CHICKEN CREAMY PIE

This recipe is very simple, You can make this pie with pizza dough or puff pastry. Flaky and crispy outside creamy and tasty filling inside will give you a very yummy feelings.

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken boiled and shredded 1 cup
Onion chopped1 medium
Butter1 tbsp
Black pepper1/2 tsp
Chicken powder1 tsp
Saltto taste
Red chili flakes1 tsp or to taste
Flour2 tbsp
Milk3/4 cup
Egg1 beaten
Sesame seedsas needed
Puff pastry or pizza doughas needed

METHOD:

  • In a pan add butter and onion, stir it for few seconds. Add flour and stir till raw smell remove.
  • Add chicken and mix well.
  • Now add chicken powder, salt, black pepper and crushed red chilies. Mix well.
  • Add chicken milk and stir well. Thick mixture will form.
  • Roll puff pastry or pizza dough.
  • Cut in squares.
  • Fold the corner and cut a strip as mentioned in pic.
  • Do this on opposite sides.
  • Place a spoon full of mixture in center and brush egg wash on all corners.
  • Overlap both sides.
  • Brush egg wash on top of pie, sprinkle sesame seeds.
  • Bake at 180c till done.
  • Enjoy with ketchup or ant sauce.

 

Crispy sticks with cheesy flavor you can add in your iftar menus or give your kids in lunch boxes. Make and store in freezer for a long time. Recipe is inspired by chef Shahid.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Bread slices  as needed or 8 slices
  • Mozzarella cheese , grate it.
  • Black pepper   1/2 tsp
  • Green chili crushed  1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves  1 tsp
  • Chicken powder  1/2 tsp
  • Eggs  2 beaten
  • Bread crumbs  as needed.
  • Make a paste of flour and water for sealing bread.
  • Ketchup for serving

METHOD:

  • Take fresh bread and with pin roll press it and remove edges.
  • Now in a bowl add all ingredients. and mix with light hands.
  • Beat eggs.
  • Place filling on bread and roll it. Seal with paste of flour and dip in egg. Coat crumbs and deep fry.
  • Do not fry on high flame.
  • Serve hot with Sauce.

 

                                                                            GARLIC MAYO SAUCE:

INGREDIENTS:

  • Mayonnaise    2-3 tbsp
  • Vinegar           1 tsp
  • Freshly grind ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp
  • Icing sugar   1/2 tsp
  • Mustard powder  1/2 tsp

METHOD:

  • Mix all ingredients and serve with sticks.

Huh! Childhood memories. I still remember Kondas at my friend Saher’s house, her mother was an expert in making Pooris, tarkari, kheer and Tikkiyan. Tikkiyan I always love to eat. Here is the recipe which I have learned from my Relative Nusrat Mati. Recipe is very easy and you can keep dough in freezer or fridge for a week. Even I have experimented by putting tikkiyas in freezer after cutting them in shape and place on a plastic sheet. Freeze. Just thaw before frying.

Watch my Video for clear understanding:

INGREDIENTS:

Flour1 cup
Poppy seeds1/4 cup or 2 tbsp
Sesame seeds1 tbsp
Fennel seeds1 tbsp
Brown sugar1/2 cup
Oil2 tbsp
Baking Soda1/4 tsp/ pinch
Cardamom crushed2-3

METHOD:

  • Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix.
  • Knead with water or milk.
  • Set aside for few minutes.
  • Dust flour on surface and roll the dough.
  • Cut rounds from cutter or cover of bottle and fry. I cut them in diamond shape. In my video I have demonstrated, so you can check it in video.
  • After frying place on paper towel and let it cool.
  • Enjoy with tea.

CHICKEN BBQ BURGER

Must try recipe with BBq flavored chicken chunks. They are delicious with full of flavors. You can add this in your kids lunch box menu.

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken bone less1/2 kg
Red chili powder1 tsp
Green chili powder1/2 tsp
Dahi6 tbsp
Ginger Garlic paste2 tsp
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
All spice powder1/2 tsp
Cumin powder1 tsp
Chinese salt1 tsp
Coriander powder2 tsp
Salt1 tsp
Chili garlic sauce2 tbsp
Vinegar1 tbsp
Zarda color1/4 tsp
Oil2 tbsp
Buns4, long
Mayonnaiseas needed
Ketchupas needed

METHOD:

  • In chicken cubes add all spices and leave it for 1-2 hours.
  • Add oil in a pan and chicken, cook till tender. Add chili garlic sauce in chicken mixture.
  • You can give smoke of coal.
  • Cut long buns from center.
  • In buns spread ketchup first and place chicken mixture.
  • You can spread mayonnaise on one side of bun, if required.
  • Serve with Fries.

