Sunday, May 17, 2020

Eat healthy food

Pre cooking preparation 
Offer chutney chat masala on our dining help to digest food well because of herbs & spices    
try to roast meat or grill as too fried food is not good for your body.

Monday, January 1, 2018

correct way to cut Avocado

best way to take out pulp from Avocado. Just cut into two half then twist a little  and scoop the middle flesh part.
add to your smoothies,& ssalads.   

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Different type of Masala

In Pakistani cooking  different type of spices are used to enhance the taste of the meat,chicken or fish
for the convenience of my readers I am writing the different masalas recipes.these combinations are my family recipes or I had developed  along with a dear friend Sara although these days many brand of masala are available but freshly grind  spices has their  own taste and aroma.for good result in your cooking alway try to use fresh masala

Biryani Masala
Red Chillies 1tbsp
Salt 1tbsp
Cloves 12 pieces
Kashmiri red chilly 4tbsp
Coriander  or Dhania 4tbsp
Haldi 1tsp
Dried plum 15pieces
choti Elachi 10pieces
Dalchini 2 sticks
Zeera 2tbsp
Star anise flower 5pieces
Black zeera 1tbsp
Pepper corn 1tbsp
Bay leaves 4
grind and mix them together
to  sprinkle on  top of rice at the time of simmer (dum)
Clove powder  1/2tsp
Nutmeg powder 1/2 tsp
Jalfil powder 1/2tsp


Friday, January 25, 2013

Avocado wonders!

Avocado are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and its improves your bold cholesterol level also control blood sugar level.its good source of fiber,mineral,   B complex and vitamin C & E
There are many type of avocados but most popular is pear shaped with a pebbly skin.
What is the general rule to select a ripe avocado :-

  • Gently squeeze the fruit in your palm don't use your fingertips so ripe ready-to-eat fruit will yield to gentle pressure .
 A secret to cut a ripe avocado is cut in lengthwise around the seed rotate the halves seep rate then remove the seed by sliding the tip of a spoon gently underneath and lifting out then scoop out the avocado with a spoon and cut with knife to required size of pieces.

  • If you buy a unripe  avocado then  just keep for 4-5 days at room temperature.
  •  To expedite the ripening process the place in a closed paper bag with an apple or banana at room temperature until it yield to gentle pressure
  • Ripe fist that is ready to eat can be refrigerated for several days.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cottage Cheese" Paneer"

How to make cottage cheese at home and its called "Paneer".
Paneer is famous for making delicious a whole load of otherwise boring dishes. Palak Paneer, Paneer Makhani(butter), Chilli Paneer, Mutter(peas) Paneer, Paneer Butter Masala, Shahi Paneer, Paneer Jalfrezi and Saag Paneer to name a few.You can use this recipe to make all of the above dishes, plus a huge range of others. Your imagination is only restricted by itself. If you are making a curry, remember to press the cheese under weights firmly so that you can cube it without it falling also you can  crumble the fresh paneer and use it in samosas, spring rolls, shammi kebabs, kofta and lots of other tasty things, including desserts.If you don’t want to use your paneer straight away, you can refrigerate it for up to a week (wrapped up well) or in the freezer for a couple of months.
Homemade Paneer: How to make Paneer at Home
(makes 3 cups)
116 fl. oz. (6 pints) full fat milk
¾ cup (220ml) lemon juice
Method: In a large, non stick saucepan heat the milk on a very low heat until boiling . Note: Heating the milk on a high flame will almost certainly burn the entire bottom of your pan. I find that rubbing the pan with a little oil before adding the milk (and using a non-stick pan) reduces the risk of burning the hell out of your beloved cookware. Stir the milk often to stop it settling at the bottom of your pan. If, by chance it does settle and burn, do not scrape the burnt gunk off. It will ruin your cheese. And your mood.
 Place a clean cheesecloth in a colander and put the whole thing in an empty sink.
When your milk is boiling hard, add the lemon juice and briefly stir. Leave it for a couple of minutes until all of the curds separate from the whey (Step  I love this part, it’s like seeing a beautiful yet ugly otherworldly miracle. Let this settle for five minutes or so.
Tip the contents of the pan into the cheesecloth over the colander. You could save the whey to curdle your milk next time you make paneer. It will keep in the fridge for months. I like to save it for baking too. If you’re a busy person then let it drain away.
 Give the curds a good rinse under the cold tap to rise away any excess acidity.
 Pick up the cheesecloth and squeeze out most of the water (Step 4). Be careful, it can be very hot.
 Place a plate or bowl under your colander (to catch the whey) and lots of weight on top of the cheesecloth for at least an hour for a crumbly paneer, or longer for a firm paneer . My object of choice was a really heavy mortar. You can use whatever you like. Not the dog or your spouse, mind you.
8. Unwrap and enjoy your fresh, homemade cheese. Crumble it, cube it and create with it.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Homemade Kulfi

Kulfi with  topping of nuts & caramel

1liter milk
1tsp rose water
50gm koya(make a quick koya by taking nido powder milk and add a little milk and mix)
1packet cream
1/2 tin condense milk
1/2 cup sugar
2tbsp cornflour
1cup nut(almond or Ceshew)
1/4tsp Choti Ilachi powder

For caramal
1/2 cup sugar

Almonds or Cheshew

Boil milk and make a mixture by add sugar.Secondly make paste of cornflour with little milk and add to the mixture. Let this mixture cook on low heat but keep stirring with spoon from time to time then add koya, cream and condence milk,rose water,ilachi powder and let it cool down.

Make crunhy topping
Make caremal by heat a pan and adding sugar put this sugar on greased plate and let to cool down just transfer the mixture into kulf molds and on top add caremal and nuts .put in these molds in the freezer.may take few hours to become hard and solid once done enjoy your homemade kulfi.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cowboy caviar salad

This is very tasty and easy to make salad also very filling so try now .
 cowboy caviar salad
One can black-eyed beans
One can corn kernels
2/3 cup thinly chopped green onions
2/3cup chopped cilantro
½ lb Roma tomatoes coarsely chopped
1 firm ripe avocado
1/2cup olive (green)

Salt to taste
2tablespoon vinegar
11/2 teaspoon Olive oil
 One clove garlic crushed
½ teaspoon freshly crushed cumin
One tablespoon lemon juice
One teaspoon black pepper
In bowl mix vinegar, oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic, crushed cumin, salt, pepper then peel, pit and cut avocado into 1/2inch cubes. Add vinegar mixture and mix gently to coat. Drain and rinse beans and corn. Add beans, corn, onion, cilantro and tomatoes to avocado, mix gently so all coat well. Add salt to taste. Serve salad with chips as an appetizer.