Rose Ice Cream

One day while cleaning my fridge, I realised I have rose syrup and some dried rose petals, that I had bought in summer for making a drink. I took them out and decided to make something interesting and thus, started flavouring different items with rose syrup. While doing this exercise, I poured some rose syrup in vanilla ice cream and voila I was having “Rose Ice Cream”. Super interesting and super easy to make. A must try!

Rose Ice cream

Here is how I made it.

Ingredients –
4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
4-5 tablespoon rose syrup
2 tablespoon dried rose petals
1 tablespoon rose water
2-3 tablespoon roasted nuts (cashew nuts, almonds, hazel nuts or any nut of your choice)

Method –
Mix vanilla ice cream, rose syrup, rose water, and rose petals in a bowl. Roughly chop the nuts and mix them in the ice cream mixture. Pour the mixture in a plastic container. Cover the container and put it in the freezer and let it freeze for 4-5 hours.

Once the ice cream is set, scoop them out and serve with rose syrup and chopped nuts.
I am sure you are going to enjoy making this ice cream as much as you are going to enjoy eating this. Do let me know how did you like the recipe. See you again with another recipe, till then happy cooking!


Chinese Pizza

I know it sounds bizarre to have a fusion of Chinese and Italian cuisine, which is totally different from each other in preparation and in taste. But, just one bite of this Chinese Pizza and the combination of flavours will explode in your mouth. The crispy noodles with melted cheese oozing over it, combined with the crunch of some delicious toppings. It is just wow!

Just like any other Sunday evening I was in my kitchen trying to cook something nice to celebrate the weekend and I was in two minds between pizza and noodles. That is when it clicked me, why not combine both. And there it was, an exciting pizza with some great flavours in front of me.


Here is how I cooked it.

Ingredients –
100 grams noodles (parboiled in salted water)
6 tablespoon tomato sauce
1 tablespoon red chilli sauce
2 cloves of garlic
½ cup sliced vegetables (Onion, Green, red, yellow capsicum, black olives, deseeded tomato, sweet corn or baby corn)
¼ cup paneer or sausage cut into small pieces and fried
A handful of mozzarella or any pizza cheese you like (enough to cover pizza base)
½ teaspoon mixed herbs
½ teaspoon chilli flakes
1 table spoon butter
3 teaspoon oil
Salt to taste

Method –
Parboil noodles in six cups of water, 2 tablespoon oil and two table spoon of salt. When it is done, drain the water and keep the noodles aside. For making sauce, heat a pan and add ½ teaspoon oil add garlic and sauté for a minute, add tomato sauce, chilli sauce, mixed herbs and chilli flakes. Mix for another minute and turn off the heat. In another flat bottom non-stick pan add half the butter and sauté the vegetables for a minute and remove from heat.

In the same pan add the remaining butter and a teaspoon of oil. To make the pizza base spread the noodles in the pan cover and cook on medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Turn over the pizza base and cover and cook for 3-4 minutes on high heat. Now spread sauce, cheese and toppings on the base, cover and cook on high heat until the bottom of the pizza base becomes crispy and the cheese melts.

Slice the pizza, sprinkle oregano & chilli flakes on top and serve the Chinese pizza piping hot.