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December, 2016

 

Hunza Traditional Soup

Hunza Traditional soup
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Traditional Hunza soup is made with homemade noodles and is locally known as Chapchy dowdo. It is the most special soup made during winters in Hunza. Chap refers to the meat which includes mutton or beef but never chicken. Traditionally this soup is served in a wooden bowl with a wooden spoon.


Fruit Salad

Fruit salad

Fruit salad is prepared with  a variety of seasonal fruits. From juicy oranges and pomegranates (the red rubies) in winters,grapes and apples in fall to peaches and figs in summers may be introduced to your salad. Ingredients Apple 1 medium sized Pomegranate seeds 1 cup Banana 1 large Guava 2 medium sized Cream 2 tbs Directions 1.Peel off apple,guava and banana ,they can be added them without peeling except for banana. Cut them in cubes .Cutting shape depends on the way you want them to be but they should be keptRead More


Bean Salad

Bean Salad
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I made this Bean Salad and found it really tasty, healthy and filling. It try a Salad in my diet once in a week as it is a  a healthy option, it has less cleanup and it gives me a break from everyday cooking hassle. We can always add a variety of vegetables to increase the nutrition level and serve it as a whole meal. For this particular salad I used Ingredients: 1 cup boiled beans 3 Chile 1 capsicum 2 tomatoes 2 sprouted onions Dressing: 1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tbspRead More


Cornbread Crumbs with Walnut Oil

Cornbread Crumbs with Walnut Oil

Cornbread has two variations. One variation is the thin corn bread locally known as Makai Chapati in Hunza. The second variation is the thick bread known as Makai fiti and is baked in an earthenware pot in hot ashes. Cornbread Crumbs with walnut oil is a great traditional recipe of Hunza for winter season. This dish is locally known as Chamurki in local Hunza language.


Bukak

Bukak and roasted dry fruit

Nowruz is a festival celebrated in the countries heavily influenced by Iranian culture and civilization and particularly those belongs to shai faith as a start of new year on 21st of March every year.  The notion of Nowruz that I grew up with is a festival celebrated to welcome the spring “the rebirth of everything dead”. Rebirth refers to the blooms of spring that gives the sense of rejuvenation and a feeling of hope.  People in Hunza (residents of the northern part of Pakistan) celebrate it with special gatherings of theirRead More


How to grow lentil sprouts at home

How to grow lentil sprouts at home
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Many of you would wonder, how to grow lentil sprouts at home. Well, growing lentil sprouts at home is very easy and doesn’t need too much of hard work.They can be consumed at their second day or you can let them grow up-to 5 days but then sprouts would have an enhanced earthy flavor which you may not like.Lentil sprouts are highly nutritious and can easily grown at home.One cup  lentil sprouts serving has a small amount of vitamin A and calcium.They are rich in vitamin C and  iron. Procedure: BeforeRead More


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