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June 15, 2017

Bread Pizza Recipe On Tawa,Oven, Microwave With Video

Bread pizza recipe on tawa, oven, microwave(with video)
Vegetable Bread Pizza is an easy and quick breakfast and snack recipes for kids.It tastes good with or without cheese.Actually Bread pizza can be made in 3 ways.It can be made without oven ie. in dosa tawa ( Stove top) or it can be baked in convection oven or microwave if you have at home. All are easy to make and tastes good in its own way.Its a great idea to use the leftover bread slices. I feel tawa and microwave options are easier as it takes less time to cook than baking in convection oven. But we should do it carefully as the chances of burning is more.This morning I prepared bread pizza recipe on stove top, oven and microwave just to make this post. I have shared all of the 3 methods below with a short video. Choose & try whichever is convenient to youHappy. I have used store bought pizza sauce and pizza seasoning/ spice mix. You can make it  just by using tomato ketchup & pepper powder. To make a pucca Indian version, sprinkle some garam masala powder or tandoori masala powder, marinated paneer cubes if you have in hand. You can top with lots of cheese for kids & without cheese if making for you & your husband ( If you are calorie conscious)Winking.Adding grated mozzarella cheese is just for attracting kids because taste of this pizza comes from the sauce, mixed vegetables and spice mix.Just play around with your favorite veg and non-veg toppings and enjoy it. Now lets see how to make this easy and simple recipe for vegetable bread pizza without oven( on tawa), microwave and convection methods with step by step photos and video.

Bread pizza on tawa

How to make bread pizza on tawa, oven and microwave

How to make bread pizza on tawa, oven and microwave Easy, yummy, kids friendly bread pizza recipe on tawa/stove top, convection oven and microwave methods
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Kids Recipes Indian
Serves: 5
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


1 cup - 250ml
  • Bread slices - 5 nos
  • Grated Cheese - 1/2 cup to 1 cup ( I used Amul Mozzarella cheese)
  • Capsicum - 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Big onion - 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Ripe tomato - 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Black Olives - 5 nos ( sliced)
  • Boiled Sweet corn - 1/4 cup ( optional)
  • Pizza sauce or paste sauce or schezwan chutney - as needed ( I used pizza sauce around 3-4 tbsp)
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Chilli flakes - 1 tsp ( optional)
  • Oregano mix or pizza seasoning mix - 1 tsp

  • Butter - to grease the tawa & bread


  1. To make bread pizza, wash and chop all the vegetables finely. Grate the cheese and keep aside.Take a bread slice and apply butter on both the sides.Keep in a plate.
    Bread pizza recipe without oven
  2. In a wide bowl, mix all the finely chopped vegetables, pepper powder, salt and pizza seasoning mix.Keep it ready.
    Take the bread slice and apply the pizza sauce on one side.Spread the mixed vegetables. Top with grated cheese. You can either cook them on tawa/pan, microwave or bake in convection oven.
    Bread pizza recipe without oven
  3. Bread pizza in tawa : Heat a dosa tawa and apply some butter. Keep the loaded bread slice.Cover cook in very low flame for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese melts.Remove in a plate and serve hot. Cover cook is very important. If you don’t cover cook, cheese won’t melt and bottom of bread slice may burn.
    Bread pizza on tawa / Bread pizza without oven
  4. Bread pizza in microwave : Place the bread slice in microwave and cook in high power( mine is 800w) for 1 minute or until cheese melts.If the power is less, it may take 1.5 to 2 minutes. If power is more, it can be done under 1 minute.So keep an eye.
    Bread pizza in microwave
    Bread pizza without oven
  5. Bread pizza in convection oven : Preheat convection oven in 180c. Keep the bread pizza in a baking tray. Bake it for 5 minutes at 180c. Cheese melts and the sides of bread slice turns slightly crispy. Remove and enjoy !
    Bread pizza baked in oven


