mosse mWhen i first time tried this recipe, i was doubted about its result but believe me i was so happy to eat this velvety smooth textured chocolate and strawberry Mousse. You can make this mousse it few minutes only.

INGREDIENTS:

Cream1 cup
Chocolate7 oz, chopped
Gelatin1 tsp +2tbsp water
Sugar3 tbsp
Water1/4 cup
Strawberries (cut in small chunks)1/2 cup
Coffee liquid1 tsp (optional)

METHOD:

  • In a small bowl soak gelatin in 2 tbsp water. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl place chocolate and set aside.
  • In a sauce pan add water and sugar, cook till sugar melts.
  • Pour syrup of sugar on chocolate and mix with whisk. Mix till smooth.Let it come to the room temperature meanwhile beat cream.
  • Beat cream till fluffy. Add coffee liquid in cream (if you want). Beat well.
  • In microwave heat gelatin for 10 seconds. It will become liquid mix with spoon an mix in chocolate.
  • Pour chocolate mixture in cream and mix well.
  • Mix strawberry chunks in cream with light hands.
  • Fill in small serving glasses and refrigerate till set.
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  • Enjoy velvety sweet and tangy Mousse..:)
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DAL DATE HALWA

dh mI know most of you like Channe ki dal ka Halwa, but how about trying more healthy and delicious Chane ki dal Khajor Halwa/ gram lentil and date Fudge.

INGREDIENTS:

Gram lentil / Chana dal1 cup
Dates3/4 cup
Milk1 cup + 1 cup water for cooking lentil.
Ghee/ Butter1/2 cup
Cardamom3-4
Sugar1/2 cup or to taste
Nutsfor garnish

METHOD:

  • Soak lentil in water for 1 hour, now in a pot cook it with milk till tender.
  • Wash and remove seeds of dates and in a chopper add boiled lentil and dates and make a smooth paste.
  • In a pan add ghee/ butter and cardamom, let it crackle then add mixture of dates and lentil.
  • Add sugar too. Adjust sugar according to you taste.
  • Cook and stir occasionally till ghee separates.
  • Spread on greased tray and cut in desired shapes.
  • Garnish and serve.
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MILKY GULAB JAMUN

mgmI was very excited when i tried this recipe first time because i never heard this type of dessert before. The end result was so delicious. Hope you will also try and enjoy.

INGREDIENTS:

Plain flour1/2 cup
Cottage cheese1/2 cup
Almonds1/2 cup
Baking soda1/4 tsp
Sugar for syrup2 cups
Water1cup
Cardamom3-4
Milk for milk syrup1 litter
Condense milk1/2 cup

METHOD:

  • In a pan cook milk, condense milk and cardamom till thick. Set  aside.
  • Soak Almond in hot water, after removing skin grind them to make a paste.
  • In a bowl mix flour, cheese, soda and almond paste. Knead this dough and set a side for 15 minutes.
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  • Make sugar syrup by adding water and sugar in a pan, let sugar dissolve completely.
  • Make balls of equal size.
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  • Fry in oil.
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  • Add these balls in sugar syrup and let them soak syrup for few minutes. Turn off the flame and cover the lid for five minutes.
  • Now arrange them in a deep dish and pour milk syrup.
  • Serve hot or chilled.
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W M MA delicious semolina pudding or halwa. I have posted MUKHADI HALWA recipe before but this recipe is very different in taste and appearance. This Halwa is a traditional recipe here in Attock region. People are making Mukhadi with a lot of variations. In winter season you can make and enjoy with your family.

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I have learned this from a villager, she told me that like MUKHADI HALWA this is also famous in villages of Punjab.
Hope you all will like the recipe too.

INGREDIENTS:

Semolina / suji1 cup, soak in 1 cup water
Sugar3/4 cup
Water2 tbsp
Ghee3/4 cup or as required.
Cardamom3-4
Nutsas required

METHOD:

  • In a deep pan add sugar, cardamom and water 2tbsp, cook till sugar melt.
  • Color should not be brown.
  • Now add ghee and mix well.
  • Add soaked semolina and mix well.
  • Keep on stirring till ghee separates.
  • Garnish with nuts and serve.
  • You can compare the colors of White mukhadi and Mukhadi Halwa. Both are very different.

