01. October 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

  Rogan Josh is an aromatic lamb dish of Persian origin, which is one of the signature recipes of Kashmiri cuisine. Rogan josh was brought to Kashmir by the Mughals, whose cuisine was in turn influenced by Persian cuisine. Mutton Rogan Josh is a beautiful blend of aromatic spices and flavors. Here’s a dish that deserves […]

26. September 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Eid is incomplete without seviyan (sweet vermicelli). Seviyan s is an important part of breakfast on Eid and is also served to guests. There are many variants to seviyan. Some are fried, some are prepared with milk, some with cream. I like the fried version and here it is   Ingredients: 200 grams  vermicelli 7 tbsp […]

25. September 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Comments

Zarda Pulao is also known as Zafraani Zarda Pulao (Sweet Saffron Rice). The dish is not really a dessert but more like a finishing touch to your main course. Zarda pulao has been a mandatory dish to finish the Friday lunch (Compulsory congregation prayers are offered on Fridays).  In my family, the Friday menu has […]

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 Nadia Asif · 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 […]