  • The quantity of chilli flakes, pizza mix and pepper powder depends on our taste.
  • You can add any number of toppings like paneer, mushroom, jalapeno, sweet corn etc..
  • Do not cook the pizza on open tawa, it takes long time for the cheese to melt.
  • Microwave bread pizza takes very less time to cook.If you keep for more time, pizza would burn.
Enjoy this easy, yummy bread pizza at home ! Kids would love it for sure !!
Bread pizza in oven

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May 20, 2017

Pressure Cooker Cake Recipe – How To Make Eggless Vanilla Cake In Pressure Cooker

Pressure cooker cake recipe
Eggless vanilla cake using a pressure cooker is my long time pending readers requested recipe. Many readers who tried my eggless cakes using convection oven had requested me to share some eggless cake recipes using a pressure cooker. Long back I had shared an eggless chocolate cake in a pressure cooker. But its procedure and recipe is completely different from the usual cooker cake. I used water in the bottom of cooker instead of salt or sand. Today I have shared the proper & perfect pressure cooker cake using powdered salt. I followed my eggless tutti frutti cake recipe and made it using pressure cooker instead of baking in oven. This simple, eggless cake recipe is made without using condensed milk or butter. Curd and cooking oil are the major ingredients. Cake came out really well, spongy and very soft as expected. The texture of the cake is equally great with the oven ones. There is no much difference in baking time as well. This vanilla sponge cake can be used as the base, decorate it with simple frosting and enjoy for birthday & anniversary celebrations Or it can be relished as simple tea time cake as well.For variations, you can mix in some tutti frutti to make this cake colorful. Friends, do try this cake during this vacation for your kids. I am sure you will get perfect results. I tried frosting the cake using Amul fresh cream.It tasted great but its texture was not so perfect. Soon I will try to make a simple and easy frosting recipe using fresh cream and share here. Lets see how to make eggless vanilla sponge cake in a pressure cooker with step by step pictures and video !
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March 21, 2017

Easy Beetroot Halwa Recipe In Pressure Cooker

Beetroot halwa recipe in pressure cooker
Every Thursday and Friday , I perform Guru Pooja and Mahalakshmi Pooja at home. Usually I make Payasam/Kheer or sweet pongal for neivedyam/Prashad. As I am bored of making the same, I am trying out easy sweets recipes like burfi, halwa for every week pooja. Check out my earlier posts suji ka halwa, atta halwa, bread halwa and carrot halwa.  

Last week Thursday, I prepared this beetroot halwa for the first time following my carrot halwa recipe using pressure cooker. As I did not have Khoya/mawa or condensed milk in hand, I just used milk and sugar. It came out really well. This halwa takes less ghee and sugar unlike other halwa recipes. Still it tasted rich, looked colorful and shiny. Sendhil & Raksha loved it a lot. I am sure kids would love to taste this halwa just by seeing its color. 

Overall its a healthy and nice alternative from the carrot halwa/ Gajar halwa. But remember to add the right amount of ingredients mentioned in the recipe. Adding more sugar makes the halwa hard like burfi. Stirring the halwa for long time makes it chewy. This halwa thickens as it cools down. Keep these points in mind and start making it. You can make a perfect beetroot halwa ! 

Beetroot halwa stays good for a week when refrigerated. You can serve it chilled or reheat for few seconds in a microwave oven or a kadai with little ghee to serve it warm. It tastes really great when served warm with a scoop of ice cream. Now lets see how to make this yummy, easy, colorful , healthy, Indian dessert recipe –Beetroot halwa with step by step photos and a video !

