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 […]

25. September 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

This recipe is as simple as A, B, C of trifle. My daughter gobbled down the blueberries but, fortunately, I could grab a few for this recipe. Here’s the recipe for lemon curd. I have used Greek yogurt, which is a creamier version of plain yogurt because it is completely strained off the whey. This […]

25. September 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

I’m not a dessert fan and am always looking around for quick, simple, and easy recipes to fix a sweet bite. Lemon curd is a perfect recipe. Top it on a usual loaf of sponge cake or a cupcake and you’ll have a dessert everyone is going to enjoy. I poured a layer of lemon […]

12. September 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

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 […]

09. August 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

I’ve tried Greek dips before and they are delicious. One of the signature dips of Greek cuisine is the Tzatziki Sauce. Considering that Mediterranean food is mildly spiced, dips complete the taste. Ingredients: 2 slices bread 3/4 cup walnuts 5 cloves garlic 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup olive oil Method: Remove the sides […]

09. August 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

Ingredients: 10 medium-sized red potatoes 1/4 cup olive oil Juice of 2 lemons 1 tbsp oregano Salt to season Method: Preheat oven to 400 F Wash and quarter the red potatoes in similar sizes. Pour the olive oil, sprinkle the lemon juice, and oregano. Give it a toss to mix. Bake for 30 minutes. Turn […]

01. March 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Write a comment

It was an evening with little mood to cook but no mood to eat the usual or even a take-out. I decided to attempt Chutney Gosht since it sounded like a good diversion from the usual mutton curries, although not really out-of-the-box. Herbs give it a humble aroma, while the chillies balances the flavor. I […]

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 […]

21. February 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Comments Off on Dal Palak

Dal Palak is traditional to Indian vegetarian cuisine – a recipe passed on by generations. Dal Palak is a fine, nutritious, and lightly spiced combination of lentils and spinach. This kind of palak recipes retain most of nutritional value of spinach since its not fried or burdened with spices. Perfect to be on your ‘Healthy […]

06. February 2016 · By Nadia Asif · Comments Off on Mutton Rizala

Here’s Mutton Rizala from Awadhi cuisine. Unlike the conventional deep-colored and heavily spiced gravies, Rizala is mildly-spiced, nut-based mutton dish. Awadh is known for ‘inventing’ the dum style or slow-fire cooking. Slow-cooking lets each ingredient release its flavor gradually, making the dish rich in flavor and aroma. Mutton Rizala is one such dish, which tastes […]