mins maybe..

Let them cool a bit.

Mix 3 tblsp cream with 3 tblsp nutella. Mix to creamy. Tip the muffin head side down in the cream and then in a bowl of sprinkles.. and then eat :)

Its a fun decoration for kids as well.. they love the dipping in part :)