Recipe Index


Cakes

January 1, 2020

All About Hot Chocolate

The classic Hot chocolate holds an affix with the winter. It’s a cosy and joyous concept, that we all cherish in the cold season.  When hands get a wintry numb, holding a cup of hot chocolate is a bliss.  I have a vivid memory with Hot chocolate that is very close to my heart. So it was our honeymoon and we were at the peak of Mount Titlis, with a white snowy ambience all around. After spending wondrous hours in […]
December 10, 2019

All About Caramel

A liquid gold, embracing our dessert world with its velvety, luscious clutch, have triumphed over million hearts. We love Caramel. Praline, creme brûlée, toffee, hard candy, soft chew, that runny satiny sheen drizzle of caramel sauce, there are so many variations of caramel. All have bribed our taste-buds for years with their ravishing attributes. The confectionery land is incomplete without caramel.  Caramel making has been a dominion for professional chefs. Most of us get jittery over the conversations of making […]
November 26, 2019

Eggless Chocolate Sponge Recipe

This is a solitaire from my recipe treasure trove. Eggless sponge that can be used for all kinds of frosted cakes with an assurance of top-notch results. Soft interiors and a dainty rich chocolate flavour is a real pleasure you will experience. The eggless chocolate sponge turns out very moist, spongy and fluffy with incredible zing. It’s a simple chocolate sponge that will give you the freedom to choose the frosting of your choice.  Over the years, I have experienced […]
November 5, 2019

Eggless Oreo Cupcakes

Cupcakes are chirpy little angles, they are the bliss of confectionary world. With just one tiny little bake we delightfully enter the happy zone and feel splendid. I think cupcakes are not only for kids, its a universal gleeful territory, and anyone at any age can visit the peachy place, and be HAPPY.  Though, I have baked cupcakes after a long, because of certain healthy inclinations. I am trying to bring-in certain lifestyle changes. I have been baking healthy for a […]
September 11, 2019

Coffee Blondies

  I pampered and indulged myself in these blondies last week. This is criminal to bake such blondies and then overindulge. Usually, I am careful about the calories I consume, but these coffee blondies gave me reasons to ditch that conscious mind. These gooey, almondy, coffee flavoured blondies were so delicious that I wasn’t able to hold back the temptation. I must be very honest with you, if you are looking forward to some celebration or you are in that […]
August 15, 2019

Healthy Gluten-free Brownies

Healthy Gluten-free Brownies When I started baking long ago, I went through a series of trials and experiments in my mom’s kitchen. I started with very basic cakes and cookies and it took me long to nail the recipes, that would give me consistent results. Baking as a subject needs a lot of patience and accuracy. One needs to be familiar with the oven temperature and should know, how the ingredients behave with each other. How one ingredient can overpower […]

Eggless

January 21, 2020

Strawberry Yogurt Mousse

This recipe of strawberry yoghurt mousse has been circulated among my friends many times over the phone conversations. The popping question that I get to hear the most is, “Give me an easy recipe idea, as I have a get-together at home”. This recipes of mousse have won the poll in-numerous times, it’s been chosen and successfully performed by many friends, who are no experts in the kitchen zone.  This mousse requires the least amount of work, is uncomplicated, unchallenging, trouble-free […]
January 14, 2020

Baked Amritsari Kulcha

This Amritsari Kulcha recipe is similar to the authentic kulcha and it turns out delicious. But these Kulchas are baked in the oven. Having no tandoor is a limitation for many home cooks like me. The OTG works great, and it is proven to be a saver for me many times.  Being a Punjabi, I can’t ignore the demanding tastebuds who are hungry for a good buttery, crispy outside, tender inside, aloo masala stuffed kulcha. I might have to face sulky reactions […]
January 6, 2020

History of Chocolate

Chocolate was a treasure back then, it was used as a currency. One could buy a rabbit for 30 nibs for cocoa beans. Chocolate was consumed as a drink, but mostly by the elite. The nibs from the cacao plant were ground into a paste and were consumed as a drink, unlike our chocolate bars today.    Chocolate’s 4,000-year history began in ancient Mesoamerica, present-day Mexico. It’s here that the first cacao plants were found.  The Olmecs were one of […]
January 1, 2020

