Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Aish El Saraya

Hi friends, again after a long break I'm here.Was busy with many things and climate change made me a little sick.Now Alhamdulillah everything fine.
Ramadan Kareem to all.I know its late still half way more to go.
Today I'm posting a lebanese sweet dish which is very easy and yummy one which can be made with a very few ingredients.
As my base stuck to the pan a little bit I served it in glasses still it tatses yum.Otherwise we can cut in pieces and serve.This is a very good dessert after a heavy meal or at the time of iftar also.

Now to the recipe:


For The Base:

Bread slices to cover the base
1C Sugar
3/4C Water
1 tsp Rose water
1 tsp Lime juice

For the Cream:

1/2ltr Milk
1tin Condensed milk or sugar as per taste
1/2C Fresh cream
5 to 6tbsp Cornflour
2tsp Rose water

Crushed Pisthachios for topping


For The Base:

1.Remove the sides of the bread slices and toast the bread.
2.Now prepare the sugar syrup by boiling the sugar and water together.
3.Once it is thickened add the lime juice and rose water.
4.Allow it to cool.

For The Cream:

1.In a pan mix milk and cornflour.
2.Add condensed milk and cream to this and heat the milk mixture.
3.Boil it till it is tick and creamy.
4.Now add the rose water to this and mix well.
5.Keep aside till it cools a little bit.

Assembling :

1.Grease a dish arrange the toasted breads as a base.
2.Pour the cooled sugar syrup all over the bread let it sit for 2 mins for the bread to get soaked with the syrup.
3.Now pour the milk mixture over the bread base.
4.Garnish with a lot of crushed pistachios.
5.Set in the fridge for 4 to 5 hrs.
6.Serve cool.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Kala Chana Bhuna

Hi friends this recipe I kept for last month's MFB challenge but couldnt post it.So thought will post it today.
Actually I have a nostalgic feel with this recipe.My dad used to make this during ramadan for iftars.those days we used to enjoy this for iftars as this was my dad's dish.When I was searching for bangladeshi recipes as it was the challenge, saw this and thought will make this.My dad don't use potatoes but in this original one potatoes are used and I cooked with potatoes.I usually cooks this with out potatoes.Very simple and comforting dish.

Now to the recipe:


1c Cooked black chickpeas(Chana dal)
1large Potato
1large Onion
1 Tomato
2 or 3 Green chillies
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tps Garam masala powder
Mustard seeds
2 pc Bay leaf
Few Dried red chillies
Curry Leaves
Coriander leaves for garnishing


1.Soak the chickpeas for few hrs or overnight.
2.Once it is soaked well drain the water and wash well.Now pressure cook it with salt and water.
3.Cook it till it is soft.And once cooked well drain the excess water and keep aside.
4.Now in a pan heat oil and splutter the mustard seeds.Add dried red chillies,bay leaves and curry leaves.
5.Now add the chopped onions and saute well.

6.Add the ginger garlic paste,chopped green chillies and saute till the raw smell goes off.
7.Now add the powder spices and mix well.
8.Now add the chopped tomatoes and saute till tomatoes are soft.
9.Now add the diced potatoes.Pour little water and cook till it becomes soft.
10.Once it is soft add the cooked chickpeas and mix well.
11.Heat it till the mixture dries up.
12.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
13.Serve hot.
14.Can have it as it is or as a side dish also.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Olive Fried Rice

My first post for this year.Monthly MFB challenge which I missed last few months due to some reasons.From this month hoping to be regular with this.
This month the challenge is 'Cooking With Olives'.I thought a lot what to cook with olives because it is always used in salads,toppings for pizza or filling for sandwiches.And after a long list of thinking I ended up with olive fried rice and it tastes very nice.


2C Cooked basmati rice
1 Onion
1 Capsicum
4 cloves Garlic
2 Eggs
1/2C Cooked chicken
1/2C Olives chopped(blank and green mix)
3tsp Soya sauce
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/2tsp Garlic powder
2tsp Chopped Parsley
3tsp Chopped Spring onions


1.Marinate the chicken pieces with garlic powder,pepper powder and salt.In a pan pour little oil and shallow fry the marinated chicken and shred this chicken into small pieces and keep aside.
2.Beat the eggs with salt and pepper powder and scramble this eggs and keep aside.
3.Now in large vessel add little oil and add chopped onions and chopped garlic and saute well.
4.Add the chopped capsicum and mix well.
5.Add the chicken pieces and scrambbled eggs to this and mix well.
6.Now add the cooked rice to this and mix weel.
7.Add soya sauce and chopped olives to the rice and mix well.

