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Monday, December 31, 2018

Garlic Potato French Fries


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This is the most beloved thing for VEG eaters!!! Potatoes are said to be the hearty vegetable for everyone who hasn't tasted meat yet. People like me, always look after this versatile veggie when nothing is available in kitchen. Be it curry, fried goodies, for stuffing or simply mashed potatoes - the generous amount of it brings life and happiness to the dinner table. Little did I know that McDonald french fries would add gleam and sparkle in my eyes and two fold my love for potatoes. I would always fly like butterfly whenever am nearby the outlet of McDonald, its light and crispy french fries has always captured my attention.

Karachi, a city known for their love of food and my in-laws is no exception, people are hard core lovers of non veg food - be it in breakfast, snacking or lunch and dinner. From egg omelette to bun kebabs and variety of barbecue dishes they are surprisingly crazy for everything, Oh! how can I forget biryani.... Into all these tempting and flavorful foods one eatable has always marked its presence and were available at every nook and corner - yes, it is french fries. In Mumbai, french fries were readily available only at McDonald or KFC outlets but this place was totally amazing. Because, wherever I turn around I can find a delightful snack topped with a dash of green chutney all over it. Of course, chutneys give that desi touch on western food in order to satisfy our taste buds! What can be better than a street food loaded with french fries that cost you a penny! 

As 2018 has come to an end, I thought to share a recipe of potato french fries which is close to my heart. A meatless recipe that is perfect for quick food makers. You can also check our french fries food vlog that showcases the branded french fries outlets I enjoy eating in Kaaarachi. 

Garlic Potato French Fries

Preparation Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2 persons

Ingredients:
2 large potatoes, rinsed well
4 cups chilled water
1-2 cups of corn flour, coating 
1-2 cup Oil, deep frying
1 teaspoon, garlic powder
Salt to taste

Method:

  • Firstly get rid of excess starch for crispy and crunchy bites. For this, rinse, peel and cut the potatoes with the help of mandoline slicer to form a french fries shape. Once done, soak them in cold water for at least 25 minutes.
  • Drain all the water and place the potatoes onto the paper towels. The more they will dry, the more better they will become. 
  • Now sprinkle corn flour and coat all of them properly. Here, you can make packets and freeze them for later use or directly fry away.
  • Throw them in oil and deep fry until they become crispy and nicely cooked.
  • Remove on absorbent paper and sprinkle little salt and garlic powder.
  • Serve them straight away with tomato ketchup and mayonnaise. if you are a cheese lover then grate cheese all over it  and sprinkle some oregano. Enjoy your last day of 2018 with a bowl full of french fries, good movie and don't forget to share food, love and happiness with your loved ones!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Soft Pancake aka Malpau

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We made malpua, the sweet pancakes for the first time during the commence of refreshing winters. The duo of pancake and rabdi keeps the taste buds alive in no time. The cardamom has been used to perfume homemade malpua. What I like about the two countries is the similarity between the food choices. Malpua or malpura are not the pancakes for breakfast but it is welcomed as a dessert in Asian countries. When these pancakes are rolled up in rabri, they bring out a joy in me. They are highly famous during the Indian and Pakistani gaiety! My mother in law has a great art in making dessert especially this one!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Classic Cinnamon Rolls - Mouth Watering Recipe and more !!

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Karachi has stretched its new sectors, from china port to outwards towards the charna island. I feel the change palpably on couple of annual visits. There is a new network of roads, a proliferation of malls too. What I love about the city is the call of variety of food not restricted only towards Pakistani and Indian food but at my surprise I cram my trip with list of cuisines. December is a lovely time to visit, but I prefer warm days coaxing flowers to bloom, trumpet flowers hung heavy with their fragrance, in my father in-laws garden, we had many cups of afternoon tea and late lunches in the garden. How can I forget that mama in-law made her signature biryani of chicken along with fruit custard and of course sight seeing, the latter often makes me feel like a tourist.