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*Nishi* IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 28 March 2008 at 8:25am | IP Logged
omg ! how do u know how to make all these things Shocked or do u get them from the internet LOL ok one more. extra choco, german chocolate cake  Wink LOL

Edited by *Nishi* - 28 March 2008 at 8:25am

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Posted: 28 March 2008 at 8:52am | IP Logged

Originally posted by *Nishi*

omg ! how do u know how to make all these things Shocked or do u get them from the internet LOL ok one more. extra choco, german chocolate cake  Wink LOL

I watch my mom cook and i cook sometimes too. so i know all the veg. indian food  like dosa, vada , paratha etc !!! Embarrassed

*Nishi* IF-Sizzlerz

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Posted: 01 April 2008 at 8:45am | IP Logged
u didnt answer the choco cake one LOL
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Posted: 01 April 2008 at 11:27am | IP Logged
please chef..iama die hard fan of yummy ""paneer paratha"".....
so would you tell me and let me live LOL joking...
plz tell how2 make Embarrassed ???
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here is Paneer paratha recipeTongue

100 gms Grated Paneer
1 finely chopped Onion
Coriander leaves finely chopped
Small piece of Ginger (grated)
1 or 2 finely chopped green Chilies
Salt, Red Chili powder and Graram masala as per taste
1/2 tsp Ajwain (optional)
Butter / Oil for frying


  • Make dough out of whole wheat flour (atta), as you would do for any paratha/roti.
  • In a bowl mix all the stuffing ingredients.
  • Make two medium size chapati, add the filling to the one chapati and cover it with the second one. Now roll it slightly.
  • Cook on a pre-heated Tawa (flat griddle plate).
  • Turn it and pour half tablespoon oil or butter.
  • Spread it on the paratha and shallow fry over low heat. Turn it and again pour oil or butter on the other side.
  • Cook on a low heat till golden brown.
  • Serve paneer paratha hot with yogurt (curd) and your favorite chutney or with pickle.

shruti_5 IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 02 April 2008 at 5:02am | IP Logged

Originally posted by *Nishi*

u didnt answer the choco cake one LOL

I asked my mom and she had to find it in her recipe book! Embarrassed

German Chocolate Cake


    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sour cream 4 large eggs 4 ounces sweet baking chocolate, melted 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


    3/4 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup butter 1 can (3 1/2 ounces) flaked coconut, or about 1 1/3 cups
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

How to make german chcolate cake:

Grease and flour two 8-inch square baking pans.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, butter, sour cream, eggs, chocolate, milk, and vanilla. Beat with mixerat low speed until blended. Increase mixer to high and beat 2 minutes longer. Spoon batter into prepared pans. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for about 35 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Remove to racks to cool completely. Make topping.
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring evaporated milk, brown sugar, and butter to a full boil; remove from heat. Stir in coconut and pecans. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

When cake is cool, place one layer on cake platter; spoon half of the coconut mixture onto the layer. Top with remaining cake layer and top with remaining topping.

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Posted: 04 May 2008 at 4:24am | IP Logged
Shami Kabab

Shami Kebabs are very popular as a starter or a snack. They have a special, delicate flavour and are quite easy to make even though the recipe looks complicated. They are rather friable, so pan fry them gently. Makes 10-12


500 gm. mince lamb meat. Other meats and even chicken mince can be used.
125 gm. (1 1/2 average sized tea cup) chana dal (skinless Bengal gram/Black chickpea Dal),
2 onions (200-250 gm.) peeled and roughly chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic, peeled
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
1 tsp. cumin seeds
3-4 cloves*
5-6 peppercorns*
2-3 green cardamoms*
1-2 large black cardamoms*
1/2 inch stick of cinnamon*
2 bay leaves*
*If you do not have these ingredients, use 1 full tsp. of Garam Masala at the end of cooking.
2 tsp. coriander powder or seeds
2-3 dry red chillies or 1/4 tsp. powder
Salt to taste
1/2 cup water
2 eggs lightly beaten
A small bunch of coriander leaves finely chopped
A small bunch of mint leaves finely chopped
Oil for pan frying


1. Wash and soak dal for 30 minutes. Drain.
2. Place all ingredients in a pan, except the last three (egg, coriander and mint leaves). Cook until meat and dal are cooked and all the water is absorbed. You can cook these in a pressure cooker, for 2 pressures or 5 minutes under full pressure. To finish off, stir fry on high until all the liquid is dried off and the meat looks quite dry.
3. Pick out and discard large cardamoms, cinnamon stick and bay leaves. Allow meat to cool.
4. Grind in a food processor until smooth.
5. Add 2 lightly beaten eggs, coriander and mint leaves. Mix well.
6. Adjust seasoning. Leave covered in the fridge for an hour or two or even overnight for the mix to 'set' a little.
7. Divide into 12-15 portions and shape like a hamburgers or pear drops or rings. Size is your choice. If you are making them for cocktail party, make them quite small.
8. Heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan. It is always a good idea to test fry one kebab first. If it is too friable and difficult to hold together, add 1-2 tbs. gram flour or besan to the mix before continuing with the rest. Shallow fry all kebabs until brown and crisp on both sides.
9. Serve hot with Green Mango Chutney.

Edited by princezna - 04 May 2008 at 4:32am

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