The dark Devil’s food cake

Chef Mudit

It’s festive time and you need cakes to celebrate. A dark, sticky and chocolaty cake is what makes everyone drool over this time of the year. I made this one for my wife’s birthday and it lasted a little over the Christmas for us. It is a simple and fun recipe to make, especially when there’s a lot of chocolate going around. And while writing this I figured, adding a little Bourbon or rum would be perfect to notch it up!

The recipe required two pre preps, baking and last one icing! We’ll make chocolate ganache to ice the cake, and it needs time to set. So it needs to be prepared first.
Ingredients for ganache

  1. 300 gm dark chocolate (or mild, as per preference)
  2. 200 ml fresh cream


Heat the cream in a microwave or pan to bring it to boil. Add chocolate (broken into smaller pieces), and…

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But It happens……

changeChanges happen in Life,

for good or for bad,

Don’t know why?

But it happens.

Likewise a Book,

When One Unit gets completed,

we move to another,

If it is interesting,

We cherish it,

We appreciate it,

But We move to other,

And It happens.

A beautiful girl takes birth at parents,

Grows up, brings up there only,

But doesn’t stay there forever.

She becomes a beautiful bride

Settles at other place.

Changes happens,

for Good or bad,

But It happens.

Life is beautiful,life is beatiful

It is for once,

Love it, appreciate it,

Changes happens,

for Good or bad,

But It happens.

Nidhi Agrawal

Coffee Butterscotch Cake

Chef Mudit

I’m supposed to post one my three chicken recipes, on which I organised a poll before. But, I was craving for a cake, and came up with this. I’ll post chicken recipe soon.

And in my never ending quest to understand baking and making pastries, bread and cakes, I decided to make a cake again, while twisting the flavours. Its a simple recipe which you can play around to get a wonderful symphony between coffee and butterscotch / Vanilla.

But first, Ingredients!


  1. Flour – 2.5 cups
  2. Sugar – 1 cup
  3. Baking powder – 1 spoon
  4. Salt – 1 spoon
  5. Cocoa powder – 2 spoons
  6. Milk – 1 cup
  7. Butter  – 1 cup / 100 gms [unsalted]
  8. Buttermilk  – 1/2 cup
  9. Instant coffee, instant – 1 & 1/2 spoon
  10. Butterscotch flavour – 1 spoon

Step 1 The Dry stuff

The process is quite similar to any other cake making process. Sift…

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French Vanilla Chocolate Cake

Chef Mudit


Last night I was at McCafé, sipping Americano coffee with a vanilla chocolate muffin. After paying a hefty price for the same, I decided I’ll make one. I went text book. Here’s the how to part.


  1. 2 cups all purpose flour [maida]
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 1/4 cup sugar
  4. 1/2 cup butter
  5. 1 cup milk
  6. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  7. Chocolate chips
  8. French Vanilla flavour
  9. 1 table spoon cocoa
  10. Baking powder [1 tablespoon]
  11. Salt (1/2 table spoon)
  12. Red food colour [optional]

Step 1 The dry ingredients

Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in one bowl. and mix them.

wpid-img_20150509_100552.jpg Flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt

Step 2 The Wet ingredients.

Break the eggs in a big bowl. This is the bowl where you’ll mix everything later. Now add a quarter to half cup sugar, based on your taste basically. Mix it slowly, kind of whip it actually. Once a uniform mixture is…

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Firangi Panjiri [No Bake Cookies ]

Chef Mudit

The idea was conceived when I was thinking of making Sol Kadhi, a maharashtrian drink. For this I needed Coconut milk, which I wanted to make at home. Here is my train of thoughts, or basically what led to what’s in the making.

First me says: I need to make sol kadhi.

Second me says: But you’ll need Coconut milk for that dude!

First me: Oh, I can buy that from supermarket. I’ll go to Star Bazar. I’ll ask wife if she wants something from there

Second me: I asked her, she doesn’t want anything.

First  me: Hmmmm….cut the crap! I’ll make fresh Coconut milk.

                    Second me: Dude, but you’ll waste a lot of dry coconut [I don’t know what it is called, the one that is left after taking out the milk]

First me: Lets make coconut cookies!

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Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

To work somewhere, is more easy rather to search for a work. Now a days, I am looking for a job and I am finding it really not easy. I had two interviews within a month and everyone is leaving me disappointed. Today i faced my third interview in a food and agricultural- products based company which is associated with analytical research. Although I was having the good past experience for this job profile, yet I couldn’t give good answers for some questions. This thing is making me confused for my selection. Still I am having a positive hope.
Someone has said right “Hope is itself a species of Happiness and it can do miracles.”

I wrote this blog , just to share my feelings after my interview. I believe in God, I hope for the best.

Bharwa Mirchi

Mouth watering recipe definitely. I’ll try it for sure.

Chef Mudit

The finished, mouthwatering good! I started this blog to write my experiments with firangi foods, as I see them or perhaps imagine them, or some of them which lie vaguely in my memories. However, the first one is a bharwa mirch, which too was an experiment, without looking into any recipes, just imagination. This is how its done!

The fillings

Fillings is the most important part of the dish. It holds all the flavour. The main ingredient I used was besan [gram flour].

Step 1 Preparing the masala.wpid-img_20150417_134136.jpg

Masala Masala

Hand pound 4-5 black pepper, 2-3 cloves, 1 Badi elaichi [Black Cardamom], 5 cloves of garlic. Now finely chop 1 big onion and saute. Add a quarter of that to the hand pounded masala and make a nice paste.

Step 2 Preparing the filling.   wpid-img_20150417_134427.jpgwpid-img_20150417_134328.jpg Heat a pan and add 100 gm of besan to it. Stir fry and add the masala paste to add. Keep…

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