Friday, September 22, 2017

Shahi Daal Handi recipe by morEwish and Summer Update!

It was a looong Summer Break - But you know what it was totally worth it and much needed. Just after Eid we went to Washington to attend my Uncle's (Taya) 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebrations and my mom and dad joined us there. They flew all the way back from Pakistan to be part of this memorable event, to see all this commitment and compromising and love pouring all over since 50 years! *mashaAllah*

Then since we were already there we drove to NYC to spend 4th of July weekend! Mom and dad were happy to be back home, we took them to see their first apartment, dad went to see his office and luckily get a chance to see his colleague. DAMN! Right.. he was fortunate enough masaAllah!

It was our first time with this long road trip with kids, it was tiring but all worth it! Includes Zip lining, white water rafting, statue of liberty, time square at day time and at night time again!

But we are back to life and back to routine Alhumdulilah! So I tried this Shahi Daal Handi, it exactly as it sound.. Daal with a twist! Some garam masala, cooked with milk for creamier texture and then served with cilantro and roasted almonds!

Its supposed to be thicker than usual daals, you can serve it with Roshni roti or naan to enjoy more its deliciousness.

Video Tutorial:


Mash Daal (white) 1 cup (I used 1/2 mong and 1/2 masoor)
Tumeric (haldi) 1/4 tsp
Cardamoms (choti ailaichi) 2/3
Salt 1 tsp or taste
Milk 1 cup
Ghee 1 tbsp
Minced Garlic (kutta lehsan) 1 tsp
Cumin (Zeera)  1 tbsp
Chopped Onions 1/2 cup
Chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Chopped cilantro 2 tbsp
Roasted Almonds 2 tbsp (8 pieces)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Classic Desi Fruit Trifle 🍮 from scratch | Ramadan and Eid Recipe by morEwish 🕌

Classic Pakistani Style Fruit Trifle - Layer of homemade pound cake topped with some fresh fruits, followed by custard made from scratch, topped with some jello and fresh cream.

The best thing about fruit trifle is that you can play with all the ingredients, there is no hard fast rule for this recipe. Add or omit as you please. You can use plain, marble or even chocolate cake if you want to. Use any fruit you like, any flavor of custard, or just about anything and everything.

Video Tutorial:


Pound Cake 1/2

For Jello:
1 packet Strawberry Jello or any other flavor of your choice
1 to 1 1/4 cup boiling water

For Custard:

2 cups Milk plus 1/2 cup
3 tbsp Custard powder
4 tbsp sugar

1 Banana slices
1/2 apples
1/2 can pineapple

Fresh cream 1 cup
Icing sugar 2 tbsp

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Strawberry 🍓 Watermelon 🍉 Cooler | Ramadan recipe by morEwish 🕌

Strawberries and watermelon have long been the perfect summer pair. In this light, vitamin-packed homemade cooler, I think they shine particularly bright. This is a perfect drink for Iftar and to beat
the heat..

After playing around with various proportions I settled on a 4:1 watermelon to strawberry ratio. Use too many strawberries and will turn into a candy territory (which is not necessarily a bad thing); too few and the drink lacks a certain special sweetness. To boost up the refreshing factor, I added a bit of lime/lemon and fresh mint leaves.

Video Tutorial:


4 cups cubed watermelon
1 cup hulled strawberries
1/2 lime/lemon juice
6 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
Ice (optional)

Strawberries and watermelon, how can you go wrong? One of the wonderful things about hot weather is this cold drink...  With subtle fruit flavors and beautiful garnishes that scream freshness at #Iftar

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Mozzarella Sticks Inspired by Restaurant 🧀 | Ramadan recipe 🕌 by morEwish

Mozzarella sticks –  I can’t think of a more popular finger food for both kids and adults alike . String cheese sticks coated with crispy seasoned breadcrumbs and fried until hot and golden. Serve them with marinara sauce and you have yourself an appetizer everyone will love!

What's better than indulging in gooey, golden-crusted mozzarella sticks and making and enjoying them in the comfort of your own home! fry up a batch of these deep-fried delights; they're even tastier than those served at Restaurants.

Video Tutorial:


2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1 tablespoon dried parsley or dried Italian herbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 pieces of mozzarella string cheese
oil for frying

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cottage Cheese Cutlets 🧀 | Ramadan Recipe by morEwish❣

Cottage Cheese cutlets are crumbled cottage cheese mixed with potatoes and shaped into patties/cutlets. These are crispy from outside and soft from inside. You can serve them for a snack and starter recipe with ketchup or chutney. Perfect for Iftar or school lunches. It's simple yet delicious

Video Tutorial:


Boiled and mashed potatoes 2 cups
Cottage Cheese Crumbles 2 cups
Onion, chopped 1/2- 1  cup
Salt 1 tsp or taste
Black pepper 1/2 tsp or taste
Green chilies finely chopped 1 - 2 tsp
Cilantro, chopped 1/2 cup

