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DIY Ramadan/Eid Decor

Ramadan Mubarak ,

I am so sorry for being MIA (missing in action)here but that doesn’t mean I am away from my Instagram here and Facebook herefor sneak-peeks,so follow me.

I  am someone who loves to create or DIY  and gets inspirations from all over the social media.I got an inspiration from @shehzeen’s Ramadan decor that she got from Target and I thought I should give a try.20190507_173359

I wanted to use Gold tin but since I was so lazy to go out and find it at some home hardware store I tried to make what ever I had available at home.Are you ready to make a home decor you can use around the year for sure because it so simple and pretty and whats more I have added some more “juggar”and make it double sided.You wanna see??

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It is double sided,You can either use it gold or silver or mixed and match,lets make it!!

You will need,

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Gold poster card.

Silver Poster card.

Gold Chain.(I got another after that has star so I used that instead of the shown in picture)

Jump ring

Hot Glue Gun or any strong craft Glue.

Punch  or some pin to make hole.

Compass or something to make perfect round/crescent.

Scissors.

How to Make it:

  • With the help of compass draw some circles on the back side of each poster card.(I did 2,5 and 7.5 inches circles).
  • Make Semi circle/cresents (make 2*5 and 1* 7.5 inches one)with the help of any Pop can or glass.
  • Cut them carefully and with the help of Hot glue gun, glued them together,trim if required.

     

  • With the help of jewelry cutter or scissor cut the desired size of chains.It depends on you how long you want.
  • Make a small hole with the help of pin(Yes I changed my mind to use punch)
  • Attach them together with the help of Jump Rings.20190507_123315
  • I used Jump ring ,to make it more easy to attach chains.
  • Now attach a Key ring to make it complete

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A little more closer look,I made it double sided to make it more customized.I love it and it perfectly matches with my decor.

If You want a tutorial,Follow me on instagram I am gonna post some videos on my stories

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It super easy and so chic..Hay na?Give it a try.

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Let me know what  You want me more to post?A recipe or a DIY or some stuff that I got from Pakistan.I wanna hear You all..!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food & Recipes

Shaljam ka Pani wala Achar


This shaljam ka achar is my Mother in law’s recipe and I had it when I was there in Pakistan. I loved it so much but unable to take it with me here just because it is literally so watery and can’t take any food in carrying on luggage.

I had been literally craving for it and then I called my saas to get the recipe to make myself and it turned out so good. I know its very uncommon achar and but if you like Khatta khana You will like it. She told me an estimated measurement because she is an expert cook who doesn’t follow any measurements or dabay masalay.I am not sure about the weight but I can tell you how many I had used..lol
Let’s start:

Ingredients:

Turnip: 3-4 medium sized

Garlic:2 whole Bunch

Crushed Chillie Flakes:3 Tsp

Mustard Seed/Rai Dana:3 Tsp

Salt:3 tsp( As Required )

Water: As Required

Method

1.Peel Shaljam/Turnips and cut in 4 pieces, boil them(check with a fork, it should be soft enough).set aside.

2.Grind garlic and chilli flakes to make a smooth paste or chatni, add salt.

3.Crush Mustard seed in a morsel.Mixed it with chatni paste

4. Rub the chatni paste into turnip cubes and store it in an air-tight glass/ceramic jar.

5. Leave it for 3 days overnight.

6. On the 3rd day, take 5-6 glass of water and bring it to boil and let it cool down completely.

7. Now slowly add water in that shaljam achar as required. Leave it for 2 days more.

8. It’s ready to eat with your daal chawal to sabzi…Enjoy!!

Let me know if you make it or let me know a recipe if You know how to make it.

 

Food & Recipes

Shaljam Palak Gosht

Palak Gosht is One of the most popular Pakistani dishes that looks so complicated but trust me , Its really simple and effort-less dish I have ever made. You can serve it as a main course or side dish in your dawat.

Ingredients:

Meat: 1/2 kg

Spinach: 2 Bunches(1/2 kg)

Red reddish with leaves(1 bunch)

Onion:1 large (cut in 6-8 large pieces)

Red Chilli Powder:1/2 tsp

Salt:1 Tsp

Turmeric: 1 Tsp

Coriander powder:1 Tsp

Ginger/Garlic Paste:1 Tsp

Oil:1/4 Cup

Recipe:

Chop spinach and reddish (Use both leaves and reddish) wash with cold water and rinse it well.

Put meat and Spinach/Reddish leaves in a large pot along with onion and all the spices mentioned above except oil.

Add water and put on medium-low flame till meat become tender.

Add oil and saute it till oil separates from the gravy.


Garnish with green chillies and hara dhania ,put for very low flame for 10 minutes. Enjoy with Naan or chapati.

Food & Recipes

Shrimp Masala

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Seafood is one of my favourites food, I often include a different version of fish and prawns/shrimps. I try my best to include seafood, once a weekly menu. Shrimps are little tricky to make so it won’t get rubbery or not soft. I am sharing simple Shrimp Masala that’s so easy and doesn’t take much time, I include this recipe as a side dish in a desi dawat. Let’s start!!

