Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hyderabadi Khatti Dal حیدرآبادی کھٹّی دال

Hyderabadi Khati Dal is a delicious and Tangy Dal.

Hyderabadi Khati Dal

  • Lal Masoor Dal (red split lentil)  1 cup
  • Tomatoes chopped 2
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chillies 3-4
  • Tamarind pulp 1 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies powder 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh Green Coriander leaves  for garnish

 Tempering (Baghar)  Ingredients:

  • Oil 1-2 tablespoon
  • Garlic cloves sliced 3-4
  • Kadhi Patta / Karhi patta     10-12
  • Red Chillies whole  4-5
  • Cumin seed whole 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds whole 1/2 teaspoon
  • Hing 1 pinch


  • Thoroughly wash the dal.
  • Take 2 glass water  in a cooking pan. 
  • Add washed dal, tomatoes, greed chillies, ginger garlic pastes, tamarind pulp and spices.
  • Cook on medium flame till dal is well done.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • For baghar, take oil in a frying oil add garlic cloves , when golden, add other baghar ingredients.
  • Wait for few seconds then pour this baghar over prepared dal.
  • Delicious Hyderabadi Khatti Dal is ready.
  • Serve with boiled rice, pickles and papad.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Balochi Namkeen Roast بلوچی نمکین روسٹ

It is a wonderful dish from Balochi Cuisine for those who love to eat meat. Not a spicy but tasty dish. I liked it very much.
Balochi Namkeen Roast

  • Mutton Chops, 5-6 chop together,  2 kg
  • Oil 1/2 cup
  • Onion  chopped   4-5
  • Ginger freshly crushed  1 tablespoon
  • Garlic freshly crushed  1 tablespoon
  • Salt 1-2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper freshly crushed  1-2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds whole 1 teaspoon


  • Take all ingredients in a large pan. 
  • Add 2-3 glass water. 
  • Tightly seal the lid with the help of prepared dough.
  • Cook on low flame for 90-120 minutes.
  • Check the tenderness of meat. If done evaporate excess water to a thick gravy.
  • Delicious Balochi Namkken Roast is ready.
  • Serve with Tandoori Roti/Naa.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Punjabi Kofta Chana / Punjabi Kofta Cholay پنجابی کوفتہ چنّا

Wonderful dish from Punjab. Meat and Kabuli Chana tastes good  when cooked together. It is very nutritious and delicious dish.

Punjabi Kofta Chana
  • Kabuli chana (Garbanzo beans)  250 g 
  • Minced meat (mutton)  1/2 kg
  • Oil 1 cup 
  • Yoghurt 1/2 cup
  • Onion chopped 2-3
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilli powder to taste
  • Haldi powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1 teaspoon
  • Poppy seeds soaked and crushed 1 tablespoon
  • Bhuna chana  powder 1 tablespoon

  • Soak Kabuli chana in water  for 5-6 hours.
  • Wash then boil in enough water.
  • Drain and keep aside.
  • Now mix all spices together.
  • Make 2 portions. One for meat balls(kofta) and other for curry.
  • Fry onion in oil till golden and crispy.
  • Remove the fried onion from oil , cool on  kitchen towel  and then grind. Make two portion of fried and grinded onion.
  • Now add 1/2 quantity of spices, 1/2 quantity of grinded onion, and 1/4 cup of yoghurt to the minced meat. and knead well. 
  • Then process in an electric processor for smooth texture.
  • Now make table tennis ball size meat balls from this mixture.
  • Keep aside.
  • Now in the same oil in which onions are fried add remaining half portion of  grinded onion, yoghurt  and spices.
  • Also add ginger and garlic and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add 1-2 glass water and cook on medium flame for 10 minutes.
  • Now introduce prepared meat balls (Koftas) carefully and continue to cook on low flame till meat balls are tender ( 45-90 minutes).
  • At last add boiled chick pea and cook on simmering heat for 10-15 minutes with careful stirring.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Delicious Punjabi Kofta Chana is ready.
  • Serve hot with tandoori roti and Fresh mint-coriander raita in yoghurt.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Date Milkshake کھجور کا ملک شیک

Date Milkshake is a very very delicious and nutritious drink. Is gives extra energy at Iftar during Ramadan,  the month of dates. Thousand of kilogram of dates are consumed during the Holy Month of Ramadan at Sehar and at Iftar.

