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Bread Cones/ Bread Scones

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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk (slightly warm)
Some water, warmed slightly (if needed)
2 tbsp. slightly beaten egg (you can reserve the rest for applying on the cornets before baking as an egg wash)
1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. melted butter
1 tsp. instant yeast
1/2 tsp. salt

Stuffing
1 carrot finely shredded
1/2 cup cabbage chopped
1/2 cup boiled shredded chicken
2 tbsp catchup
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1tsp oil






Procedure

In small bowl pour some water and dissolve the sugarThan microwave it to luke warm and add yeastKeep it on a side so that its get activated (we are using instant yeast which do not need prior activation, we can use it directly in the recipe. But to avoid any wasting as sometimes yeast fails to activate and it ruins all the recipe so i preffer to activate it separately) In flour add salt,melted butter and egg and add the activated yeast.


Knead it with milk and keep in warm place untill doubles in sizeMake equall balls and let them …

Kujja Biryani Restaurant Review

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So today i'm here with my first restaurant review.When i moved back to Pakistan this was the first thing i wanted to try. I searched for the address of this talk of the town "Kujja Biryani" on Facebook and finally succeeded. Kujja' is basically a clay pot in which this biryani is made in clay oven. Its cooked in oven by covering the top of the kujja with dough.

       I used to make dum biryani in a similar way but in steel pot. You can find the recipe here Now let's talk about the flavour.

After you remove the dough seal, you see biryani topped with mint leaves and lemon slices. Taste was very very good with a mild fragrance of clay. It was a bit spicy to my taste as we eat very less spicy food but still i couldn't stop myself from eating this.  Biryani rice had aroma and flavor which you can't resist.

After that we tried their Pathoore which were equally good. They served them with salad and achar. The flavor of chane was very yummy. They were thick in consist…

Khare Masale Ka Qeema Piyaz l Mince onion

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Ingredients: Qeema/minced meat  1/2 kg Onion  4-5 medium sized Green Chilies  3-4 Ginger Gralic paste  1 tbsp Spices: Curry Patta  2-3 Whole Black Pepper  1 tsp Cinnamon sticks  3-4 small sticks Longs  3-4 pieces Green Cardamom  2-3 whole Cumin Seeds  1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Or to taste Red Chili pwd.  1/4 tsp Coriander pwd. 1/4 tsp Turmeric pwd. 1/4 tsp Oil   as required
Procedure: Cut onion into slices and thunly cut the green chilies too.In pan add oil and ginger garlic paste with green chilies.Fry until ginger garlic paste turns golden.Now add in the whole spices (curry patta, long, green cardamom, cinnamons, whole black peppers) and roast them for few seconds to one minute so that it releases aroma in oil.After one minute of roasting add in qeema/mince and bhonofy until it changes color.Once it all white and has changed its color now add the spices and mix throughly.Bhonofy until all water dries off.Now add in the cut onion and mix well.Cover and cook for next 10 minutes on the slowest heat (dum).Aft…

Gluten Free Sweet Paratha

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Ingredients

1 cup Gluten free aata
4 tbsp Almond powder
2 tbsp Clarified butter (ghee)
1/2 cup Dates syrup
2 tbsp Milk
3 tbsp butter

Method

Combine ghee, almond powder and ataWith the help of hands bring it into a nice crumbly texture so the ata can be nicely covered with ghee
Now add in the date syrup and milkKnead it into a nice soft dough
Cover it with ghee and leave aside for atleast 20min
Divide the dough into equal size balls and roll.


Now heat your Skillet (tawa) on medium heat and place paratha on itWhen you see the color change and its a bit cooked then flip it over and add some butter
Let it get crispy from both side and serve hot
Note: I made these for my underweight kids so i tried to increase the calories. If you are calories conscious then use less ghee and butter.






Rava Masala Dosa/ Crepes

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Rava Masala Dosa is a South Indian delicacy and can be made with so many variations. Dosa is so similar to crepes in texture and appearance. My first encounter to this heavenly thing was in an Indian restaurant where most of the things in the menu were "South Indian" and i had no idea about many of them. So after taking a long pause i ordered Dosa but this Royal name "Rava Masala Dosa" attracted me so much that i couldn't stop myself from ordering this specific one from the menu where there were many other types of dosas present.
To my surprise it was so mouth melting, crsipy as well as had a softness to it. The outer crisp and inner velvety texture was so delightful. They served it with samber, coconut chutney and potato curry. I liked it plain and with potato curry too. My kids equally liked it and were happily consuming with me. It had been in my priority list for a while and then i finally decided to give it a try at home. It was so simple to make and turn…

Gulab Jaman (non veg)

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Ingredients:
3/4 cup milk powder
1/2 cup AP flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 egg
1 tbsp oil
1tbsp sugar
1 tbsp water

For Sugar syrup
2 1/2 cup water
2 cup sugar
3 cardamom
1 inch piece of cinnamon

Procedure:

Sift together flour, milk powder and baking powder




In bowl beat egg, sugar, oil and water togather







Mix togather egg mixture with flour and make a batter without lumps.
Leave it for rest for 5 minutesMeanwhile prepare sugar syrupHeat togather water, sugar, cardamom and cinnamon and bring it to a boil.Leave it aside Rub some oil on hand and make small balls out of dough.There should be no cracks Heat some oil in wok panOil shouldn't be too much hot
Put the dough balls one by one and keep stirring


Make them golden from all overPut all fried balls into sugar syrup

NO Bake Cake Triangles (in sandwich maker)

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Sponge cake is a very basic and popular cake which is not only easy to make but can be made with so many variations. Whenever i'm in a rush i simply pop open a box of cake mixture and bake hassle free. As a mom of two i always try to make simple things more attractive for them in as less effort as possible.
Today i'm sharing a simple ready made cake recipe in a different style. As kids are more attractive towards colors and shapes so i decided to dye my simple vanilla cake and did not bake but used my sandwich maker. Its less time consuming and fun alternate to baking. My kids were even more excited for the shapes and colors of these sponge triangles.
Let's see how i attained these beautiful triangles withno bake recipe.

Procedure:


I simply used a half box of cake mix and followed the instruction on the box.Then i divided the batter to dye. It's your choice to choose what color you want.

Firstly i oiled the surface of the sandwich maker. Eventhough it's  non stick bu…