Chocolate Brownie by Tarla Dalal

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Dec. 30, 2013

A rich, dark chocolate brownie which is ideal for a tea party or even as a dessert if served with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream.


Plain flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (maida)
Cocoa powder 4 Tablespoon
Sour yogurt 2 Tablespoon (sour curds (khatta dahi))
Soda bi carb 1/4 Teaspoon
Melted butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Powdered sugar 5 Tablespoon
Vanilla essence 1/2 Teaspoon
Roughly chopped walnuts 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Hot water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
For greasing
Butter 1 Tablespoon (For greasing)



1. Using a sieve, sift together flour and cocoa powder. Keep aside.

2. In a bowl, mix together curd and soda-bi-carb, and keep aside.

3. In another bowl, combine together melted butter, vanilla essence, powdered sugar, and half cup of hot water, and whisk well. Add the curd-soda mixture and mix properly.

4. Now, add flour mix and walnuts, and mix in a gentle way to prepare a smooth batter of dropping consistency.

5. Take a microwave safe dish, grease it with butter, line it with grease proof paper, and again grease it with little amount of butter.


6. Into this greased microwave dish, pour in the batter and spread it in an even manner.

7. Microwave on high for around four minutes. Turn off microwave.

8. Allow the brownie to cool slightly and un-mould by turning upside down on a plate.


9. Discard the grease proof paper, and serve the brownie as a snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 4 Minutes
Ready In: 4 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 329Calories from Fat 159

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.7%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 95 mg3.96%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.7%

Dietary Fiber 6 g24%

Sugars 18 g

Protein 6 g12%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet