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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Vanila mousse using gelatin

A mousse is a prepared food that incorporates air bubbles to give it a light and airy texture. It can range from light and fluffy to creamy and thick, depending on preparation techniques. A mousse may be sweet or savory. Dessert mousses are typically made with whipped egg whites or whipped cream, and generally flavored with chocolate or puréed fruit.[1] For savory mousse, hard boiled egg, fish orliver may be used, says Wiki.

Mousse is a very easy fluffy dessert to mKe. It's indeed very light and appetizing to have anytime of the meal. Easy dessert to serve for the guests. preparation time is less compared to many other desserts.  I tried vanila mousse for the first time. Since I do not like chocolate I didn't make chocolate vanila mousse. Try this simple and yummy mousse.


  • Milk - 500 ml
Sugar -required 
Vanila extract -2tsp or according to the requirement
Gelatin powder ( without any flavor) - 5 tsp


  • Boil the milk in a vessel and chill it.
  • Add sugar and vanila extract to the chilled milk. Beat the mixture with the whipping blender. If not beat with the egg beater for about 15 minutes. Till the mixture becomes fluffy and foamy.
  • Meanwhile boil a vessel with water, in a small cup add the gelatin powder and mix it with water. Stir nicely. Place  the small cup on the boiling water and allow the gelatin to melt properly through double boiling.
  • Add the melted gelatin liquid to the milk and whip for about 5 mins.
  • Pour in the small dessert glass for it to set.
  • Refrigerate it for min 1hr.

Served it with chocolate shavings on top. You can also add nuts and fruits on it. Tasty , foamy mousse to relish..

Friday, December 6, 2013

Nandos Chicken with Peri Peri - My style

Nandos itself has become a real enjoyment. whenever we hear the word Nandos, a big mouth full of tooth everywhere. We are a big fan of Nandos Chicken. We have tried quite a few dishes there. Whenever we order, we go for a full platter which contains whole chicken and four sides. We opt for potato wedges ( again a big fan of wedges) , fries for my kiddo, mediteranean rice and garlic bread Of course. 

We have partied there quite a couple of times. I go for mild hot and my hubby with extra hot. I actually love their garlic and lemon n herbs sauces. The best part of Nandos is they make available with Peri peri sauces for the customers to buy. We went to a similar restaurant that serves same kind of grilled chicken with Peri peri, but they do not give sachets when we take away from them. 

Coming to the recipe: I exactly do not know how they prepare, I did not browse though. This Nandos Chicken is of my style.


  • Chicken thighs or Chicken pieces - 500 gms
  • Lemon - 1
  • Pepper powder - 2 tsp
  • Nandos Peri peri sauce Hot - required
  • Oil


  • Wash and beat the chicken pieces nicely.I also pierced the thigh pieces with fork.
  • Squeeze on the lemon on the chicken,add the pepper powder on it. Marinate and keep it for 30 hr.
  • After half an hr, add the Peri peri sauce on the chicken generously (the chicken should be nicely soaked in the sauce for about 24 hrs.
  • Heat a Tava, I used tava, add little oil and place the chicken pieces and allow it to boil and get fried.(Close with the lid, after placing the chicken on the tava, since the sauce is liquid, the oil starts to splash everywhere on the gas and also on us. Happened to me when I made it for the first time. Second time , I made it closed).
  • Turn the sides and fry it in medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • If you are grilling on oven, Preheat oven on 180 C , place the pieces on the tray and keep it for 20 mins.
  • When you turn the pieces to fry the other side , reduce the temperaure to 120 and keep for 15 mins.

Serve the yummy delectable Peri Peri Chicken with Peri peri sauce.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Rice Phirni - A virtual treat for my dad's Bday

Rice phirni is actually made on the day of Ramzan  with all the richness in it... It is made of rice and all the dry fruits mixed in it. Traditional sweet. It was a long time dessert in my list to post it, which I made it for last Ramzan. Today is my dad's Birthday , so I thought of sharing this sweet. Wishing him a very happy birthday and long life..

It is a very simple sweet and delicious too..

  • Basmati rice - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Cardamom powder or Saffron
  • Cashews 
  • Ghee - few tsp
  • Water
  • Yellow food color

Method :

  • Wash and soak the rice in water for half an hour or more.
  • Grind it into a thick paste, a little coarsely
  • Add the boiled milk in a vessel, add the ground rice paste.Allow the rice to boil nicely .
  • When the rice is boiled, add the sugar. Stir well. You can also add condened milk.
  • Add the food color, if you are not adding saffron. Add the cardamom powder as well.
  • Stir the phirni nicely. It becomes thicker and thicker as the rice is ground and boiled, it may stick on to the vessel if unattended.
  • Heat ghee in a pan, fry the cashews and raisins.
  • Add to the phirni.

It can be served both hot and cold.

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