I know i know this is not a beauty post but hey you need to eat good to look good right 😉 haha gotcha !! Kidding. Lately I have been looking into good recipes to boost up my cooking skills and tried this recipe. It is certainly a re-creation, I twerked it a bit and made slight changes as my family loves gravy and added spices in it aswell. This recipe is from the famous KCH group on Facebook. Im so glad im part of it though i dont participate much but i do try recipes from there and enjoy them 🙂
The recipe is originally from Fariha bilal member of Karachi Chef at Home.
Ingredients: (for gravy)
Oil: 1/2 cup
Onion: 2 medium chopped
Tomatoes: 2 medium chopped
Dhaniya powder: 1/2 tbps
Zeera powder: 1/2 tbsp
Haldi: 1/2 tsp
Zeera sabut: 2 pinch
Water as required to bhoon-fie the masala and how much gravy/curry you want.
For Kabab –
1. Mix all the dry ingredients with the mince and also add one egg+ 2 bread slices with it. Prepare kababs, (I used seekh kabab shape) fry them and set aside.
1. In 1/2 cup oil add in sabut zeera along with chopped onions when they turn light golden add tomatoes, ginger garlic paste and all the other ingredients except dhaniya and green chilies.
2. Add in water to bhoon-fy the masala.
3. Once the masala is ready, add the fried kababs and with dhaniya and green chilies. Leave it to dum for 10mins.
I really enjoyed trying this recipe as its not a typical dish and my family loved it. And you can also only make the kababs and fry them to enjoy a perfect snack in the evening. It tastes really good that way aswell 🙂
This recipe went into my recipe book instantly 😀 specially i make the kababs and freeze them its a time saver 😉
Hope you all enjoyed reading this and will try it out. Waiting for your feedback.
Hope you are having a fantastic day just like this blog post im about to share with you today 😉 Yes you are damn right brownies makes my mood 10 times happier 😀
I was looking up for some easy go to recipes to try out for a long time and when i got one I had to make few changes to it after 2-3 times of messing up I finally came up with my version of this microwave brownie which is super easy + hassle free + less time consuming all in one 🙂
I named it one pot because literally you need to dumb all the ingredients in one bowl to mix everything together into a batter 😛
I have created a pictorial demonstration for you this time.So with out wasting our time lets hop right into creating this chocolaty good-ness :*
Utensils you will need:
Bowl for mixing
Sifter,measuring cups or spoon
Bowl and spatula
Flour 12 tbsp
Sugar 10 tbsp
Milk 4-6 tbsp
Baking Powder 3 tbsp
Coco Powder 6 tbsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Oil + Coco Powder to grease and dust the pan
Nutella 2-3 tbsp spoon full
Cream 1/4 cup (depends how runny or you like the topping)
Firstly you need to SIFT all the dry ingredients (Flour, Baking Powder, Coco Powder, Brown Sugar) in a bowl so that they are very nicely combined together.
When all the dry ingredients are mixed well add in the eggs one by one and mix well. The batter will become lumpy but dont worry about it.
The 1 tbsp at a time add in the milk till the batter becomes smooth, dont make it too runny.
After that add in 2 tbsp of oil.
And mix everything together
Grease your container with oil and dust with coco powder (remove excess powder).
Pour all the batter into a MICROWAVE FRIENDLY container and bake it for 3mins (check with a toothpick, if comes out clean its done. If not then bake for 1 or 1.5mins more because every microwave temp is different)
When the brownies are ready leave them to cool and start preparing the topping.
Microwave Nutella (10 sec at a time. For this amount 2 times is enough). Mix the cream with nutella into a topping consistency.
Pour the topping onto the brownies and your brownies are ready to serve !!
If its still hot serve it with ice-cream (Deadly combo 😉 )
Hope you will bake it and enjoy it 😀
Let me know by hashtag #BWBNbakes and also share which kind of recipes you would like to see ahead? Baking, Sweet, Savory Dishes or even Desi food 🙂
So one night I had this urge to have some banana bread, I had never ever tried a banana bread or maybe once i guess that I dont even remember how it tastes. This time i really needed to boost up my taste buds to know how it tasted.
So the next evening I stormed up into the kitchen and tried out this super easy and deliciously moist banana bread recipe.
So lets just roll up those sleeves and get some backing done 😀
4 medium or 3 large overripe bananas
1/3 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
1 large egg
2/3 cup (white and brown sugar mix)
1.5 cups All-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp Yogurt
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
Grease and apply flour on any loaf pan and preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 160
In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas into a smooth paste like form and add in yogurt. (Be sure to use bananas that are over ripe because the flavors will be more intense.)
Add in sugar, followed by oil, and the egg, making sure to whisk before adding each ingredient.
Drop in the flour mixed with the salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix only until the dry ingredients are moistened. (Try not to over-mix the batter because it will result in a dry bread)
Place the batter into your pan and tap the pan on the counter to release any air bubbles.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.
Sprinkle some icing sugar for decoration (I went a lil extra with it :P)
P.S: Make sure your bananas are ripped as they work as sweetening agent to the bread, else you have to incorporate some extra sugar in the recipe. The yogurt will help keep the bread moist and soft. The temperature of your oven can differ, so make sure you keep a check on the batter close to the ending time as you don’t want a hard and crunchy bread! Also if your bread still needs to cook and the upper layer is burning place a foil over it to prevent it from getting that burned look.
Let me know if you try the recipe and share you experience in the comments below !
