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Halloo people! Hope you all are having fun and enjoying vacation like me. For more than a month I'm away from my love - my blog only because I'm enjoying my vacation here at my hometown.😊 Otherwise you all know that i can't stay away from blog not more than a week Lazy mode is on and will continue until september! hehe! I'm enjoying the monsoon with all the deliciousness served by umma and her sis with loots of love.



I want this recipe to be on the blog badly so tried to click it from here in between some greens!! Since my hubby is not a fish lover i can't think of making it there (KSA)! This is such a flavorful rice with fried and boiled fish served on top. For this rice we all prefer the boiled fish more than fried one.



This is different from biriyanis,with no compromise in it's flavors.While making masala fish is boiled in that gravy and some fish are marinated and fried separately. After the fish is cooked completely it will be taken out and then the rice is cooked in this masala with enough water. Then it’s served on top of the rice while dishing up. Now i want to irritate mom for the recipe!Let me do it!

Ingredients
  • 1 kg king fish 
  • 5 onions 
  • 4 tomatoes 
  • 8 to 10 green chilies 
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste 
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chilly powder 
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander powder 
  • Salt to taste 
  • juice of two lemon 
  • 1 tsp garam masala 
  • Curry leaves 
  • 3 tbsp oil 
  • 2 cups water 
For Rice
  • 4 cups jeerakashala or basmathi rice 
  • 6 cups water 
  • Oil+ ghee 
  • salt to taste 
  • 1/2 of an onion sliced 
  • A pinch of turmeric powder 
Method
  1. In a pressure cooker put all the ingredients from onions to salt with some water mix well and let it cook for 5 to 8 whistles.(this step is to make the cooking process faster you can skip the pressure cooker step and saute it all until the veggies are mushy and masalas are well cooked) 
  2. In a pan pour oil splutter curry leaves and pour the onion masala,squeeze in lemon juice, add garam masala and lots of coriander leaves. 
  3. Pour 2 cups of water and let it comes to a boil. 
  4. Then put the fish pieces in it and cook(Don't over cook the fish as it tends to break) 
  5. When it's done take it out and keep it aside. 
  6. Now in a large pot pour ghee+oil when its hot enough roast the onion along with a pinch of turmeric powder. 
  7. Add the washed and drained rice to the oil and roast it for 5 minutes. 
  8. Add enough salt.Pour the boiling water and masala, mix well and let the rice cook until done. 
  9. While serving garnish it with both fried and boiled fish with some coriander leaves on top. 
Note :Preserve and marinate some fish for frying before boiling



That's my uncle holding the rice bowl!!When he saw me clicking the pic came running to hold the plate!haha!It's our family fav make it urs too!



That's my dream to post some speciality from home comes true!(laziness at it's peak)
Happy cooking !






























































































































Eid Mubarak to all my lovely readers! Yay At last my Eid Dessert is here!Scrumptious and mouthwatering combination of crunchy nutella biscuit crumbs and incredible dul ce de leche cheese cake!This one is a must try guys!I thought i can't upload this before Eid! But i manage to use my little spare time for doing this (very busy these days).If you are still confused about what to cook for your Eid Dessert come on go for it.



I made it during suhoor time so i can taste it while making!It was yum with that crunchy nutella base.Cheese cake lovers if you are planning to make cheese cake do give this a try.I'm sure you will love it. It is a No bake No gelatin cheese cake and very easy to put together!



You can make it in short glasses too.Toffee,cheese cake and nutella in one go!Must be a killer,is it?!I really tried hard to make my readers happy during this Ramadan!Hope you all loved and enjoyed my recipes.Now i'm going to take a break from blogging and experimenting !Will be flying to Hometown soon In sha Allah!



Over to the recipe
Ingredients
For Nutella Crunch
  • 150 gm Marie biscuit
  • 50 gm butter
  • 3 heaped tbsp nutella
  • 2 tbsp roasted cashew nuts and almonds(opt)
For Cheese cake
  • 225 gm Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 170 gm fresh cream
  • 1 tin dul ce de leche (see notes)
  • 2 sachet whip cream powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence
Method

