18. July 2017 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Define ‘comforting food’ – Chicken with vegetables topped with creamy gravy and blanketed by a buttery, flaky pie crust. That’s Chicken Pot Pie. Its been a while since I made a pot pie but, thanks to my little Game of Thrones recipes adventure, I’ve revisited the pie page again. It reminded me how much my […]

28. May 2017 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

This is the third shawarma recipe on Cukzy after the Lebanese Chicken Shawarma Wrap and Spicy Chicken Shawarma. As I had mentioned earlier, I experiment different recipes of a dish and, if I love it, I put up here for you. Shawarma is the most sought after dish from the Middle Eastern or Mediterranean cuisine […]

25. April 2017 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Egg curry is a satisfying dinner option when I visit the kitchen late in the evening and am not in mood for a take out. I find this recipe to be quite effortless yet delicious. Tamarind and coconut are the life of egg curries. You can make it a little spicy if you want – […]

21. March 2017 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Yes, the name Chicken/Murgh Changezi might remind you of the mighty emperor Genghis Khan, popularly known as Changez Khan in the Indian sub-continent (It did to me). There may not be any connection but it would be interesting how Chicken Changezi got its name. Maybe Changez Khan loved this dish and passed it on to […]

30. October 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Comments Off on Teriyaki Chicken

Teriyaki chicken was one of my favorites as a kid. The dish always reminds me of the Yum Yum Tree restaurant my family loved to visit. A Japanese delicacy, teriyaki is either grilled or broiled, glazed with sauce. I’ve pan-fried and made teriyaki sauce at home since the ready-made teriyaki sauce have some amount of […]

23. February 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

The first time I came across Orange Chicken, it sounded interesting but not really appetizing since I’m not fond of sweetness in my food. It looked delicious though, so I decided to try it at home. It was quite good and not as sweet as I thought it would be. Balance it with cayenne pepper or […]

31. December 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Pastrami is brined meat that is seasoned with herbs and smoked or steamed. Pastrami is either from beef, chicken, lamb, or turkey. There are so many (MANY!) recipes for a pastrami sandwich, the famous and authentic being Reuben’s. I’ve decided to try all variations starting with this one – Pastrami Coleslaw Sandwich (Maybe because mayonnaise […]

18. December 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

  Buttermilk fried chicken is a different take on homemade fast food. Its a perfect alternative to fast food take out because its quick and easy to prepare. Partner it with a soup or pasta, you’ll have a more than complete meal. If you don’t prefer frying, baking is another option. Marinate: 2 pieces chicken […]

07. August 2015 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Here’s a dish you’ll want to make again and again. Ingredients: 500 grams keema 1 large onion, chopped 2 medium sized tomatoes, chopped 1 potato, small cubes 1/2 cup green peas 2 tsp red chilli powder 1 tbsp roasted coriander seeds, ground (1 tsp powder) 1 tbsp roasted cumin seeds, ground (2 tsp powder) 1/2 […]

02. November 2014 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

  Marination: 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch strips 1 large egg 2 Tbsp cornstarch 1 pinch each salt & pepper Oil (for frying) Sauce: 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp water ½ Tbsp sesame oil 1½ Tbsp sugar 1½ Tbsp rice vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced 2 Tbsp sesame seeds 1 Tbsp […]