 

CRISPY CRUNCHY FRIES

  • Cut potatoes (1 kg) in wedges.
  • In boiling water add 2 tbsp. salt and lemon food color pinch.
  • Add potato wedges and just boil for 5 minutes.
  • Drain water and spread on a paper towel.
  • Sprinkle corn flour on potatoes. Toss well.
  • Fry in oil. (for long lasting crispiness you can fry them in unipuff butter)
  • After adding in oil do not turn for few minutes, let them cook for few minutes other wise they will break.

 

CAKE RUSK

One of a famous tea time snack in Pakistan. No other biscotti or cookie can beat this very tasty Cake Rusk snack. I am posting a very easy and simple recipe which I have adapted this recipe from Chef Saima’s Recipes. Hope you will give it a try .

INGREDIENTS:

Plain Flour3 cups
Baking powder 2 tsp
Sugar (grind it)2 cup
Butter/ Ghee (on room temp)1 cup
Eggs4
Salt1/2 tsp
Vanilla essence1 tsp
Milk1 cup

METHOD:

  • Mix all dry (flour, baking powder and salt)  ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl add butter/ ghee and sugar, beat well for 5 minutes.
  • Add eggs and beat again.
  • Now add essence and beat. (lemon essence is recommended for rusks)
  • Add flour and mix well.
  • Add milk. Beat .
  • Grease a tray/pan and place butter paper.
  • Pour mixture of cake in pan.
  • Bake at 180c till done.
  • Let it cool and cut in slices.
  • Place on Oven tray and bake again at 180c till nice brown color appear.
  • Let it cool and serve.

PERFECT DOUNUTS

 

Donut is one of the special snack for kids or you can say more than a snack 🙂 I saw Donut recipe with fantastic pictures by Urooj Adil in a group, So I contacted Her to see if she wanted to feature her recipe here. She agreed with a big “YES”.

I am grateful that she agreed and shared a perfect recipe with detail with us.
Without further ado allow me to introduce Urooj, who will share a bit about herself and her inspiration:

Very easy, fantastic, quick, perfectly soft and their smell and taste was  incredible, Donuts with chocolate topping.

Yummmmmmm

Today, I made donuts with my bundle of joy. Real sweet pastime, but I am scared that there won’t be enough donuts, because my child ate them immediately one after another.

A little confession: I’m not a donut person but now i can understand the phrase What ever you don’t like/Enjoy there is a moment in mother’s life where she happily complete that task for the sake of her child happiness.

So, my little man doesn’t know how to speak properly as he is only 3 but he can tell me he wants two things each day as breakfast , pre lunch, lunch, noon snack, pre dinner, dinner, bed time snack & even in mid night i.e: Gol Gappy , dounts

Due to his constant demand I searched internet starting from my most favourite cooking expert Shireen Anwer recipe & after going through written recipes to YouTube videos i ended from where I started.

Given below recipe is the recipe of Shireen Apa’s donut recipe. I highly recommend please go through this video for tips, do(s) & don’t(s)

 

As the recipe is Quick, easy gives some remarkable results.

People who like more sweet taste can ascend suger level upto their likeness. I always follow One tip from Shireen Apa’s teacher sir yousuf, he says, be fearless. Ek bar agr apki marzi ka kaam nahi bnay ga to koi baat nahi dusri bar k liye app k pass tajarba hojaye ga.

I made this recipe in quarters makes about 12-14 ( I used standard measuring cups)

 

INGREDIENTS:

Flour 250 gm

Yeast 1.5tsp

Suger 2tbsp

Milk powder 1/4 cup

Butter 2tbsp

Egg 1

Milk 70 ml (app. 1/4 cup +2tbsp)

Water 50 ml (app.1/4 cup)

(Mix water and milk microwave for 20 sec and knead the dough with this warm liquid)

METHOD:

Mix everything, make soft plus smooth dough. proof for 30 min to 1.5 hr

Punch down, knead for 5-7 min, roll 1/2 inches thick, cut, leave on flour dusted surface for second proof, fry.

for frying process

It is like the usual. But i did deep fry in small pan. 2 at a time. Pour hot oil on upper side of donuts too with the help of a deep spoon.