All About Hot Chocolate

The classic Hot chocolate holds an affix with the winter. It’s a cosy and joyous concept, that we all cherish in the cold season.  When hands get a wintry numb, holding a cup of hot chocolate is a bliss.  I have a vivid memory with Hot chocolate that is very close to my heart. So it was our honeymoon and we were at the peak of Mount Titlis, with a white snowy ambience all around. After spending wondrous hours in […]
December 23, 2019

Christmas Energy Bites

Every year in the month of December, we fancy the zing of Christmas. Vivacious cravings for Christmasy flavours get into our world. The charm of festive spirit captivates our inner infatuation for good food, lights, those red and green tinctures around us. I am in so much Christmas seize, that I seriously desire a slice of Christmas cake right now. But, guess what, I still have not baked my Christmas cake. It’s a doleful feeling within me.    For now […]
December 10, 2019

All About Caramel

A liquid gold, embracing our dessert world with its velvety, luscious clutch, have triumphed over million hearts. We love Caramel. Praline, creme brûlée, toffee, hard candy, soft chew, that runny satiny sheen drizzle of caramel sauce, there are so many variations of caramel. All have bribed our taste-buds for years with their ravishing attributes. The confectionery land is incomplete without caramel.  Caramel making has been a dominion for professional chefs. Most of us get jittery over the conversations of making […]

Healthy

December 23, 2019

Christmas Energy Bites

Every year in the month of December, we fancy the zing of Christmas. Vivacious cravings for Christmasy flavours get into our world. The charm of festive spirit captivates our inner infatuation for good food, lights, those red and green tinctures around us. I am in so much Christmas seize, that I seriously desire a slice of Christmas cake right now. But, guess what, I still have not baked my Christmas cake. It’s a doleful feeling within me.    For now […]
November 10, 2019

Vegetarian Proteins

Where do you get your proteins from?  If you are a vegetarian, you are quite familiar with this phrase.  It is such an illusion that vegetarians lack protein in their diets. If you see, many generations have lived well, lived healthy long lives on a vegetarian diet. If you eat good, seasonal, healthy produce you are a healthy being.  The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight or 0.36 grams per pound. 56 […]
October 28, 2019

Baked Cocktail Samosa

When I was a young girl, samosa meant potato pea stuffing with imli chutney and green chutney. I still have a biased preference to a crispy, hot, well made, deep-fried samosa. There is a comfort zone in the foods, that are associated with childhood. Samosa is one of that food, and it holds a highly reputed place in my heart. But as I move forward with life, the necessity of good health and being fit takes the lead and sadly […]
September 21, 2019

Baked Cauliflower Nuggets

Some recipes, give me reasons and leverage to make them over and over again. I go back to the same ingredients and method of cooking if it’s healthy and is accepted/loved at home. These baked cauliflower nuggets are perfect and ticks in all the right columns. It’s baked, has fewer calories, is incredibly delicious and easy to make + a very versatile.      Cauliflower has been around for ages now, but we have never given it the place it […]
September 3, 2019

Vegetarian Canapé Recipe

These Vegetarian Canapés are quick to prepare, turns out delicious, and looks superb when served. It is a perfect solution, for situations when the uninformed guest arrives. Especially during festivals. My experience says we require quick fixes in the kitchen, during the festive season. This is one of those recipes that will make a thing go easy, smooth and elegant for you. It surely has made my life easy. To make these delicious canapés you will require dips. One is […]
September 1, 2019

Oven Roasted Baby Potato

Baking potatoes in the oven is less of a recipe more of a technique to get the right enjoyable texture and taste. It is so easy to create perfect baked potatoes, which are full of flavour and are crispy outside. The inside is fluffy and hot and is cooked just right. Oven Roasted Baby Potato Everyone has a different idea/recipe for the same when it comes to the baked potatoes. I have my version, that gives me the perfect result […]