Shan Foods 3min TVC Gone Viral – Eid and Experience of living abroad
Shan Foods TVC has come up with a brilliant concept in one of their recent commercial which has hit the social media as a storm. It is one of the fastest spreading commercials which went viral in just 3 days since its upload. Teary eyes of millions, who have been sharing the video and tagging their loved ones, go through the same emotions just as displayed in the commercial.
Shan Foods Masalas, for ages, has been the top priority for every household. If i re-call my childhood, Shan Masalas were a common finding in every delicious meal i ate. In fact i have seen my relatives barging around to carry it abroad with them as they couldn’t survive without it and their food felt incomplete 😉 Thank God that Shan Foods items are now sold internationally as well.Anyhow, to date, I too personally prefer these items as an ingredient in my meal and then i flaunt it as if it were my fingers that carried the magic. Oh how proud it feels 😀 However, sadly everyone knows already knows the true story.
Being a marketing grad good commercials always catch my attention and indeed this one is just great *tumbs-up* Coming back to the commercial, Hats of to Oilvy & Mather Pakistan team who came up with such a unique and absolutely brilliant concept. It displays a true picture of the importance of family in ones life and that its not easy being alone abroad while everyone in their country is enjoying and celebrating. You have done justice to our compassion as you made these 3 minutes repel our emotions and respected how it truly feels to be away from family on such wonderful occasions. You make us cry yet applaud for you at the end of the tale. Even the lyrics and melody of the whole situation creates that feeling of emotional bonding.. 🙂
*“Woh Maula sab ki sunta hai, par kissi kissi ko chunta hai..”
Keep a handful of tissues with you if you haven’t already watched the commercial. You will surely need them.
Ready-made Pita Bread or Wraps 8
Boneless chicken ½ kg
Peri Peri Sauce (nandos) 2 tbsp
Crushed Garlic 3 cloves
Tomato Ketchup ½ cup
Red Chili Flakes 1 tsp
White pepper 1 ½ tsp
Lemon Juice of ½ lemon
Oil 4-5 tbsp
Mozzarella Cheese ½ cup shredded
Tomato 2 medium size chopped
Cucumber 2 medium size chopped
Onion 1 big chopped
Crushed Black pepper 1tsp
Salt ½ tsp
Lemon Juice of ½ lemon
Mayonnaise + Ketchup (5 tbsp each mixed together)
1. Marinate boneless chicken with peri peri sauce + tomato ketchup + red chili flakes + white pepper + salt + lemon juice + mayonnaise and let it refrigerate for half an hour before cooking it with 4-5 tbsp of oil in a wok.
2. Finely chop onions + cucumber + tomato in a bowl and add in the remaining lemon juice of half lemon and crushed black pepper and salt . mix well.
3. After the chicken has been cooked and veggies been chopped. You are now read to assemble everything together.
4. In a frying pan grill the wraps until light brown.
5. Take one wrap spread the dip over it then place 4-5 chicken pieces in the center and put spoonful of the salsa mix over it. Sprinkle some shredded cheese on top. Roll the wrap and secure it in place with toothpick.
6. Place it over a frying pan and slightly pan fry it for the cheese to melt inside.
As winters are just around the corner, and it gets a bit chilly at night time i though to welcome winter 2014 with halwa and made Egg Halwa 🙂 as winters and halwas. SO lets just jump right into the recipe.
“Egg/Anday ka Halwa”
Oil 3/4 mug ( i used mug)
Sugar 1 mug
Malai or Cream 2tbsp
Ghee 1 tbsp
Vanilla Essence 2-4 drops
Almonds for garnishing
In a blender put eggs, oil, sugar , malai or cream, ghee and vanilla essence and blend into a well combined mixture.
Heat a wok and put in the mixture , cook on low to medium flame till the mixture separates oil. Keep stirring mixture continuously.
As the mixture separates oil , transfer the mixture into an already greased tray. Quickly smooth the mixture and cut into pieces as it will start to harden at that moment.
4.Tilt the tray abit so that the oil gets completely separated from the mixture.
Leave it to cool on room temperature.
Egg Halwa is ready to serve !! 🙂
Do try it and tell me you feedback my pretty readers 🙂
Pasta : 1 packet (used mix vegetable pasta by Bake Parlour , liked the taste then regular pasta)
For the red sauce:
Onion : 1 (sliced)
Ginger garlic paste : 1/2tsp
Tomato puree of : 2 medium size tomato
Tomato Ketchup : 3 tbsp
Salt : to taste
Red Chili Powder :1tsp
Red Chilli Flakes : 1. 1/2tsp ( according to ur taste)
Brown Sugar : 2tbsp
Soya Sauce : 1tbsp
Mixed dry herbs : 2tsp (if u don’t have then u can use Oregano : 1/2tsp Thyme : 1/2tsp )
Diced Capsicum and carrots 1 big size – totally optional)
1. Boil pasta, drain, drizzle oil and keep aside.
2. Blend tomato puree+garlic clove+sliced onion with little water and make paste.
3. In a wok put 2 tbsp oil and stir fry the veggies then take them out.
4. In the same wok, put more oil 4-5tbsp and then put the puree + ginger garlic paste + ketchup and cook it for 3mins till gravy starts to thicken.
5. Add all the remaining dry spices and water if don’t want a very thick gravy.
6. When gravy is done, add veggies in it and mix well.
7. Layer pasta in dish and spread red sauce over it.
Server hot !! 🙂 6. When gravy is done, add veggies in it and mix well.
7. Layer pasta in dish and spread red sauce over it.
Server hot !! 🙂
Go ahead and try it im sure you will like it (All the best for it) and dont forget to tell me how it was by leaving comments below. Looking forward in seeing you try these tasty and yummy recipes ❤