Fry on medium heat.

FOR GLAZE INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup icing suger

1tsp coco powder

2tsp hot water

Mix well. Be fearless, you can simply ascend or descend sweetness according to your taste.

TIPS FOR DONUT MAKING

Some tips I found useful if you are making donuts for the first time like me:

1) I has shared 1/4th portion of Shireen Anwar’s recipe. This quantity is perfect if you are trying donuts for the first time and it makes easily 12-15 donuts.

2) Mix all the dry ingredients for the dough first. Then add melted butter and the egg. Then add the water and milk mixture little by little just enough to knead a smooth dough.

3) Make sure the water and milk mixture is slightly hotter than warm if you want your dough to rise perfectly and be super soft.

4) Your dough will not rise properly if you use old yeast. Make sure your yeast is new or good to use.

5) Donuts should be fried for 3-4 minutes in preheated oil on medium low flame. Turn only once while frying.

6) Check how hot the oil is by using a small piece of dough first before putting in the donuts. Adjust temperature of oil accordingly.

7) Mix the chocolate/sugar glaze well just before you dip the warm donuts into them because the glaze hardens on the surface if not stirred for some time.

 

Have a nice day

CHOCOLATE COLD CAKE

This nutty and crunchy cold cake recipe is of Kokab Khwaja, you can make no bake cake in no time and keep a batch in your fridge all times.

INGREDIENTS:

Butter8 oz
Plain cooking chocolate8 oz
Sugar4 oz
Canned Cherries4 oz
Marie biscuits8 oz
Nuts (almond, walnut, pistachio)4 oz
Orange juice2 tbsp

METHOD:

  • Grease and line a loaf pan.
  • Melt chocolate and butter in a pan, you can melt in microwave as well. ( if you want to use milk chocolate than reduce quantity of sugar)
  • Now add sugar in chocolate and stir.
  • Roughly break biscuits and chop nuts.
  • Fold biscuits and nuts in chocolate. Cut cherries in two and mix in it.
  • Pour in pan and spread evenly.
  • Cover with cling sheet and keep in refrigerator.
  • Let it set and take it out from pan.
  • Pour chocolate sauce on top and serve.
  • You can keep in refrigerator for a month.
  • Enjoy 🙂

CHOCOLATE GOLGAPPA

I know most of you like Golgappas filled with chickpeas and potatoes along with sour and spicy water. One of a very famous snack in Pakistan. My personal favorite. But here is a different version of Gappas. A quick and easy dessert for chocolate lovers.

INGREDIENTS:

Golgappasas needed
Cooking chocolateas needed
Cake or Brownie , small piecesas needed
Nutsas needed
Fruits (pineapple, mango, banana, strawberry)as needed
Ice Creamany flavor
Chocolate sauceas needed

METHOD:

  • Melt cooking chocolate and dip gappas in it. Coat them and place on a flat plate. Let them set in refrigerator.
  • Take any ice cream of your choice.
  • Break Gappa carefully from center and fill half with brownie or any cake. You can add crushed oreo as well.
  • With spoon add ice cream inside.
  • Top it with nuts.
  • You can add chopped seasonal fruits also like banana, mango, pineapple or strawberry.
  • Pour chocolate sauce or Nutella or any chocolate spread on top and serve immediately.
  • Yummmmm.
  • Do try it 🙂

 

Quick recipe which you can make in no time. You can do variation in filling. Use left over chicken or beef mince or add veggies and serve with Nando’s Hot sauce.

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken / beef mince1 cup
Onion1 small, chopped
Oil2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste1 tsp
Saltto taste
Red chili powder1 tsp
Black pepper1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder1/2 tsp
Soya sauce1 tbsp
Nando's Hot sauce1 tbsp
Coriander leaves1 tbsp., chopped
Puff pastryas needed
Egg yolk1
Sesame seedsas needed

METHOD:

  • In a pot add oil and onion, fry till soft.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and stir for few seconds, add mince, salt, red chili powder, turmeric powder, Nando sauce, soya sauce and black pepper. Mix well and cook till done. Let it cool. ( you can add veggies also)
  • Roll puff pastry and cut in square shape. Cut the edges, as mentioned in pictures and place spoon full in center.