 

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QUICK GAJJAR HALWA

g halwa mMy mother adapted this method when Zubaida Tariq aunty made this a long ago, This is a very easy way of making halwa, you can say jhat pat halwa making. I have garnished this halwa with boiled egg because few of my friends from Lahore posted pictures of halwa in which they used boiled egg as a garnish , when i asked them about the taste and logic of this garnish they told me that in Lahore this is a famous garnish. I then decided to check the taste myself 🙂 Truly i loved the combination of both.

INGREDIENTS:

Carrots1 kg
Sugar1 cup or to taste
Ghee1/2 cup
Powdered milk1 and 1/2 cup
Cardamom3-4

METHOD:

    • Grate carrots and cook them in a pot till water evaporates.
    • Now add ghee and cardamom in carrots. Mix well.
    • Add sugar and start stirring on medium flame. Add half milk powder and stir till ghee separates.
    • Now sprinkle remaining milk powder and cover with the lid.
    • Milk powder will absorb steam and appear like khoya.
    • Mix and garnish with nuts and boiled eggs.
    • Serve.
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BREAD RASMALAI

r m mmBread Rasmalai recipe I first saw on a friend’s “Safoora’s Cuisine” page on Facebook. All ingredients were at home and very next day I ave tried this recipe and believe me it was delicious in taste. This instant Rasmalai is a simplest version of Original Rasmalai.

You can check my Bread Gulab Jamun recipe here: BREAD GULAB JAMUNS

INGREDIENTS:

Bread slices4-5
Cream/ cottage cheese/ khoya3-4 tbsp
Crushed nuts2 tbsp
Milk3 cups
Condensed milk1/2 cup
Cardamom3-4
Sugarif required
Nuts (almond and pistachio)for garnish

METHOD:

    • Cut bread slices with a round cutter. Size of rounds can vary.
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    • In a bowl add cream and chopped nuts, mix  and spread on slices.
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    • Make sandwiches.
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    • Arrange in a serving dish.
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    • In a pan add milk , cardamom and condensed milk. Cook till reduce to half. Add 1 tbsp crushed nuts in syrup.
    • You can adjust sugar according to your taste. Now keep this milk syrup in fridge.
    • Before serving pour over bread slices. Syrup should be well chilled.
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    • Garnish with nuts.
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    • Enjoy Instant Rasmalai..:)
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suji halwaSuji Halwa or Semolina pudding is one of Pakistan’s famous dessert. This is a basic recipe which i am going to share. Two methods i will give, both are easy and end product is delicious.

INGREDIENTS:

Suji/ semolina1 cup
Sugar3/4 cup
Ghee3 tbsp
Cardamom3-4
Water1 and 3/4 cup
Nutsas needed

METHOD:

  • In a pot add water and sugar, cook till sugar dissolve.
  • In a pan add ghee and cardamom. Let it crackle then add semolina and fry till light golden.
  • Now pour sugar syrup and stir constantly.
  • Cook till ghee separates.
  • Garnish with nuts and serve hot.
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METHOD 2:

  • In a pan add ghee and cardamom ,let it crackle then add semolina.
  • Fry till light brown, add sugar and mix.
  • Add water double to suji/semolina.
  • Cook till oil separates .Add khoya and nuts.
  • Mix and serve hot.

You can check another delicious Halwa: ANDE SUJI KA HALWA/ EGG AND SEMOLINA PUDDING.

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KHOYA ZARDA

zarda mZarda is the most famous Dessert in Pakistan specially Punjab. I have posted two types of zardas before, this recipe is not different in method which i have mentioned before but taste is different and rich because of khoya.
You can check my recipe of SHAHI ZARDA and ZARDA.

INGREDIENTS:

Rice1 cup
Sugar3/4 cup
Ghee/ oil2 tbsp
Khoya 3/4 cup
Cardamom3-4
Mix nutsas needed
Muraba/ ashrafianas needed
Orange zest1 tsp
Food colors (red and green)few drops
Water1 cup.

