Month: July 2012

Fruit Chaat Recipe

Preparation time : 10 mins. (excluding cutting time) | Serves 6-8 persons This fruit chaat recipe is one of a healthy and famous food from Pakistani cuisine. It can be prepared with fruits of your choice but banana, guava and apple are the necessary fruits which you can’t avoid. Ingredients: 2 apples (thinly slice into small pieces) 2 guavas (thinly slice into small pieces) 2 large mangoes (cut into small cubes) 1 cup grapes 6 bananas (thinly slice into small pieces) 1 tsp salt (or to taste) 1 tbsp black pepper ½ cup orange juice 2 tbsp sugar (or...

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Kunafa Recipe

Preparation time : 80 mins. | Serves 12 squares This Kunafa recipe is taken from Arabian cuisine where it is a very famous sweet. It can be prepared in variety of ways by making different variations in the filling, here in this recipe cream filling is used prepared with milk and rice flour while yogurt filling, candied nuts filling are also used in the filling. Ingredients : For Syrup : 2 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 tbsp lemon juice For Filling : ½ cup rice flour 4 cup whole milk ½ cup heavy cream 4 tbsp sugar 1...

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Coconut Beef

Preparation time : 90 mins. | Serves 4-6 persons This coconut beef recipe is one of a beef curry with coconut flavor. It tastes little bit spicy but having delicious flavor just because of coconut. Usually it is served with boiled rice or traditional Indian bread naan. Ingredients: 2 lb beef (medium pieces) 1 large onion (chopped) 1 cup oil 2 cup tomato puree 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 cup full-fat coconut milk 2 tbsp garam masala 3 tsp coriander powder 3 tsp cumin powder 2 tsp turmeric 2 tbsp ginger 3 tbsp garlic 2 tsp ground black pepper...

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Green Chutney Recipe

Preparation time : 5 mins. | Serves 1 medium cup This green chutney is one of a spicy and sour flavor chutney from South Asian cuisine and is served with various traditional fried stuff like pakoras, samosas, rolls, etc. Ingredients: 1 bunch fresh coriander leaves ¼ cup chopped fresh mint leaves 5-6 green chilies (or to taste) ½ medium onion (coarsely chopped) 6-7 garlic cloves 1 tsp heaped cumin powder Salt to taste 2 lemon juice 2 tbsp yogurt ¼ cup mustard oil Procedure: 1. Put all the ingredients in blender except yogurt and oil and blend with very...

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Samosa Chaat

Preparation time : 10 mins. | Serves 2 persons This samosa chaat recipe is prepared in a very similar fashion as traditional Pani Puri in Pakistani cuisine. You can make some variations in this recipe by adding some different kind of chutney and dahi boondi (fried dumplings) to make it more delicious. Ingredients: 4 aloo samosa ½ cup boiled chickpea ¼ cup yogurt (whisked) 2 tbsp green chutney 2 tbsp tamarind chutney Chaat masala to taste Crushed red pepper to taste Nimco for topping Procedure: 1. To get the recipe for aloo samosa click here. 2. Take a medium...

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Aloo Samosa Recipe

Preparation time : 45 mins. | Serves 2 dozen samosa This aloo samosa recipe is another famous street food from Pakistani cuisine. It is usually served as tea time snack with spicy chutneys like sweet and sour tamarind chutney, spicy yogurt sauce, green chutney. Ingredients: For Filling: 3 large potatoes (peeled and cubed) 1 cup boiled green peas (coarsely chopped) (optional) 1 tsp crushed red pepper 1 tsp chaat masala powder 1 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp crushed coriander seeds ¼ cup chopped fresh coriander leaves 3-4 green chilies chopped Salt to taste For Dough: 2 cup all-purpose flour...

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Aloo Chaat Recipe

Preparation time : 20 mins. | Serves 6 persons This aloo chaat recipe is one of a famous street food in Pakistani and Indian cuisine. It is also one of the main serving item for ramadan iftar food. Here in this recipe it is prepared with two flavors of potatoes boiled and crispy fried and gives awesome taste when served as mentioned below. It can also be served over fried potato bed instead of spreading it on top. Ingredients: 3-4 large potatoes (boiled and cubed) 1 cup chickpea (boiled) 3-4 chopped green chilies 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander 1...

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Cornmeal Muffins

Preparation time : 50 mins. | Serves 12-16 muffins These cornmeal muffins are prepared with cheese and veggie flavor thus have yummy flavor like pizza. The method of preparing these muffins is very simple if you have all the ingredients, just combine them as given in the recipe below and make batter for these delicious muffins. Ingredients: 2 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup yellow cornmeal flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp dry oregano 1 tsp smoked paprika or paprika 1 cup yogurt ½ cup cream 1 cup milk with fat ¼ cup fetta cheese (optional)...

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Coconut Chicken Curry Recipe

Preparation time : 40 mins. | Serves 6 persons This coconut chicken curry recipe is prepared in typical South Asian style and is little bit spicy. It is usually served with cumin rice or boiled rice but you can also serve it with naan. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken (cut into 16 pieces) 3 tomatoes (blended) 4 green chilies (halved) 1 cup onion (chopped) ½ cup water ½ cup oil 1 tsp crushed black pepper 1 tsp crushed red pepper Salt to taste ½ tsp turmeric 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste 3 tbsp coconut milk powder Procedure: 1. Heat oil...

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Lentil Rice

Preparation time : 60 mins. | Serves 2-4 persons This lentil rice is prepared with whole red lentils and is called Masoor Daal Pulao in traditional Pakistani cuisine. It can also be prepared with other lentils like large yellow lentils using the same method. Ingredients: For Rice: 4 cup long grain rice (soaked in water for 30 mins.) 1 cinnamon stick 2-3 cloves 2 green cardamoms 1 black cardamom 2 bay leaves 1 tsp whole black pepper 1 tsp black cumin 2-inch ginger piece (chopped) 8-10 garlic cloves 8-10 fresh green chilies 3 red tomatoes (chopped) Salt to taste...

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