Breads

January 14, 2020

Baked Amritsari Kulcha

This Amritsari Kulcha recipe is similar to the authentic kulcha and it turns out delicious. But these Kulchas are baked in the oven. Having no tandoor is a limitation for many home cooks like me. The OTG works great, and it is proven to be a saver for me many times.  Being a Punjabi, I can’t ignore the demanding tastebuds who are hungry for a good buttery, crispy outside, tender inside, aloo masala stuffed kulcha. I might have to face sulky reactions […]
December 3, 2019

Homemade Ladi Pav

In India, we have some kind of un-written pledge about having roti, parathas, basically flatbreads at home. Another side of our preferred food catalogue has a prominent broach of bread. But we unknowingly, desist to acknowledge the companionship that bread provides for many of our favourite foods.  For an instant, take our street food, pav baji, keema pav, vada pav and bread burji, and we can not forget the humble Bun Muska that brings in oodles of joy to our […]
February 28, 2019
Classic Banana Bread

Classic Banana Bread

The very classic banana bread, that will be a success if you are precise with measuring the ingredients, technique and timings. I have baked several banana breads, and this is one of the best recipes. This is one of the easiest recipe too and yet can be tricky at time. Follow with me today, to have a great bake.  The most common complaint, I receive for banana bread (baked in a loaf pan) is that there is some raw, undercooked portion […]
February 23, 2019
Naanza Recipe

Naanza Recipe

Naanza is nothing but, Indian naan fancied into a pizza. A combined venture of naan with pizza with many flavour algorithms. To be honest, it’s a fattening damn delicious carb packed treat. I have my own version of Naanza, which is a little less cheesy and is topped with vegetables and herbs. Its quite an engaging comfort food, which does not require a lavish surrounding of any dips and sauces. Homemade is definitely a better choice.  It’s a simple, yet […]
January 17, 2019
Raspberry Jam Eggless Donuts

Raspberry Jam Eggless Donuts

How to make donut at home without using eggs in the recipes?  Challenge is to achieve the right texture – deliciously fluffy and airy inside, tender yet slightly crisp on the outside. The right colour, the right richness, is the goal.   So I have a recipe of donuts, which is a keeper for all those, who prefer eggless treats.  Please go through these points mentioned below, because it is important to understand, How the dough is prepared, and How […]
August 26, 2018
Mediterranean Tarts

Mediterranean Tarts

Savoury baking – Mediterranean Tarts – Made using a Kwik Mix Flour from Kadhali, which is Gluten-Free, Protein-Rich, Healthy flour. The flour is a mix of — Banana flour – is a probiotic, high in RS -2 starch, ideal for diabetics n celiac patients.  Jowar flour – high in proteins, dietary fibre, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus.  Brown rice flour – high in magnesium; good for the heart, aids digestion, helps circulation   Tapioca flour – aids digestion, helps circulation.  We […]

Cookies

December 23, 2019

Christmas Energy Bites

Every year in the month of December, we fancy the zing of Christmas. Vivacious cravings for Christmasy flavours get into our world. The charm of festive spirit captivates our inner infatuation for good food, lights, those red and green tinctures around us. I am in so much Christmas seize, that I seriously desire a slice of Christmas cake right now. But, guess what, I still have not baked my Christmas cake. It’s a doleful feeling within me.    For now […]
January 17, 2019
Raspberry Jam Eggless Donuts

Raspberry Jam Eggless Donuts

How to make donut at home without using eggs in the recipes?  Challenge is to achieve the right texture – deliciously fluffy and airy inside, tender yet slightly crisp on the outside. The right colour, the right richness, is the goal.   So I have a recipe of donuts, which is a keeper for all those, who prefer eggless treats.  Please go through these points mentioned below, because it is important to understand, How the dough is prepared, and How […]
December 10, 2018
Energy Bites

Energy bites

Energy bites are delicious, satisfying snack. These are also considered as pre-workout/ post-workout bite and a light/ guilt-free dessert after food. When made at home, they’re absurdly customisable. You will be surprised how easy and quick are these to make at home. I am gonna quickly take you through the five amazing flavours and combinations for no-bake Energy Bites … Energy Balls.  Making energy bites at home can be so much fun. When preparing for this particular post, I started […]
November 26, 2018
Ginger Bread Cookies

