Spicy Aaloo with Plain Parathas

It is the holy month of Ramadan, the month in which muslims observe a fast from sunrise till sunset. Sehri is the last meal which we have before the sunsrises, which is followed by the fast for the day. The fast is then ended with Iftaar, at the time of sunset.

I like to have a wholesome Sehri that would keep me full for the day while I am fasting. With only potatoes, plain flour and basic spices in the kitchen, I decided to make Spicy Aaloo with parathas. The spiciness of the aaloos and the hint of sweetness from the parathas complimented each other very well. I made this recipe as an experiment, and it turned out so well that i decided to put it up on the blog. 😀

Here is the recipe:

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Paneer Jalferezi

Paneer, also known as Cottage Cheese is made by curdling fresh milk, and separating the whey from the curd. Once the whey is drained fully, the leftover curd which is left is Paneer. It is so versatile that you can make pakoras with it, use in a gravy, or in desserts aswell.

Paneer dishes are not readily available in restaurants in Pakistan, so I decided to make something by myself. Since Palak Paneer and Butter Paneer are so mainstream, I thought of cooking Paneer Jalferezi. It turned out really yummy! And was very quick and easy to make as well.

Here is how to cook it. 🙂

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Green Salad with Grilled Chicken

I always used to think that salads are boring and bland. But when unhealthy eating habits results in extra kilos on your body, one has to make healthy choices to shed the weight.

So, I tried incorporating healthy meals in my diet, and I was pleasantly surprised how wrong I was about Salads being boring and bland. They are delicious and filling too.

I made this Green Salad with Grilled Chicken, with the ingredients that I alread had in my kitchen. I was surprised to see that with just a few ingredients how delicious it turned out to be.

If you, like me want to eat something healthy and light, then do try this easy recipe out.

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Aaloo Samosa

Aaloo samosas take me back in time, to my student life. When Aaloo samosa was my staple meal along with a hot cup of tea. These samosas are filling, easy on pocket, and very tasty too.

Even though you can easily find them in Pakistan, but I love making them at home. I add tamarind pulp in the samosas, which make them chatpatta. 😀

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Roasted Egg Plant with Spiced Yogurt

My mother used to make this dish for us. In her version of the dish, she would fry the egg plants and serve it on top of the yogurt. But in order to make it healthy, I have roasted the sliced egg plant with very little oil.

I make it when my husband and I have gone overboard with our cheat days, and want to compensate for them by having something healthy and light.

It can be served on its own, as a main course with rotis. Or you can serve it as a side with Biryani or any other Pakistani main course like Qourma or Karhai. I personally like it on its own. 🙂 Here is the recipe:

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Hummus

Hummus has always been my favourite snack. I love to have it with pita bread and baba ganoush. Whenever I would crave for hummus, I would order it from a Lebanese restaurant near my home. Sadly that restaurant closed down. I tried hummus from other restsurants but I never really liked them.

So I thought, “Why not make it at home?”. I bought a can boiled chickpeas, tahini paste and the other ingredients. I was tasting it as i was making it, and after a lot of additions and subtractions I devised my perfect hummus recipe. Here is the recipe for you all. You can always amend the recipe to replicate  your prefect hummus. 😀 Continue reading “Hummus”