Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Guilt Free Chocolate Mousse

I had never thought indulging into chocolate would be so healthy ever.

Chocolaticious weekend. If you are still wondering as to how a chocolate dessert can be guilty free.
Go make this right away and dig into spoons of heavenly smooth mousse.


1. Tofu - 150 grams [ Silken tofu works best for this recipie.]
2. Sugar free - as much to please your sugar buds.
3. Milk - 1/4 cup boiled
4. Dark chocolate - 70 grams[ Make sure you use lesser quantity if you dont like the bitterness]
5. Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp
6. Cocoa powder - 2 tsp

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler method until it evenly smoothens out. Add cocoa powder and give a nice stir to avoid any lumps that may form. With not much of hassles proceed to blend the tofu, milk,vanilla essence and sugar free into a fine paste. Now add the melted chocolate  and give a turn till it evens out. The mousse has a wonderful texture and you are now ready to plate it up.

I would recommend you to use shot glasses where in you layer out chocolate mousse at the bottom and then add a layer of crushed biscuit [ I chose an oats one ]. Repeat the layers to give a kick of biscuit and choco delight in every bite.

If you dont mind some extra chocolate on your plate , reserve some melted chocolate for the top layer. You can garnish with some white chocolate shavings to give that extra punch but thats really not a must.

Enjoy your guilty free chocolate mousse!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Masoor-Dal & Rice in a pot.

Of those who are reading this, if you belong to India then it is a quick fix one pot meal for a lazy afternoon. Simple ingredients, not much to work with.

This one pot dal rice combo fall into the list of either Pulav , Bisibele Bath or Kichdi. Whatever you name it I am a go with it.  Here is the list of ingredients I used.

1. 2 tsps of Oil
2. 1 cup of Masoor dal soaked in water for about 2 hours
3. 1.5 cup of Rice (Basmati) soaked in water for about an hour
4. 2 medium sized onions chopped.
5. 2 medium sized tomatoes chopped.
6. Garlic pods - 5 - chopped
7. Ginger - cut into thin strings - about 10 strands
8. Jeera - 1 tsp
9. Chilli powder - 1 tsp
10. Garam Masala - 1 tsp
11. Salt - to taste
12. Elachi - 4
13. Pulav leaf - 1
14. Green Chilli - 1 cut finely

In a pressure pan heat oil and temper it with jeera, elachi, pulav leaf, Add garlic, green chilli and onion and saute till they turn transparent. Add salt and tomato and give the mix a stir. Next goes in chilli powder and garam masala. Toss till the raw smell is out. Its time to drop in the soaked dal and rice. Mix all the ingredients well. Pressure cook for about 4 minutes or turn off the flame after a whistle. Serve  hot with a raita or Kishmish Dal.