Ginger Bread Cookies

This is a no-complications, kind of recipe and as always, at 2blissofbaking we make every recipe easy, and this one is no exception. You can bake these amazing looking cookies at home, by your self, even if baking is a new/unfamiliar territory for you.  A basic gingerbread cookie recipe, with very basic royal icing decors, is what I am sharing with you today. If you have kids, include them in the whole process too. The joy of baking together is […]
November 20, 2018
Breakfast Cinnamon Rolls

Breakfast Cinnamon Rolls

I remember the breakfast buffet at a hotel in Interlaken (Switzerland). We were just married and it was our first holiday together. One very precise flavour has always stayed with me, and that is of this cinnamon and coffee together. I do consider that time spent in Switzerland as an introductory chapter of my food/ flavour life. A black coffee with a cinnamon roll was like a must have for me every morning. That distinct aroma of coffee and a […]
October 3, 2018
Ragi Jaggery Cookies

Ragi Jaggery Cookies

How to make Healthy Ragi Cookies at home? The answer is here. These YUM healthy cookies can be easily prepared at home. You will not need any complicated ingredient or any major equipment to make these at home. There is absolutely no refined flour or refined sugar used in the making of these Ragi cookies For the fat in the recipe; I have used good quality coconut oil. I mostly keep a jar of healthy cookies at home, so I […]

Savoury

October 28, 2019

Jain Schezwan Sauce

I prefer making Schezwan Sauce at home because of many obvious reasons. The quality of ingredients, preservative, high sodium presence. It might seem too much work, but actually, it’s super easy to make at home. The whole idea is to balance out the spice with the rest of the ingredients.  The Schezwan Sauce with lots of garlic and ginger is definitely great, but today I have a recipe for Jain Schezwan Sauce here which has no garlic and ginger.  Click […]
September 3, 2019

Vegetarian Canapé Recipe

These Vegetarian Canapés are quick to prepare, turns out delicious, and looks superb when served. It is a perfect solution, for situations when the uninformed guest arrives. Especially during festivals. My experience says we require quick fixes in the kitchen, during the festive season. This is one of those recipes that will make a thing go easy, smooth and elegant for you. It surely has made my life easy. To make these delicious canapés you will require dips. One is […]
September 1, 2019

Oven Roasted Baby Potato

Baking potatoes in the oven is less of a recipe more of a technique to get the right enjoyable texture and taste. It is so easy to create perfect baked potatoes, which are full of flavour and are crispy outside. The inside is fluffy and hot and is cooked just right. Oven Roasted Baby Potato Everyone has a different idea/recipe for the same when it comes to the baked potatoes. I have my version, that gives me the perfect result […]
September 1, 2019

Homemade Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

  Sun-dried tomato pesto is very simple to make at home. It adds a lot of depth in terms of flavour and texture to any snack you serve it with. I am not sure if the name – sun-dried tomato pesto would be a correct for this dip. This is my version and is super quick to prepare.  But I just want to insist on using good quality sun-dried tomatoes. The ones which are fleshy, and are chewier in texture. […]
June 22, 2019

Burnt Garlic Fried Rice

I love love these burnt garlic fried rice. They are super easy to prepare at home. If you have missed the Kung Pao sweet potato recipe, which is a low-cal version of our Indo-Chinese lip sacking sweet and sour treat…here is the link Kung-Pao Sweet Potato Recipe And I am quickly taking you to the recipe now.  INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoon of cooking oil 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 medium size onion, finely chopped 2 small spring onion, chopped 1 […]
June 5, 2019

Red Bean Salad Lunch Bowl

I was on a holiday last month with the family, we were in Austria. It is a beautiful place and we had a wonderful time.  Food, food and more food, I have overindulged for a month. Now, I feel a need to detox the body. Maybe I should try going off sugar for a couple of weeks. It’s kind of obvious that I have gained some weight. I have this desperate desire to erase off those unwanted numbers from my […]