  1. Crush the biscuit.I didn't make it too fine.Do it using a rolling pin
  2. In a large bowl add crushed biscuits.melted butter and nutella.Mix well until it resembles a wet mud.
  3. Press it to the base of the cheese cake mould and let it chill for 1/2 an hour in freezer
  4. Blend whip cream powder,milk and vanilla essence to a thick whipping cream and keep it aside.
  5. In another large bowl blend together,cream cheese,cream and dul ce de leche to a smooth cream.Now gently fold in the whip cream to the cheese cake mix.
  6. Pour it over the base and let it set in refrigerator for at least 6 to 8 hours or overnight.
  7. Top it with some more biscuit crunch and a drizzle of nutella.
Note:To make dul ce de leche or toffee remove label from tin then without opening the can put it in pressure cooker with about one and half liters of water. Close the pressure cooker and after one whistle simmer it to low flame and cook it for 50 mins. Then let the pressure cooker cool down Fully before opening,also let the tin cool completely before opening it. IF YOU OPEN IT WHEN IT’S HOT IT CAN SPLASH OUT!You will get the thick toffee by doing this method.

Tip:If you want a firmer slice add a tsp of gelatin(by blooming and dissolving it in water) to the cream cheese mixture.



Relish it with your family!


EID MUBARAK TO ALL ONCE AGAIN!









My second Eid treat is Kunafah/Kanafeh! Middle Eastern cheese pastry soaked in sweet, simple syrup.Kunafah is now a days trending recipe,so thought to share my recipe for this lovely dessert.I'm a big fan of this deliciousness which is mildly sweet and best served when it's lightly warm.



This dessert is made with a thin strips of vermicelli called Kataifi.It is also made with a semolina dough which is made from scratch.This is very simple and easy to put together and taste really good.If you want to try an Arabic Sweet for this Eid do try this.



The baked kunafah is soaked in warm sugar syrup to sweeten it.Almost all Arabic sweets are sweetened using this simple syrup.I made a reduce milk dessert and layered top of it with mozzarella.



Ingredients

  • 300 gm Kataifi
  • 100 gm butter
To make filling
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbs all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tub fresh cream
  • 4 cube cream cheese
For simple syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp orange blossom water
Boil it and make a simple syrup

Method
  1. In a saucepan pour milk,water and all dry ingredients and mix well.Stir and cook it until you get a thick creamy consistency.
  2. when it's cool pour it in a blender add fresh cream and cheese cubes and blend it to a smooth creamy pudding.keep it aside
  3. In a food processor put your kunafah dough and blitz it to small pieces.Now add melted butter in it and pulse it again until butter and kataifi incorporated well.
  4. Preheat your oven to 200 degree.
  5. Now butter a 9'inch baking tray and spread the prepared kunafah dough evenly and press it tightly over to the base using your hands or with the back of a glass
  6. Then pour the prepared cream and place a thin layer of sliced mozzarella Now top it with the remaining kataifi and press it gently with your hands to make it even.
  7. Bake the Kanafeh in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until the top is golden brown and crisp.Loosen it with the hepl of a spatula.
  8. Flip it over to the serving dish and pour the sugar syrup immediately.
  9. Garnish with powdered pistachio and relish it.



 



Relish it when it's warm!














The simplest chocolate cake ever with all those moistness and richness of chocolate.Within 15 minutes your batter is ready to bake.Eid is around the corner and why not a Moist and chocolaty cake with all those mouthwatering chocolate butter cream icing!Yay That means double dose of chocolate!



Isn't that slices looking gorgeous? For almost all cakes that require icing, i used to bake this chocolate cake.Made it on Kshif's request and saved it to share during the time of Eid.Kashif was eagerly waiting for Azaan so that he can have a slice,and until I've clicked was hiding it from my toddler hehe!



This cakes need only a hand whisk and spatula for mixing.No electric blender ,no kitchen aid nothing fancy.Perfect Eid treat isn't it????Even kids can do it.I added cream cheese along with the butter cream to cut the over sweetness and the icing was perfecto!



Come on take a piece,my Eid treat for you all!
Over to the recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (or melted butter)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract or essence
  • 1/2 cup HOT brewed coffee
  • (1/2 tsp. of instant coffee mixed in 1/2 cup of hot water)
  • 1egg
For Icing
  • 150 gm butter
  • 50 gm cream cheese
  • 1 & 1/2 cup icing sugar (you can add up to 2 cups)
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
  • 120 gm cooking chocolate
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and prepare two 8 inch cake pan. 
  2. In a bowl, mix together all the dry ingredients.
  3. Create a well in the centre and add all the rest of the wet ingredients except coffee. Mix well until combined and then add the hot coffee. Mix once again.
  4. Pour into greased pans and bake it for 30 to 40 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool the cake completely before icing
For Butter Cream
  1. Make sure your butter and cheese are at room temp
  2. Mix together butter,cheese and beat it to make smooth.
  3. Now add in the sifted icing sugar and cocoa and beat until you get a stiff and fluffy frosting.
  4. Pour 3tbs of the melted chocolate in icing while beating it and preserve the other half to pour on top of the cake
  5. Now ice your cake and chill it to set for 1/2 to 1 hour.Relish it
Notes: I halved the measurement of cake.If you want a big cake double the qty.
This cake is so moist that it doesn't need any simple syrup.
You can skip the cream cheese in icing and stick on to butter if you don't like it.

