Friday, March 27, 2015

Journey in Baking - Baking Lessons in Hyderabad

I had a wonderful session at Hyderabad City. Love you all!! You were amazing and a Big Thanks and hugs to all who had come for the session. After the class, I will look forward to see your baking creations. Menna's Cake Baking Classes Hyderabad — at Hotel Bassera

Also keep in mind to keep practicing, or try out new baking recipes so that you can expand your knowledge on baking. For those who are new to baking, there are regular baking classes happening in Hyderabad. Check for the latest class schedule in Hyderabad.

I also keep posting the updates on my Hyderabad Facebook Page. ( Check this)

In case you are looking for shops selling baking ingredients in Hyderabad and Secunderabad area, then this list of shops will come handy.

Thank you Hyderabad!
Breads Ready 

Bread Class - Team Pic

Baking Class in Progress

Demonstration of Process

All done and said - Cupcake Team

Blackforest Cake during the class

Blackforest Cake Team

After the Fondant Cake Class

Buttercream Cake

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Love to wear Saree

It was a difficult task to convince my partner to let me wear saree. I think it is almost a year since I have worn a saree and I just love to wear it.

We went for a wedding at Hyderabad and I got a chance to unfold my manthrakodi (the saree given by your husband at Church on your wedding day). I am wearing this saree after 8 years.

Nanking Restaurant, Secunderabad

I love this place, the place I love to go when I am at Hyderabad, just love their Chinese food.

Story & Recipe of Chicken Dopiaza

Chicken Dopiaza Ready
Story of Dopiaza
This is a version I heard from a friend. According to this story, dish was created by the cooks in a king's kitchen. One day king got unexpected guest for lunch. In the last minute, cook was ordered to make food for  all the guest. The cook thought of a way to serve all the people, without loosing the taste. Cook decided to add large quantity of onions to a dish. And, thus began the story of dopiaza.

Now, let's follow the recipe


  • Chicken                  700gms
  • Lemon                   1/2
  • Salt                       1 tsp
  • Oil                        5 tbsp

 Marinate the chicken with the above ingredients and keep it for at least 2 hours.

  • Onions Chopped           2
  • Garlic clove chopped    5
  • Ginger chopped            1 inch
  • Curd                              2 tbsp
  • Oil                                 1 tbsp

In a pan add oil and when hot saute onions, garlic and ginger till golden brown
Take it from the pan and cool it. Now make a paste of it in the grinder by adding the curd.

  • Cinnamon               1 inch
  • Cardamon              4
  • Pepper                   1/2 tsp
  • Oil                          1 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder    1/2 tsp
  • Chillie powder        1 tsp
  • Coriander powder  1 tsp
  • Tomato puree         4 tbsp
  • Water                     150 ml
  • Sugar                      1/2 tsp
  • Shallots sliced          8
  • Gram Masala          1 tsp
  • Tomato Chopped    1
  • Coriander leaves      2 tbsp chopped


1.     In a pan take oil and saute the whole spices Cinnamon, cardamon and pepper powder for 20 secs
2.     Now add the Onion, ginger garlic and curd puree, saute for few seconds
3.     Add the spices, the chillie, turmeric, coriander powder and saute for few seconds and when you see the oil clearly.
4.     Add the tomato puree, sugar and water.
5.     Now add the marinated chicken and salt. Cover and cook till the chicken is done.
6.     Meanwhile take a tadaka pan and add oil , shallots and stir fry until browned and add gram masala and stir for 30 secs and remove from the stove.
7.     Stir the shallot mixture into the curry and simmer for 2 mts.
8.     Stir in fresh coriander and chopped tomato and remove from the heat.
9.     Serve immediately with Naan or rice.