Candies

January 1, 2020

All About Hot Chocolate

The classic Hot chocolate holds an affix with the winter. It’s a cosy and joyous concept, that we all cherish in the cold season.  When hands get a wintry numb, holding a cup of hot chocolate is a bliss.  I have a vivid memory with Hot chocolate that is very close to my heart. So it was our honeymoon and we were at the peak of Mount Titlis, with a white snowy ambience all around. After spending wondrous hours in […]
December 23, 2019

Christmas Energy Bites

Every year in the month of December, we fancy the zing of Christmas. Vivacious cravings for Christmasy flavours get into our world. The charm of festive spirit captivates our inner infatuation for good food, lights, those red and green tinctures around us. I am in so much Christmas seize, that I seriously desire a slice of Christmas cake right now. But, guess what, I still have not baked my Christmas cake. It’s a doleful feeling within me.    For now […]
December 10, 2019

All About Caramel

A liquid gold, embracing our dessert world with its velvety, luscious clutch, have triumphed over million hearts. We love Caramel. Praline, creme brûlée, toffee, hard candy, soft chew, that runny satiny sheen drizzle of caramel sauce, there are so many variations of caramel. All have bribed our taste-buds for years with their ravishing attributes. The confectionery land is incomplete without caramel.  Caramel making has been a dominion for professional chefs. Most of us get jittery over the conversations of making […]
October 1, 2019

Canned Pineapple Recipe

A slice of canned pineapple makes its way through the hustle of ingredients and can ennoble a simple dessert to a graceful one. Whether it is a bowl of whipped cream or a luscious fruit mousse, simple addition of a slice of canned pineapple will elevate the dessert for you. The cakes and elaborated desserts are often crowned with the canned pineapple.    For me, I love eating it directly from the jar. Have you given a thought to spiced […]
March 19, 2019
Matka kulfi Recipe

Matka kulfi Recipe

Matka Kulfi is a classy Holi Recipe. It is loved and enjoyed by all. Parents, grandparents or the kids, Matka Kulfi is something they all like to indulge in. It is rich, creamy, yum and has a vibrant festive feel to it.  My Dad in law loves all the Desi Authentic Dishes. I keep experimenting with different foods, in my kitchen. And Dad always appreciates, when it’s a recipe that reminds him of his early days. Takes him back to […]
December 28, 2018
After Eight Recipe

After Eight Recipe

After Eight is thin mint chocolate. It is very different and interesting chocolate. There is a perfect balance of rich dark chocolate and cool creamy peppermint filling in the centre. You have to try it to know, how luxuriously good this chocolate is. I have been a fan of After Eight since years now. There is not a single airport visit, where I have not purchased AfterEight from duty-free.  If you are a fan, like me, this is your favourite […]

Sauces and dips

October 28, 2019

Baked Cocktail Samosa

When I was a young girl, samosa meant potato pea stuffing with imli chutney and green chutney. I still have a biased preference to a crispy, hot, well made, deep-fried samosa. There is a comfort zone in the foods, that are associated with childhood. Samosa is one of that food, and it holds a highly reputed place in my heart. But as I move forward with life, the necessity of good health and being fit takes the lead and sadly […]
October 28, 2019

Jain Schezwan Sauce

I prefer making Schezwan Sauce at home because of many obvious reasons. The quality of ingredients, preservative, high sodium presence. It might seem too much work, but actually, it’s super easy to make at home. The whole idea is to balance out the spice with the rest of the ingredients.  The Schezwan Sauce with lots of garlic and ginger is definitely great, but today I have a recipe for Jain Schezwan Sauce here which has no garlic and ginger.  Click […]
October 15, 2019

How to Pickle Jalapeño

We all have bought pickled Jalapeño jars several times from the grocery stores. What if I tell you, how easy it is to make ditto tasting pickled Jalapeños at home, that too under 15 minutes.  An itsy-bitsy addition of pickled Jalapeño adds a lot to any dish. A salad, chutney, salsa, taco, nachos, pizza there is no limit to this list. A jar of pickled jalapeños in the fridge, it can be nicknamed as “The flavour affix”.  The recipe is […]
September 1, 2019

