Sunday, March 10, 2019

Iraqi Chicken Biryani برياني الدجاج العراقي

Iraqi Chicken Biryani

برياني الدجاج العراقي

Iraqi Biryani

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bandjan Bourani (Afghan Dish)

Delicious and tangy Afghan dish made with Aubergine and yoghurt.

Bandjan Bourani
  • Aubergine  (Bangan)   long variety   diced in disc  4
  • Tomatoes diced 3-4
  • Red Chilli flakes/cutter   1-2 teaspoon
  • Green chillies chopped  3
  • Garlic crushed  1  pod
  • Yoghurt  1 cup
  • Mint leaves chopped  2-4  tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying and cooking as needed

  • Shallow fry aubergine in oil on medium flame till soft and tender. Keep aside.
  • Now take 2-3 tablespoon of oil in a pan,  heat on low flame then add 1/2 crushed garlic, red chilli flakes and then diced tomatoes.
  • Cook till soft and green chillies and salt during cooking.
  • At last, add fried aubergine and cook for few minutes then remove from flame.
  • Take out in a serving platter/bowl.
  • Now add salt and remaining garlic to the yoghurt, mix well.
  • Pour the yoghurt sauce on the top of prepared bourani. 
  • Sprinkle chopped mint leave.
  • Delicious Bandjan Bourani is ready to serve.
  • Serve with boiled rice.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Aleesa (Kerala -Malabar Ramadan Dish)

There were many Malabari people shops and hotels in Karachi during my childhood.  Malabari were good and soft spoken people. They were religious and their names were like Abu Bakara, Omar, Muhammad Bhai. I am happy to cook their Ramadan dish Aleesa, it is an infusion dish of Arabian and Malabar cuisine. 


  • Wheat 1/2 kg
  • Boneless Chicken 1/2 kg
  • Onion  chopped 1-2 medium-size
  • Oil 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic crushed 2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Cinnamon sticks 2-4
  • Cloves whole 5-6
  • Cardamom Green 2
  • Coconut milk 1 can (regular size)
For Garnish:
  • Cashew nut (Kajoo) slightly fry in oil  10-15 pieces
  • Fried onion 2 tablespoon
  • Raisin 1slightly fry in oil tablespoon


  • In a pan take 3-4 glass water. 
  • Add wheat, chicken, onion, oil, garlic, salt, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.
  • Cook on low flame till wheat and chicken are tender. (3-4 hours).
  • Check and stir occasionally.
  • When wheat is tender coarsely mash the contents.
  • Add coconut milk and cook for 5-10 more minutes on low flame.
  • Garnish with Kajoo, raisin and fried onion.
  • Delicious Aleesa s ready.
  • Serve on Sehar or Iftar during Ramadan.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken is a Chinese Dish. Spicy and Delicious.

Kung Pao Chicken
  • Chicken Cubes 1/2 kg
  • Sesame oil 1 teaspoon
  • Corn Starch 1 teaspoon
  • Soy Sauce 1 tablespoon
  • Vinegar 1-2 teaspoon
  • Sugar 1 teaspoon
  • Oil 1/4 cup
  • Red Chillies whole 4-5
  • Roasted peanuts 2 teaspoon
  • Spring onion chopped 2-3
  • Garlic sliced 5-6 cloves
  • Ginger crushed 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies cutter/flakes 2-3 teaspoon


  • Mix together sesame oil, corn starch, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar. Apply on chicken cubes and keep aside for 30 minutes.
  • Now in a pan heat oil. Add whole red chillies fry for a while.
  • Then add marinated chicken cubes fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then add roasted peanuts. ginger, garlic, salt and red chillies cutter fry for  2-3 more minutes.
  • Then cook on medium flame till chicken is done.
  • Evaporate excess water on high flame and stir.
  • Delicious Kung Pao Chicken is ready.
  • Serve with boiled rice.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Gujarati Kadhi ગુજરાતી કઢી گجراتی کڑھی

It is a very simple and staple food of Gujarati community. Delicious too.

Gujarati Kadhi
ગુજરાતી કઢી

  • Yoghurt fresh (not sour)   beaten    250 g
  • Besan (chickpea flour)   2 tablespoon
  • Green Chillies freshly crushed 2 teaspoon
  • Ginger freshly crshed 2 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Sugar 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh Coriader leaves chopped  for garnish 


  • Oil 1-2 teaspoon
  • Hing 1 pinch
  • Black mustard seeds whole 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seed 1/2 teaspoon
  • Kadhi patta 10
  • Red chillies whole 4-5


  • In a pan take youghurt, 1 glass water, besan , salt sugar and turmeric .
  • Mix/blend well.
  • Cook on medium flame for 5-6 minutes. 
  • Then add ginger and green chilli crushed and continue to cook for 10-15 more minutes on medium flame.
  • Garnish with chooped fresh coriander leaves.
  • Gujarati Kadhi is ready for Tadka.
  • Now  in a frying pan heat oil, add hing, then mustard.
  • When mustard pop add cumin seeds, kadhi patta and red chilli whole.
  • Fry for a while then pour over prepared Gujarati Kadhi.
  • Delicious Gujarati Kadhi is ready.
  • Serve with boiled rice/ Khichdi or phulka roti.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Kashmiri Aab Gosht کشمیری آب گوشت

A wonderful and Delicious dish from  Kashmir.☺

Kashmiri Aab Gosht

  • Mutton  1/2  -  3/4  kg
  • Onion  chopped 2-3
  • Ginger paste  1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chillies chopped 3-4
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder  1 teaspoon
  • Fennel powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cardamom small whole  4
  • Cloves whole  8-10
  • Caraway  1/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon stick 2-3
  • Black pepper whole 1/2 teaspoon

  • Milk  full cream  3/4 litre 
  • Cardamom small powder 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon stick 2
  • Butter 1 tablespoon
  • Oil 1 tablespoon


  • Take milk in a pan, add cardamom small powder and cinnamon sticks.
  • Boil on low flame till reduce to half.
  • Keep aside.
  • Now in another pan take mutton, ginger garlic pastes, onion, green chillies and spices. Add 1-2 glass water and cook on low heat till mutton is tender. (1-2 hours).
  • When mutton is tender add prepared reduced milk.  
  • Cook on low heat for further 10-15 minutes on simmering heat.
  • At last, add butter and oil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Delicious Kashmiri Aab Gosht is ready.
  • Serve with Boiled Rice, pineapple chunks, blanched almonds, and raisin.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Tawa Bhindi توا بھنڈی

Tawa Bhindi looks good when cooked, tastes well when eaten.

Tawa Bhindi

  • Bhindi   1/2 kg
  • Tomatoes  chopped 3-4
  • Onion chopped 3-4
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies chopped 2-3
  • Oil 1-2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli cutter flakes 2 teaspoon
  • Haldi 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon


  • Remove top of bhindi.
  • Then slice in quarter by length 
  • Now saute fry bhindi in oil. Remove and keep aside.
  • Then saute fry onion and keep aside.
  • Now tilt the pan to remove excess oil from sauteing fry onion and bhindi.
  • In the same remaining oil add garlic ginger on a Tawa or large frying pan,  fry for 1 minute then add tomatoes and fry for 4-5 minutes. Add spices,  mix well then add sauteed fried onion and bhindi.
  • Mix and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Delicious Tawa Bhindi is ready.
  • Serve with Roti.