MINT RAITA

In summer season i love to make mint Raita with rice dishes. Its very refreshing and have digestive properties in it. INGREDIENTS: Mint leaves      1/2  cup Yogurt               1 cup Green chilies    2 Black salt           1/4 tsp Salt       […]

GRAM MASALA- SPICE POWDER

Gram masala / all spice powder is one of the essential spice in Pakistani cooking.I recommend you to make it at home, its not at all difficult. I am sharing my 100 times tried recipe here which is basically Shireen aunty’s recipe. INGREDIENT: METHOD: Grind all in grinder .You can roast cumin seeds if you […]

RAW MANGO PICKLE

This traditional recipe of raw mango pickle/ Keri ka achar is a gift for me from my Maid Saima, Yes under her supervision i made this pickle and believe me this recipe is super easy and all those who are new in this cooking field must try this recipe without fear..:) This Pickle is a […]

GREEN RAITA

This yogurt sauce is very refreshing and i always like to serve this with Biryani, BBQ food and filled parathas.Here it is Hara Masala Raita…:) INGREDIENTS: METHOD: Wash leaves of Coriander and Mint. In a grinder add all ingredients with 2 tbsp yogurt and grind till smooth paste obtained. Now add this in beaten yogurt […]

APRICOT AND TOMATO CHUTNEY

I remember the taste of special red color chutney which was normally given with samosas in Pakistan.But Now you will rarely find this chutney. One of my friend asked me to make the same  Chutney, fortunately  once i have asked a samosa seller about the recipe of this tempting sauce.So here it is a very […]

BASEN KE PARATHE/ GRAM FLOUR BREAD WITH CORIANDER SAUCE.

In Filipino culture, the mother is known as the “ilaw ng tahanan” or light of the home, signifying her role in nurturing her family and creating warm memories for everyone. I can’t forget the taste of Basen parathas which my mother was making…Those who are on diet can add these yummy parathas in their diet […]

HOME MADE KETCHUP

Its better to make healthier, tastier and cheapest version at home instead of buying it from market.At home you can make ketchup without any food color or preservatives which obviously are not good for health. One of my relative (Shazia ) gave me this recipe , from that day i am usin this recipe with a […]

HOMEMADE CARAMEL SAUCE

I think homemade caramel sauce is a great treat for kids.Use this sauce in poke cakes and as topping etc.Easy …delicious …and multi purpose sauce…:) INGREDIENTS: METHOD: Add sugar and water in a pan and on low flame let it melt as soon as sugar dissolves and turn into light brown in color remove from […]

CARROT RAITA

Carrots are rich in beta carotene which is a strong antioxidant that can prevent cancer. It is loaded with vitamin A which is good for eyesight and also promotes good vision. You can give raw carrots in a form of raita to your kids, serve this with rice, roast or parathas. INGREDIENTS: METHOD: Beat yogurt […]

BONDI RAITA

Previously I’ve  posted BONDI RATIA recipe from Shireen Anwer’s cookbook, but this one is my own creation. You can say that just twisting of few ingredients can give you a different flavor….:) INGREDIENTS: METHOD: Soak bondi in water and when become soft squeeze water with your hands. Add all ingredients in yogurt and mix well. […]

PUDINA CHATNEY

My mother used to make this on stone grinder. She always said you can’t get good taste in electric grinder. And like all new age girls I did not like to waste my time or energy in grinding on stone just for taste.. lol. But now when I started cooking myself, the difference between stone […]

PODINA /MINT RAITA

Mint is very useful for digestion and the aroma gives you a fresh feeling. I have grown this in my container garden, beautiful green color with fresh smell always gives me pleasure. INGREDIENTS: Mint/Podina handful Green Chillies 2 Amchour Powder 1/4 tsp Salt as desired Dahi 1 cup METHOD: Mix all ingredients in a blender […]

ZEERA RAITA

Side dish with pulao on my dinning table. If you lightly rub zeera on your palm and then add in dahi, it will give you a very good aroma and taste. INGREDIENTS: Dahi 1 cup Salt as desired Zeera (roasted n crushed) 1 tsp METHOD: Mix all ingredients and serve with pulao or biryani .. 0

LOKI RAITA

This is my mother’s recipe. In summers she used to make this and kept on telling us that eating loki is a sunnat of Hazrat Muhammad (pbup),  try and give me your feed back. INGREDIENTS: Dahi 1 pao Loki (round shaped) 1 small Onion 1  small Salt as desired Chat Masala 1/2 tsp Lal Mirch […]

HOME MADE DAHI/YOGURT

I learned this recipe from my mother in law. She thinks its better to make hygienically clean yogurt at home and I totally agree with her. In summer I make this at home daily. INGREDIENTS: Milk 1 cup Dahi 1 tbsp Powder Milk 1 tbsp METHOD: Add dahi with luke warm milk in a bowl and […]

HOT CHILLI SAUCE

Hot and spicy chutney ,which you can serve with aloo paratha or any rice dish.Those who like spicy food they will definitely like this chutney. My mother like to grind this in stone grinder ,if you can use it at home then i recommend you to use this. INGREDIENTS: whole red chilli     1 cup tomatoes   […]