Bite into these crunchy golden brown cutlets, which have a soft and tender filling to soothe your taste buds!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tastiest Chicken Shami Kababs recipe 😍 for Ramadan by morEwish 🕌

The sizzling sound in the frying pan and the aroma that surrounds is sensational while preparing shami kababs. AND the taste…delightful!  🥘 Shami Kabab is a truly delicious treat at any time of the day. You can make sandwiches with it or serve it as snack, they are perfect for Ramadan, for Sahoor or for iftar. 🕌

I always prefer to make a big batch and freeze. The best part is that the kababs freeze very well so you can make several days or weeks ahead of time  They become soggy and fall apart when completely defrosted, so fry them on medium heat within 10-15 minutes after taking out of the freezer.

If you walk into my home unannounced, chances are I will have some of these kababs in the freezer. Depending on the time, I serve them as snack with and a chatni or make a sandwich for lunch , or serve with rice dishes for dinner.  You get the point?  They are versatile and can be served anytime of the day.

Video Tutorial:


Chicken (bone in) 1 whole, 2 lbs (you can substitute with boneless beef)
Garam lentil (Channay ki daal) 250 gm (1 1/4 cups)
Salt 1 tsp or to taste
Cumin seeds (zeera) 1 tbsp
Coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya) 1 tbsp
Whole red chilies (Sabut lal mirch) 10 - 12
Turmeric (haldi) 1/4 tsp
Ginger 1 tbsp
Garlic 1 tbsp
Onion quartered 1 medium

Cilantro 1/2 cup
Mint leaves 12 - 15
Onion 1 small
Green chilies 6 -8
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Eggs 2
Oil for frying

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Homemade Frozen Paratha's Recipe 🍳| Getting Ready for Ramadan by morEwish 🕌

Making Sehri in Ramzan can be a pretty tough job at times. Specially when it comes in the summer. So I am sharing easy way to prepare your sehri in few minutes with these paratha's which can be frozen and has a flaky, layered texture and a wonderful aroma guaranteed to please any appetite

What really impresses me about them is the way that all one needs is a hot frying pan - with no oil or ghee or butter or very little grease - into which one places the frozen paratha, and then in minutes one can have restaurant food for Sahoor or for breakfast.

Video Tutorial:


All purpose flour (maida) 4 cups
Salt 1 tsp or to taste
Sugar 2 tbsp
Milk 2 tbsp
Baking powder 1 tsp
Ghee/Oil 1 tbsp
Water for kneading

Vegetable Shortening for layering (Use Uni-puff or master puff)

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Deep Cleaning you Fridge/Freezer 💙 | Getting Ready for Ramadan by morEwish 🕌

The best time to clean your fridge when its nearing empty, right before you go grocery shopping... I've been so busy lately, work, Youtube videos and kids end of school projects, that everything was piling up and since Ramadan are coming, I know I have to tackle this project, it was getting super grimy and disorganized


To start up my project I took out absolutely everything from the fridge, I remove everything I possibly can, all shelves and drawers. While I was taking out stuff and food which needs to be thrown away, I was doing it right away. We always have a leftover food day at least once a week, but still I have food which needs to be thrown away.

For wiping and sanitizing I made my homemade cleaner with 50/50 ratio of water and Vinegar.. I clean everything with this liquid and wipe out with paper towel.. for some stubborn stain sprinkle some baking soda and scrub in using sponge then wipe with water or with this water solution and polish out. I wipe down absolutely everything using same method

Time to put everything back on its place and time to organize... I saw people using table mat as a fridge liners and I  adore that idea to catch up any spills and for quick cleanup... Then load your food... including your grocery shopping purchase... and start organizing according to your
household needs, I am stocking up on chutneys and achars since Ramadan are coming... and daily
breakfast items will go back...

Video Tutorial:

So After Fridge, time to move on to my freezer compartment, almost followed the same procedure,
took out almost everything but for freezer i put the stuff right by the freezer on the floor, and starting working my way up little quicker.. I took out all plastic shelving I possibly can and washed
them outside in my driveway with soapy water

Then Start cleaning up with same vinegar water liquid... I have no idea how bottom of the freezer get those crumbs so the best way to clean thoese use hose extension on your vacuum its super fast.

so here's Before....

And here's After...

Its so freakingly satisfying to see clean fridge. You’ll save money because you won’t be re-buying
things you didn’t realize you had buried in the back of the fridge. Plus, your fridge will work more efficiently and be more cost-effective.
Most importantly, though, having a clean fridge will help keep your family healthy and safe!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Creamy Chicken Bread Cutlets | Ramadan Recipe by morEwish 🕌

Simple bread wrapped around a spicy creamy chicken, veggies and  cheese filling, coated with bread crumbs... great for  snack, picnics or entertaining guests, and perfect for iftaar...