METHOD:

  • Wash and soak rice for 20 minutes.
  • In a pot boil water, add 1 tsp of vinegar for bright color of rice.
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  • Add rice in boiling water and cook till 1 kani left.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • In a pot melt ghee/ oil and add cardamom, let it crackle.
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  • Add sugar and 1 cup water. Stir till sugar melt.
  • Add Rice and mix with sugar syrup. Let it cook till water absorb.
  • Now add khoya and with light hands mix in rice. Save 3-4 tbsp khoya for garnish.
  • Spread nuts, orange zest and ashrifian/ murabas.
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  • Drop red and green color on rice and cover with lid.
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  • Let it simmer.
  • Serve hot.
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BASAN KI BARFI

basan barfi mI am grateful to one of my very dear friend, Farah Naz whose recipe i have tried and believe me it was a big hit.

INGREDIENTS:

Gram flour/ basan1 cup
Butter200gms
Sugar1 cup
Milk2 cups
Saffron few threads
Dessicated coconut2 tbsp (to sprinkle)
Cardamom3-4

METHOD:

  • In a pan add butter and cardamom. Let it melt then add gram flour.
  • Cook till light brown . Add milk and stir constantly for five minutes.
  • Now add sugar and saffron and mix well.
  • Cook till sugar melts and become a little bit thick .
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  • Spread in a greased pan and press with wet hand or spatula. Sprinkle nuts and coconut.
  • Let it set for few minutes and then cut shapes of your choice.
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NOTE:

  • I have used evaporated milk instead of fresh milk. End result was too good.
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  • I have used ghee instead of butter, reduce quantity of ghee to 100 gms. But go for butter first 🙂
  • I have reduced sugar to 3/4 cup . You can ajust according to your taste.

 

HONEY NUT BARS

nut bar mFew days ago one of my friend asked me to share any honey and nut bar recipe. I am sharing one very easy and healthy recipe which i usually follow. You can use any cereal instead of rice krispies.

INGREDIENTS:

Butter4 tbsp
Honey1/4 cup
Brown sugar1/4 cup
Mixed nuts3/4 cups
Crushed cereals/ rice krispies .3 cups

METHOD:

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  • In a pan add butter, honey and sugar. Stir till melt.
  • Remove from stove and mix all nuts (cashew, almonds, pistachio and coconut) and cereals.
  • Coat well and spread on greased tray. Press with wooden spoon and leave for few minutes.
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  • Cut squares and keep in fridge for few minutes till set.
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  • Store in air tight box.
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NUTTY DATE BITES/ SLICE

d n s mI have picked this recipe from my mother’s cook book and surely this is very healthy and delicious. You can make small bite size rounds or make small slices.

INGREDIENTS:

Dates8 oz
Honey2 tbsp
Lemon juice1 tbsp
Walnuts2 oz
Flour4 oz
Butter8 oz
Oats6 oz

METHOD:

  • Remove seeds from dates.
  • In a pan add dates, juice and honey with 2 tbsp water.
  • Cook for few minutes till soft. Let it cool.
  • In a large bowl mix flour, oats and butter. Knead it. You can add icing sugar if you want to.
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  • Now in a 7 inches pan spread flour mixture and then  spread date mixture.
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  • Spread walnuts.
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  • Spread dough on top.
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  • Bake it 180c for 25 minutes.
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  • Serve hot OR cold 🙂
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NUKTI

nuti mI do not know from where my mother learned this recipe but one thing is sure these are super delicious winter snack for all age groups. These are Pakistani style Churros..lolz

INGREDIENTS:

Flour1 cup
Water1/2 cup
Sugar2 tbsp
Oil2 tbsp
Shakar/ Jaggery3/4 cup

METHOD:

  • In a pan heat water, oil and sugar, make a syrup and then let it cool down for few minutes.
  • Add this syrup in your flour and knead it to form a dough.
  • Make thin sticks and fry in oil.
  • Drain on paper towel .
  • In a pan melt jaggery or Shakar with 1 – 2 tbsp water.
  • Now just toss sticks in this mixture and dust grind sugar or icing sugar.
  • Serve with tea.
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GAJJAR MUKHADI

c m mHave you ever heard about Gajjar Mukhadi / Carrot and Semolina Desert..???? Mukhadi is a famous Halwa of KPK and Punjab but this carrot Mukhadi was a surprising thing for me also when my maid first time tell me. I just garbed the pen and copy down her recipe. Very next day i was experimenting in my kitchen 🙂

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It was very different in taste and aroma then Mukhadi. Carrots are in season so do not forget to try this recipe.

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Click the link for original MUKHADI HALWA.