Date Milkshake

  • Date pitted  , good quality  6-8
  • Full cream chilled milk   1 glass
  • Sugar 2-3 teaspoon


  • Take all ingredients in an electric blender.
  • Blend for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove in a glass.
  • Serve chilled.
  • Delicious Date Milkshake tastes good.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lukmi / Lukhmi (Hyderabadi Style Samosa) لقمی حیدرآبادی انداز سموسہ

Lukmi is a rectangle shape minced meat samosa popular among Hyderabadi community. Hyderabadi community have sour  taste tongue but sweet in talk.  Enjoy Luqmi at Iftar and pray.

For Outer shell:
  • Maida  2 cup
  • Cumin seed whole 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
Oil for frying

For filling:
  • Minced meat  1/2 kg
  • Oil 1/4  - 1/2 cup
  • Onion chopped 2
  • Tomatoes  chopped 2
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies chopped  2
  • Fresh Mint leaves  chopped 2 tablespoon
  • Fresh Coriander leaves chopped  2 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice 2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1/2 teaspoon
First prepare filling.
  • Fry onion in oil till brown.
  • Then add ginger garlic paste fry for 1 minutes, add tomatoes , lemon juice, green chillies and spices and minced meat.
  • Fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add 1 glass water and cook on low heat till minced meat is well done
  • Sprinkle fresh mint and coriander leaves.
  • Evaporate most most the water and simmer.
  • Filling is ready.  Cool to room temperature.
Now make outer cover and Luqmi
  • Add salt and cumin whole to maida mix well.
  • Add water in small portion and knead well to a hard dough.
  • keep aside for 20 minutes.
  • Now make rectangle shaped strips 6 inch by 3 inch.
  • Place a small amount of filling on it.
  • Fold and seal with the help of fork.
  • Keep making other strips and fill it with prepared filling.
  • Now heat oil in a woke (Karahi) fry the prepared luqmi.
  • Delicious Luqmi is ready.
  • Serve with Tomato Ketchup / Mint Chutney.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Date Balls / Khajoor Ke Ladoo کھجور کے لڈ و

Dates Balls are sweet and healty snack. It is simple to make and can be used in any weather. Try this at Iatar or Sehar of this Ramadan for extra energy for fasting and Salat ul Taraveeh.

Date Balls

  • Dates (pitted/seeds removed)  2 cup
  • Diced almonds   2 tablespoon
  • Diced pistachio  2 table spoon 
  • Desiccated coconut  1/2 cup
  • Sprinkles 2-3 tablespoon


  • Mash dates well.
  • Add nuts and mix well.
  • Make table tennis ball size balls
  • Then roll into desiccated coconut or sprinkle.
  • Serve as desired.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mango Smoothie / Mango Lassi مینگو لسّی / سموتھی

Smoothie in USA and Mango Lassi in Pakistan have the same recipes. It is just  by chance both nations are opposite to each other.  Thick creamy texture of yoghurt and Mango pulp gives it a distinct taste and flavour.  Mangoes are readily available now,  arrange and prepare a glass of Smoothie / Mango Lassi and enjoy.

Smoothie /  Mango Lassi

  • Mango slices    1 cup
  • Yoghurt  250 g
  • Ice cubes  as desired
  • Sugar or honey 2-4 teaspoon


  • Take all ingredients in an electric blender.
  • Blend for 2-4 minutes.
  • Fill in a glass, insert a straw and sip the chilled smoothie / Mango Lassi.