Easy Eggless Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Eid Mubarak everyone! So I thought of sharing a family favorite recipe that has millions of fans across the globe. It's all about egg less chocolate mousse. It's Eid, toh meetha toh banta hai. Follow my recipe which takes about 15 minutes cooking time and about 2 hours to set to celebrate the festival.

Semisweet chocolate chips – 1 cup
Butter – 3 tablespoons
Coffee – 2 ½ tablespoons
Cold Heavy whipping cream – 1 cup
Pure vanilla extract – ½ teaspoon

1. Melt the chocolate chips along with butter in a microwave for 30 seconds. Leave it longer if your chocolate doesn't melt properly. You can melt the chocolate in a double boiler as well. Once the chocolate is melted, let it aside for 10 minutes. 

2. Meanwhile whip the cream. Take cold heavy whipping cream in a bowl. To get soft peaks easily, put your whipping bowl and whisk in refrigerator for 15 minutes prior to whipping the cream. Whip it till you get soft peaks.

3. To the cream add vanilla extract and coffee. Now take one portion of the cream and fold it in the chocolate mixture. Don't whisk too hard, just fold it gently. Repeat it with the second portion of cream and finally add the third/all cream and fold in gently. You will notice that doing it in portions will aerate your mixture well. 

4. Lastly, pour your mousse mixture in small cups, glass or anything that you would like to serve it in. Let it refrigerate for 2 hours.

5. Once mousse is set, Pour some chocolate syrup that you can create by adding 4 tablespoon chocolate chips, one tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon refined sugar. Micrwwave it togetehr and pour it on the mousse once it's set. 

6. Garnish it with chocolate chips and BINGE!

Za True White Cleansing Foam Review.

My quest for a perfect cleansing foam has come to an end with Za  true white cleansing foam. If you too are looking for a face wash that will exfoliate well on your skin and will give you an instant illumination then Za True White Cleansing Foam could be your calling!

This cleansing foam replaces the good ol face wash and gently exfoliates skin. According to me, the reason why it's more than just a face wash is because it moisturizes your skin and not to forget, it brightens it up too. The cleansing foam has a white, creamy like texture that comes with tiny orange beads dispersed all over. As soon as you apply it on your face, it foams very well and helps in exfoliation, gently, thus making it appropriate for daily use. If you wear light makeup to work, then this foam will do all the wonders for you. As claimed, it removes lightly done makeup in single wash.

Additionally, if you want to battle oily pores, then Za true white cleansing foam will clean your skin, making it less oily. It doesn't even make your skin stretchy unlike other foaming gels in the market. It comes with a light powdery fragrance and is highly recommended for all skin types. Greta packaging and pricing too gets a big thumbs up from me.

Will I be Purchasing This Product Again? Absolutely YES

Za products are available online on Flipkart, snapdeal and in offline stores like Nu-U & Shoppers Stop. 
FIRST LOOK: Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan in Khoobsurat

Disney does Bollywood and I couldn't be more excited with my all new favorite actor, Fawad Khan starring in it. The film is set to release on the 19th of September and Fawad will be seen romancing our b-town beauty, Sonam kapoor in it. 

Fawad Khan, ace Pakistani actor, whose popularity happened to grow in India with his famous daily soap 'Zindagi gulzar Hai' has been on every woman's lust list since then. Well, we at Guiltybytes can certainly not wait to see him spell his magic on the silver screen :) as far as Sonam is concerned, it seems like she has finally got a role that is just soooooo her! #JustSaying

Manish Malhotra's Bridal Collection and Alia Bhatt Captures Hearts

ATTENTION WINTER BRIDES! If you are going berserk while looking up on the internet for bridal wear inspiration then Manish Malhotra is the only person you need to look up to. From intricate detailing to use of royal colour scheme, Manish Malhotra's collection at ICW 2014 was titled ‘Portraits'. As the name suggests, this collection aimed to capture a girl in her most intense and beautiful moments. It is his belief that when a girl becomes a bride, she is the portrait of perfection and that is exactly why Manish's collection focused on element of antique in the outfits.

Alia Bhatt walked down the ramp in a red full-sleeved choli and lehenga that has a beautiful flare and intricate golden embroidery. She did not wear any jewelry and yet managed to race quite a few number of hearts at the show. Accompanying her was Aditya Roy Kapoor who was dressed in wide bottom pajamas and a cream coloured bandhgala. 

Design Inspiration From The Runway

Heavy use of gold dust and beige hues highlighted the collection. The outfits has a beautiful mix of modernity and tradition. Kashmiri zari work adorned the bridal outfits. The ramp was lit up with dim lanterns to await the maestro's designs. He has also used handpicked jewelry from Shree Rajmahal Jewellers to deck up his brides. Special naths, mang tikkas and neck pieces were used in this collection to dress up the brides for the ‘Portraits'. Well what more can we say, he truly is the master of bridal wear!

Queen Kangana Turns Showstopper For Anju Modi At India Couture Week

Flawless Kangana Ranaut made a beautiful show stopper for Anju Modi at India Couture Week 2014. With her collection titled Manikarnika, designer Anju Modi depicted a woman of the past, reborn in the present. 