8.Add the parsley leaves and spring onions and mix well.
9.Serve hot with chilly chicken,garlic chicken or any curries..


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Red Velvet Flan Cake

Hi friends!!! This is my last post for 2017.I know this year I was very slow with my blog.Will try to be regular from next month.'Happy New Year To All'.
Today posting a dessert which is very interesting one.Its a flan cake.A cake and flan in one cake pan.
Posting this to celebrate your new year.
When thought of baking this I was tensed whether the red color will get mixed with the flan and the flan gets the red color, but gave a try.And got the layers the beautiful 2 colors and tasted heavenly.


1 1/2c All purpose flour
1tsp Baking powder
1 c Granulated sugar
1/2 c Butter room temp
2 Large Eggs room temp
1tsp Vanilla essence
2tbsp Cocoa powder
1/2c Butter Milk(I used yoghurt)
2tbsp Red liquid food color
1tsp Baking soda
1tsp Vinegar

For Flan:

1tin Evaporated milk
1tin Condensed milk
4 Eggs
1tsp Vanilla essence

For Caramel:

1C Sugar


For Cake:

1.Grease a cake pan or bundt pan .
2.Caramalize the sugar and pour this in the pan.
3.Now prepare the cake batter.
1.Sift flour,baking powder and cocoa powder and keep aside.
5.Mix the red color to the butter milk and keep aside.
6.Now in a bowl put butter and just beat for some seconds.
7.Now add the sugar and beat till sugar is dissolved.
8.Now add egg one at a time and beat well after each addition.
9.Add vanilla essence and mix well.
10.Now add the flour and butter milk mixture alternatively and mix well.
11.Now in a small bowl take vinegar and put the baking soda to the vinegar.
12.When its bubbling pour this to the batter and mix well.
13.Pour this batter to the prepared pan and keep aside.

For Flan:

1.In a blender blend all the ingredients for flan.
2.Pour this over the cake batter evenly.


1.Preheat the oven at 200 deg C for 15 mins.
2.Cover the pan with foil.
3.Keep this tin in a large baking tray.
4.Pour boiling water to the large pan.(Braine Marie Method)
5.Bake this at 180 deg C for 1hr or till done.(it took 1 hr and 20 mins for me).

6.Once the cake is done cool it compeletly to room temp.
7.Keep if refrigerated for few hrs or overnight before tilting.
8.This cake is always good the next day of baking.
9.Once cool slice and serve,
10.Enjoy the red velvet flan cake....

Monday, October 30, 2017

Mutta Kappa Biryani

This is an easy dish to make any time.Tapioca is a vegetable which goes very well with fish or meat.This is a mix of egg and tapioca and it taste too good.I saw this in a malayalam movie and thought of trying it out and the result was very tasty.


1kg Kappa (Tapioca)
5 eggs
2 Onions
2tsp Ginger garlic crushed
4 Green Chilly
1 Tomato
1tsp Coriander powder
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Red chili powder
1/2tsp Fennel seed powder
1/2tsp Garam masala powder
Curry leaves
Coriander leaves


1. Clean and cut the tapioca and boil with salt and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder in a large vessel.
2. Once cooked drain the excess water.
3. In a pan heat coconut oil add the sliced onions and sauté till transparent.
4. Add the crushed ginger garlic and chopped green chilly.
5. Sauté well and add the powder spices and mix well.

6. Now add the tomatoes and mix well till tomatoes are soft. Add 1/2 cup of water.
7. Let it boil for few mins.
8. Now break the eggs and add to the masala and mix well till it scramble.
9. Now and the cooked tapioca and mix very well.
10. Off the flame and add the curry leaves and coriander leaves.
11. Serve hot.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Chicken Tikka Biryani

This is an easy and tasty biryani.This can be made by grilling chicken or frying chicken.This is one of my family fav.


