22. September 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Here’s another variant of Sheer Khurma and is quite distinct since it uses talmakhana and coconut. These ingredients make the sheer khurma a very rich dessert.     Ingredients: 250 grams Vermicelli 1 litre milk 1 cup dates 100 grams talmakhana, chopped (phool makhana, lotus fruit/seed) 1 cup almonds, sliced 1 cup cashenuts, roughly chopped […]

22. September 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

There are many dishes that are synonymous to Eid. Sheer Khurma is one of those eternal dishes, which has passed on from generations. When my husband returns from the Eid prayers, his first question is “Where’s the sheer khurma?”. Sheer Khurma is a tradition that reflects Eid celebrations. Ingredients: 1 liter whole milk 6-7 dry […]

10. August 2014 · By admin · Comments

Ingredients: Chicken 1 k.g Basmati rice 2 cups Melon seeds ( chaar maghaz) 1 tbsp Poppy seeds 1 tbsp Coconut powder 2 tbsp Cashew nuts 6-7 Saffron 15-16 strands Tomatoes 2-3 (blended) Nutmeg, Mace powder 1/2 tsp Whole spice powder 1 tsp Bay leaves 2 Cinnamon stick 1-2 Brown onion 1 cup Salt to taste […]

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 […]