Monthly Archives: November 2009

Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea)

Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea) is a lovely, smooth and silky hot beverage that is usually served in Pakistan on any happy occasion after meals. Do try this and make your day …

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 4 cups milk
  • A pinch of saffron strands
  • 2 tbspns jasmine tea leaves
  • 1 big cardamom
  • 1 big piece of cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 almonds
  • 4 green cardamoms crushed
  • Some salt
  • Sugar to taste
  • 1 small very small drop of pink food colour (OPTIONAL)

FOR GARNISH

  • Crushed or slivered almond
  • Crushed or slivered pistachios
  • Some mixed dried fruits

Procedure:

-In a saucepan, add all the ingredients given above except milk and for garnish and bring to a boil.

-Boil well for 10 minutes.

-Add milk and boil again.

-Strain this mixture and pour it into 4 cups.

-Place some mixed dried fruits on the saucer and garnish the tea with some crushed pistachios and almonds.

Tips:

-Use full cream milk for best results.

-Avoid using salted or roasted pistachios and almonds.

-Add a very little drop of pink food colour only if desired.

Servings:

This will serve 4 persons easily.

Hot Jalapeno Bites

Sizzling Jalapeno Bites is a marvellous hot snack item which is vey easy to make and very easy to eat …

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese (extra sharp) (optional)
  • 4 white bread slices (thick)
  • 16 tbspns pasta sauce/ homemade tomato base sauce
  • ½ tomato deseeded and chopped fine
  • ½ capsicums chopped fine
  • A jalapeno sliced
  • 8 black olives deseeded and chopped fine

Procedure:

-Preheat oven to 220 degrees Celsius.

-Divide all the bread slices into 4 equal parts and apply 1 tbspn of pasta sauce on each portion. Now place 1 tbspn of all the other ingredients on each one of them and bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

-Serve hot with tea.

Outcome:

Tasty, hot and sizzling jalapeno bites are ready to serve.

Sizzling Jalapeno Bites

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Do not overcook.

Servings:

This will serve 3 persons easily.

English Breakfast

English Breakfast is very Famous almost in every part of the world, do try this and let me know your remarks …

Ingredients:

FOR EGGS:

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbspns olive oil

FOR SAUSAGE:

  • 1 Sausage (Chicken or Beef or Lamb)
  • Some olive oil

FOR TOASTS:

  • 2 white or bran bread slices
  • Some butter

FOR CRISP BEEF:

  • 2 Slices of Hunter Beef or corn Beef

FOR BEANS

  • 1 canned white beans or kidney beans
  • 2 tbspns yogurt
  • 1 tspn olive oil
  • Some salt and red pepper

Procedure:

-For eggs, Fry eggs in 2 tbspns of olive oil and keep them aside in a plate.

-Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius and grill sausage + Beef slices and drizzle with some olive oil. Grill them until they are done.

-Combine salt, pepper, yogurt and beans in a bowl and mix.

-Heat oil and add this bean mixture into it. Let it simmer on low heat For 2 minutes and then immediately scoop them in the plate.

-Lightly Toast bread slices and softly apply some butter on them. Place them with all the stuff and serve hot.

Outcome:

Tasty English Breakfast is ready to be served, Serve it with grilled tomato.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Make sure you use Fine quality of beef.

Servings:

This will serve 1 person.

Oven Roasted Vegetables

A perfect vegetarian treat …

Ingredients:

  • 8 small potatoes washed and halved
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 whole broccoli
  • 2 Brussels sprouts
  • ¼ kg French beans sliced into three parts
  • 1 sweet potato diced
  • ½ cup sweet corn kernels
  • ¼ cup peas
  • 1 cup whole black olives
  • 1 tin boiled chickpeas
  • 2 carrots sliced thickly
  • 4 mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ tspn chilli paste (OPTIONAL)
  • A garlic clove minced
  • Some salt and pepper
  • ½ tspn red chilli flakes
  • 1 tbsp cracked dry coriander
  • A bunch of asparagus trimmed wood edges
  • 1 scoop of butter

Procedure:

-Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

-Wash and cut vegetables according to the instructions and place them in a roasting rack. Drizzle some olive oil and add everything. Mix well.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen

-Bake for 30 minutes or until well done.

-Take them out and serve hot with soup or any toasted multigrain bread.

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha's Kitchen

Tips:

-Mix well everything.

Servings:

This will serve 8 – 10 persons easily.