Easy beetroot halwa recipe

Beetroot halwa recipe in a pressure cooker

Beetroot halwa recipe in a pressure cooker How to make beetroot halwa in a pressure cooker just by using milk and sugar !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Grated beetroot - 3 cups
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup ( Reduce 2 tbsp for less sweet)
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Boiled milk - 1. 5 cups
  • Cashew nuts – 5 nos
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

  • Wash 2 big sized beetroot, slice the top and bottom portion and peel its skin using a peeler. Grate it using a big holed grater. If we use small holed grater, beetroot becomes mushy after cooking and resembles jam. So I always prefer big sized holes for grating. Measure it after grating and keep 3 cups ( loosely packed) aside !
    Easy beetroot halwa recipe in pressure cooker
    Easy beetroot halwa recipe in pressure cooker
  • In a pressure cooker base, heat 1.5 tbsp of ghee. Add the grated beetroot and saute till its raw smell goes off completely & beetroot turns pale in color. It takes 7 to 10 minutes.
    Easy beetroot halwa recipe in pressure cooker
  • Now add the boiled milk( at room temperature) and add a small pinch of salt. Addition of salt helps to enhance the sweetness of halwa. Mix well and pressure cook in very low flame for 3-4 whistles. It takes nearly 15 minutes. Open the cooker after the steam is released.
    Easy beetroot halwa recipe in pressure cooker
  • Boil till 3/4th of the excess milk gets absorbed by the halwa.When the halwa starts to become thick, add sugar. Mix well till sugar melts. The mixture will become watery. Keep mixing in medium to high flame till the halwa starts to leaves the sides and bottom of cooker. Stay nearby and keep mixing else halwa may burn in the bottom. This process takes more than 20 minutes in medium flame.
     Easy beetroot halwa recipe in pressure cooker
  • When the halwa becomes thick, glossy and leave the sides of cooker, reduce the flame to low and keep mixing for one minute. Halwa leaves the pan completely and gathers in the center. Switch off the flame and remove the cooker from the stove. It looks moist now. Let the halwa be in cooker for few minutes.In the mean time, roast the cashews.
    Easy beetroot halwa recipe in pressure cooker
  • Heat the remaining 1.5 tbsp. ghee in a kadai and roast the cashew nuts till golden. Add it to the halwa in the cooker. Mix well and transfer the halwa to another bowl. Halwa looks slightly moist and sticky when hot.  As it cools down, it becomes thick and set well. Original taste and sweetness of this halwa can be known only after it becomes warm. If you want more sweetness, heat halwa & sugar in a kadai and Consume after it becomes warm. You can even refrigerate the halwa for an hour to serve chilled ! Beetroot halwa recipe
    • I like to have it warm with a scoop of ice cream! Tastes yummy !!!


  • This halwa stays good for one day without refrigeration.But it stays good for 3-4 days if stored in an air tight box in a refrigerator. Use clean spoon for handling !
  • Reduce the quantity of sugar if the beetroot is too sweet. But do not add more sugar than the mentioned quantity. Halwa may become hard like a burfi after mixing.
  • Mix the halwa till it becomes thick and leaves the sides of pan. It will thicken as it cools down.
  • Adding cardamom powder helps to give a nice flavor. Do not avoid it.
  • If you want to add condensed milk, reduce the quantity of sugar or skip it completely.
  • You can add sugarless khoya at the end, mix well and remove the halwa. It makes the halwa more rich in taste !

Try this easy, yummy beetroot halwa for festivals and occasions. You will love it !
Easy beetroot halwa recipe in pressure cooker
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February 14, 2017

How To Make Chocolate At Home Without Coconut Oil – Homemade Chocolate Recipe With Cocoa Powder

Easy homemade chocolate recipe using milk powder and cocoa powder with step by step photos and video !
Wish you all a very happy Valentine’s day !!. When I was looking for some interesting Valentine’s day special recipe, homemade chocolates came to my mind. Long back I have shared a Vegan version of chocolate recipe using cocoa powder,honey and coconut oil. Though it is an easy, perfect and fool proof recipe for homemade chocolate ,the flavor of coconut oil would be dominant which many people don’t like it. Many of my readers who had tried that recipe requested me to share an alternative for coconut oil. I tried it with butter and even with dalda but it didn't work.So I was looking for a chocolate recipe that uses butter and cocoa powder. 

