Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dal Keema / Minced Meat and Dal Chana دال قیمہ

Dal Keema is a tasty minced meat and chana dal dish. This dish also liked by President Obama.

Dal Keema

  • Minced Meat (Beef/Mutton)   1/2 kg
  • Dal Chana  100 g
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Onion chopped  2-3
  • Tomatoes   chopped 2-3
  • Ginger paste  1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste  1 teaspoon
  • Green Chillies chopped  2-3
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala  1/2 teaspoon


  • Boil dal in enough water, drain and keep aside.
  • Fry onion in oil till golden.
  • Add ginger garlic paste fry for 1 minute.
  • Then add tomatoes and minced meat, salt, chilli , haldi and coriander powder .
  • Fry on high flame for 3-5 minutes.
  • Then add 1 glass water and cook on low flame till meat is tender.
  • Add more water if necessary. 
  • When meat is tender add boiled dal and cook for 5 more minutes on low flame.
  • At last sprinkle garam masala, add green chillies and fresh coriander leaves.
  • Simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  • Delicious Dal Keema is ready.
  • Serve with shredded onion, pickle and roti. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Beef Nihari گائے کے گوشت کی نہاری

Nihari is one of the most popular beef dish in Karachi.  Most famous Nihari shop is Javed Nihari near Karimabad.   Nihari is a very tasty dish served with Tanddori Naan. Nihari dish is a must dish in almost all the small and medium hotels of Karachi. You can cook at your home very easily. Ask you Meat seller for Nihari meat known as Bong ka Gosht in Urdu or Shin Meat in English.

Beef Nihari
Shin Meat Beef /Bong Ka Gosht

  • Bong Ka Gosht/Nihari Meat/Shin Meat   1 kg - 1.5 kg
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Yoghurt 1/2 cup
  • Wheat flour 3-4 tablespoon
  • Onion chopped 1 medium size
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Badiani phool 2-3 grinded
  • Fennel powder 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1/2 teaspoon


  • Lemon wedges as desired
  • Fried onion as desired
  • Chopped green chillies as desired
  • Mint leaves chopped 1 cup
  • Coriander leaves chopped 1 cup
  • Julian cut ginger 3-4 tablespoon


  • Heat oil in apan.
  • Add meat, spices and yoghurt and fry for 5-7 minutes.
  • Add 3-4 glass of water and cook on medium flame till meat is tender.
  • Now dissolve wheat flour in a cup of water, and add to the cooking curry in portions and with vigorous stirring.
  • Simmer for 10-15 minutes till oil is separates out.
  • Fry onion in 1 tablespoon of oil till golden then pour over the prepared curry.
  • Delicious Beef Nihari is ready.
  • Serve with garnish and Tandoori Naan.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mexican Potatoes میکسیکن پوٹاٹو

Mexican Potatoes is a very tangy and tasty dish. It is easy to prepare but taste is good.

Mexican Potatoes

  • Potatoes chopped into medium cubes   4
  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon
  • Onion finely chopped  1
  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 2
  • Red Chillies flakes   1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon Juice 1 teaspoon
  • Cheddar cheese 1-2 slices
  • Boil potatoes cubes  in water till half tender.
  • Heat oil in a pan, fry onion till golden.
  • Add red chillies flakes, salt, garlic and half boiled potatoes cubes.
  • Fry and stir till potatoes are fully cooked.
  • Add lemon juice and cheddar cheese and simmer.
  • Delicious Mexican Potatoes are ready to serve.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Siri Ka Salan / Goat Head Curry / Siri Ki Curry سری کا سالن

Siri Ka Salan is a very very cheap dish prepared from Siri (Goat Head).  Siri is cost only Rs 70 without Magz. Many people like this curry as they thought 'eating siri is a cure from headache.'

Siri Ki Curry
  • Siri without Magz , prepared and washed   1 no.
  • Oil 1 cup
  • Tomatoes chopped  3-4 
  • Onion chopped 3
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chillies powder 1 teaspoon
  • Haldi powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fry onion in oil till golden.
  • Add  ginger garlic pastes, fry for 1 minute.
  • Then add tomatoes , spices except garam masala, and prepared siri.
  • Fry for 5-6 minutes on high flame.
  • Then add 1 glass water and continue to cook on medium flame till siri meat is tender.
  • Sprinkle garam masala and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Delicious Siri Ka Salan is ready.
  • Serve with Tandoori Roti.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Keri Ka Sharbat / Aam Panna / Raw Mango Syrup کیری کا شربت

Keri Ka Sharbat  is a refreshing and coolant against heat stroke.  Its a sweet and sour syrup made from raw mangoes in Summer.

Keri Ka Sharbat


  • Raw mangoes, washed   1/2 kg
  • Sugar   3-4 cup
  • Black salt 1/4 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1/8 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon


  • Thoroughly wash  the raw mangoes.
  • Then boil in enough water.
  • Remove skin and discard stone.
  • Retain pulp.
  • Pass the pulp through muslin cloth/Malmal cloth.
  • Now take the pulp in a stainless steel pan.
  • Add sugar , black salt , black pepper and lemon juice to it.
  • Also add 1/2 glass water and cook on medium heat.
  • After 2-3 boils stop cooking.
  • Cool and fill in bottle to be used later.
  • For serving add 2-3 tablespoon of prepared syrup in a glass and add chilled water.
  • Enjoy the tasty Keri Ka Sharabat on a hot and humid Summer day.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Gulatti گلتّی

Gulatti was a very popular sweet dish in weddings some 20-30 years back in Karachi.
It is a very tasty and mouth watering sweet dish.


  • Saila Chawal (Pakki Basmati Rice/Parboiled Rice) 1/2 kg
  • Sugar  1-2 cup  
  • Khoya 50 g
  • Ashrafi or Sliced Petha sweetmeat  50 g
  • Ghee 1/2 cup
  • Almond soaked in water 1 tablespoon
  • Pistachio soaked in water  1 tablespoon
  • Raisins soaked in water 1 tablespoon
  • Cardamom seed 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cloves  5
  • Kewra water 1/4 cup


  • Soak rice in water for 1/2 hour.
  • Wash and drain. 
  • Then boil in 2 liter water, drain and keep aside.
  • Now heat ghee in a pan.
  • Add cardamom seeds fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add sugar, almond, pistachio, raisin, cloves , kewra water and boiled rice.
  • Mix well, then sprinkle Ashrafi or Petha Sweet meat slices and khoya on top.
  • Simmer for 8-10 minutes.
  • Delicious Gulatti is ready.
  • Mix well and serve.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fairy Bread (Australia and New Zealand Children Bread) پریوں کی روٹی

Fairy Bread is a very very tasty and eye appealing bread for children in Australia and New Zealand.

It is prepared on children birthdays parties and ceremonies. Bread loaf is cut into triangle of four , butter is applied the colourful sprinkles are spread all over.

In Karachi colourful sprinkles can be purchased from Times Medicos or Naheed Super Market in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area.

Fairy Bread  
Bread Slices as required
Colourful Sprinkle a box (Rs 60/box)

Cut the bread loafs into four triangles.
Apply butter.
Then Sprinkle "Colourful Sprinkles"
Serve and Enjoy.