Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Shrimp Masala ( prawns in thick onion gravy)

Assalamo alaikum,

We are big fan of seafood,specially shrimps my family including me would rarely give away a chance of having shrimp!! I think most of you would agree with me that seafood specially shrimp cooked anyway comes out delicious.Today the recipe I'm sharing with you is desi style cooked shrimp is kind of like stew it'ssimple yet delicious dish comprising of very less amount of ingredient .we enjoyed it with my homemade chapatis but it can be enjoyed with rice also.

Go ahead and try it .I hope it is as enjoyable for you as it was for my family!!

Shrimp masala


Cooked shrimp 2pds

Onion 4 medium thinly sliced

Oil 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tsp

Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

Green chillies 2 -3 large ones

Garlic and ginger paste 1 tbsp combined

Water 1/2 cup



Completely defrost frozen shrimp under cold running water, leave it in the strainer so all the liquid is out.


Now in a wok or karahi heat oil and add sliced onion frying on medium high heat until it's transparent .


Now add ginger garlic paste and sauté until fragrant.

Add red chilli powder, turmeric ,salt and whole green chillies and fry for 4-5 mins medium high heat

It time to add water and bring the curry to boil

Now lower down the heat and cover the wok so spices and onions can cook down and form thick gravy

After 10 mins or until your gravy is thickened add shrimp and fry on high until complete mix you don't want to over cook shrimp cause it become tough .


Serve hot with hot chapatis or steam rice and enjoy!!

You input is always appreciated so please......



Monday, January 20, 2014

Meethay Chawal ( sweet rice pulao)


Assalamo alaikum,

Dear readers it was that one beautiful evening when I was craving crazily for some desi (Pakistani ) dessert. Something that was quick and easy ,but most of recipes needed lots of ingredient a and lots and lots of hard work I wanted to work with the ingredients already in shopping didn't wanted to do any trips to market.Only thing came into my mind was "Meethay Chawal" I was lacking some ingredients but still could have this yummy dessert without them.So I started looking for recipe called my sister my eldest one all the way in Pakistan she gave me this great recipe that I'm sharing with you all ,my meethay chawal's were amazingly delicious I hope it work for you guys too inshAllah!!! I didn't have khoya or any ingredient to make khoya but I'm going to link you to this recipe from bajia's cooking youtube channel ,this is great video for making khoya inshAllah:)

Meethay chawal


Saila basmati rice (parboiled basmati rice) 1 1/2 cups

Food coloring orange 1/4 tsp

Sugar 1 cup

Butter unsalted 1/2 cup

Cardamom 4-5

Cloves 4-5

Cinnamon 2-4 small sticks

Whole Almond raw 1/4 cup

Golden raisins 1/4 cup



Soak rice in warm water for around 45 to 50 minutes

Cook raw whole Almond covered with water in a microwave safe bowl for 1 min

Let it cool and take off Almond skin as it slips off easily


Boil water in a big pot add food coloring and cardamom to boiling water

Now cook rice in boiling water until 80% done

Drain the rice

Now in a clean pot add butter ,cloves and cinnamon cook on low flame until butter melt and whole spices are fragrant

Add golden raisin to butter and cook for few minutes


After adding cooked rice in butter,mix thoroughly but making sure not to over mix



Cook on medium high until sugar is melted and mix evenly


On high heat ,dry the moisture from sugar


Cover the rice and simmer on low heat until rice is completely done

Now add blanched and skinned whole almonds to rice


If you have khoya sprinkle that on top

Serve hot or cold equally delicious and enjoy!!



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Fresh start citrus white chocolate chip cookies


Assalamo alaikum,

Happy new year everybody!! I know I'm very very late but still there always time to do the fresh start right:)

There must be lot of resolutions going on ,in the beginning it's hard to stay on track but I would recommend try try again altast you succeed inshAllah( if Allah wills) you will be able to accomplish your goals never get disheartened always have faith and keep smiling .

Now I should get back to my cooking blog ,today is a little fresh start for myself also I stopped writing due to some unavoidable personal reason but inshAllah I'm here to write again but along the way I need you guys love and encouragement through your comments:)

Today I'm sharing with you a recipe of citrusy goodness I.e "fresh start citrus white chocolate chip cookies"

I hope you will enjoy it !!



Citrus white chocolate chip cookies


1 1/2 cup flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup butter,softened

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1/4 cup lime and orange juice

1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips

1/2 tsp grated lime peel

1/2 tsp orange peel



Preheat oven to 375 degree F.

Combine flour,baking soda,salt in a small bowl.

Whip butter and sugars until creamy

Mix in egg ,lime and lemon juice

Add in flour mixture and then whit chocolate chips

Now add lime and orange peel.

On an ungreased cookie sheet drop tablespoons of cookie dough .

Bake for 8-10 minutes until edges are slightly brown.


Cool completely before serving.

Enjoy and may your fresh start be more enjoyable with these yummy cookies!!