INGREDIENTS:

Semolina1 cup (soak in 2 cup water)
Cardamom3-4
Sugar3/4 cup
Carrots grated1/2 cup
Ghee/ Butter1/2 cup
Nuts and khoya for garnish

METHOD:

  • Soak semolina in water for 15 minutes then drain excess water.
  • In a heavy bottom pan add Ghee and cardamom, let it crackle.
  • Add sugar and let it melt on very low flame. You can check this process here MUKHADI HALWA
  • Grate carrots and set aside.
  • Add semolina  in ghee and stir for five minutes.
  • Add carrots in semolina mixture and now get ready for muscular exercise, because you need to stir constantly till ghee separates.
  • Garnish with nuts or khoya and serve hot.
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  • Enjoy this very different Mukhadi with a cup of tea  🙂
  • I am sharing my carrot carving with you. 2 years ago i have participate in a contest arranged by Sajina of “Saju’s taste”.
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  • A small carrot pot with flowers.
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  • Look at the vibrant colors of vegetables.
  • Carrot ribbons very simple to make from a hand peeler.
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  • Make loops and secure with tooth pick.
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  • Carrot Hearts  🙂
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CHANE KI DAL KA HALWA

lentil mainChane ki dal ka halwa/ gram lentil pudding is scrumptious dessert. In Pakistan this is very famous in all age groups. I remember when i was a small kid ,on 15 Shaban (shab e barat) along with other halwas my mother used to make this one as well.
Distributing halwa in neighborhood was a fun activity for me as a child 🙂

INGREDIENTS:

Chane ki dal/ gram lentil1/2 kg
Sugar1 and 3/4 cups or to taste
Ghee1 and 1/2 cups
Cardamom4-5
Khoya/ milk powder1 cup
Nutsas needed

METHOD:

  • Wash gram lentil and soak it in water for 1 hour.
  • Boil it and drain water. Grind it till paste forms.
  • Now in a pot add ghee/butter and cardamom , let it crackle and add paste of gram lentil.
  • Add sugar also and stir this constantly till ghee start to separate.
  • Add khoya or powder milk and stir well.
  • As soon as ghee separates add nuts and spread this mixture on a greased tray.
  • With spatula or flat spoon even the surface an cut shapes of your choice.
  • Let it cool completely and with knife separate them.
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  • You can follow this technique too, after boiling lentil grind it and in ghee roast it, in separate pan add ghee and cardamom.
  • Let it crackle and add sugar and 1/2 cup water as soon as sugar melts add lentil and stir constantly.
  • Now stir it till ghee separates, add nuts and spread on tray and cut shapes.
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LOKI KA HALWA

lk mLoki ka Halwa/ Bottle gourd pudding is one of famous dessert in Pakistan. Specialty of Karachi.This recipe is my mother’s tried and tested recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

Loki/ Bottle gourd1 kg
Sugarto taste
Ghee1/2 cup
Cardamom4-5
Milk powder1 cup
Nutsas needed
Khoya1 cup
Green food colorfew drops

METHOD:

  • Grate bottle gourd boil water in a large pot add green food color in it. Add grated bottle gourd in it and stir it. Strain it after 5-6 minutes.
  • In another pan add ghee and cardamom , let it crackle.
  • Now add bottle gourd and sugar in it.
  • when sugar dissolve add powder milk and mix well.
  • If you do not want to add powder milk then add 2 cups milk in it. Cook till milk dries.
  • Now add dry fruits and khoya. Mix and serve.
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ORANGE CAKE TRUFFLES

CAKE BALLS MThese orange flavored truffles or balls are a perfect treat for kids.They look a bit funny but they are so delicious that you can’t help but love them.

INGREDIENTS:

Vanilla cake 1 cup
Orange juice1 tbsp
Orange zest1/4 tsp
Dessicated coconut1 tbsp
Cooking chocolateas needed

METHOD:

  • Bake a vanilla simple cake or if you have any leftover brownie cake or cupcakes etc then you can use it.
  • Add orange zest and juice. Mix well.
  • Add dessicated  coconut and nix again.
  • Make small balls of equal size and keep in refrigerator for 1/2 hour.
  • Melt chocolate and dip each ball in it and place on butter paper.
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  • Sprinkle any thing of your choice and let them set.
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  • Can we a yummiest gift for your loved ones..:)
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