For Masala:

1kg Chicken
5 Medium sized onions
2tbsp Garlic paste
2tbsp Ginger paste
5 Green chillies
2 Medium sized tomatoes
1 pck Tikka masala powder
4tsp Yoghurt
Salt if needed more

To Marinate:

2tbsp Tikka masala powder (I used Shan Tikka Masala)
1tbsp yoghurt
1tsp ginger garlic paste
A pinch of tikka color

For Rice:

1kg Rice
3 Pieces of cinnamon stick
7 Pods of cardamom
7 Cloves
Water to boil
1tbsp Lemon juice

For Dum:

Fried onions
Fried cashewnut
Chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves
Saffron soaked in milk


1.Clean the chicken and put some cut here and there on the chicken pieces and marinate the chicken.
2.Keep this for marination atleast 1 hr or overnight.
3.Soak the rice for 30mins.
4.In a big vessel take water in large amount in which the rice has to be cooked.
5.Keep the water for boiling.In this put cinnamon sticks,cardamom,cloves and salt.Drain the rice after 30mins.When the water boils add the rice to it.Add lime juice to this to avoid sticking of rice.
6.The rice should not be over cooked.When it just becomes soft drain the rice.Keep aside.We can make ghee rice also, to lessen the oil and ghee part I always do this method.

7.Now fry the chicken till half done.
8.In a nonstick vessel add oil put the sliced onions and sauté till it becomes brown.
9.After the onions are done add the ginger garlicand green chilly paste.Saute this well.
10.Add the tikka powder and mix well.
11.Add the chopped tomatoes and mix well till the tomatoes become soft.
12.Add yoghurt and mix well.
13.Now add the fried chicken and mix well and cook the chicken till fully done.
14.The masala should not have much gravy.
15.Add some chopped coriander and mint leaves to this curry.
16.Fry 2 onions for garnishing and dum.Fry the cashewnuts.Now time for dum.
17.In a vessel add some ghee and spread at the bottom.Now add half of the boiled rice.On top of this add some coriander and mint leaves and pour 2 or 3 tsp saffron milk and some ghee.
18.Now put the chicken masala over this rice.
19.Now add the rest of rice on top of this and spread evenly.
20.On top of this spread some ghee and pour the rest saffron milk,fried cashew nuts and put the chopped leaves and fried onions.
21.Cover the top of the vessel tightly with aluminium foil and close with the lid tightly as no air escapes.
22.Now on the flame into sim and keep in dum for 20 to 30 mins.
23.When opened,we can feel the steam over the top the correct part of dum.
24.For garnishing we can use boiled egg too.
25. Serve hot with papad,pickles or yoghurt salad.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Orange Macarons

Hi again I'm here with a macaron recipe.......Its very difficult to stop making this addictive sweet lil cookies..Once we get it right we won't be able to stop making this.Just to remember few things when we start this one...Best ingredients,measurements and mixing....
And nothing will go wrong.Once we get a perfect result with one measurement try to stick on to it.Thats what I have felt and I'm happy with my results..Now I never get any failed batches....Thank God....
Always start with basic simple macarons....Once its perfect try with new new flavours and see this will drive you crazy...😅😅😅

Today I'm posting Orange Macarons... 


For Shells:

75grms Egg whites room temp
78grms Almond powder
135grms Icing sugar
35grms Granulated sugar
1/2tsp Orange rind
2tsp Orange juice
Few drops of orange color

For Filling:

1/4 C Cream cheese
1/2 C Butter
1/2 to 3/4 C Icing sugar
2 to 3 tsp Orange Juice


For Shells:

1.Separate the egg whites and measure it.
2.Measure the almond powder and icing sugar.
3.Grind it together and seive it discard the large pcs.
4.Now in a stand mixer beat the egg whites and granulated sugar till stiff peaks.
5.Add orange juice,orange rind  and few drops of orange color to this and beat well.
6.Once you get stiff peaks add the seives almond icing sugar mixture to this.
7.Fold in it with the egg white till we get a smooth shiny lava texture.
8.This is the macronage.When we lift the spatula it should fold back in to the bowl like a thick ribbon like.

9.Now line up a baking tray with parchment paper.
10.Pipe the macarons to the tray.
11.After piping it tap the tray on the kitchen counter few times to knock out the air bubbles.
12.If any air bubbles left you can prick it with a tooth pick.
13.Now keep this for drying.It will take 15 to 30 mins to dry.May take more time due to the weather.It gets dry faster in summers.
14.When we touch it should not stick to our hands its the dried stage.
15.Once it is dried preheat the oven at 140 deg C for 15 mins.
16.Bake the macarons at 140 deg C for 15 to 18 mins or till it is firm.Dont over bake.
17.Take it out and cool it.
18.Peel it off from the baking paper and pair it with matching shells.

For Filling:

1.Beat the butter and icing sugar till creamy.
2.Add the cream cheese and orange juice to this and beat till smooth creamy texture.
3.Now sandwitch eah pair with the filling.
4.Refrigerate it for few hours before having.
5.Enjoy the Orange Macarons!!!
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