17. July 2014 · By admin · Comments

Basbousa is a dessert that is not only popular in many Middle Eastern countries, but also in Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Greece. Basbousa is a sweet semolina cake that is soaked in sugar syrup. It may sound like a sweet treat but, trust me, it isn’t. Its just sweet enough to please your taste […]

11. July 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Ingredients: 425 grams chickpeas, also called garbanzo beans 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon 1/4 cup tahini Half of a large garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt, according to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 to 3 tablespoons water Dash of ground paprika for serving […]

20. June 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Here’s a dessert I was introduced to by my mother-in-law and I thoroughly enjoy it whenever she makes it. We all know the health benefits of beetroot. Beetroot boosts stamina, improves immune system, and is rich in vitamins and fibres. Beetroot halwa is an innovative, yet healthy, take on this vegetable. Try it Ingredients: 2 […]

17. June 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

I was kept away from Mc Donald’s for a couple of months since I had to strictly avoid outside food. To satisfy my craving for fast food, especially Mc Donald’s burger, I decided to make it at home. I diligently searched for a look-alike recipe of McChicken on the internet but the variety just confused […]

17. June 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Kabuli Pulao is Afghanistan’s national dish, which I think is a perfect answer to Mughlai Biryani. In Afghan culture, Kabuli Pulao is a delicious ‘must-be-served’ food. Afghan cuisine isn’t as richly spiced as Mughlai cuisine in Indian sub-continent, but is tastefully balanced. The main spices used to flavour the Kabuli pulao are garam masala and […]

04. May 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Ingredients: 1/2 kg raw mangoes 200 gms sugar 2 1/2 cup water 3 – 4 tb.sp white vinegar 1 cup jaggery 1 tbsp ginger grated 1 tbsp garlic grated 1 tsp red chili powder 1 small piece cinnamon stick, 2-3 pepper corns and 1-2 cloves 1/2 tsp. salt dry fruit optional – few chopped cashew […]

30. April 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments Off

Everyone wants to experiment with new kabab recipes especially chicken kebabs. Bihari Chicken Kebab is well-known in North India and Pakistan. Bihari Kebabs are soft, succulent, and perfectly blended in spices. The best part of this recipe is that you don’t need an oven or grill to prepare this dish. Unlike in BBQ, tawa fry […]

08. February 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Katayef or Atayef are stuffed pancakes originating from the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. Katayef is a famous dessert with a rich filling of cream or custard with nut and is traditionally served in Ramadan. Katayef is similar to the usual pancakes, except that it is cooked only on one side and uses yeast. The […]

02. February 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Strawberries are Nature’s Love, I’ve heard somewhere. They’re beautifully red, heart-shaped (conical actually), juicy, fragrant, and sweet. Strawberries have  a faint tangy/sour flavour dominated by strong sweetness. Strawberries are rich in Vitamin C, even more than an orange. There are many sinful (and sensuous) ways to enjoy this flavour-packed little fruit. Dip it in chocolate, […]

28. December 2013 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Tzatziki sauce is a Greek sauce served with grilled meats or it is served as mezze beside other mezzes and meals. Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, and sometimes lemon juice, and dill or mint or parsley.[4] Tzatziki is always served cold. Tzatziki sauce is one of the main ingredients in gyros – a Greek sandwich where meat, onion, tomatoes […]