Sheer Payra ~ Afghani Milk Fudge

I had to miss last month’s IFC, which was for Australian delicacies, thanks to my shifting. I was planning to miss this month’s challenge as well as my kitchen was not yet ready. This month’s challenge is Afghanistan, hosted by Pavani. I guess I will tell you a little secret. When Sara invited hosts for the upcoming challenges, I had my eyes set on Afghanistan and was doing my mental calculation as to whether I would be able to do it, considering all our plans at that time. By the time I thought I may be able to do it, Pavani had already booked her berth. Now, I do feel that it was good I didn’t take it up! I wouldn’t have been able to do justice to it in any way! Afghani cuisine has heavy influences from all its neighbors, including Persia and India. I have to say that… 

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Shinwari Karahi

If there is one verse in the Qur’an that hits me on my head like a nail each time I hear it or read it, then it is this: Life is meant to be difficult, with ups and downs. We may be fine physically, looking blissful to the outside world. People think that you are living a life that is so worthy of living – yes, the other side is always a mirage! But people well off from outside can be a mental mess inside, with a broken home, or a tattered past. Whatever it is… I have come to strongly believe now that whatever adversities come our way in whatever way, all we need to do is breathe and think – aren’t those two big favors that the Lord has given you? What hasn’t He given you, that you cry over and lament over things that are not lasting?… 

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Afghani Chicken Pulao

I have just started walking from the beginning of this week. Somehow, found my lost willpower – I guess it was in hiding between my daughters. They have been making fun of me so much that I decided to myself – that’s it!!! I’ve to do something… Coming to the fact of making fun, I was wondering – if ever I would have said something about her weight to my umma, I don’t know what I would have got from her! I wouldn’t have dare spoken to her! But today’s kids are very different. Maybe because we treat them differently. We want them to be our friends, rather than our kids, so they may be getting a feeling that anything they say would go well with us. I guess that’s why my elder one keeps taunting on my weight, even though she’s also not on the right side of the… 

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