Recipe Courtesy :Joy Of Baking



Relish it along with your kids and family.Let this Eid fill with chocolate goodness in your home?






Happy desserting!











This is a mouthwatering and flavorful crunchy chicken kebabs.Usually the kebabs are either baked or shallow fried.This one is nicely crumb coated with the combination of breadcrumbs and cornflakes and then deep fried.The scrumptious flavor from the chicken and seasoning along with shredded cheddar cheese was yum!



Can you believe the Ramadan is almost over..Time is flying and wholeheartedly we are bidding adieu to the holy month.I'm sure many of us have same feeling when the Ramadan is getting over.May Allah accept all our good deeds and bless us to see many more years of Ramadan.


I want a simple, delicious and moderate spiced recipe as i need to share some of the Iftar treats with my Arab neighbours.While browsing through out the internet I gotta see many such recipes,so here it is a simple yet flavorful recipe that makes in a jiffy. If you doubt whether the chicken gets cooked while in deep fry, well you can avoid this by frying it on a low flame.It will take almost 8 to 10 minutes on low heat for chicken to be cooked fully .



Here after frying i skewered it,to make it looks more presentable.My kids loved it as it's not that spicy and also crunchy to munch on!

Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breast fillet
  • 1/2 of an onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • small piece ginger
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp tomato sauce
  • Lots of coriander leaves
  • 1/2 to 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 off egg rest of the egg to dip
  • Bread crumbs + crushed cornflakes
  • Oil to deep fry
Method

  1. In a food processor add all the ingredients up to coriander leaves and mince it.
  2. Add 2 tbsp egg by beating the whole egg,cheddar cheese and mix well.If the mixture is not thick enough to roll add some all purpose flour and mix.
  3. Take small balls out of it and shape them to a cylindrical log by rolling it evenly
  4. Dip it in egg white and bread crumbs.Keep it in refrigerator for 1/2 an hour and then deep fry it on low heat until golden brown and crisp.
  5. Serve it hot with your fav dip.



It was so crispy and flavorful!Do try it!





Happy Cooking!




Cheesilicious Chicken Pizza Sandwich!Crusty bread spreaded with yummy home made pizza sauce,healthy veggies and flavorful chicken with loots of cheese!Slurp!Kids are gonna love this!Only kids??hehe!



Ok I'll give you two options to make this,one is if you are craving to have a cheesy chicken pizza(home made)and you are not in a mood to knead and roll and all those long process,this will be a life saver,worth trying without much effort.Second option is if you have some leftover pizza sauce and toppings go ahead and make this cheesy grilled sandwich!I'm sure you will love it!



The home made pizza sauce gives a lovely fresh flavor to your sandwich.I use to make it in large qty and store it in refrigerator,If you are storing it for longer than 1 week, then freeze it and use when in need.Here is the link to my pizza sauce.You can also use the one bought from store.


Over to the recipe
  • 12 bread slices
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Veggies of your choice(onion,tomato,cucumber,olives)i used
  • Chicken boiled with salt garlic,chilly powder and soy sauce 
  • Mozzarella cheese n cheddar slice cheese
  • Butter or olive oil to brush the pan
  • Chilly flakes
  • Italian seasoning
  • Oregano
Method
  • Chop the veggies finely.
  • If want shallow fry the chicken shred and keep it aside.Or else simply shred the boiled chicken
  • Spread the pizza sauce evenly on top of the bread.
  • Layer thin slices of mozzarella cheese evenly
  • Then top it with mixed veggies,chicken and slice cheese
  • Sprinkle chilly flakes,oregano and Italian seasoning
  • Cover it with other slice of bread and press it well.
  • Heat the pan on law,smear some butter or olive oil and place the bread gently on tawa.Press it well and grill until golden brown.Then flip it gently and grill the other side until cheese melts and become gooey!
Serve it hot!Yum!!







Happy Cooking!




















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