Honey Glazed Rice Flakes

August 11, 2011 1 comment

He he .. what a name ..
its just roasted aval kuzhachath.. but in a different style

Roast aval with some sugar and little butter
Meanwhile cut Plantain (nenthra pazham) in cubes and fry lightly in ghee
mix together both .. pour honey over it and garnish with Cherries .. nuts .. or as you wish 🙂

Categories: Recipes, Snack Specials

Kashmiri Murgh Biriyani

August 11, 2011 4 comments

Kashmiri Murgh Biryani


For Rice:
Biryani rice-3 medium sized glass
gara m masala – 2 tsp
salt to taste

For Chicken Marination
Chicken – 1 kg(cut into medium pieces)
Chilli pwd- 2tbsp
Coriander pwd -2 tbsp
Garlic/Ginger paste -3tsp
green chilli paste – 1 tsp
Turmeric pwd – 1/2tsp
Jeera pwd – 1/2tsp
Garam masala pwd – 1tsp
red colour if you like
Oil – for frying

For Kashmiri Murgh Masala:

Onion – 5 sliced
Tomato – 2 sliced
Ginger & garlic paste – 2tsp
Kashmiri chilli pwd – 2 tbsp
Coriander pwd – 1tbsp
Garam masala pwd – 1tsp
Jeera pwd – 1/2 tsp
curd – 1/2 cup
Cashewnuts – 10 (soaked in water)&make it as paste.
Salt – to taste
coriander leaves and mint leaves

ghee for the biriyani finally ………

Method :
Marinate chicken in the mentioned masala for atleast 1hr.Heat oil in a pan & fry the marinated chicken pieces till golden brown on both sides.
Keep it aside.

Use the remaining oil for the masala
Add onion&ginger/garlic paste saute until golden brown.

Add tomatoes,salt & all masalas powder.
cook Tomato till it is nicely cooked.

Add fried chicken pieces, curd & cahewnuts paste.
cook untill the fried chicken pieces are coated with the masalas. add mint leaves and coriander leave

Keep it aside.

Meaniwhile dont forget to make Biryani rice
for this boil water in another vessel,add enough salt, and garam masala.cook rice until it is done &drain.kept it aside.

Take another vessel first add half of the prepared kashmiri chicken masala and second make a rice layer.
repeat layers. Finally rice should be on top

Garnish with coriander leaves, drizzle heated ghee.
close the lid & let it in dum for 10 mins on low flame.

Before serving biryani mix well.

serve hot with raita

Categories: Main Dish, Recipes

November 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Categories: Mehindi Designs IV

Biscuit n Pista Pudding

September 15, 2010 1 comment

Yummy Yum Dessert

6 x 170gms Cream (nestle Cream)
8 tbsps Nesquik chocolate flavoured drink powder (or any)
2 tbsp Cocoa powder
3 1/2 tbsps Icing sugar
5 tbsps Milk
1 1/2 (175 gms)packets of Marie biscuit
1 cup of pistachios (skinned & chopped fine)

In a deep mixing vessel, empty all the tins of creams and whisk manually till smooth. Add in the cocoa, chocolate drink powder, icing sugar, milk and whisk till smooth.

In a serving dish, begin by spreading a bit of the chocolate cream on the bottom and line the Marie biscuit in one flat layer, you should make sure that you fill the gaps which can be done by even breaking the biscuit in half or quater. Pour a bit of the cream till it covers the biscuit layer.

Continue with the next layer of biscuit, and alternate between the cream and biscuit. The top layer must be of the chocolate cream.
Garnish with chopped pistachios and place in the fridge for 2 hours minimum to set the cream.

Sure you will Enjoy!

Categories: Desserts

Beet shake …

I came from Office , i was nearly cooked due to weather outside. Myself was so thirsty to have something so deliciously sweet and chilled. For the time being i filled my tummy with two glasses of water and i peeped into the fridge.. saw milk, i thought what if i go for pistachio drink, that’s when my son’s favourite veg was peeping at me from the tray. My mind asked me the magic question hey why dont i give a try to this, so having the carrot juice in my mind, i applied the same on the beetroot. It turned out superb, My son and hubby graded it A+. A very healthy drink for children and grown ups .
I have put the recipe below, Do comment and let me know .. Enjoy !!! Jazak Allah Khair Insha Allah !!

