Mango Smoothie

Beat the heat in this summer by making this refreshing smoothie. It is so easy to make and once tasted it will become your favorite drink.

Ingredients:

1. Mangoes chopped – 2 cups

2. Yogurt – 1 cup

3. Cold Milk – 1/2 glass

4. Water – 1/2 glass

5. Sugar – as per taste

6. Ice cubes – if required

Method:

1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix well.

2. Add ice cubes and blend again.

3. Pour in glasses and serve chilled.

4. If the consistency is thick, add more water to make it as desired.

Do watch the video for a complete tutorial.

This is one of a famous drink in Pakistan, also known as “Mango Lassi”.

Let me know, once you try the recipe.

Till then, take care. 💕

Timeout Market Dubai

Timeout Market Dubai

The very famous TimeOut Magazine has opened its Food Market almost everywhere around the world. And luckily we have it now here in Dubai as well.

Where is it?

It is located in Souk Al Bahr, Downtown Dubai.

How would I define Timeout Market?

In simple words, I would like to call it a modernized Food Court. Because, it’s a walkthrough, where you grab a table, order food using their Application, else visit the restaurant’s counter and get your food ready in no time. Or if the food is taking little time, you will get a buzzer .

What type of food they serve?

Every restaurant has listed their best dishes in the menu, and TimeOut Market has got restaurants that bring in flavors from the world.

You will get indian, japanese, vietnamese, American, Chinese, Arabic, Lebanese and many other beautiful flavors. It is not only good for non-veg but it’s a food hub for vegetarians as well.

Better get the table first, before ordering your food. Because it is always crowded and a very busy place.

Which Restaurants have they got?

They have around 20+ restaurants, listing some that I tried,

1. Folly’s workshop

2. Little Erth

3. Masti

4. Pickl

5. The Mattar Farm

6. Al fanar

7. Reif

8. Vietnamese foodies

9. Scoopi

And many more, visit their website to get the complete list of the restaurants.

When to visit?

Visit on a weekday or on weekends when its not lunchtime or dinner time, so that you get the table soon. As it’s a busy place.

But i assure you, no matter how much busy this place is, the food service is very quick and timely. You will get freshly cooked food.

They dont have reservations. So first grab a table and then order your food. Don’t forget to follow the SOPs, and make sure you have your credit card in your wallet 😜

So all you Foodies out there, this place is for you. For more information, visit the website and once you’re there, i need you to write to me your experience.

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Semolina Dessert

Suji ka Halwa (aka Semolina Dessert) is a common and beloved dessert in Pakistan. This version however has a bit of a twist to it, which is not like the usual Suji ka Halwa. Give it a go for this Eid and please do share your thoughts about this style of Suji Halwa and tell us what you think. Read more for recipe and method.

Ingredients:

1. Semolina – 2 cups

2. Sugar – 2 cups

3. Crushed Almonds – 1 cup

4. Butter / pure butter ghee – 6 tbsp

5. Water – 600 ml (to be added in 8-10 portions)

6. Milk powder – 4 tbsp (dissolve in water to make thick paste)

7. Chopped pistachios and silver leaf for garnishing and decoration.

Method:

1. Make sugar syrup, using 2 cups sugar and by adding 1/4 cup water. Keep aside.

2. Take a pan and add semolina and butter. Cook it till semolina turns Golden brown in color.

3. Now add sugar syrup and cook for sometime.

4. Pour 1/4 cup water in semolina, stir well and cook for some more time.

5. We will keep on adding 1/4 cup water, till semolina is smooth. Dont add too much water at one time, this will make semolina to absord too much water and it will be soft soon.

6. Add water so that semolina becomes tender and not soft. Once semolina is tender, stop adding water.

7. Now add milk powder mixture, stir well and dish out the dessert.

8. Garnish with chopped pistachios and silver leaf.

I hope you will like this unique recipe of suji ka halwa. This is not your ordinary suji ka halwa that is served with puri channa.

Do try to make it and give me your feedback.

Watch the video for step by step method.

Almond Milk

Almond milk has a lot of health benefits. It is good for all age groups. It is a good source of vitamin D and will help grow your bones stronger. Also if used without sugar, it is low in calories.

It is one of the best refreshing drinks used in summer all around the world, specially in Asia.

I have used just 3 ingredients to make it.

1. Overnight soaked almonds 125 gms

2. Sugar as per your taste

3. Milk (cold) 3-4 cups

Method: Soak the almonds in water overnight and peel the skin off. Put all the ingredients in the blender and blend it. Strain the mixture and again blend using the same almond powder. Pour in a jug and serve chilled.

Watch my video and learn how to make this refreshing summer drink.

Keep supporting me. Do leave your feedback, i love to read your comments and engage with you.

Take care, love from Maria

Chicken Qorma / Korma

Chicken Qorma is a traditional Pakistani dish specially made on occasions. We have used simple ingredients so that everyone at home can cook and enjoy.

The same recipe can be used for mutton. It is easy to make. Serve with Butter naan or rice.

Ingredients:

1. Meat (chicken / mutton) 1 kg

2. Onion 1 large chopped

3. Tomato 1 large chopped

4. Ginger garlic paste 1-1/2 tbsp

5. Salt and red chili powder- according to your taste

6. Coriander powder 1 tsp

7. Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp

8. All spice powder 1tsp

9. Cumin seeds 1tsp

Method: Watch my video and see how I cooked the qorma.

