Sunday, 23 April 2017

Hunza bread recipe

As per people of Hunza, their food is their medicine! One of the very famous traditional food from the majestic Hunza Valley is Hunza Bread which is very simple and easy to cook. It is very healthy and yet very tasty on the other end as well. Below is the recipe of Hunza bread if you want to try at home:

Ingredients:

2 cups water
2 lbs of natural broken wheat or 2 lbs millet flour
3⁄4 cup canola or apricot oil
3⁄4 cup of natural unrefined sugar
8 ounces honey
8 ounces molasses
2 ounces soymilk powder (half cup)
1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
1⁄2 teaspoon cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking powder (non aluminium)
6 - 8 dried diced apricots
1⁄4 - 1⁄2 cup raisins

Cooking Method:

Mix all the ingredients.
Grease and lightly spread flour on cooking pan or baking tray with about 1 inch high sides  (12 x 16" cookie sheet).
Pour the batter in the pan half an inch thick over the base.
Bake at about 300°F (150°C.) for an hour. After cooking, dry the bread in the oven for around two hours at a very low heat ~ 90°F (50°C). After it is cooled tip out and cut into approx 2 inch x 2 inch.
This HUNZA DIET BREAD is delicious and it will really help you to lose weight.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Weight loss Tea recipe

Ingredients:
Weight loss green Tea

 1/2 tsp carom seeds 
 1/2 tsp fennel seeds 
 1/2 tsp green tea leaves 
 1 small piece of cinnamon 
 1 small piece of ginger
  some fresh mint leaves
 1/4 lemon

Method:

Boil water till it simmers. 

Add green tea leaves, carom seeds, fennel seeds, cinnamon and ginger. 

Turn the flame off cover the pan for 5 minutes. 

Let it cool and keep it in a thermos. 

Add few drops of lemon long with some fresh mint leaves and drink two, three cups of this green tea every day and walk for at least 45 minutes to achieve your weight loss goal.

Please note that you need to minimize your intake of oily/fatty food, bakery items and sweets if you want to loose weight.



Friday, 18 September 2015

Pakistani Chicken corn soup recipe

Chicken corn soup - Pakistani style

Ingredients:
  • 100 gm boneless chicken (small cubes)
  • 1 egg (beaten)                                          
  • 4 tbsp. corn flour
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels
Method
  • Add boneless chicken in 3 cups broth, add carrot and spring onion, cover the lid and cook it for 10 - 15 minutes or till the chicken is tender.
  • Now take out the vegetables from the broth.
  • Add salt,sweet corn kernels, black pepper and white pepper in the broth.
  • Dissolve corn flour in 1/2 cup water and pour that in soup slowly and stir continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Now take of the flame and add the beaten egg in the soup slowly and stir the soup continuously to form threads.
  • Serve soup with chili sauce, vinegar and soya sauce.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Hunza Daudo soup recipe

Traditional Chapsae Doudo recipe:

This meat soup is simple mountain fare that can be adapted to nearly any type of meat—and it takes care of old bread.

30 ml (2 Tbs) cooking oil 
1 big onion, chopped
pinch of turmeric
200 gr (7 oz) meat (mutton is traditional in Hunza)
1 tsp salt 
750–800 ml (≈3½ cups) water
2 chappatis, sliced
Chapsae Doudo
In a saucepan, heat the oil and fry the chopped onions until they become transparent and start to brown. Add a pinch of turmeric. Cut the meat in small chunks and add it to the onions. Continue frying for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until the meat is well browned.
Add salt and water and bring to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes until the meat is well cooked. Add sliced chapatis and cook for a few more minutes.




* Source: http://www.aramcoworld.com/issue/200603/hunza/recipes.htm

Thursday, 12 March 2015

daal fry recipe

Dhaba Style Daal mash fry recipe

Daal fry is a very famous dish served in dhaba style hotels in Karachi, here is the authentic daal mash fry recipe taken from one of the dhaba:

Dhaba Daal maash fry
Daal mash fry
Ingredients:

white maash daal 1 cup
water 2 cups
red chillies (dried, whole) 5
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp.
salt  to taste
ghee/butter or cooking oil
sliced onion 1
chopped tomato 1
red chilli powder 1 tsp.
Whole spice (garam masala) powder 1 tsp.
sliced ginger paste a pinch
sliced green chilli
fresh coriander - for garnishing

Cooking Method:

Soak mash daal for couple of hours in water.
Boil daal in 1.5 cup water, add dried whole red chillies and turmeric.
When daal is done and dry, add salt otherwise if you add salt early in the process the daal takes more time to get done.

Now in another pan, add ghee and onion. When the onions are half fried, add tomato.
When tomato starts drying. Add chilli powder and whole spice powder (garam masala). Let it cook for couple of minutes.

Now add this mixture to the other pan having daal.
Sprinkle sliced ginger, green chillies and fresh coriander leaves.
Mix and cook for another couple of minutes, serve with naan.

Note: Please note that in order to get dhaba style taste daal needs to be well done (well cooked) and dried.

Anda ghotala recipe

Anda ghotala 

Ingredients:

Anda Ghotala
Anda Ghotala
  • Eggs 3 (beaten)
  • Tomatoes 3 (chopped)
  • Onions 4 (sliced)
  • Green chilies 4 (sliced)
  • Fresh coriander (Hara dhania) 1 bunch chopped
  • Clarified butter or ghee ½ cup
  • Black pepper 1 (tsp crushed)
  • Red chili flakes 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Cooking Method:
  • In a wok, saute sliced onions in clarified butter or ghee till golden.
  • Add three finely sliced tomatoes.
  • When water dries in the wok, add beaten eggs, salt and red chili flakes and keep stirring.
  • Add green chilies, chopped coriander and crushed black pepper and mix briefly.
  • Place anda ghotala in a serving bowl, serve with parathas.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Daal makhani recipe

Daal makhani recipe

Ingredients:

Whole black lentils 1 cup
Butter 3 tbsp
Medium onion 1 chopped
Green finger chilies 2 chopped
Garlic cloves 2 chppped
Salt to taste
Turmeric ½ tsp
Hot chili powder ¼ tsp
Red kidney beans 1 cup
Ginger 1 tsp
Garam masala 1 tsp
Milk 1 cup
Coriander leaves

Preparation method:

Soak the lentils and red beans in water overnight.
Boil both by adding 1 jug of water.
Cover and simmer for half an hour, until the lentils are tender.
In a pan, melt butter or desi ghee.
Add the onion, chilies, garlic and fry for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the salt, turmeric, chili powder, half garam masala, and then add the lentils and remaining cooking water.
Mix and add the ginger.
Fry over a medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes.
Sprinkle over the garam masala and put the remaining butter on top.
Swirl in the milk and sprinkle over the coriander.
Serve with hot bread (naan).