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Friday, November 11, 2016

Recipe - Pizza Pinwheels/Rolls

 Pizza Pinwheels/Rolls   


Yield: 20-24 Pizza pinwheels
 Preparation time: 2 Hours

Pizza Pinwheels are delicious rolls - bite size pizzas, easy to serve and eat.  These pinwheel shaped pizza rolls are just perfect appetizer for parties and gatherings and great for pizza lovers. It has the best combination of cheese, sauce and crust rolled around each other that will make you love the crust part too.
I like to make pizza from scratch, I start from making the dough at home and sauce too, but you can also use store brought dough. Today I am going to share the step by step recipe. Share your experience if you try this at home.

To make Pizza Dough

  • 1 Pkg. Active dry yeast (0.25-oz. or 2 ¼ tsp.)
  • 1 cup Warm water (100-110 degree F)
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 ½ Cup of APF (Maida)
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil/Vegetable oil

To make Pizza Pinwheels

  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Sliced onion
  • Sliced green capsicum
  • Mix Italian herbs (basil, rosemary, oregano)


Making Dough
  • In a large bowl add 2 ½ Cup of All-purpose flour (Maida) keep aside
  • In a small bowl add yeast and sugar, add ½ a cup of warm water, give it a stir in 2-3 minutes yeast will turn creamy and bubbly
  • Take the flour and add salt and oil to it, Now add the yeast mixture to it. Mix everything and make a soft dough adding little warm water at a time

  • Lightly flour the surface and knead the dough until smooth (around 5-10 minutes)
  • Grease the dough with little oil and cover with plastic wrap or a moist towel and let the dough rise in a warm place (around 80ºF) until it gets double in size (40-60 Mins)
  • Punch dough down and divide into 3 parts
Making Pinwheels/Rolls
  • Now take one dough ball and roll it out, apply pizza sauce on top add cheese on top

  • Add onion, capsicum or any of your favorite toppings, put more cheese and sprinkle some Italian seasonings (basil, rosemary, oregano)
  • Gently roll up the pizza making sure nothing falls outside and put it inside the refrigerator for 10-15 mins so the roll gets little firm and easy to cut
  • Take out the roll and cut about 1-1 ½ inch thick pieces and place them on a tray lined up with parchment paper

  • Bake them in a preheated oven at 425 ºF/220 ºC for 20-25 minutes until golden brown in color (Do the same with other two dough balls as well)

Pizza Rolls are ready enjoy with tomato sauce or any favorite sauce!

  • You can prepare the roll a day ahead and keep in refrigerator, just cut and bake at the time of serving.
  • Butter can be used in the dough instead of oil to enhance flavor and also butter makes dough firm.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Recipe - Khopra Pak (Coconut/ Nariyal Burfi)

Khopra Pak (Coconut Burfi)- 10 Simple Steps

Khopra Pak

India is known to be the country of festivals and sweets enhance festivity. Sweets are also an integral part of tasty food if you invite someone over lunch or dinner or simply planning to make something special at home. Khopra Pak is such a mouth watering traditional Indian sweet, very easy to make that too with only a few ingredients. I am sharing here my method of preparing Khopra Pak at home and add magic to your food and mood.
  • 2 cups grated fresh coconut
  • 1 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Khoya (Mawa)     
  • 1/2 cup Milk                                                         
  • Sliced Pistachios & Almonds (For Garnishing)
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom (Elaichi) powder


  1. In a non-stick pan, on Medium heat, roast Coconut until you get a nice aroma. Do not brown.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat. Take the coconut out.
  3. Now add the ghee to the pan and then add khoya and roast the mawa/khoya (Roast till it turns light brown, burfi becomes tastier and can be stored for longer duration). 
  4. Add grated coconut to it and mix well .
  5. Now add sugar into this and Stir until the sugar dissolves. (You can adjust sweetness as per your taste)
  6. Add 1/2 a cup of milk and stir continuously, add cardamom powder and mix well
  7. Let the mixture cook for few more minutes and then remove from the heat.
  8. Take a tray and line with the parchment paper or grease with ghee and pour the mixture on the plate, spread it evenly.
  9. Garnish it with Sliced Pistachios & Almonds.Cut in to pieces while it is still warm into desired shape.
  10. Keep it aside for cooling. After 2 hours, you will see, the Coconut burfis has solidified. Run the knife again and take out the pieces into a serving plate.

Khopra pak is ready to be served now. Serve and get praised for a tasty delight at your convenience!

  • You can store it in air-tight container in refrigerator for days.
  • I have used homemade khoya that I made on sim flame to get this color but you can use store brought too.
  • Keep stirring the mixture while cooking to keep from sticking.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Recipe - Instant Kalakand

Instant Kalakand Recipe – Microwave Method with only Two Main Ingredients

Preparation Time – 5  Minutes
Cooking time - 5 Minutes
Yield – 8 Pieces

Kalakand is an Indian dessert originated in Rajasthan but popular across India. People buy this sweet in festivals like Diwali, holi and Rakhi but it is very easy to make at home too.
Basically milk is the main ingredient in making of kalakand, it is made by boiling milk in a heavy bottomed pan at high heat until it reduces to half and then cottage cheese (paneer) and sugar is added to it and then cooked until it thickens. This is the conventional method which takes careful cooking and stirring of milk to keep it from burning.
Now a days almost every indian house has Microwave, making food in microwave really shortens the time and effort. So today I am going to share a quick and easy non-traditional method of making Kalakand in Microwave with only two main ingredients. Do give this method a try this Diwali and share your experience.


  • Cottage cheese or Paneer - 250 gm
  • Sweetened condensed milk – 4 tbsp. / 0.25 Cup (add more if you like it sweeter)
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp.
  • Chopped Pistachio and Almonds for decoration

  • Microwave safe Bowl
  • Glass tray (greased with ghee/butter)


  • In a glass bowl, add cottage cheese and sweetened condensed milk, mix well

  • Microwave for 3 minutes, then check if mixture is still a little liquid
  • Add cardamom powder mix well and again microwave for 2 minutes
  • Take the mixture out as it has turned into semi solid consistency
  • Now transfer this mixture to a greased glass or steel tray, level the top
  • Garnish with chopped pistachio and almond nuts

  • Keep the tray aside and allow it to cool down at room temperature for 2 hours,
  • Now the kalakand is set, cut into squares and serve!


  • I have used fresh homemade cottage cheese if you are using store brought paneer then crumble it and knead for 3-4 minutes before using.
  • For 250 gm of paneer I have used 4 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk which makes it light sweet , add more 1 tablespoon if you like it sweeter.
  • Only Microwave safe bowl should be used, glass bowl is preferred.

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