I will wait for your feedback. Do share in comments.

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till then, take care and stay tuned.

Cheese n Bacon Sandwich

Are you bored of having fried eggs, boiled eggs and omelettes?

Try my new recipe, Cheese and Bacon sandwich, this is something you will love in your breakfast. It is healthy and fulfilling as well. It needs very less time to cook.

Ingredients:

1. Eggs – 2

2. Salt and pepper – to taste

3. Bacon – 2tbsp

4. Mozzarella cheese – 2tbsp

5. Chedder cheese – 1tbsp

6. Chopped tomatoes – as per flavor

7. Slices of bread – 2

8. Butter – to toast bread sides

Method: Watch my video for the method and do share your feedback.

Also, I would like to know what more recipes you want me to create? Enjoy the video and stay tuned for more.

Quarantine life is making memories…

COVID-19 has not only introduced us to a new term and a new germ. But it has also taught us to spend some quality time with our family and closed ones.

These streets were always busy.

We used to run after our work, making money, buying stuff, busy in establishing our lives. Now, know if we move a little outside our house, we can risk our lives. Who want that?

I take this quarantine life as a blessing. It has made me worry more about my kids and my family. It has made me worry more in teaching my kids a more healthy lifestyle.

I’m a home maker

It has made me realize, if we forget to cover our sneeze or cough, it’s not OK to be ok. I love the other member of my family equally, who can get effected.

Small, simple things which we forgot, which we used to let go. Now, we take them seriously. Whether it’s family time, homemade food, cleanliness, keeping a separate slipper for going out, never to bring the same slipper inside my house.

My kids and I know it very well. I hope this phase passes by soon and we get back to our routine but keep on spending a healthy lifestyle, and make it a habit.

Why do I host a Bloggers Meetup?

Hello Family,

Having a great time?

Me too 🙂

You know this is the picture of my third event, Alhumdulilaah I was able to gather and meet all these nice people.

Let me tell you, they came here not for work, not to have free food, not to do any promotions.

They were here to establish a community, they are all same, some have big numbers some doesn’t. But their love and passion to meet each other was same.

Isn’t it amazing?

Whenever bloggers meet, it is assumed, that there might be a promotion / collaboration going on.

In my meetups, this is not the case.

I never invite bloggers to come and enjoy free food or come and get those beautiful goodies.

I always invite them and tell them to pay for their food and spend some quality time with all of us.

ALHUMDULILAAH, every time I’m able to meet beautiful people, who not only work good but have got a good heart also.

And I so love to meet such people and connect with them personally.

This way, I am making my community, I want to meet all those bloggers / Influencers who are here around us (my dream).

I want to give them a platform where they can be themselves and not be a Blogger or an Influencer.

I’m sure many people might be doing same thing, of course, even PR agencies are also arranging such events.

But this is what I also want to do on my own, without getting any help from any agency or a event planner.

Hoping to plan my next MEETUP after 2-3 months and insha Allah hoping to meet some more good people.

Till then take very good care and stay tuned.

Love you all and love to share my stories with you.

Is blogging easy?

I frequently ask this question to myself, is blogging easy?

When I first started a year back, I thought it was a piece of cake. But as the time passed by, I felt it’s not.

If I have to achieve something being a Blogger, then it’s not an easy job. From clicking an attractive picture to writing an interesting content.

But, If I don’t wanna achieve anything and do it as a time pass, then it’s the most easiest thing to do. Just click a picture and post it.

And once you start gaining followers, and they start expecting an important piece of information from you, there, it gets tougher and harder .

Blogging is a responsibility.

Telling your followers, what’s going around and what will not happen.

Giving your followers, a life example and a product review.

Doing shopping and showing them what that haul is.

Your honesty and lies are open to all.

You can’t deceive a follower.

You get what you give.

Followers, these days are so smart. One cannot fool them. They don’t understand and value your pictures and content as much as a blogger does.

It takes lots of time and energy to create one content and a relatable picture for that one like and a comment.

Sometimes, your followers know your content is too good and impressive, still they forget to encourage you.

I get demotivated many times, I feel like quitting it, but I am still here, trying my best, in a hope to achieve something.

What are your views on this topic?

Share with me in comments.

Let’s conquer the world

Isn’t this what everyone wants to do? But people usually forget the key elements in this regard… a dream, a plan and an execution strategy.

Key questions :

  1. What’s your dream?
  2. What’s your plan to achieve your dream?
  3. How will you execute your plan?

But before all this, clear your mind and your heart from all negativity – remember the below important thing …

  • Failure prepares you for the forthcoming success“.
  • “If you haven’t failed, you didn’t try hard enough”.
  • “Surround yourself with positive people and thoughts“.
  • Stay focused and keep your targets on your aims.
  • Most importantly “Have faith in Allah SWT and go for it”.
  • Until or unless you will not try, you will not understand your weaknesses and lackings.
  • Gain excess knowledge and information about what you are going to do.
  • Learn from other’s mistakes and don’t make them yours.

With a clear mind, faith in heart and knowledge, no one can stop you from conquering your world.