Tuesday 14 September 2021

Chocolate Cake with Ganache


Butter, softened unsalted (at room temperature) - 220 gram
Golden caster sugar - 220 gram

Eggs - 4
Vanilla  extract - 1 tsp

Self-raising flour - 220 gram
Cocoa Powder - 3 tbsp
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Salt, small pinch

Milk - 2 tbsp

Double Cream - 300 gram
Dark Chocolate - 300 gram



  1. Heat oven to 160°C fan
  2. Line the base of 2 x 20cm (8in) deep cake tin, scrape butter on sides
  3. Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  4. Add Vanilla extract
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating on low just until they are mixed in
  6. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt fold it into the mixture
  7. Add milk, and fold a bit
  8. Pour batter into the tin
  9. Bake for 20-25 mins
  10. Check and bake for another 5-10 minutes if the cake is not done
  11. Cool the cakes in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes


  1. Heat Double Cream in sauce pan
  2. Break chocolate and place in a bowl
  3. When cream is going to boil, pour it over dark chocolate, cover it all up
  4. Let it stand for 2-3 mins
  5. Whisk ganache until it combines and is glossy
  6. Cool for 10 mins, leave in fridge for 30 mins
After sponge is cool, layer up the cake and ice with ganache mix.

Friday 22 January 2021

Paneer Butter Masala

Paneer - 250 gram pack
Salt (to taste)

Cinnamon stick - 1
Bay leaves 2-3
Cumin seeds - One tea spoon

Onions - 2-3  large chopped
Cashew nuts - 10 - 12

Tomato - 2 large
Ginger garlic paste - 2 table spoon

Red chilly powder - 1 tea spoon
Cumin powder - 2 tea spoon
Coriander powder - 2 tea spoon
Gram masala powder - 1 tea spoon

Double cream - 2-3 table spoon
Coriander leaves (to garnish)


  1. Cut Paneer in cubes, and put in hot water with 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder for few minutes, then take the paneer out of the water

  2. Heat oil in a pot
  3. Add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, fry for 30 seconds
  4. Add chopped onions and fry them until light brown
  5. Take onions out avoid taking spices out leave them in oil
  6. Grind onions and 10-12 cashew nuts in a grinder

  7. In the remaining oil add two chopped tomato and ginger garlic paste and salt
  8. Once tomatoes starts softening and oil is separated, add cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilly powder and any meat masala, mix well
  9. Add grinded onion in pot and mix well then add paneer (or fried chicken) and mix well again 
  10. Add water and put on low flame till paneer (or chicken) is done
  11. Add double cream and cook for another 5-10 min till oil comes on top
  12. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander leaves


Sunday 3 January 2021

Plum Cake

Self raising flour 175 gm

Unsalted butter 175 gm

Golden Caster sugar 175 gm

Eggs 3

Baking powder 1 teaspoon

Dark Chocolate 75 gm

Dry fruits (raise etc)