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  1. Bengal Gram Lentil ¼ cup
  2. Green Gram lentil ¼ cup
  3. Red Lentil ¼ cup
  4. Split Red Gram ¼ cup
  5. Salt 1 tsp
  6. Chili Powder 1 tsp
  7. Turmeric ½ tsp
  8. Cumin Seeds 1tsp
  9. Coriander Powder 1 tsp
  10. Mustard Seeds ½ tsp
  11. Onion Seeds ½ tsp
  12. Fenugreek Seeds ½ tsp
  13. Fennel Seeds 1 tsp
  14. Curry Leaves 20
  15. Garlic (crushed) 1 tbsp
  16. Onion (chopped) 2 tbsp
  17. Batten Red Chilies 6
  18. Ghee ½ cup
  1. Boil all the daals in 3 cups of water till tender, slightly mash, heat ¼ cup ghee in a pan fry onion until brown, add in salt, chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, all the seeds, and fry well. Add boiled and mashed daal, cook for 15 mins. Lastly heat ¼ cup ghee and give baghaar with batten red chilies, crushed garlic, curry leaves and cumin seeds, and put on top of the daal.
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Easy Pound Cake Recipe By Shireen Anwar

Pound cake is a traditional English tea time snack. Try out this pound cake recipe by Shireen Anwar. It is a very simple cake and the steps are easy to follow. Make sure to bake this cake and enjoy at your tea time.

Easy Pound Cake Recipe By Shireen Anwar

Easy Pound Cake


  • 8 ounce butter
  • 2 cups fine sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1, ½ cup milk
  • Icing sugar to dust
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Easy Pound Cake Cooking Method

  1. Preheat oven at 180 c.
  2. Grease the cake dish.
  3. In a bowl, beat the butter and sugar till fluffy.
  4. Add the vanilla essence and continue to beat.
  5. Sieve the flour and baking powder in the butter.
  6. Beat in the eggs one by one.
  7. Pour in the milk and mix well.
  8. Pour the cake batter in the greased pan and bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
  9. Take out the cake batter and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
  10. Turn out the cake on a wire rack and cool it completely.
  11. Dust with the icing sugar on pound cake and serve with tea.

Serve:  6 Perp Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 10-45 Minutes

Cake Rusk Recipe By Shireen Anwar

Cake rusks are a traditional tea time snack in Pakistan. Make sure to try this very easy and simple recipe by Shireen Anwar. Now you can make your own cake rusks that are sure to be tasty and hygienic. Just serve it with tea or eat it as is and enjoy.

Cake Rusk Recipe By Shireen Anwar

Cake rusk


  • 4 ounce butter
  • 4 ounce caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 ounce flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • Yellow food color few drops

Cake Rusk Cooking Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 180 c.
  2. Grease a rectangular cake rusk pan and sprinkle with flour.
  3. In a clean bowl, beat the butter.
  4. Add the sugar and continue beating till the mixture is fluffy.
  5. One by one add the eggs and continue beating.
  6. In a separate bowl sieve together the flour and baking powder.
  7. Add the vanilla essence to the butter batter and spoon in the flour while the beater works on slow speed.
  8. Add the food color and fold the batter.
  9. Pour the batter into the greased pan.
  10. Place in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  11. When the cake is ready, take it out and cut it from the center.
  12. Then make small pieces of cake.
  13. Place it back in the oven.
  14. Turn the sides of the cake after 15 minutes and continue to bake for another 15 minutes.
  15. Now cake rusk are finally ready to serve with black tea.

Serves: 6-7 Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cook Time: 50 Minutes

Cherry Coconut Cake Recipe by Shireen Anwar


  • 8 ounces butter
  • 1 ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup Glazed cherries, chopped
  • 4 Eggs
  • 3 ½ cup Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking powder
  • ½ cup Orange juice
  • ½ cups Desiccated coconut
  • 4 tbsp Flaked coconut

Cherry Coconut Cake: Directions

  1. In a bowl, beat butter then gradually add sugar in it and beat this mixture until it become light and fluffy.
  2. Now add 4 egg yolk one by one and beat well.
  3. Stir in coconut, sieve together flour and baking powder.
  4. Then in this mixture, add orange juice, cherries, little white flour one by one.
  5. Now fold it in the cake mixture.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat egg white until it become stiff.
  7. Now fold it in the batter and mix well.
  8. Take a frying pan and greased it with oil, now add mixture into greased pan, on top sprinkle with flaked coconut and bake on 180 degree C for an hour.

Yield: 12 people

Buttercream Icing Recipe by Chef Zakir

Butter cream icing is an easy cake icing. It is great for spreading and decorating cakes, cupcakes and sponge. Follow this Butter cream Icing recipe by Chef Zakir and make the sweetest cakes for your loved ones.

Buttercream Icing Recipe by Chef Zakir

Buttercream Icing


  • 250 gram Butter, softened
  • 100 mili liter Fresh Cream
  • 1/2 cup Icing sugar
  • Vanilla essence, few drops
  • Food color, few drops [optional]

Butter Cream Icing: Directions

  1. In a bowl add butter and icing sugar in it.
  2. Beat butter and ice with electrical beater until it become smooth.
  3. Now beat this butter in fresh cream and refrigerate the mixture until it’s chilled.
  4. Butter cream icing is ready to serve.

  5. Now frost your cakes, cupcakes and sponge with butter cream icing.
  6. Note: You can add vanilla essence or favorite food color if you wish.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves as desired

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