I came across this homemade chocolate recipe without oven in YouTube video . I just halved the quantity of ingredients and tried it today. It came out really well but not tasting like silky smooth Dairy milk. It was pretty good in taste like Five star chocolate with a mildly chewy, fudgy kind. But its quiet addictive to eat :) To make Dairy milk kind of chocolate, we must use cocoa butter to achieve the silky texture. In India, cocoa butter is not easily available and its very costly to buy online too. 

Another easiest option is to melt dark compound or white compound chocolate either in microwave oven or stove top ( Double boiling method) and make chocolates. It tastes really good equal to the store bought ones. Soon I will make a detailed post on that. But this chocolate recipe is made with 4 simple ingredients like milk powder, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla essence and Butter ( clarified ghee). Cooking procedure is also easy. You don’t need to check for one string consistency sugar syrup. Its just mixing and freezing. Homemade Chocolates would be ready ! Now anyone can make chocolates at home using this recipe

This chocolate tastes the best when served chilled. But it stays good for an hour without refrigeration. So you can make this ahead and serve kids for birthday parties. Kids would love this chocolate for sure. Do try this easy homemade chocolate recipe for this Valentine’s day and have a great celebration. Surprise your Husband and Kids with this lovely chocolates this evening. Soon I must try Raksha’s favorite Milk chocolate/ white chocolate as well by replacing cocoa powder with milk powder. Now lets see how to make chocolate at home using cocoa powder and milk powder with step by step photos and a video for better understanding ! Hope you will try and like it.

Homemade chocolate recipe

Easy homemade chocolate recipe - How to make chocolate at home with cocoa powder

Easy homemade chocolate recipe - How to make chocolate at home with cocoa powder Easy homemade chocolate recipe - How to make chocolate at home with cocoa powder with step by step photos and video !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Chocolates
Serves: 12 Pieces
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 60 Minutes
Total time: 65 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml ; 1 tbsp – 15ml ( 3 tsp)
  • Milk powder - 2.5 tbsp ( I used Nestle Everyday milk powder )
  • Cocoa powder - 1.5 tbsp ( I used Kwality brand)
  • Icing sugar or powdered sugar - 4 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
  • Butter – 3 tbsp ( Soft, at room temperature)
  • Chopped Nuts & raisins - As needed ( optional)
  • Boiled milk at room temperature - 1 to 2 tbsp ( optional, use only if needed)

  • In a bowl, mix milk powder and cocoa powder. Set aside.
    How to make chocolate at home
  • Boil 5 cups of water in a wide bowl or kadai. Allow it to roll boil well. Switch off the flame. Take a bowl that fits in the kadai. Add 3 tbsp soft butter to it. Keep the bowl inside the hot water kadai. Mix the butter and melt it completely.
    How to make chocolate at home
  • Keep the bowl inside the hot water throughout the procedure. Add icing sugar or powdered sugar to the melted butter.Mix well. It will resemble a creamy paste.
    How to make chocolate at home
  • Add milk powder + cocoa powder mixture to this and mix well. It will become a thick paste by absorbing all the butter. Lastly add vanilla essence, mix well. (IF YOU FEEL THE MIXTURE IS TOO THICK, ADD 1 TO 2 TBSP MILK TO LOOSEN IT). 
How to make chocolate at home
  • Take a chocolate mould ( Either plastic or silicone mould) and fill the chocolate mix. Pat it  well to level the chocolate. Excess butter may ooze out. Don’t worry. Just fill the mould and freeze it for one hour. Remove the mould and rest it for 5 minutes. Remove the chocolate and enjoy !!
    How to make chocolate at home
Enjoy this Valentine’s day with this simple homemade chocolate recipe !

