Archive for June, 2009


Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 Posted in Cilantro/Kothmir, Cilantro/Kothmir (fresh) | 10,417 views 13 Comments »

Cilantro (Coriander leaves), also called as Kothmir or Hara Dhaniya in Urdu language, is my favorite, most quintessential culinary herb with a wonderful aroma, which I love to add in most of ... Read more..

Second Blog Anniversary

Thursday, June 25th, 2009 Posted in General | 3,638 views 29 Comments »

I am very happy to share with my readers that today my blog- Zaiqa, has completed two years of sharing with you all, the love for food that I, a ... Read more..

Kaddu ka Dalcha

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 Posted in Bottle Gourd/Kaddu, Canola Oil, Chane ki Dal, Cilantro/Kothmir (fresh), Cumin seeds/Zeera, Curry leaves (fresh), Dried Red Chillies, Red Chilli powder, Salt/Namak, Tamarind/Imli, Tomato/Tamatar (fresh), Turmeric/Haldi, Yellow Lentil/Tuvar ki Dal/Toor dal | 30,716 views 16 Comments »

I am so in love with the bottle gourds that I get here in the Asian stores in Toronto. Young and tender with bright spring-bud green color is how I ... Read more..

Weekend Breakfast

Sunday, June 21st, 2009 Posted in Fruits/Phal (fresh) | 4,408 views 10 Comments »

Our weekend breakfast: Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam along with Afghani Bread. Kissan Mixed Fruit Jam is an Indian brand jam. It is different, delicious, and I have always enjoyed it since ... Read more..


Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 Posted in All-Purpose Flour/Maida, Canola Oil, Ghee, Salt/Namak, Sugar/Shakkar | 9,026 views 7 Comments »

Shakkar-paare are deep fried sweet confectionary bites made out of refined flour, ghee/oil, and a simple sugar syrup. A similar kind, which are savory are called as Namak-paare, in which ... Read more..