 

 

 

( for pictorial demonstration I have used different filling )

 

  • Brush water or egg yolk on edges to seal them.

 

 

 

  • Cover mince with corners. Brush with egg yolk and sprinkle sesame seeds.
  • Bake at 180c in pre heated oven.
  • Serve hot with sauce.

Enjoy 🙂

 

 

CHICKEN CUTLETS

Crispy cutlets are not only delicious but a perfect snack for Iftar. Do try for kids Lunch box too. I am sure your kids will like them.

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken, boiled1 cup
Potato, boiled1 cup
Green chilies, crushed1 tsp
Cumin seeds, crushed1/2 tsp
Black pepper1/2 tsp
White pepper1/4 tsp
Saltto taste
Coriander seeds, crushed1/2 tsp
Chinese salt1 tsp
Vinegar1/2 tsp
Soya sauce1 tsp
Boiled egg1
Bread crumbsas needed
Egg1, beaten

METHOD:

  • Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Make cutlets of any shape and shallow fry.
  • Serve with ketchup.

CHICKEN SAMOSA

Crispy…. crunchy…Chicken samosa, no one can possibly resist them. Original recipe by Chef Arshad, one of my favorite snack with different style.

INGREDIENTS:

Samosa pattias needed
Chicken mince1/2 kg
Chopped green chilies3-4
Ginger garlic paste1 tsp
Crushed Black pepper1 tbsp
Onion (grate it and squeeze water)2 medium
Cumin seeds, roasted and crushed1 tsp
Mustard powder1 tbsp
Chinese salt1 and 1/2 tsp
Whole coriander seeds, crushed1 tsp
Coriander powder1 tsp
Saltto taste
Soya sauce1 tbsp
All spice powder/ garam masala1/2 tsp
BBQ sauce/H P sauce2 tbsp
Vinegar1 tbsp

METHOD:

  • In chicken mince add all ingredients and mix well.
  • Make a paste of flour to seal samosas. (2 tbsp. flour 4 tbsp. water mix well)
  • Make samosa and fry in oil on medium flame. Because chicken is raw so let it cook on medium to slow heat.
  • Serve with ketchup or any sauce.
  • You can freeze them for a month.

chicken cheese pockets mA perfect recipe for Iftar , Kid’s lunch boxes and Hi teas. You can make them and freeze, just before time take them out dip in egg and coat bread crumbs, fry and serve. You will defiantly get an appreciation from you family and friends.

INGREDIENTS:

Boiled and shredded chicken 1 cup
Vegetable cut finely
(cabbage, carrot, capsicum)
1/2 cup
Saltto taste
Oil1-2 tbsp
Soya sauce1 tbsp
Ajino moto1/2 tsp
Ketchup2 tbsp
Black pepper1 tsp
Mayonaise2 tbsp
Mozzarella cheeseas needed
Eggs1-2
Bread crumbsas needed
Flour paste for bindingas needed

METHOD:

  • In oil add chicken and stir for few seconds, now add soya sauce, salt, ajino moto,  black pepper, ketchup and mix well. Now add vegetables in it and stir for few seconds. Let it cool a bit and add mayonnaise and cheese in it. You can add red chili flakes also. You can omit cheese.
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  • Take fresh bread and cut in circles.
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  • Roll them with rolling pin.
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  • Place chicken mixture in center and place second circle on top. Seal edges with flour paste. ( in 2 tbsp. flour/ maida add 3 -4 tbsp. water to make a thick paste )
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  • Make all pockets, Dip in beaten egg and coat with crumbs. You can freeze them on this stage.
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  • You can make only pockets too, without filling. Join two circles and dip in egg and coat in crumbs, fry on medium flame. Cut from center and fill any filling of your choice.
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  • Enjoy with ketchup or any dip.
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LONG CHIRE MLong Chiray…. a unique name with unique recipe, in fact for me. In Pakistan you will see Dehli families making these on special parties. Special sauce which they serve with the Chirays is so delicious and different in taste.

