Monday, March 26, 2012

pakistani home cooking: Grill tikkha boti with vegetables

pakistani home cooking: Grill tikkha boti with vegetables:                                               Grill tikkha boti with vegetables There are some dishes that are ideal for summer l...

Whole wheat walnut and date scones


Whole wheat walnut and date scones

Scones the British classic tea time treat  is also perfect for breakfast with cup of tea.
These scones were wonderful surprise for my family when this Saturday I start making them in the morning .perfectly cooked these scones was ideal for breakfast and brunch.
1/2cup all-purpose flour
1/2cup whole wheat flour
1-1/4 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1tbsp flax seeds
1/4 cup chopped dates
1/4cup chopped walnut
1  beaten egg [separate 2tbsp for brushing on the scones ]
1tbsp butter
1tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup milk
1tbsp raw sugar
1tsp ground cinnamon

place all the dry ingredients in large mixing bowl .add butter and oil and mix it with you finger rub the butter and in to the flour mix egg and milk and add to dry ingredients ,

and mix until the dough forms knead it for 1 minutes and roll it in to round thick circle cut in wedges .

now arrange them in baking sheet brush them with remaining egg sprinkle extra sugar if desire and bake them in preheated oven for 475.f for 15 minutes or until golden and fully done cool on wire rack before  serve them with fruits and butter.  

Thursday, March 15, 2012



Summer start its not cold any more ,so do I start exercise jogging and when you do exercise in the morning smoothies are wonderful .first it cool you down and its filled with good nutrients so you feel good that  after all you run you take something good .      

Triple berry Smoothie

•handful of  frozen blueberries
•handful of  frozen raspberries
•1/4cup cup  fresh strawberries
  1 fresh banana cubed
•1 cup milk
•1 container (8 oz.) low-fat vanilla yogurt
•2 teaspoon sugar  or honey

In the container of a blender combine berries, banana ,milk, yogurt and sugar. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Serve immediately in tall glasses. Garnish with blueberry skewers  or strawberry flower.

Hawaii smoothie
•1 peach, sliced
•1 mango, peeled and diced
•1/4cup fresh  pineapple chunks
 hand full of strawberries
•1/2 cup frozen yogurt or ice cream
•3/4cup orange juice

1.Place the peach, mango, strawberries  yogurt and orange juice into a blender. Cover, and puree until smooth. Pour into glasses to serve.
Note. I use frozen fruit because I like texture like ice cream .

Monday, March 12, 2012

My mom special Fruit chart[fruit salad]

This fruit salad is easy to make every one will love to have them even those who aren’t the fruit lovers .
Serve this fruit salad at your brunch or breakfast for healthy and satisfied meal.

      My mom special
                Fruit chart[fruit salad]


1 large apple
1 large banana
1 mango
1 pear
2 oranges
1/2-cup grapes
2 medium size guava
1/2-cup pomegranate
1cup strawberries
1/4cup blue berries
1 large apple
3 medium orange
 2 banana
1/4 cup green gapes  


Pinch red chili powder
1/4-cup fresh orange juice
 1 tsp sugar
Pinch of salt
Mint leaves for garnish


Wash all the fruits peel and chopped in equal size. Mix the dressing pour on the fruit mix.

And garnish with mint leaves serve.
    Serves 4

Sunday, March 4, 2012

bread and breakfast: Pancake

bread and breakfast: Pancake: Fluffy soft moist pancakes are American classic breakfast which literarily melts in your mouth .with one simple recipe I can make 4 ...


Fluffy soft moist pancakes are American classic breakfast which literarily melts in your mouth .with one simple recipe I can make 4 different types of pan cake .and if you don’t want to add any fruits enjoy the simple pancake with some butter and maple syrup .


1/2cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder aluminum free
1/2-teaspoon baking soda aluminum free
Pinch of salt
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2-teaspoons vanilla sugar
3 tablespoons canola oil or melted butter.
4 different types of flavor additions choice
or1-cup fresh berries[black berries blueberries ,raspberries or cranberries
or  1 sliced banana and 2 tbsp walnuts
or1/4cup chocolate chips/white and brown.

2. Sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
3. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, then add the buttermilk and whisk together and the oil and Whisk it for 1 minute.
4. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and gently fold in together. Do not over mix a few lumps are okay. Let sit for one 25 minutes before cooking.

5.  Spray the hot griddle with cooking spray. Drop by 3 to 4 tablespoons onto the hot griddle. Place six or seven blueberries on each pancake. Cook until bubbles begin to break through, two to three minutes. Turn and cook for about 30 seconds to a minute on the other side, or until nicely browned.

 Remove and serve with fruits such as berries maple syrup and little butter serve warm

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Red velvet cake.

Red velvet cake is very famous cake around here. you can easily find red velvet cake cup cake in all the bakeries but home made cake is much healthier and easy to make and the best part is you can change the sugar amount .
This is my version of this cake. and I was lucky at first try I create this recipe which is almost like the original recipe.
Red velvet cake.
Red velvet cake with  pistachios cream cheese topping.
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2tsp baking powder[aluminum free]
1/4tsp baking soda[aluminum free]
2/3cup vegetable oil
1tbsp coco powder
2/3cup sugar
4 drops red food coloring
1tsp white vinegar
1/4cup water
1tsp vanilla
half package 14 ounce cream cheese
1/4cup icing sugar
2tbsp butter room temperature
1tsp vanilla sugar
1/2 cup finally chopped pistachios

beat together sugar oil and eggs add vanilla and stir food coloring and keep aside .
 now In a separate bowl sift dry ingredients flour, baking powder, and baking soda ,coco powder, and gently combine with dry ingredients add water and vinegar too until smooth red cake batter made.

Pour in the prepared cake pan and bake it in preheated oven at 375.f for 25 to30 minutes or when the tooth 

pick insert in the middle come out clean. cool it completely mean while prepared the frosting  add the  ingredients of frosting  beat until smooth and fluffy frosting made now with the help of spatula spread the cream cheese frosting and sprinkle the pistachio serve fresh fruits.