Homemade Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

  Sun-dried tomato pesto is very simple to make at home. It adds a lot of depth in terms of flavour and texture to any snack you serve it with. I am not sure if the name – sun-dried tomato pesto would be a correct for this dip. This is my version and is super quick to prepare.  But I just want to insist on using good quality sun-dried tomatoes. The ones which are fleshy, and are chewier in texture. […]
June 22, 2019

Kung-Pao Sweet Potato Recipe

This authentically unauthentic recipe of Kung-Pao Sweet potato (that too baked,,,,, not deep-fried) is a result of my healthy mind frame, that is empowering all the decisions, nowadays. I am happy in this phase because it’s making me think innovative and I am experimenting a lot in the kitchen. The recipes that turns-up real good, are shared in the blog here with you.  I would not call this Kung-Pao sweet potato recipe as a clean-eating or gut-healthy recipe, because of […]
June 11, 2019

Smoothies for Healthy Gut

Gut health should be taken into consideration. I don’t want to use that heavy vocabulary, that goes beyond our pronunciation sometimes, but you and me, we must take care of our guts. If we take care of our gut healthy, most of the health problems disappear.  Every emotion, feeling, that we go through starts from the gut. The mind and the gut are very closely associated. I have mentioned earlier, how few foods can help us improve our gut bacteria. […]

Must Knows

December 10, 2019

All About Caramel

A liquid gold, embracing our dessert world with its velvety, luscious clutch, have triumphed over million hearts. We love Caramel. Praline, creme brûlée, toffee, hard candy, soft chew, that runny satiny sheen drizzle of caramel sauce, there are so many variations of caramel. All have bribed our taste-buds for years with their ravishing attributes. The confectionery land is incomplete without caramel.  Caramel making has been a dominion for professional chefs. Most of us get jittery over the conversations of making […]
November 10, 2019

Vegetarian Proteins

Where do you get your proteins from?  If you are a vegetarian, you are quite familiar with this phrase.  It is such an illusion that vegetarians lack protein in their diets. If you see, many generations have lived well, lived healthy long lives on a vegetarian diet. If you eat good, seasonal, healthy produce you are a healthy being.  The DRI (Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight or 0.36 grams per pound. 56 […]
October 28, 2019

Jain Schezwan Sauce

I prefer making Schezwan Sauce at home because of many obvious reasons. The quality of ingredients, preservative, high sodium presence. It might seem too much work, but actually, it’s super easy to make at home. The whole idea is to balance out the spice with the rest of the ingredients.  The Schezwan Sauce with lots of garlic and ginger is definitely great, but today I have a recipe for Jain Schezwan Sauce here which has no garlic and ginger.  Click […]
October 28, 2019

Schezwan Sauce

Our love for Indo-Chinese food is supported by Schezwan Sauce in many ways. Honestly speaking, I over-use Schezwan sauce at home, to add flavour and a hint of spice to the dishes I prepare. Other than rice, noodles and innumerable Chinese dishes, I experiment beyond flavour boundaries in my kitchen.  A dash of Schezwan in my cutlet mix, roasted sweet potatoes with Schezwan mayo, even the dough of dal ka thepla will have a hint of Schezwan spice when I […]
October 15, 2019

How to Pickle Jalapeño

We all have bought pickled Jalapeño jars several times from the grocery stores. What if I tell you, how easy it is to make ditto tasting pickled Jalapeños at home, that too under 15 minutes.  An itsy-bitsy addition of pickled Jalapeño adds a lot to any dish. A salad, chutney, salsa, taco, nachos, pizza there is no limit to this list. A jar of pickled jalapeños in the fridge, it can be nicknamed as “The flavour affix”.  The recipe is […]
June 5, 2019

Red Bean Salad Lunch Bowl

I was on a holiday last month with the family, we were in Austria. It is a beautiful place and we had a wonderful time.  Food, food and more food, I have overindulged for a month. Now, I feel a need to detox the body. Maybe I should try going off sugar for a couple of weeks. It’s kind of obvious that I have gained some weight. I have this desperate desire to erase off those unwanted numbers from my […]