Something I read on Zakiya Usmani’s page, which makes a lot of sense especially since we are almost ending the year, InShaAllah…
When you’ve trusted Allah and walked His way
When you’ve felt His guidance lead you day by day
But your steps now take you another way – Start over!
When you’ve made your plans and they’ve gone awry
When you’ve tried your best and there’s no more try
When you’ve failed yourself and don’t know why… – Start over!
When you’ve told your friends what you plan to do
When you’ve trusted them and they didn’t come through
And you’re all alone and it’s up to you… – Start over!
When you’ve prayed to Allah so you’ll know His will
When you’ve prayed and prayed and you don’t know still
When you want to stop cause you’ve had your fill… – Start over!
When you think you’re finished and want to quit
When you’ve bottomed out in life’s deepest pit
When you’ve tried and tried to get out of it…. – Start over!
When the year has been too long and successes few
When December comes and you’re feeling blue
Allah gives a January just for you… – Start over!
Starting over means “Victories Won”
Starting over means “A Race Well Run”
Starting over means “Allah’s Will Done”
Don’t just sit there, Just start over!
Certain drinks have a special way of making you warm. Just like a cup of hot chocolate… It gives warmth and coziness, much more than a tea or coffee could do! Another one is a nice cup of Kashmiri Chai… that reminds me that I have to make them pretty soon, miss having them! After we have shifted, I have not been lucky to find them at a place closer to our current stay, but I have been hearing that a Pakistani restaurant does have it, and maybe I should hop in there some time! Same goes to this roasted wheat flour drink. Just like the Ragi Malt, this is discovery to me. This recipe is courtesy of Ms. Reem Khan, who had posted it in an FB group called Chef Al Large. From the time I have known about it, I have made it several times and HD is hooked onto this. It tastes very much like this halwa, just that it is in a liquid form! 🙂 Off to the recipe…
- 2 tbsp wholewheat flour (aatta)
- 1 tbsp ghee
- 1 tbsp raisins
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tbsp sugar (as per sweetness)
- A pinch of salt
- A pinch cardamom powder
- Chopped pistachios for garnish
- Keep saucepan on low flame. Add the flour and roast till nicely done. Keep stirring it as the flour has the tendency to become dark soon.
- Now add the ghee and coat the flour well in it. Keep cooking for another couple of minutes.
- Take out from the heat, add the raisins and mix. The raisins will puff up with the heat.
- Add the milk slowly and stir ensuring that there are no lumps. If there are, then smash them up with the backside of the ladle.
- Bring back to the stove and continue cooking on low flame.
- Add the sugar, salt, and cardamom and cook till the mixture thickens.
- Serve warm with a sprinkle of pistachio on top!