Sunday, 12 May 2013

Mothers Day Treats !!

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.

Pakistani Mothers have always been proved themselves wonderful ! Their struggle and hard work for their family can not be compared to anything. Your mother , if a house wife , takes care of you all day without demanding anything in return and if a work lady, works all day at office and works at home after that. She passes her whole life taking care of her children and husband. Mothers...modern or desi...are all equally respectable and lovely!!

Mother's day 2013 is coming on Sunday 12 May. Do something special for your mom's this day to show them your love. A small greeting or a gift from their child makes them happy ! Plan something for you mom. Buy a gift or a greeting card for her. Take her out with you at some place she likes. Cook food for her. Make her feel special and needed. Tell her how important she is to you ! Let her enjoy this day and make this day memorable for her.

I ll help you to cook for her amazing recipes that are easy and delicious at the same time. Make breakfast for her before she wakes up in the morning and surprise her ! Cook easy lunch and dinner recipes specially for her. These relations need time and respect ! Make you mom feel proud of you !!Here are some recipes you can follow step by step to make this day special for you mom. I have included two breakfast dishes, one modern and one desi. Cook the one your mom likes. Cook lunch or dinner as you like. I have included the easiest and testiest recipes which are liked by everyone usually. At the last, prepare Kashmiri qehwa for your mom and sit with her and talk to her. Tell her how much you love her.


Palak And Corn Paratha Recipe:


1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp oil
to taste salt
2 cups chopped spinach
1 cup cooked corn
2 Onions Chopped
1 tbsp oil
3 tbsps green chillies chopped
to taste salt


For Dough:

Mix first three ingredients and add enough water to make a soft dough.
Divide dough into 10 portions and roll out each portion into very thin circle.

For Stuffing:

Heat oil and fry onions for 1 minute. Add green chilies and fry again for a few seconds.
Add spinach and cook for 2 minutes. Drain water.
Add corn and salt.
Cook each roti on a griddle very lightly
Put a portion of the stuffing in each paratha and fold into a semi-circle. Arrange on a greased baking tray.
Brush parathas lightly with oil and bake in a hot oven until light pink in color
Serve hot.

Mexican Omelet Recipe:


2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons sour cream
pinch of salt
pinch of cumin
pinch of garlic powder
1/4 cup shredded jack cheese
1/8 cup fresh salsa, drained of juices


Beat eggs, creem, salt, cumin and garlic powder together.
Heat oil or lard in a medium round frying pan over medium heat. 
Pour in egg mixture and turn heat to lowest setting. Let egg cook until almost set. If egg browns, the pan is too hot. Next, flip omelet over*.
Place cheese and salsa on half of the omelet. Fold top over to help melt the cheese. Cover with a lid or a piece of foil for about 3 minutes to finish melting cheese. Remove from pan and serve immediately.
*Slide out of pan onto plate and then place pan upside down on top of plate. Turn pan and plate over so omelet falls back into pan to cook the other side.


Tawa Chicken Recipe:

This mouth-watering "Side Dishes" recipe for Tawa Chicken Bharta can be prepared in 40 minutes and serves 2-3 people.


3 sliced Boneless chicken breast
2 Onion finely sliced
1 Capsicum sliced
2 Green chilies chopped
2 tbsp Tomato paste
2 tbsp Ketchup
1 tsp Roasted and ground cumin
1 tsp Coriander seeds roasted and ground
1 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Dry mango powder
1/2 tsp White pepper
1 Tomato (remove seeds and cubed)
1/2 cup Oil


Heat ½ cup oil on a griddle, fry 2 sliced onion till light
golden, add sliced chicken with 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp roasted coriander,
1 tsp roasted cumin, ½ tsp white pepper, ½ tsp dry mango powder, 2 tbsp tomato
paste and 2 tbsp ketchup, fry well till chicken is done, lastly add sliced capsicum,
tomato cubes, chopped green chilies, cook for 5 minutes, remove, serve garnish
with coriander leaves.


Green Chili Masala Handi Recipe:

This mouth-watering "Main Course" recipe for Green Chili Masala handi can be prepared in 30 minutes and serves 2-4 people.


Chicken ½ kg
Yogurt 250 gm
Lemon juice ½ cup
Turmeric 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 2 tsp
Onions 2
Green chilies 10
Ginger 1 piece
Garlic 4 cloves
All spice powder 1 tsp
Fenugreek leaves2 tbsp
Salt 1 tsp
Butter 50 gm
Oil ½ cup


Blend 2 onions, 250 gm yogurt, ½ cup lemon juice, 1 tsp turmeric, 2tsp cumin seeds, 10 green chilies, ginger, garlic, all spice powder and salt together in a blender and make a paste. Heat ½ cup oil and add in ½ kg chicken. Cook it till it is golden. Add in the blended mixture. Cook it for 15 minutes and cover the pan. When the chicken tenders add in 2 tbsp dry fenugreek leaves. Add in 50 gm butter and close the flame.


Chicken Macaroni Salad Recipe:


2 cups Boiled elbow macaroni
1/2 cup Chicken Tikka chunks chopped
1/2 cup Sweet corn
3 tbsp Capsicum chopped in tiny cubes
3 tbsp Tomato chopped in tiny cubes
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp White pepper
2 tbsp French dressing
1 tsp Sugar


Mix all together 2 cups boiled elbow macaroni, ½ cup chopped chicken Tikka chunks, ½ cup sweet corn, 3 tbsp capsicum chopped in tiny cubes, 3 tbsp tomato chopped in tiny cubes, ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp white pepper, 2 tbsp French dressing and 1 tsp sugar. Serve over a bed of salad leaves.


Kashmiri kahwa Recipe:

Kashmiri Kahwa is a Kashmiri green tea and flavored with cardamom is what helps you relieve headache and maintain fluid levels too.


Green Tea – 1 tsp
Cloves – 2
Cardamom – 3
Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp powdered or 1 stick
Almonds – 4
Saffron – a pinch
Sugar to taste
Water – 2 1/2 cups


Coarsely chop the Almonds. Using the back of a wooden spoon, lightly crush the cardamom, cloves and cinnamon stick, if using.
Place the water, crushed cardamom, cloves and cinnamon in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and gently boil the water for about 5 minutes. Then add the green tea. Immediately turn off the heat. Let the tea steep in the water for about 2 minutes. Stir in sugar. Strain the tea.
To serve, divide the walnuts and saffron and place in tea cups or mugs. Pour tea over the saffron and Almonds pieces.

I love my mom. Its time for you to make your angel mom realize your love <3 love you mom !!

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