Blog award

I was pleasantly surprised to receive a blog award so quickly. Having just recently registered this blog (last month), I’ve duplicated my older posts from my blog on the Food24 portal.

Thank you Nina from My Easy Cooking. I’m honoured to receive this award from you. You really are an inspiration to any foodie, and you have the most vibrant pictures!

Since I’m fairly new and dont know that many food bloggers, I will pass the award along to the following bloggers:

Saaleha from Meals on Speed
Rose from Homemade Heaven
Nielfa from Kook-ing with Nielfa
Kate / Kajal from Aapplemint

Well done girls. Play along if you wish.

There are a few “rules” so please read carefully…

1) Add the logo of the award to your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you (as shown above).
3) Nominate at least seven other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog.

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Haleem

This is my first attempt at making haleem. I used my mother’s recipe and eliminated the crushed wheat and gram dholl because it wasn’t available at any store near me.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup barley
  • 500g chicken (I used fillets)
  • butter
  • cooking oil
  • ½ t whole jeera
  • ¼ t black peppercorns
  • 1 onion
  • 1½ t chilli powder
  • 1½ t gharam masala
  • 1½ t dhania & jeera powder
  • 1 t ground green chilli
  • 1 t ginger & garlic
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ bunch dhania

Step 1:
Boil the barley with water and some salt until it gets soft. Once cool, liquidize and set aside.

Step 2:

  1. Braise onion in butter and cooking oil.
  2. Add jeera, peppercorns and chicken. Add spices salt and cook till done. Add water if necessary.
  3. When done, add the liquidized barely. You may add some water at this point. Mix and bring to the boil.
  4. Add about 2 cups of water. Mix.
  5. Cook for 2 hours on low and stir it every 10-15 minutes.
  6. About 10 minutes before switching off, in a small frying pan, heat some butter on high and add some whole jeera – about a teaspoon and a half. When it sizzles (after about 1-2 minutes), add it into the haleem.
  7. Add dhania to garnish.
  8. Serve with lemon juice.

More info on Haleem.

Falooda

This is my very first attempt at making Falooda. It’s been a while since I ate it too. My sister Shakira very kindly shared her recipe with me. I was very happy with the results.


Ingredients

  • 500ml milk
  • 1¼ t falooda powder
  • 2T Nestle dessert cream
  • 3T sugar
  • 1½ T elarchie syrup
  • 1t elarchie powder

Method

  1. Mix falooda powder and cold milk together in a saucepan. Put on stove and bring slowly to the boil on low/medium.
  2. Stir in sugar. When milk reaches a slow boil, remove from stove and add in elarchie syrup.
  3. Beat in cream with eggbeater/whisk.
  4. Lastly sprinkle elarchie powder on top.
  5. Pour into pyrex dish and allow to cool.
  6. Refrigerate for a few hours till set.

More info on Falooda