Saturday, 30 May 2015


Ever  thought of using smartphones Apps in kitchen ! Your smartphone is your assistant for pretty much every task you have to do.  Need to reserve  a table in restaurant, or book a cab , your device is ready  to go.With dozens of Bluetooth and Cloud enabled devices the smart mummies will now be able to cook meals with the tap of few buttons.
Here are the best tech-enabled devices that would help our smart muslimahs in their kitchen to cook smart…

1)   Belkin Crock Pot Wemo Slow cooker :  The slow cooker works the same as every other device but with added Wemo App. The free app available for both Apple and Android lets you monitor your meal from anywhere in the house .
2)   ‘ Drop ‘ Smart Scale : It is  a digital kitchen scale that connects wirelessly to an iPad ( via Bluetooth) where you can interact with receipes as you cook. The app is called ‘ smart scale ‘ because it walks you through the cooking process. Together the Drop Kitchen connected scale and Receipe App are an unbeatable combination that help anyone to bake beautiful and delicious creations regardless of experience..

3)    Qbox : Qbox is a smart Wifi   connected  barbeque smoker that lets you moniter from anywhere using smartphone.

4)   Prep pad : Prep pad can help with nutrition part. It gives real time readout of macronutrients in your food including protein, carbs, fats and more. No more manual food logging and no more guesswork. As you prepare your ingredients using Prep Pad countertop it automatically logs exactly what you are eating.
5)   Digitize your receipes. : Evernote is a freemium note taking and note syncing app that can be used on Windows PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. You can store files, typed receipes and snapshots.
6)   Arist : It simplifies everything into simple machine you can download receipes and make coffee like world best coffee at the tap of smartphones.
7)   Smart Frying Pan : Temperature control and perfect timings in a  pan, It lets you check the exact temperature inside your Salmon, steak etc. and lets you know when its ready.
8)   LG Smart ThinQ refrigerator : It helps you manage your food letting you check what you have got and syncing to your phone app. So when you are out on shopping you know what you have got in the fridge.

There will be lot more tech-enabled devices and gadgets  in the coming years to make our kitchen smarter and Hi-tech. It wont be long before you will get the notification on your T. V that your Roasted Meat is cooked or the day wont be far when we may have Mango App  to ripen the raw mangoes at home!!!!

Friday, 22 May 2015

Assalamo Alaykum !!! All those muslimahs who are creative at baking, jewellery making, craft can drop their creativity here!!!!

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


Delicately scented with rose syrup , a creamy rich pudding that will tickle and tantalise your taste buds. 


500ml  skimmed milk
100ml  full cream
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons corn flour
2 tablespoons rose syrup
6 tablespoons strawberry jam (or sweetened strawberry fruit  purée )
Flaked almonds and chopped pistachio nuts for garnish.


1. In a heavy bottomed pan add the milk and corn flour and mix well until there are no lumps.Heat the milk and keep stirring for 3-4 minutes until the mixture starts to thicken.
2. Add the sugar and mix it in well until it is dissolved . Keep stirring the mixture for 2-3 minutes longer until the  mixture has a consistency that would coat the back of a spoon.(Once mixture cools it will thicken some more so do not be tempted over cook it)
3. Take the mixture off the heat and stir in the rose syrup and cream and mix well. Allow to cool slightly.

4. Add the jam to a microwaveable dish and warm it slightly to soften it.
5. Take 6 small serving glasses and spoon the jam into the bottom of each glass
6. Gently spoon on top of the jam  the pudding mixture.
7. layer the pudding with strawberry puree or rose puree

Monday, 11 May 2015


Boneless chicken-300gm,
Maida flour-1cup,
Pepper pwdr-1/2tsp,
Onion pwdr-3/4tsp,
Garlic pwdr-1/2tsp,
Baking pwdr-a pinch,
Bread crumbs-1/2cup,
Oil for deep frying,
Salt to taste..

Clean & chop the boneless chicken into small chunks n keep it aside..

In a bowl, beat together egg n milk.
In another bowl, combine Maida flour, salt, pepper pwdr, onion pwdr, garlic pwdr, paprika n baking pwdr.,Mix well..
In another bowl, add bread crumbs..

Keep all the 3 bowls of ingredients ready..Now roll each piece of chicken first in  flour mixture, then dip in the Egg mixture, then roll in the bread crumbs..

Once the chicken pieces r coated, once again repeat the process of coating..

Heat oil in a fry pan.. Deep fry the chicken bits in a low flame till golden brown..Do not over crowd..

Remove the chicken pieces frm oil & drain on paper towels. Crispy & Yumm Popcorn Chicken iz ready..!!!


Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Healthy Sunnah Receipes  for this Summer


’[Nabidh] was one of the drinks consumed by the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). It is made either by dates or raisins, but raisin's Nabeez is more delicious.

