Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Chocolate Cookies: For All Chocolate Lovers.

When I started my blog that time I thought it’s may be a time pass for me, but slowly I got addicted with my blog. Every day I started to cook something new which I love to share with my friends. Previously my photos were not good but slowly I learnt how to improve, still I have to improve a lot. When someone appreciates my works that gives me so much of energy to work on my next post, and today I am posting my 200th recipe. This is really a big achievement for me. 

To celebrate my special day I baked some easy CHOCOLATE COOKIES for the very first time. They turned out just perfect and I am so happy to share this with all of you. Cookies are really a favorite item for all of us and handmade cookies are always the best. These cookies are for my daughter and all the chocolate lovers. 

1.All-purpose flour: 1-1/4 cup.
2.Egg: 2.
3.Butter: 1/4 cup softened.
4.Canola oil: 6 table spoon.
5.Brown Sugar: ¾ cup.
6.Sugar: ½ cup.
7.Baking cocoa Powder: ½ cup
8.Baking Powder: ½ tea spoon.
9.Vanila extract: 1 tea spoon.
10.Few Chopped almonds.


In a bowl beat the butter and oil, then add the sugar and beat well. 

Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.

Now add the vanilla extract and mix well.

Now in a separate bowl add the flour, baking cocoa and baking powder and combine together.

Now gradually add to butter mixture and mix well.

Now add the chopped almonds.

Now take one large oven proof tray, place an ungreased butter paper on top.

Now place one tea spoon of cookie batter into the tray (there should be enough place between the cookies to rise).

Now bake them in 350F for 10 to 15 mints or until edges begin to brown. Cool for 1 mint before removing from the pans.

Mawa Malpua: Indian Pan Cake (Sweet).

A very easy and famous Bengali sweet dish is Malpua not only in Bengal, in northern part of India also Malpua is a very famous sweet dish. More or less the way of cooking is almost same. I learnt making Malpua from my grand maa but she used to deep fry them but I love to pan fry the Malpua’s. This one is a signature festival sweet dish. In my home my MAA used to make Malpua’s during any Puja. 

In the auspicious day of Janmasthami I made this Malpua’s to celebrate Lord Krishna’s birthday. Malpua is a very good dessert to serve for your guests also. I made this malpua with some Khoya so this one is little different than the normal Malpua and it’s call MAWA MALPUA.

1.All-purpose flour: 1 ½ cup.
2.Suji or Semolina: ½ cup.
3.Grated coconut: ½ cup.
4.Khoya or Milk Powder: ½ cup.
5.Grated Paneer or Indian Cottage cheese: 2 table spoon.
6.Few fennel seeds.
7.Pinch of baking powder.
8.Milk : 1 cup (if you need more you can add).
9.Sunflower oil for frying.

Sugar Syrup:
1.Sugar: 1 cup.
2.Water: ½ cup.
3.Few cardamom seeds.
4.Few saffron strands.


In a big bowl add the flour, baking powder, coconut, mawa or khoya, suji, grated paneer, fennel seeds and mix together. 

Now add the milk slowly and make a thick batter if you need more milk you can add but the batter need to look like thick as pan cake batter.

Now in different vessel add the sugar water saffron strands and the cardamoms and make thick sugar syrup. Just in high flame boil everything for 5 to 6 mints now remove from the heat and allow it to cool.

Now take one pan and spread some oil in medium heat, now spread some batter in middle of the pan, fried till both the side turn brown. 

Now remove from the heat and put the malpua into the sugar syrup and soak it for 3 to 4 mints. Now remove the malpua from the syrup and keep it in a plate. Now repeat the same process till the batter finish. 

Now serve hot or cold, enjoy this mouthwatering MALPUA'S with your family