INGREDIENTS FOR LONG CHIRAY:

Gram flour/ basan3/4 cup
All purpose flour/ maida1/4 cup
Baking soda1/4 tsp
Garlic paste1/2 tsp
Saltto taste
Zarda color optional , pinch

METHOD:

  • Make a paste of gram flour with all ingredients. Paste should be like normal  basan phulki paste.
  • Fry in oil and soak all in water for 5 minutes.
  • Squeeze water carefully.
  • Arrange in a serving dish.
  • You can add zarda color in batter, in original recipe they used it.
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INGREDIENTS FOR SAUCE:

Talhar mirch / dry whole chili1oo g
Amchor/ dry mango/ tamarind pulp100 g or to taste
Garlic cloves7-8
Saltto taste

METHOD:

  • Wash talhar mirch and dry mango/ amchor, soak in water overnight.
  • Next day add all ingredients of sauce in blender and make a fine paste.
  • You can substitute ingredients like I have used tamarind pulp instead of Amchor, because it was not avalible in my city. You can take whole red chilies instead of Talhar mirch.
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ASSEMBLING:

  • Pour Sauce on arranged Chiras in a serving dish.
  • Add onion and fresh coriander.
  • Sprinkle chat masala, if you like.
  • Serve and enjoy.
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BUTTERSCOTCH CREAM CHAT MCream fruit chat is one of a very common recipe in Pakistan. This recipe is copycat of Chef Arshad’s recipe with my own twist. You will get a crunchy and toffee like taste in your chat.

INGREDIENTS:

Mix fruits as needed
Cream (milk pack or whipy whip)as needed
Butter scotchas needed
Butterscotch sauceas needed
Icing sugarto taste
Sprinklesas needed

METHOD:

  • Cut fruits (banana, apple, pineapple, cherries or you can take cocktail fruit as well ) in small pieces.
  • Beat cream and add Butter scotch and butterscotch sauce in it. For making both at home you can click the link below and get the recipe : BUTTER SCOTCH & BUTTER SCOTCH SAUCE
  • Adjust sugar according to your taste.
  • Add fruits and keep in refrigerator.
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  • Serve cold.
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  • Add sprinkles for kids 🙂
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tandori chicken cutlets mThis recipe I have picked from a group and tried it myself. I liked the different method and taste of these cutlets. You can make these for kids lunch boxes and for tea parties.

INGREDIENTS:

Chicken boneless1 cup
Tandori masala of any brand1-2 tbsp according to your taste
Ginger garlic paste1 tsp
Green chili paste1/2 tsp
Chicken powder1/2 tsp
Potatoes4 medium size
Black pepper1/2 tsp
Saltto taste
Coriander leavesas required
Chopped chilies1-2
Egg1, beaten
Bread crumbsas needed

METHOD:

  • In Chicken add tandoori masala, ginger garlic paste, chicken powder, chili paste. Mix well and keep it in refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in pan and add marinated chicken in it. Cook till tender and shred it.
  • Mash potatoes and add chicken mixture , Salt, black pepper, coriander leaves and green chilies.
  • Mix well.
  • Make shape of your own choice.
  • Dip in egg and in bread crumbs.
  • Shallow fry.
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  • Serve with any sauce.
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kulian mToday is the first day of Ramazan 2017. My sincere wishes for all Brothers and sisters. May you be blessed,by the love of Allah,and be guided by Him,in all that you do!
My first recipe on first day of Ramazan is an inspirational one and very simple. In Karachi, Bahadrabad you will get this chat. But you can easily make it at home and inspire your guests. Serve after assembling, will look more scrumptious.

INGREDIENTS:

Potatoes4-5 medium
Boiled chickpeas1 cup or as needed
Mint Raita1 cup
Imli /tamarind sweet n sour sauce1/2 cup or as needed
Chat masalaas required
Crushed chiliesas required
Chopped vegetables
(Tomato, onion, coriander, mint)
as needed
Seveoptional, as needed

 

METHOD:

  • Boil potatoes but should not be very soft and tender. Remove skin and scoop out center part carefully with spoon.
  • Sprinkle crushed chilies and chat masala on potatoes.
  • Mix all vegetables in a bowl.
  • Assemble kulian by adding chickpeas, vegetable,  imli chatney and raita.
  • You can chick Recipe of Raita here: MINT RAITA
  • You can get the recipe of Imli Chatney here: SWEET AND SOUR IMLI CHATNEY
  • You can serve as I have shown in the picture too.
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  • You can prepare every thing In the morning and assemble just before serving.
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