Saturday, 15 July 2017

Hare Bhare kabab (spinach, cheese and chana dal patties)

Hare Bhare kabab (spinach, cheese and chana dal patties)

 One of my favourite colour is green .It is the symbol of  nature  which is related to healthy life and  good health is related to healthy diet so lets enjoy some nutritious Hare -Bhare kabab (spinach,cheese and chana dal patties) with a cup of tea in the beautiful rainy season.
Here is the recipe :

Category- snacks
people- 6
Time- 30 to 45 minutes

  • chana daal - 1 cup Boiled)
  • palak -250 gm ( blanched)
  • paneer - 1-cup grated
  • salt- 1/2 tea spoon 
  • Red chili powder - 1/4 tea spoon
  • Mango powder-2 pinch 
  • Chat masala -1/4 tea spoon
  • Bread - 5 pieces
  • Maida to cover patties
  • Green Chili-6(chopped)
  • chopped mint / coriander leaves-

How to cook 
Soak chana dal for 4-5 hours and  cook it with salt ,blanch spinach in hot water for few minutes and keep it aside to make it cool,grind both the ingredients and mix grated paneer,chat masala ,Red chili powder, bread pieces, Green Chili,chopped mint / coriander leaves altogether and adjust the salt according to your taste . Make patties out  of it and cover it with dry maida.
 Fry patties in hot cooking oil till it turn golden brown .

Enjoy  it hot with chutney or sauce.

Hare Bhare kabab (spinach, cheese and chana dal patties)

Happy Cooking 

Arshia Zaidi!!!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Fried Muffins (Vittu Cake)

cake , muffins, maida
Fried Muffins (Vittu Cake)
In our life we meet  many  people, but only few makes a lasting impression, Aunty Safiya qasim (Kasim) is one of them ....  a very soft spoken, and gentle lady. I have great regards for her.Today's recipe is her recipe of vittu cake .... a very  popular sweet snack from south India. when I tasted this sweet snack first time, It gave me a taste of  muffin cake . Here is the recipe....

Ingredients -

  • Maida floor -1/2 k.g Maida
  • Suji (semolina)- 2 Serving Spoon
  • Eggs -5
  • Salt-1 full pinch
  • Baking powder-1/2 tea spoon
  • Sugar - 2 cups (powder)
  • Green cardamom (Green elaichi powder)-1/2 tea spoon 
Fried Muffins (Vittu Cake)

 How to do 
Beat the eggs with sugar powder to get a creamy texture. add Maida floor and other ingredients to make a smooth dough out of it . keep it aside for at least one hour. 
After one hour, make thick chapati out of dough and cut small size circles of it then make a light x mark in the centre of it.
Heat the cooking oil in the thick bottom deep pan and fry them on the low flame till it turn golden brown colour.

Happy Cooking!!!
Arshia Zaidi

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Kali Gajar Halwa(Black Carrot Halwa)

sweet dishes/ Indian desserts, carrot, gajar
 Kali Gajar Halwa(Black Carrot Halwa) 

Last winter Daddy asked me to cook kali Gajar ka Halwa But At that time Black carrot was not available in the market so I could not make it . This winter when I saw it in the market, I bought it with out any delay. I have cooked and tasted this halwa  for the first time . It's  like melting in your mouth....Awesome flavour, Awesome taste.
Daddy liked it so much. he told me that my great Grand mother Mrs. Kaneez Haider used to serve him this Halwa during the exams due to its nutritious values and mood elevator taste. 

Category - Desserts
Time - 45 minutes
People- 8

  •  Black Carrot- 1 k.g
  •  Full cream Milk - 1 ltr.
  •  Sugar- 2 serving spoons.
  •  Fresh Malai or cream to Garnish
How to Cook -

Wash and Peel Black Carrot. Grate  and let it Boil and cook with milk .Stir it time to time or it will burn on the bottom of the pan. Parch it well .Its done . Enjoy it with fresh Malai or cream.

 Kali Gajar Halwa(Black Carrot Halwa) 

 Happy Cooking!!!
 Arshia Zaidi

Sunday, 30 October 2016

White Spongy Rasgulla (Safed Rasgulla)


Indian sweets , bangali mithai, rasgulla , safed rasgulla,
White Spongy Rasgulla

May the festival of light brings cheer and happiness in all my readers life .Happy Diwali.
on the auspicious occasion of Diwali here is the recipe of spongy white Rasgulla for all of you. It's very very easy to make it at home with least time .

Category - Desserts/ Sweets
Time - 1/2 hour
People- 4


  • Milk -1 ltr
  • Sugar-1 cup 
  • Vinegar / lemon juice-2 tea spoon 
  • White Ilayachi powder-1/2 tea spoon

How to Cook 

Curdle the boiling Milk with vinegar or lemon juice and filter it with sieve. Rinse It with cold water and keep it aside for few minutes . Now squeeze it and grind it in mixer grinder or you can kneed it with your hands to get the creamy texture .

Make sugar syrup with four cup water, one cup of sugar (you can add more sugar according to your taste.) and ilayachi powder.Boil it at least for ten minutes. Add carefully chenna /Paneer balls in boiling sugar syrup. and cook it on the  medium  flame for 10 minutes . Turn off the heat . Make it chilled in the fridge and enjoy Home made spongy white Rasgulla any time. 

Indian sweets , bangali mithai, rasgulla , safed rasgulla,
White Spongy Rasgulla

Happy Cooking!!! 
Arshia Zaidi

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Palak- Paneer ( Spinach - Cheese)


paneer , home made paneer, palak ,spinach, green vegetables
Palak- Paneer ( Spinach - Cheese)

Yesterday my brother Rofi brought fresh cheese n spinach from his farm house so I cooked my favourite dish Palak-Paneer. I like spinach as it is rich in Iron and increase haemoglobin and makes our health pink.
Here is the recipe of Palak -Paneer

Category - vegetarian 
Time -20 minutes

  • Palak (spinach)-1/2 k.g washed and boiled
  • Onion Paste -2 table spoon
  • Red chili powder-1/4 tea spoon
  • Coriander Powder-1 tea spoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tea spoon
  • Green Chili-4 (chopped)
  • Garam Masala Powder-2 pinch
  • Tomatoes- 2 medium size (pulp or puree)
  • Salt- 1/4 tea spoon

    How to do-

    Make puree of boiled spinach in the mixer grinder and keep it aside.In between heat the cooking oil in the pan, add onion paste, red chili powder, coriander powder,turmeric powder, green chopped chili, tomato pulp or puree and salt . Mix 1/2 cup water and cook it on the low flame for few minutes .When oil stared coming on the edges, mix spinach puree, stir a little and let it boil. 
    After few minutes of boiling, add pieces of cheese and cook it for a while . Adjust salt and chili according to your taste then turn off the heat .It's done  

    paneer , home made paneer, palak ,spinach, green vegetables
    Palak- Paneer ( Spinach -Cheese)

    Happy Cooking !!!
    Arshia zaidi!!!

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