  • Butter should be soft at room temperature. So keep it outside for few hours if its hard or soften the butter in microwave for a minute.
  • For variations, you can add finely chopped nuts or raisins to the chocolate batter.
  • Water should be very hot so that butter can melt easily.
  • Remember to keep the bowl inside the hot water throughout the cooking procedure. It helps the chocolate to set well.
  • For making milk chocolate/white chocolate, just replace cocoa powder with milk powder.
  • I used light cocoa powder. If you use dark colored cocoa powder, chocolate tastes like dark chocolate with mild bitterness.
  • You can try to add equal amount of milk powder and cocoa powder i.e 2 tbsp each for more chocolaty taste.
Homemade chocolate recipe

Try this easy, simple chocolate at home and enjoy the occasion !!
How to make chocolate at home
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February 9, 2017

Microwave Oreo Cookies Brownie Recipe – Eggless Brownie In 2 Minutes

Oreo cookies brownie recipe
This is a super easy and quick eggless brownie recipe using Oreo biscuit in microwave under 2 minutes. I have already shared an eggless microwave Oreo cake which is a super hit recipe in my blog. After that, I couldn’t try and share any Oreo based recipes in my space.

 For this Valentine’s day celebration, I wanted to post some simple, quick and easy recipes. When I saw this easy Oreo cookies brownie recipe in THIS video, I was so tempted to try it. This is my first attempt of making a brownie with biscuit base. It came out really well and tasted mildly sweet, chewy, soft and fudgy. Myself and Sendhil enjoyed it a lot. I served the warm brownie with a scoop of Ice cream and topped with some Hershey's chocolate syrup. Its a prefect dessert ! Our Valentine’s day celebration started with this brownie today. 

Friends, If you are looking for some quick and easy Valentine’s day recipes, this is for you. All you need is a pack of Oreo biscuit, milk, very little butter and baking soda. This is one of the best Oreo recipes ideas. Don’t hesitate to try it, just go on. Everybody would love its taste for sure. Ok, enough of hype, lets check how to make this eggless, microwave Oreo cookies brownie recipe with step by step photos and a video.

Do check out my 1 minute microwave brownie recipe too !

Oreo brownie recipe - eggless microwave

Microwave Oreo Brownie Recipe

Microwave Oreo Brownie Recipe Microwave Oreo Brownie Recipe - Eggless brownie recipe using Oreo Cookies under 2 minutes
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Brownie Recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 2 Minutes
Total time: 7 Minutes

1 tbsp - 15ml ( 3 tsp)
  • Oreo biscuits - 8 nos ( Original flavor)
  • Boiled milk - 3 tbsp + 1tsp ( optional) ( Milk at room temperature)
  • Softened butter - 1/8 tsp
  • Baking soda - A big pinch ( Half of 1/8th tsp)

  • Grind 8 Oreo cookies with cream to a fine powder ( There was approx. 6-7 tbsp of powdered cookies). Transfer to a bowl.
    Oreo brownie recipe
  • To this, add 1/8 tsp of soft butter( at room temperature). 
    Oreo brownie recipe
  • Add 3 tbsp boiled milk at room temperature and mix well with a whisk. If the batter is too thick, add 1-2 tsp milk. Quantity of milk should be half the quantity of powdered Oreo. Mix well and continue to add a big pinch of cooking soda. Brownie batter should be thick but pourable. Watch the video for reference.
    Oreo brownie recipe
  • Grease a microwave safe bowl with butter generously. Pour the batter and Pat it to level the batter.
    Oreo brownie recipe
  • Microwave in high power (800w) for 1 minute 30 seconds. Insert a tooth pick and check it comes out clean or with crumbs. If not, keep it for another 30 seconds. It takes maximum 1 to 2 minutes to cook based on the power of microwave. Remove the bowl and let the brownie cool down for 2-3 minutes. Now run a knife along the sides of brownie and invert in a plate. It falls down easily.
    Oreo brownie recipe
  • Top it with Chocolate syrup and garnish with sprinklers, Choco chips or nuts of your choice. Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream. Tastes yum with a mild chewy texture!
    Oreo brownie recipe
Enjoy !

