Thursday, June 30, 2011

Guilty Mug!!...( 2minutes Choclate cake)

Would you believe , if i said  you can enjoy  a Chocolate cake on your breakfast table in just 2 minutes!!..yes literally 2 minutes.This is one of my favorite morning saver recipes.Its a 2 minute microwave chocolate cake made in a mug.For those of you who don't believe me go try it yourself and lemme know!...You will be tempted every morning for this chocolaty caky kick....but common,need to watch those killer calories too ..after all "A minute on lips a life time on hips'.:D.

  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 4 tbsp sugar(for those who fear stubborn calories..substitute granulated sugar by low-cal sugar)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp Nutella
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg 
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug (or 2).
  2. Whisk with fork until smooth.
  3. Microwave on high for 1– 3 minutes.Keep checking every 15 seconds.
  4. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Or, halfway through baking time, drop in a dollop of peanut butter/heavy cream 
  5. Flip it on a plate and serve it a dollop of cream & strawberry sauce.:D
  • Baking  time depends on microwave minutes. Mine took about 1 min -15 seconds.Careful not to dry out the brownie.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mango Citrus Muffins

What can be a better way to kick start your morning?.a steaming cup of coffee  with ..Mango & citrus muffins!!.these mouthwatering delights are quite a treat.Make these muffins  on a weekday morning for a top-notch Break-fast. Obviously, baking at 6:00 a.m.just does not sound very tempting.however,  believe me these are harmless muffins they go on baking in the background while you can finish  ironing clothes,arranging last nights messy living space,or packing lunch.Whether getting a jumpstart on to-do's of the day , or  sensibly and logically preparing for a crazy-busy day. Mango citrus muffins are quite a morning shooters.Or you could just try them on a weekend for a way less hectic experience

  • Egg-1whole
  • All purpose flour -2 cups
  • Sugar 1/3 Cups
  • Salt-1/2 tsp
  • Lime zest-1tbsp
  • Baking powder 2 tsps
  • Milk 1cup
  • Vegetable oil-1/4 cup
  • Mango Sliced longitudinally-1cup  
2. Glaze
  • Icing Sugar-1/2 Cup
  • Lime juice-2-3 tbs
  • For Muffins
  1. Set oven to 375°F
  2. Grease 6 jumbo /12 Regular size Muffin cups or line with paper baking  cups.
  3. In a bowl beat Egg slightly.
  4. Stir in rest of the muffin ingredients except the mango pieces.
  5. Mix it well until moist then add the mango pieces.
  6. Divide batter evenly among the Muffin cups.Fill it till top.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes or until done.(toothpick test)
  8. Once done remove the muffins from the oven to the cooling rack.
  • For Glaze
  1. Mix powdered sugar with lime juice.Add the juice gradually...1tsp at a time.
  2. Beat it till it is thin enough to be drizzled.
  3. Drizzle & serve.
You can add increase the sugar quantity if u like them to be a bit more sweet..but i prefer this amt as the icing balances the sweetness.

    Monday, June 27, 2011

    Chicken Black pepper..(Murgh kalimirch)

    If you are a chicken rut , this meal is for your quick fix.It is such a delicious,simple one skillet meal with minimal preparation chopping blending tomatoes.The gravy is also of the right consistency goes perfectly with rice as well as,all you chicken with gravy lovers..this recipe is for u ..try n lemme know.

    • 1 kg Chicken
    • 4 thps oil (Sunflower /Soya bean oil or any odorless oil )
    • 4 cloves garlic minced
    • 4 ripe tomatoes diced
    • 3 thsp chopped cilantro
    • 1tsp grounded red dry pepper
    • 1/2 tsp red pepper
    • Salt as per taste
    • 1&1/2 tsp grounded black pepper
    • 1 thsp Coriander seeds
    • 1 thsp cumin 
    Roast in a dry pan Cumin & coriander seeds until fragrant and slightly brown by frequent tossing the pan.Be careful ,we don't want to burn it.Grind them coarsely in a mortar & pestle or grinder.


    1. Cut & wash chicken.We want skinless pieces.
    2. Heat oil in a wok on medium heat.Add the chicken pieces and saute for 3-4 mins or till slightly done.
    3. Add garlic cloves.
    4. Add all the spices except black pepper & cumin-coriander mixture.Saute until the spices starts to release oil,for around 3-4 minutes.
    5. Add tomatoes and cover the wok.let it cook for another 5-8 mins,or till the tomatoes dissolve.
    6. Once the tomatoes get dissolved.Check the consistency , if u like little more gravy, add 1/4-1/2 cup of hot water.This gravy is slightly thick as it coats the chicken.
    7. Add black pepper & mix it.Then add cumin-coriander spice mixture that we had prepared earlier.
    8. Cook for another 2-3 mins.
    9. Dish out and garnish with cilantro.
    • You can reduce the amount of red pepper powder & red fry pepper according to you taste.But this dish is suppose to be a little spicy.
    • You must have noticed that in the images above the oil seems to be quite a lot,but actually i had ended up adding oil twice..since i was in a gr8 hurry(as usual)..But i had drained the excess oil before serving.:D

    Melt-in-mouth-Chocolate truffles

    Today marks an important date for the Devilicious Chef.Its my first post !!..Yay!!I thought of a fitting way to celebrate this momentous occasion by sharing one of my favorite Chocolate Truffle recipe.Its quite a simple and quick one ..but the results are quite Fancy!!

    • 1 whole packet of oreo biscuits.(I used the classic flavor.But you can use any of the various flavors available)
    • 3-4 Tbsp of Cream Cheese.(Softened)
    • 1 cup Chocolate chips/chocolate buttons.
    1. Open a packet of oreo and break them in a food processor till they are finely grinded & slightly moist.You can also do this step without a processor by adding the cookies in  a ziplock bag & beating them with a rolling pin.Just take care that once you done with the grinding of the biscuits there will be a few big pieces left which should be picked out .
    2. Now add cream cheese gradually 1 thps at a time to the moist mixture of biscuit till it forms a pliable dough.Soft enough to be rolled into small balls.
    3. Roll out the dough into small balls.Place them on a tray & cover them with a cling them in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight.
    4. Melt the Chocolate chips on a double boiler or microwave for 1 min ,be careful not to burn it.
    5. Line a tray with candy cups.
    6. Using 2 forks dip & roll the previously made balls into the melted chocolate and place them safely & gently onto a candy cup.Let them stand undisturbed for a while till the chocolate forms a hard coating  and then transfer them back to the refrigerator.
    Voila!!...horribly-horribly addictive truffles are ready.You can transfer them into a fancy box and  Gift away.