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Ingredients:

Shrimp:1/2 kg

Onion:1 slice

Tomatoes:2-3 chopped

Red Chilli powder: To taste

Coriander Powder: 1 Tsp

Turmeric Powder: 1/2 tsp

Chilli flakes: 1 Tsp

Salt: to taste

Curry Leaves:5-6

Kasuri Methi:1-2 tsp

Coriander and Green Chilies: For Garnish

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Method:

In a cooking pot, heat oil and fry curry leaves, add onion fry till light golden brown.

Add tomatoes and other masalas to make a paste.

Now add cleaned shrimps and cook on high flame, until shrimp cook and extra water dries up.

when oil separates masala, put on low flame. Sprinkle methi leaves.

Garnish with Hara Dhania and Green Chillies.

Serve hot with Chapati, Roti or rice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food & Recipes

Riwayati Biryani

Pulao and Biryani are my alternate choice for the weekend but I love to make another version of something in between and named “Riwayati Biryani” which is my mom special pilaf recipe(an authentic recipe) and our family favourite.This recipe doesn’t require any extra pot and preparation. The most simple and yummiest rice recipe you can try without any fear….I Promised!!

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INGREDIENTS:

Meat/chicken : 1/2 kg

Rice: 1/2 kg (soaked for 1/2 an hour)

Whole Spice (Sabut Garam Masala):3-4 each

Red Chilli Pepper: According to taste(1/2 Tsp).

Onion: 1 sliced

Tomato: 1 small (chopped)

Ginger/Garlic paste:1 Tsp

Yogurt:1/2 cup

Salt: According to taste

Yogurt Masala:

Green Cardamom (Sabz Ilaichi): 1 Tsp

Cumin (Zeera): 1 Tbs

Nutmeg (Jaifal) & Mace (Javitri):1/2 tsp

whole spice ( Sabut Garam Masala)= 1/2 tsp each

Grind the above ingredients in a coffee grinder, mix it with 1 cup yogurt, set aside.

METHOD:

In a pot heat oil, saute onion till light golden brown.

Add Whole (Sabut )garam masala, and meat and ginger and garlic paste, fry it until meat changes the colour.

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Add chopped tomatoes, salt and red chilli powder.

Add required water and cook on the medium-low flame until meat tender.

Add yogurt masala and mixed it well, you can add green chillies and mint leaves(if you like).20181026_183852 Carefully add soaked rice and mixed with meat & masala. Now add required water(1 inch above the rice). Check salt, it should be little salt-ish side when you taste the water. Cook on high flame until water absorbed.

20181026_184848Now turn the flame to very low flame for 15 minutes and sprinkle yellow food colour (zarda rung).

Mixed and serve hot with Salad, Raita and Chatni.It is similar to the Yakhni Pulao  I posted a few months ago, but a little bit easier and quicker to make.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tag!! You’re It!!

“Friends are medicine for wounded heart and vitamin for a hopeful soul” -STEVE TAYLOR

44563119_10156445382475791_6162010182529318912_nIt’s so true but trust me, I am not going to be serious this time. I simply can’t, so here are some type of the friends and I am sure if you have a group of friend you would be either one of them or have one (especially if you are in university).

THAT LEADER: Oh-Boy!! She is a must in every group who decide what to do, and what not to.She/he is the one, who thinks without her/him the group can’t even move(yes to one canteen to other).

THAT FASHIONISTA: In every group, there is a fashion icon.She/he is updated from head to toe and wants every friend to copy her.

THAT DRAMA QUEEN: YES! the one who cries for no reason blames her/himself for being unfortunate or can be sentimental without any reason.

THAT PARHAKO: A mandatory person in every group who pushes everyone to the library every day and the rest of the group completely rely on her/his xerox and assignments without any doubt.

THAT HUNGRY TUMMY: In the middle of the class or combined project this tummy is always rumbling. Do blame her/him if you gained weight.

THAT AWARAGARDH: It is the most outgoing person who converts your combined study night into movie night in 10 minutes, I must say she/He is the RONAQ of the group.

NO-SHOW HEAD: She/he is the one who always makes plans and NO-show at the last moment.he/she is one if the less-trusted person in that group.She/he is the one who is always a late comer and give bribes to get her proxy done.

AN INNOCENT SOUL (ALLAH MIYAN KI GAYEN..LOl): She/he is the sweetest person in the group and does need assistance on every single step. She needs an explanation for everything and She doesn’t even understand crack jokes.

ANGRY BIRD: She/He is somehow similar to the leader but she always grumpy or at least give her/his rolling eyes to another group without any reason.

This list goes on and on… but trust me you are lucky and gonna miss those all friends after you graduated….and tag your besties down below and share your awesome friendship journey. I am dedicating this post to all my friends, Love you all!!