 It is an alkalizing tonic, having the tendency to remove acidity from the stomach and digestive system and it also helps to remove other metabolic wastes from the body. It improves digestion as it’s high in soluble fibre and it strengthens the memory. It assists the spleen function, liver, throat, chest and prostate, and so is particularly good for men. Nabeez will also benefit patients of Arthritis and elevated levels of Uric Acid (gout).
Making Nabeez is just as simple as soaking the dates (or raisins/ sultanas) overnight and drinking the water in which they were soaked in the morning insha’Allah, but when it is embraced and honoured as one of the great Sunnahs of prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), it pulls down Shifa, blessings and mercy from the treasures of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala

 ‘‘Manaqqa‘ is the best variety of raisins for making it with raisins, but black raisins can also be used, After Isha prayer, soak around 100 grams of dates or raisins in 1 litre of drinkable / healthy water and keep the utensil covered with a plate. Ensure the water is kept cool.
Next morning after Fajr, you can drink the water and eat the soaked fruit as was the traditional method, or just use your blender (water + soaked fruit) to obtain a beautiful cloudy Nabeez. This is the method I have used for the smoothie recipe below.
And if you soak the fruit in morning, drink it in the evening. Nabeez should be consumed within 12 hours of soaking time, but if it is kept air tight inside the refrigerator, it will not spoil for 2-3 days insha’Allah.

Talbina Barley Pudding
Talbina - From the miraculous medicine of the prophet Muhammad (SAW)

"Talbina is a cure for a sick persons heart and relieves him from some sorrows." related by Bukhari and Muslim.
Ibn al-Qayyim described talbina as a thin soup with the consistency of yoghurt (laban), from where it's name is derived.
He also said that "it has relaxation for the heart of the sick person", it is nutritious and filling, and it warms and soothes the stomach, helping to lessens sorrows and to regain health. It can also be effective in maintaining bowel regularity.
How to Make talbina
Talbina is made by adding 1-2 tablespoons of barley flour (must be 100% wholegrain barley flour) to one and a half cups of water or milk. Cook on a low heat for 10-15 minutes. It can be sweetened with honey.
This broth can be used as a stock for soups or stews or as a thickener.

Alternatively you may add 1-2 tablespoons of barley flour (must be 100% wholegrainbarley flour) to one and a half cups of coconut/milk. Place on low heat for 10-15 minutes (optional: add water or yoghurt and sweeten with honey).
The Talbina mixture may then be put in the blender with fresh or frozen fruits and/or ground flax seeds. etc It may be blended together to make a tasty talbina 'smoothie'.
Drink at least one cup daily.

SAKANJABEEN (Honey & Vinegar)

Narrated by Abu Hurairah Radi Allaho Anh : "Whoever sips honey (at an empty stomach) three times in a month, will never be attacked by fatal diseases". (Ibn-e-Majah)

Narrated by Umm Sa'ad Radi Allaho Anha that Prophet Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam said : "Vinegar is the best condiment, O Allah, Descend your blessings in Vinegar, because it was the food of Prophets before me & a house having vinegar (where it is consumed) will never face FAQR (poverty)". (Ibn-e-Majah)

Being so simple, Sakanjabeen is the drink made with honey, vinegar & water, ohhhhhh what a beauty. It has miraculous benefits. It is called Oxymel in English
How to make
In a glass of water, add a teablespoon of honey & 3 tablespoons of Vinegar

 Mix apple cider vinegar (half to 1 tablespoon) and raw honey (half to 1 tablespoon). (Note: Apple cider vinegar is actually made from fresh, organic, crushed apples that are allowed to mature naturally in wooden barrels, but you can get it easily from the grocery shops or supermarkets.) 
* Dissolve in a glass of water (10-20oz).

Olive oil ~ Honey ~ Barley Bread ~ Vinegar ~ Camel's milk ~ Goat's milk ~ Dates ~ Nabeez ~ Talbinah ~ Quince Preserve ~ Hais ...............ohhhhh what a colorful spectrum of wonders from Tibb-e-Nabwi that can be altered every day for a healthy breakfast.

Hummus is a very healthy food, with all the necessary fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins & minerals.

Recipe :
·         Take 100 g of boiled chickpeas (Garbanzo beans), you can also use Black chickpeas (Kala Chana).
·         Dry roast 50 g of white sesame seeds OR if you can have fresh Tahini from the market, red sesame seeds can be the other option.
·         3 green chilies, 3 garlic cloves, & salt as per taste.
Add all these to your blender with some milk & grind till you obtain a thick paste, transfer to your bowl & add olive oil & refrigerate, this is the simplest Hummus that can be made in your kitchen, it should be consumed within 2 days, as the taste gets bitter thereafter.