It’s a Girl!

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

١٤ ثُمَّ خَلَقْنَا النُّطْفَةَ عَلَقَةً فَخَلَقْنَا الْعَلَقَةَ مُضْغَةً فَخَلَقْنَا الْمُضْغَةَ عِظَامًا فَكَسَوْنَا الْعِظَامَ لَحْمًا ثُمَّ أَنشَأْنَاهُ خَلْقًا آخَرَ فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ

14. Then We made the Nutfah into a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood), then We made the clot into a little lump of flesh, then We made out of that little lump of flesh bones, then We clothed the bones with flesh, and then We brought it forth as another creation. So blessed be Allah, the Best of creators.

I have a good news to share with you all. I have been blessed with a baby girl early this Ramadan and she is taking up all my time. So I have decided to take a few weeks off from blogging to dedicate all my time to my tiny baby and enjoy the new adventures of motherhood alhamdulillah.

I will however be publishing the round up of ‘The Hyderabadi Ramadan Food Festival 2011‘ that I am currently hosting by the end of Ramadan inshallah. I look forward to your entries.

Until then, please visit the Recipe Index and cook and enjoy my recipes. Please remember me and my baby in duas in this auspicious month inshallah. I will be back very soon.


Anniversary – Four Years of Blogging

Hybrid Tea Rose from my garden, just after a drizzle

Today marks the fourth anniversary of my wee blog mashallah. What a fun filled and exciting journey it has been. With 300 blog posts, 4,302 lovely comments and 4,212 facebook followers in these four years, I am amazed, humbled and overwhelmed. I am delighted to be able to get in touch virtually with foodies around the world who have provided me with invaluable tips and support. JazakAllah Khair, thank you everyone for such lovely comments and words of encouragement. I look forward to many more years of sharing my love of food with you all.


Third Blog Anniversary

Badaam ki Jali
A special Hyderabadi confection made of Almonds

Time has flown away and its been three years since I started my beloved culinary blog Zaiqa. The journey has been lively and very fulfilling, a platform to share my passion with everyone. I thank you all for being a part of it.


Second Blog Anniversary

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 Hyderabadi homesick have, with all that has been cooking in my house, my kitchen. It has been a wonderful experience.

Inshallah hopefully I will continue to blog and romance food in the future, showcase as many recipes and my family style of home cooking here on my web log. Thank you all for being a part of my journey.

Changes: I have updated a new theme for my blog and also installed the post views count today.