Today we are going to taste some yummy delicacies from Maimoona Khan’s food blog Mammu’s Kitchen. Maimoona Khan is basically from Hyderabad staying in US. She says Iam a student of computer sciences but interested more in programming.. delicious recipes! She also says her food blog Mammu’s Kitchen is a step towards simple and easy cooking!
Ramadan the 9th month of Islamic calendar is a month of blessings and great rewards. I remember back home in Hyderabad, Ramadan’s excitement would start right from the sighting of the moon, we used to gather on our terrace and compete to search for the moon and I would be the happiest if I was the first to sight it, followed by greeting each other Ramadan Mubarak !
Another beautiful memory is getting up for saher …. after the call of sehri wala ” utho sehri karo” (get up for sehri) and enjoying a sumptuous seher prepared by my mom, who used to get up much before we did. After a long day of roza the highlight was enjoying the elaborate and delicious iftar, after that we used to hurry for the magrib prayers and after a gap of just half hour again the preparations of the Isha and Tarawee prayers used to start.
The whole month we used to be busy with school and fasting, but ofcourse we took time out for Eid shopping !, everybody wanted to be the best dressed on Eid day .. and on Eid eve the whole night went into applying beautiful designs of Henna on our hands and next morning getting up and comparing whose design was the best and more darker. … feeling content that mine is best …And finally on Eid day getting ready for the Namaz and drinking sheer korma and then going to meet people and the best part, collecting eidi (eid gifts)….are just few of the beautiful memories of Ramadan says Maimoona Khan.
1. Hyderabadi Haleem, the most favoured dish by every hyderabadi. A perfect haleem cant be compared with any other dish says Maimoona.
2. Dahi bada’s are good for snack time partying and Iftar’s made both with besan (chick pea flour) and mash dal .
3. Bhajiyas are great for snacking. It is a must in most hyderabadi families at the time of iftar.