Ramadan Kareem

You know that its ramadan when you see trays lined with sheets of prepared rolls and samosas. An iftar table is simply not considered complete without these crunchy decadent treats. Not only does this sight take me back down the memory lane, but also they  have this huge sense of accomplishment and fulfillment associated with them, paired with the complete satisfaction that with these on hand; iftar will be a breeze.

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Ramadan Kareem everyone!

Watermelon and feta salad

Nothing speaks summers better than a sweet juicy chilled watermelon!! And the bestest and freshest of ingredients together in this summer salad for a very refreshing boost. What gets better than fresh mint an cucumbers combined with juicy watermelon chunks and topped with salty gooey feta cheese!!

Whats more its as easy to whip up as its easy to wash down. Just chop all the ingredients set it in plate and let it chill! that is it!!!

The juicy sweetness of the watermelon and the salty creaminess of the feta kicks the need of adding any dressing!  In my opinion its complete and whole and delicious on its own!!

An absolute amazing accompaniment to a picnic or a day out at the beach! And its a sure hit with kids and grown up s alike!!

I am in love with it..

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Two of the freshest ingredients combine in this gorgeous salad which leaves our parched bodies with a big punch of minerals and alkelaine hitting all the right spots .watermelon-feta-salad

 

 

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Ingredients

watermelon                        1 cup cubed

cucmber                               1 peeled and cubed

mint                                        handful

feta cheese                            1/2 cup cubed

Method

  1. Chop all the ingredients to your liking and toss them all together!!!!!!!!!!

nothing more to it!!!

Its the perfect magic you can play with mixing the right ingredients together!

Enjoy!!

 

Mothers day recipe: guacamole

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For the mothers day that went past couple of days ago we went for a simple picnic posted here! complete with fresh flowers and naked chocolate cake with strawberries and whipped cream and ofcourse our fav bread accompaniment GUACAMOLE!!!

I love guacamole for the simplicity of the recipe and the healthy amount it adds to our meals! my mom is not very keen on guacamole! she finds the avocado bit bland.. So this time I kicked it up a bit with a generous amount of crushed chillie flakes! and oh boy was it good!!! it was unbelieveable!!

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Ofcourse the base of this guacamole is good ripe avocado (or two if you prefer) and the rest of the ingredients are pretty basic too. Just some salt, lemon juice and corriander! The one additional tip that I will give to my fellow guacamole loving people is: to mix the salt with the lemon juice. That way you will distribute the salt evenly and not in the chunks of it!

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Ingredients:

ripe avocado                                            1

salt                                                             to taste

lemon                                                         1

corriander                                                1/4 of a bunch

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and for the heat of course

red chilies flakes

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Method:

  1. Peel and core the avocado and roughly mash it with a spoon into some chunks.
  2. squeeze lemon juice in a cup and mix in the salt.
  3. Chop the corriander leaves and add them to the mashed avocados as well.
  4. Pour over the salted lemon juice.
  5. Sprinkle with a generous dash of red chillie flakes and give it all a good stir.
  6. Scoop it with some nachos or with a piece of bread.
  7. And Enjoy!!

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Have a lovely weekend!!!!

Purple cabbage coleslaw

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Today’s recipe is a simple but ooooo soo pretty and sooooo goooood coleslaw.

For a last minute lunch preparation I was running short of ideas. Rushing down the grocery isles I caught a glimpse of a purple beauty! I bought it on impulse. Came home caught sight of pineapples and cucumbers. hmmm that could work!!!

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In it all went the chopper. Alongwith some walnuts and raisins. I held on to some of them to top on the salad later.

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A couple of whizzes a dash of salt, some sugar, some black pepper and mayonnaise. And voila!!

the sweet and tangy crunchy coleslaw was the perfect ooomph for the hastily put together lunch!!!

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Purple cabbage coleslaw

Ingredients

Purple cabbage                             abt 1 cup

cucumbers                                             1

pineapple slices canned                    3-4

raisins                                                    6-7

walnuts                                                  6-7

Dressing

Mayonnaise                                            1/4 cup

salt                                                             1/4 tsp

black pepper                                            1/4 tsp

sugar                                                            1 tsp

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Method

  1. In a chopper add the cabbage cucumbers and pineapple slices. Some walnuts and raisins as well. Reserve a few for topping.
  2. Whiz till its chopped down to the desired level.
  3. Take it in a bowl, and directly add the mayonnaise salt pepper and sugar to the salad.
  4. Toss and adjust according to taste
  5. Enjoy!

I prefer it chilled. Its fantastic after a couple of hours in the fridge. The flavors marry each other beautifully. And its very refreshing.  But its really sweet and crunchy as it is as well!!