1 small beetroot – pressure cooked and blended without water into a fine paste

2 cups of chilled milk
sugar to taste – can be substitued by honey
milkmaid (optional )
nuts to garnish – cashew nuts, pista, badam

Blend together milk, beetroot paste and sugar / Milkmaid.

You can freeze beetroot paste and use only what you need.

Categories: Drinks


April 10, 2010 1 comment

One of the most important characteristics, frequently mentioned with regards to the Prophet (saas) in the Qur’an, is that he only practiced what Allah revealed and asked of him, with no concern about what others might think. Important figures and members of other religions at the time wanted him to impose rules that would benefit them. Although these people were more numerous and powerful, the Prophet (saas) was punctilious about abiding by Allah’s commandments and the Qur’an.

Allah tells us the following in one verse:

When Our Clear Signs are recited to them, those who do not expect to meet Us say, “Bring a Qur’an other than this one or change it.” Say: “It is not for me to change it of my own accord. I follow nothing except what is revealed to me. I fear, were I to disobey my Lord, the punishment of a Dreadful Day.” Say: “Had Allah so wished, I would not have recited it to you nor would He have made it known to you. I lived among you for many years before it came. Will you not use your intellect?” (Surah Yunus: 15-16)

In a number of verses of the Qur’an, Allah warned the Prophet (saas) about the conduct of his people. For instance:

And We have sent down the Book to you [Muhammad] with truth, confirming and conserving the previous Books. So judge between them by what Allah has sent down and do not follow their whims and desires deviating from the Truth that has come to you. We have appointed a law and a practice for every one of you. Had Allah willed, He would have made you a single community, but He wanted to test you regarding what has come to you. So compete with each other in doing good. Every one of you will return to Allah and He will inform you regarding the things about which you differed. Judge between them by what Allah has sent down and do not follow their whims and desires. And beware of them lest they lure you away from some of what Allah has sent down to you. If they turn their backs, then know that Allah wants to afflict them with some of their wrong actions. Many of mankind are deviators. (Surat al-Ma’ida: 48-49)

The Prophet (saas) told people repeatedly and determinedly to do nothing but that which Allah had revealed to him. One verse concerning this superior morality of the Prophet (saas) reads:

Say: “I do not say to you that I possess the treasuries of Allah, nor do I know the Unseen, nor do I say to you that I am an angel. I only follow what has been revealed to me.” Say: “Are the blind the same as those who can see? So will you not reflect?” (Surat al-An‘am: 50)

Alongside that determination and constancy in the way of Allah, the Prophet (saas) told people about the true religion in the best and most pleasing manner. Comparing the Prophet (saas) to the great majority of people will be very helpful in understanding his superior qualities. Most people, now as in the past, are consumed with desires, longings and passions. Although the great majority believe in religion, they are unable to overcome those obsessions. Instead of giving up those desires, they make concessions when it comes to their religious obligations. They fail to carry out some of those obligations out of concern, for instance, over what their spouses, relatives or friends might say. Or, they are unable to give up habits that are unacceptable to the religion. They therefore interpret religion according to their own interests, accept those rules which suit them, and reject those which do not.

The Prophet (saas) never made any concessions to what such people wanted. He conveyed the Qur’an to mankind with no alteration to what Allah had revealed, taking no one’s personal interests into account, and did so simply in the spirit of fear of Allah. Allah speaks of the Prophet (saas)’s godliness (taqwa) in the Qur’an:

By the star when it descends, your companion is not misguided or misled; nor does he speak from whim. It is nothing but Revelation revealed, taught him by one immensely strong, possessing power and splendour [i.e., Gabriel]…(Surat an-Najm: 1-6)
Know that the Messenger of Allah is among you. If he were to obey you in many things, you would suffer for it.However, Allah has given you love of faith and made it pleasing to your hearts, and has made disbelief, deviance and disobedience hateful to you. People such as these are rightly guided. (Surat al-Hujurat: 7)

Categories: Our prophet (SAAS)

Soft Pudding

April 10, 2010 1 comment

1 – sponge cake
2 cups – cream
one lemon juice
2 tbsp – sugar
2 to 3 – raspberry to garnish with a dash of passion seeds


Mix 1 tbsp. sugar with lemon juice.
Put the cake in a serving dish and slit it from the centre.
Heat the lemon juice slightly and pour it over the cake.
When the cake turns white, keep it in the fridge to cool.
Mix 1 tbsp. of sugar with cream and beat till stiff.
Spread this cream mixture over the cake and serve it cold.
Garnish with raspberry and passion seeds.

Categories: Desserts