Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Aaloo Paratha :)

I love aloo ka paratha n always used 2 ask my north indian frnds ( Rashmi n Nirali) durin my bain skool days 2 bring loads f aloo parathas for me :) n al f a sudden 1 fine aftrnoon my tongue craved for it again n i started askin mum n few other frnds on hw 2 make d best aloo parathas as 2 make my parathas Finger lickin yummmyyyyyyyy :D n i started it by collectin al ingredients n my mum in law helped me too in makin my dish delicious :) Alhamdulillah it came out reallyy well n evry1 enjoyed havin it :) so here goes d receipee :)

For d Dough - > (Serves 4 - 5 ) -> depends on hw much s been eaten per person ;)

4 cups - All-purpose flour (Maida)
1 cup - Regular Whole wheat flour (Ata)
1 tsp - Salt
1/2 cup Milk
1/2 cup Oil

Crumble everything together and use luke warm water to knead a bit harder than normal dough.
Leave it covered on the counter for at least an hour.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Chocolate-chip muffins

Chocolate-chip muffins: (Makes 12)

Pre-heat oven to 180 C (375 F)
Muffin tray
Muffin liners(12 cups)
2 bowls (for wet and dry ingredients)
Measuring cup

Dry ingredients:

1 3/4 cups (230 g) - All purpose (white) flour
1 1/4 cups (265 g) - Brown sugar
2/3 cup (60 g) - Cocoa powder(Unsweetened)
1 tsp - Baking powder
1 tsp - Baking soda
1/2 tsp - Salt
1 cup - Choc-chips(Add them in a little flour.. this helps the choco-chips to spread evenly in the batter)

Add everything in a bowl in the same order and whisk together or mix with your hands.There should be no lumps formed.

Wet ingredients:

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Mince masala

Boredom striked again. So this time I took Fara's and entered kitchen. The dinner was not yet cooked, so I learnt to cook plain rice (finally! :D) and minced meat curry!

Before I forget how I cooked it, I thought it would be sensible to save the recipe here for the "mince masala"! :) (Naming credit goes to Fara :P)


Minced meat - 500 g
Onion - 500 g medium diced
Tomato - 3 medium size and diced
Green chilli - 3
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 and 1/2 tsp
Corionder - finely chopped
Red chilli powder
Salt - to taste
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Oil- 3-4 tbsp


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Tiny tips to ease your job at home

Are the ants eating away your sweets? Or is the mirror not as good as new? 
Are the rats and mice getting over your nerves? Or are the onions making you cry? :D
Find a solution to those tiny problems at home everyday with these tiny tips! :)

Ants Problem:
Ants hate cucumbers.
Keep the skin of cucumbers near the place or ant hole.

To  get pure and clean ice : 

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Whats cooking?!? ;)

One fine day i was like i AM making muffins today.. I have always wanted to make them.. i like baking than cooking! So i pulled my brother to drive me to nilgiris that evening and got all the ingredients required. i actually had a hard time shopping for them because it was the first time i shopped for grocery alone because mom always accompanied me.. :) But this time i was like okayy i am going to do everything by myself. And the shopping part was a success :D yayy! (P.S: my brother did help me to hunt for things i could'nt find :P sweet bro! but i DID have to pay for that.. he gave me a long list of things (junk food ofcourse ;)) he wanted..pheww! Nevermind! my work was done :) )
So i had all the things needed but it was too late by the time i got back home. So i thought tomorrow was THE day :D
The next day i was so excited i was going to bake but my mom was like why dont you try making Biryani(thats THE most delicious dish ever).. you really HAVE to learn that! i was like fine let me do it. And i got the recipe from her and asked her NOT to step into the kitchen.. so YES i did it ALL by myself :)) from cutting the veggies to EVERYTHING! i was so so happy it actually did come out well but wasn't PERFECT. I cooked the rice for a little longer time :( but come on! it was my FIRST time :) so i think its ok. My mom dad and brother liked it:) But i really have to work on making it PERFECT because my fiance is really particular about food ;) and it HAS to be perfect! :D Well insha Allah i should work on that :)
Check out my mom's biryani recipe i have posted below and a few decent pics i clicked. Hope you guys try it out and it comes out just PERFECT :)