Images From The Collection

The color palette for the collection were earthy, sepia tones like sand, old rose reminiscent of the centuries past. The rich jewel tones of burgundy, ruby, emerald, added the plushness of luxury. The collection deserves an applaud for it's detailed work on embroiders and sue of flowy drapes. A lot of detailed work was done on the groom's trousseau. Classic embellished pieces made it's way on to the ramp. The 'Fashion' star looked stunning in a beautiful heavily embroidered Lehenga, as she turned showstopper for the evening.

Rani Mukerji, Sabyasachi Inaugurate India Couture Week 2014

Bollywood beauty Rani Mukerji, who rarely makes appearances at fashion events in the capital, turned up for her best designer friend Sabyasachi Mukherjee's opening show at the Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014 Tuesday. Even though she wasn't a show stopper, she still managed to steal all the limelight.

Rani Mukherji Chopra looked absolutely stunning in a beige embellished zardosi saree and did most of the talking on the designer's behalf. Rani, whose wedding lehenga was also designed by Sabyasachi, said she was awestruck by his collection and had asked the designer to lend her some outfits for the promotions of her upcoming film, ‘Mardaani’.

With flattering bangs and roses in her hair she did kept her look very royal and very chic. Adorning a black clutch, she posed happily in front of the shutterbugs. Well this is what true friendship looks like! To Sabya, we are sure that Mrs. Chopra would have said, 'Anything for your bro.'

Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers is the title sponsor this year and its designer jewellery collection is seen on the ICW runway.

Food Review: Terminus 1, Ambience Mall,  Vasant Kunj.

New restaurants, new eateries in the city always make me excited! But with a lot of food tasting comes greater responsibility of reviewing the same. The latest place that #TeamGuiltybytes tried and tested was Terminus 1, Ambience Mall, Vasant kunj. As the name suggests, it's a junction for travelers but what really sets it apart is it's menu which opens up like an atlas. From ISBT Maggie to grilled pork skewers, they have global dishes squeezed in their menu.

The decor is like a travel land, where you have elements that remind you of vacation every now and then. This place is nicely lit and the interiors have been done up very well. With the introduction of molecular gastronomy our first dish of the day was a Thai curry mousse, served in the form of foam, cooked in the sous-vide method which ensures that the meal retains most of its natural juices and flavor. It was stunningly delicious.

Thai curry mousse
For our starters, we chose 2 vegetarian dishes, 1 chicken dish and a salad. And let me tell you, of all the starters, salad gets our vote of power! We ordered Thai Chilli Chicken which was chicken morsels tossed in red Thai curry paste and oriental vegetables. It has a very strong flavor of lemon grass which  we absolutely loved. Then we had Maftoul salad which is a dish that we would recommend to everyone. It's is a scrumptious amalgamation of couscous, dry fruits, tomatoes, olive, onion, pomegranate with sweet pomegranate dressing. Another favorite starter was clotted curd croquettes  which is cottage cheese and hung curd with Indian herbs and served with mango relish. The mango relish was absolutely yum. We also had Chimichurri Mushrooms, buttoned mushrooms with onion, cooked in butter which were not really that tasty as compared to other dishes. For drinks, we ordered Oreo cookie shake and kiwi fruit, oatmeal and thandai smoothie. 

Maftoul Salad
Clotted Curd Croquettes with Mango Relish
Chimichurri Mushrooms
Thai Chilli Chicken
Oero Milk Shake and Kiwi Oatmeal Thandai Smoothie
After a round of great appetizers, we moved to mains. For mains, we opted for a T-1 burger with Moroccan spices. I opted for a lamb patty with tomato, pickles, onion, cheddar, sesame sumac brioche. The lamb patty was juicy, full of flavors and mouth melting. The burger bun was so beautiful and had a pinkish colour in it due to a spice, absolutely loved the freshness of the bun and the crispy fries along with it. 

T-1 burger with lamb patty

We coupled it up with two different, veg flat breads which were again very crisp and crunchy on the base. though it lacked a generous amount of cheese on it, it still get a big thumbs up from us. Simply veg was our pick out of the two. It had goat cheese, roasted artichokes, olive oil and mushrooms. The other side was Da Vinci, with olives, sun dried tomatoes, basil pesto and pickled onions.

Flat breads- Da Vinci on left and Simply veg on right

Nimbu and anar shikajni
For desserts, we had by far one of the most amusing and yet an extremely delicious dessert of all times. It's called as Karachi Halwa Brownie Cake. Amusing, isn't it? A beautifully baked brownie was served with vanilla creme anglaise, pistchio and rosewater. The brownie was sandwiched with karachi halwa filling that made it an exotic dessert, truly!  

 Karachi Halwa Brownie Cake

We loved the menu with a very large variety, and yes, it's a meat lovers paradise! For vegans we have listed the options above. Meal for two costs about INR 1500 inclusive of taxes.

Will I be visiting it again? An Absolute Yes.