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. 😀
Here is how you can make them at home, with ingredients that are usually in stock in a desi households pantry. Continue reading “Aaloo Samosa”
Greek lemon chicken has to be the best baked chicken that I have ever had. We have it almost every week, because it is so easy to prep and so so delicious!
You can make this for any special occasion, for your guests, or on a lazy day when you just want to relax and not stand in front of the stove mixing and stirring the food.
I usually serve it with broccoli and zuccini salad. I will share its recipe too, soon.
The recipe for Greek Lemon Chicken is as follows:
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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 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”
Every time I would go to any cafe restaurant, Mongolian Beef would always attract me. But I was always hesitant on ordering it fearing, “what if I don’t like it?”.
But then one fine day I decided to cook it for myself. I found a recipe on the internet which (according to the reviews) was same as the Mongolian beef served at PF Chang’s. I changed the recipe and added a few more ingredients to the original recipe so that it qualifies for my Pakistani taste palette. 😀 The recipe is as follows: Continue reading “Mongolian Beef”
So here comes my first blog post! Sharing the recipe of this quick and easy, yet so delicious Chicken and Vegetable stir-fry. Made this couple of weeks ago and I loved it. This recipe is perfect for those who want to eat something healthy. i served it with white rice, but you can always serve it with brown rice, noodles, or have it on its own. 🙂 The recipe is as follows:
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Hello Everyone! I am Zainab, and welcome to Zainab Cooks. As the name suggests, this is a food blog. Over here I will showcase what I cook on a daily basis in my kitchen.
Not so long ago, I started to cook for my husband and myself, that is when I discovered that I can cook. And after a lot of thought and ecouragement from people close to me, finally i have put up this page.
I hope you will enjoy reading my cooking stories and the pictures i post here. Feel free to comment, follow, and share. 😀 😀
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