June 13, 2012

Chocolate Fudgy Brownie

What's more yummy than a fudge brownie? Here's a very simple recipe to try it out - Just be careful about the proportions. Follow them as it is here, and I promise you a brilliant Fudge Brownie!

Makes : 9 Brownies


For the brownie:

Unsalted butter - 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons
Sugar - 1 cup
Eggs - 2
Pure Vanilla Extract - 1 teaspoon
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 1/3 cup
All Purpose Flour - 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/4 teaspoon
Baking Powder - 1/4 teaspoon

For the frosting:

Pure Vanilla Extract - 1 teaspoon
Unsalted butter - 3 tablespoons
Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 3 tablespoons
Honey - 1 tablespoon
Confectioner's Sugar - 1 cup


For the brownie:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F or 177°C.

2. Grease an 8" baking tray with butter and flour.

3. Melt 1/2 cup butter. Stir in 1 cup sugar and beat well. Add the eggs and 1 tsp vanilla extract and beat well. 

4. Add 1/3 cup cocoa powder, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour and beat well. Add salt and baking powder and mix well.

5. Pour the batter into the greased tray and spread it evenly with a spatula. 

6. Bake for 25-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clear when pierced into the brownie.

For the frosting:

1. Add 3 tablespoons softened butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, honey, vanilla extract, confectioner's sugar and mix well with a spatula to form a thick chocolate paste.

2. Spread evenly over warm brownie to give a nice chocolate coat.

Brownies are ready to be served!

Crispy Fingers

Tried out this awesome dish for evening snacks today... and it was a hit! Try it out and tell me how it turned out. It is pretty easy and fun to make!

Serves: 3


Ladies Finger/Okra/Bindi - 20 nos. (small ones preferably)
Red Chilli Powder - 2 teaspoons
Jeera Powder - 1 teaspoon
Aamchur Powder - 1 teaspoon
Maida - 3-4 tablespoons
Water - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Bread Crumbs - 1 cup
Oil - for frying


1. Slit whole okras vertically as shown in the picture.

2. In a plate, add red chilli powder, jeera powder, aamchur powder, salt and mix well.

3. Stuff the okras with the powder mix such that the okras don't split open.

4. Dissolve maida in water to form a paste like Dosa/Idli Batter.

5. Dip the stuffed okras into maida one-by-one and ensure there is a thick coating of the maida paste on every okra.

6. Roll the okras in bread crumbs. To ensure an even coat of the brad crumbs, roll them between your palms as well.

7. Deep fry the okras in oil.

8. Crispy Fingers are ready to be served! Serve Hot!