Chefs Nectar, Strawberry Pastry


Ingredients Small amount of vegetable shortening and flour plus parchment paper for preparing pan ¼ cup confectioners’ (powdered) sugar for sprinkling on towel Batter. ⅔ cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 4 large eggs, separated ¾ cup granulated sugar, divided 2 tbsp water 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Making of FillingContinue reading “Chefs Nectar, Strawberry Pastry”

Chefs Nectar, Strawberry Cheese Cake


Ingredients for making the Cheese Cake Making the Crust 2 cups graham cracker crumbs, about 2 sleeves 1/4 cup granulated sugar 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted Making the filling 32 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar 1 cup sour cream, room temperature 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp salt 4 largeContinue reading “Chefs Nectar, Strawberry Cheese Cake”

“Avtar Rana’s Poulet a la Chasseur”


Ingredients for making the chicken 1 tsp olive oil 25g unsalted butter 4 chicken breast 1 chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, crushed 200g pack small button mushrooms 225ml red wine 2 tbsp tomato purée 2 sprigs of thyme 500ml chicken stock Stuffings Slit the chicken breast and marinate it with salt and pepper and keepContinue reading ““Avtar Rana’s Poulet a la Chasseur””

“Amuse Bouche Salad de Broccoli”


Ingredients for Amuse Bouche 8 small Broccoli flowerets Salt, to taste 1 tsp White Truffle Oil 1 tsp Asiago cheese, finely grated 1-1/2 tsp Pine nuts, toasted 2 pcs black olives 2 sprigs spring onions 4 Unsalted Tarts shells Method of making the Amuse Bouche Steam the flowerets just until tender crisp, drain. Put oneContinue reading ““Amuse Bouche Salad de Broccoli””

“Aloo Palak with Naan”


Ingredients for Aloo Palak • 1 Big Bunch of Spinach or Palak (Cleaned)• 7-8 Baby Potatoes• 1 Medium Onion Finely Chopped• 4-5 Garlic Cloves Minced• 1-2 Inch Ginger Roughly Chopped• 2-3 Whole Dry Red Chilies• 1-2 Bay Leaves• 2 Green Chiles• ½ tsp Red Chili Powder• ½ tsp Garam Masala• 1-2 tbsp Kasuri Methi• ¼Continue reading ““Aloo Palak with Naan””

“Egg Dosai, Nutritious Breakfast”


Ingredients for making the Dosa 1 ladle Dosa Batter 1 tsp Gun Powder 1 Egg 2 tbsp Onion Chopped 1 tsp Green Chilli Finely Chopped 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander Chopped 1/4 tsp Salt 2 tsp Vegetable Oil Instructions for making the dosa Heat a hot plate Once the pan is hot, add a ladle fullContinue reading ““Egg Dosai, Nutritious Breakfast””

“No Bake Mango Cheese Cake”


Ingredients for Mango Cheese Cake Base: 150 g / Marie Biscuits (17 crackers), or digestives, Graham Crackers or other plain sweet biscuit100 gms / unsalted butter , melted 2 tbsp white sugar Mango 700 gms / 1.4 lb mango flesh (2 large mangoes) Filling 4 1/2 tsp gelatin powder (Note 2)1/2 cup / 125 mlContinue reading ““No Bake Mango Cheese Cake””

“Margarita Cookies”


Ingredients for making the Margarita Cookies 3 cups all purpose four 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup unsalted butter 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 egg, room temperature 1 tbsp tequila 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice 1 tsp Triple Sec (can substitute orange extract) Zest of 1Continue reading ““Margarita Cookies””

“Caramelized Cashew nuts Cookies”


Ingredients for making the Cookies 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 2 1/2 cups roasted salted cashews 2 tbsp plus 1 teaspoon canola oil 1 stick (8 tbsp) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 24 cubes soft caramel candyContinue reading ““Caramelized Cashew nuts Cookies””

“Coco Banana Cake”


Ingredients for Banana Cake 100ml Sunflower oil , plus extra to grease 175g caster sugar 175g self-raising flour 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda 4 tbsp cocoa powder 100g chocolate chips 175g very ripe bananas 3 medium eggs , 2 separated 50ml milk For the topping 100 ml chocolate milk 100ml soured cream 150 gms dried bananaContinue reading ““Coco Banana Cake””