  • The consistency of brownie batter is more important to get perfect texture. If the batter is too thick, brownie comes out hard. If its too thin, brownie takes long time to cook.So make sure batter is thick but pourable.
  • I added 3 tbsp milk as per the original recipe and then added 1 tsp more milk as the batter was slightly thick.
  • Baking time varies as per the power of microwave. If its 900w, check the cake after 1 minute and continue cooking if needed.
  • For variations, u can add chopped nuts or Choco chips to the batter.

Enjoy this quick and easy, microwave, eggless brownie with Oreo cookies with a scoop of ice cream !Tastes delish !! Have a great Valentine’s day celebration with your loved ones. 
 oreo brownie recipe
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January 21, 2017

Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe Without Khoya In Kadai - Carrot Halwa With Milk

Carrot halwa recipe cooked in a kadai with step by step photo and a video !
Carrot halwa (Gajar Ka halwa In Hindi) is one of the most popular Indian desserts that is loved by all. Long back I had shared “How to prepare carrot halwa in pressure cooker”. That’s my go-to recipe for making easy and quick carrot halwa. 

Yesterday for a change, I prepared this traditional method of making carrot halwa in a kadai by using milk, sugar and ghee. I offered it as prasadam for my Friday Lakshmi Pooja. For making carrot halwa, Delhi carrots are mostly used by North Indians whereas I made it with our South Indian orange carrots(Ooty carrot). 

Traditionally it is prepared in a big iron kadai but I used my non-stick kadai that suits my Induction stove as I wanted to make a video recipe as well. So there are mild deviations from the perfect traditional ones but this one tastes and looks equally good. I have not used condensed milk ( Milk maid) Or Khoya/ mawa. So the preparation time and cooking time takes a bit longer than pressure cooker version. Still the final result makes you forget all the pain. Lets see how to make carrot halwa/ Gajar Halwa at home with step by step photos and video !!

Carrot Halwa Recipe - Gajar Ka Halwa

Carrot Halwa Recipe - Gajar Ka Halwa How to make carrot halwa - Gajar Halwa Recipe using milk
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 25 Minutes
Total time: 35 Minutes

1 cup - 250ml
  • Carrot - 4 nos OR Grated carrot - 2.5 cups
  • Boiled milk - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 cup (heaped)
  • Ghee - 3 tbsp
  • Cashews & Almonds/Badam - 5 each ( chopped)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp

  • Wash and peel the skin of carrots. Grate it using a big sized holes grater. Do not use a small hole grater because halwa turns mushy and the end of cooking. Grate and keep in a plate.

  • In a kadai, heat 2 tbsp ghee and add the grated carrot.Saute well till the raw smell goes off and color of carrot changes to pale orange. It takes nearly 3-5 minutes. 
  • Now add 1 cup of milk and mix well.Keep the flame medium and cover the kadai with a lid. Carrots get cooked in milk. Wait till all the milk is absorbed by the milk. Open the kadai every now & then, stir till bottom to avoid burning. Cooking takes nearly 10-15 minutes.
  • Now add 1/2 cup (heaped)sugar and mix well. Sugar melts and mixture will become watery.Check for taste and add 2 tbsp more sugar if needed. Keep the flame medium and keep stirring till 3/4th of the moisture is lost. When the halwa becomes thick and starts to leave the sides of kadai, add cardamom powder, 1tbsp ghee and mix well. When the halwa becomes thick, gathers in the center with very little moisture, remove it and sprinkle chopped nuts. Serve warm with ice cream or cold !
  • ** Do not stir the halwa for long time to become thick & dry because when the halwa cools down, it will become hard & chewy.So remove it when there is very little moisture content. This halwa can be refrigerated and stored for a week.Reheat in a microwave for 1 minute and serve warm if needed.
  • Enjoy !

  • Add more sugar ( 2 tbsp extra) for more sweetness.Sugar can be added any time while cooking carrot halwa.
  • You can use Delhi carrots instead of the regular orange carrot for bright color.
  • Serve warm with your favorite ice cream to enjoy its best taste !
Enjoy this delicious carrot halwa with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Its a blissful combo !!
Carrot halwa
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