If you're trying this recipe or any other snacks for this Ramadan please dont forgot to take a picture and tag me on Facebook, Twitter or on Instagram with #RamadanwithmorEwish and remember me and my family in your prayers please!

Video Tutorial:


Boneless chicken 1 lbs
(Boil with ginger and garlic and green chilies)
Butter 3 tbsp
All purpose flour 3 tbsp
Salt and black pepper
Milk 1 cup - 1 1/2 cups
Onion chopped 1/2 cup
Corn 1/2 cups
Chopped cilantro 1/3 cup
Chopped green chilies 1 -2 tbsp
Bread slices 12-15 slices
Egg - for coating
Bread crumbs

Crispy and crunchy from outside, filled with spicy creamy cheesy chicken and veggie mixture. All satisfying ingredients for iftar. So, find some time and make these flavorful Crispy Chicken Cutlets.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Getting Ready for Ramadan | Ramadan Kitchen Hacks by morEwish 💞

Ramadan Is around the corner, being the month where the rewards of any act of worship and charity are multiplied. Ramadan is a time Muslims look forward to, as we strive to perform more ibadah and good deeds.
Unfortunately sometime we spend the ENTIRE day planning, cooking, shopping and thinking about food, instead of concentrating on Salah, Quran and other acts of worships.

However, do keep in mind that Ramadan is not a food festival. It is so much more than that, we need to prioritize. This is why just as you may have an ibadah plan for Ramadan, having a planned and organised kitchen is also important, so this year I came up with few ideas on how to stay organized and plan ahead for Ramazan so we can  focus  more on other activities like performing taraweeh, reciting Quran and performing dhikr and i am super excited to share with you guys today!

Video Tutorial:

1. Pre Ramadan deep cleaning:

Since we do not want to spend lot of time and energy doing any major cleaning up in our kitchen during Ramadan, it makes perfect sense to do this beforehand. Getting rid of any extra stuff or ingredients to make space for the items that you will need for Ramadan.
Deep cleaning your oven, microwave, cabinets, fridge, freezer, windows, kitchen counter, stove top and floor. Designate a home for all your ingredients and kitchen utensils or tools.

2. Make list and Go Shopping: 

Make a complete list of necessary ingredients which are essentials for your household needs, stuff including, tamaraind, imli, cholay, baisan... Dont forget to add hepling Items like cling wrap, foil, paper towel, plastic bags and food containers. They are useful to have in the kitchen, especially when it comes to meal preparation and storing leftovers or make-ahead meals.

3.  Ramadan as a Family: 

Ramadan is ideal for families to spend time together in a period that is so spiritually uplifting! Ramadan is a time where the home is a spiritual hub for the family  As parents, siblings and relatives, we should take advantage of this excitement and make Ramadan productive for the children too! Invite them to help prepare iftar with child-friendly recipes, or like here I made a assembly line and target was to make 100 Chicken Puffs.

We have seen mostly its sisters spend time preparing iftar, and for most, they have to focus and energy on all the household tasks including the cooking. Encourage your spouse to get involved in helping prepare iftar by sharing tasks such as chopping and setting up the table. Gently remind your spouse of the sunnah of helping around the house and that the reward for good deeds is multiplied by 70 during Ramadan!

4.  Menu Planning: 

Now that we have got the cleaning covered, it is time to move on to meal planning. I believe that doing this in advance will help make our transition into Ramadan much easier inshAllah. Sit down and  list down all the dishes that you plan to serve throughout the entire month I recommend that you consider including meals that can be made ahead of time in your menu. Here I am sharing
some food ideas which I am preparing for my family...

👉 Condiments:

Ramazan are considered to be incomplete without condiments, dips and chutneys.  I already prepared my Mint Chutney/Hari Chutney, Tamarind Ginger Chutney/ Imli and sonth ki chutney and Chaat masala

👉 Frozen Paratha's and Breads:

Forzen paratha's are great for Suhoor of Iftaar, or even for kids lunches, if you have pre made frozen parathas in freezer they will be super handy.

👉 Frozen Snacks:

Fried, spicy, snacks is a part of the Ramadan recipes and preparations. Although, Consume fried foods and sugar desserts in moderation. But here are some snacks I already prepared and kept in freezer

Chicken Puff/ Chicken Patties, Spring Rolls, Egg ans Cheese Spring Rolls, Shami kababs, Potato and Cottage Cheese Cutlets, Creamy Chicken Bread Cutlets,

5.  Organize Everything in Freezer: 

Your freezer can be your coolest friend and a big help when it comes to Ramazan preps. . I find that having an organized freezer makes our lives (and meal prep) so much easier. I bought these stack em up containers from DT to organize ramadan stuff in my garage freezer.
Develop a little system for where you store items, move older freezer meals to the front, newer ones to the back. When you go to grab something – make a point to grab the oldest item.
Label everything. Keep a permanent marker right by the freezer


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