Shikarpur achaar available all over the country

Shikarpur achaar available all over the country  

SHIKARPUR= It is, of course available all over the country and even abroad but buying Shikarpur achaar in Shikarpur is an experience in itself. Every market has an achaar shop after every two or three shops selling something else. Shikarpur achaar available all over the country.

Facing the famous Ghanta Ghar, which gives the correct time at least twice in 24 hours, in Lakhi Dar is Moula Bakhsh Memon, or MBM, the oldest achaar shop of the city. Achaar from our shop is available in Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the UK too says Maqsood Ahmed, a salesman at the shop. 

Shikarpur achaar available all over the country

But what goes abroad is different from what’s consumed here. “For local markets, we have the usual mustard oil based pickles but we also have the super quality pickles made in soybean oil for export. Mustard oil, as you know, is
appreciated more in Punjab. Besides, soybean oil has a longer shelf life, too, and remains fresh for longer,” he says.

The pickles bought from Shikarpur also cost far less than anywhere else. An 800-gram bottle of mixed pickles will cost Rs50 and a kilogram jar of the export quality is for Rs200 only. “We have our own branches in Quetta and Sukkur but then our pickles reach across the country thanks to the buyers. We are aware that after buying from us they are selling the same jars at double or triple the costs but that’s up to them really. It’s business and the product is very good, you’ll agree,” he says. Shikarpur achaar available all over the country.    

The most popular of all the Shikarpur pickles variety is the mixed achaar comprising carrots, turnip, cauliflower, chickpeas, garlic, green chillies, lime and mango, says Irfan Ali, owner of Nawab Achaar, adding that the pickles may be oil-based or vinegar-based but what sets them apart from other pickles is really Shikarpur’s water. “We have sweet ground water and the vegetables grown here and cooked in the same water taste fantastic,” he explains. Shikarpur achaar available all over the country.

“Just as Hyderabadi pickles are known throughout the world, Shikarpur pickles also have their significance, especially the homemade ones,” says Zaibunissa Bibi, a housewife who prepares the pickles at home and also sells them from there. “I don’t need to market my pickles; those who buy from me publicise it, too,” she smiles as she goes about preparing the jars of various varieties after carefully noting down the orders from customers visiting her at home. The spices for the pickles, she also prepares at home and she has kept pickles made from different vegetables in separate jars from where she takes out small portions to mix into a smaller jar with the other varieties to mix up a mouthwatering concoction. The pickles are also sold out of many homes in Shikarpur. Shikarpur achaar available all over the country.

“I live in Shirarpur and keep couriering boxes full of pickles and chutney for my friends living in other big cities and abroad. One family in London sends in orders every couple of months,” saysAbdul Jabbar, a customer, loading boxes in a qingqi. “I basically prefer buying from the shops here rather than going for the homemade variety as most homemade pickles are water-based or vinegar-based, which may keep fresh during winter but may be spoiled if left outside for long during the summers,” the customer says. SOURCE BY

Craving healthy Iftar, Try these Date and Nut Bites and Baked Chicken Wings

Craving healthy Iftar, Try these Date and Nut Bites and Baked Chicken Wings   

While nobody can deny the appeal of Iftar standards like dahi bara, chaat,samosas and pakoras, sometimes you want to change things up a bit or take a break from all the fried food.

These recipes are favourites of mine all year round but also happen to be items that can fit in perfectly on an Iftar table. So go ahead, why not try something different for Iftar today?

Date and Nut Bites

(makes about 20)               Craving healthy Iftar, Try these Date and Nut Bites and Baked Chicken Wings     .

Recently I have struggled with fatigue and low energy levels and I always need to keep snacks handy to keep my energy up. These nutty, sweet bites of goodness are loaded with good-for-you ingredients and I often keep a few in a small container in my bag for hunger emergencies.

However, they can also make a great addition to Sehri to maintain your energy level throughout the day, and can definitely be a fun alternative to simplekhajoor at Iftar.


1 cup dates

⅓ cup unsalted almonds

⅓ cup unsalted cashews

1 tablespoon peanut butter

1 tablespoon coconut oil

2 tablespoons ground flaxseed

1 tablespoon cocoa powder (optional)


  1. Remove the pits from the dates.
  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process for one to two minutes, or until the mixture is well combined (the mixture will look grainy but it will come together when you start to shape it).
  3. Take one heaped tablespoon of the mixture in the palm of your hand and press it into a ball, or into the shape of a date.
  4. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for upto two weeks.

Lentil and Potato Salad

(serves 2 to 4)              Craving healthy Iftar, Try these Date and Nut Bites and Baked Chicken Wings        .

A fresh, simple and healthy alternative to chana chaat, this salad is the easiest thing to make and one of my favourite things to eat. When you’re not fasting, this makes for a great lunch too, because, although it may look simple and sparse, it’s very filling. Remember that the lentils take a while to cook, so it’s best to soak them overnight.


½ cup green or black lentils, soaked in water overnight

2 potatoes (200-250g)

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon vinegar

1½ teaspoons mustard

salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Cook the lentils in boiling water until tender. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut into medium chunks. Cook them in boiling water until tender; drain and set aside to cool.
  3. To make the dressing: In a small mixing bowl, add the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Add the chopped onions and mix.
  4. When the lentils and potatoes have cooled, add them to a mixing bowl. Add the dressing and mix well. Add more salt if necessary.
  5. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

Baked Chicken Wings

(serves 4 to 6)          Craving healthy Iftar, Try these Date and Nut Bites and Baked Chicken Wings                .

While I really do love Buffalo wings, my taste buds can’t tolerate spicy food. At restaurants I can barely finish one piece before my tongue starts to burn. By making them at home, I can control how hot the wings are by choosing a milder hot sauce.

Now Buffalo wings are traditionally fried but they turn out just as good if you bake them (so less guilt about eating your favorite appetizer!).

Baking also makes the cooking process shorter and simpler. For this recipe, you’d have to fry the wings in two or three batches, but if you bake them you can cook them all in one go. You can coat the wings with flour before baking to give them a crispy coating, or you can just bake them plain; they’re just as good either way. Because what really makes the wings special is the sauce you’ll slather over them after they’ve baked.


1 kg chicken wings

5-6 garlic cloves, crushed

2 tablespoons oil

½ cup flour (optional; see step 4)

1 tablespoon (15g) butter

¼ cup hot sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Line a baking tray with foil and brush with oil.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the chicken wings, garlic, and oil. Mix well.
  4. If you are using flour, add the flour to large plastic bag. Add the chicken wings, seal the top of the bag, and shake well. (You can bake the wings without the flour coating as well. Just place the wings on the baking tray and proceed to the next step.)
  5. Shake the excess flour off the wings and place them on the baking tray.
  6. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the wings are golden brown and cooked through.
  7. In a small saucepan, or in the microwave, melt the butter.
  8. Stir the hot sauce into the butter, and pour this mixture over the wings.
  9. Toss gently to coat, and serve.

Tip: This recipe is for Buffalo wings, but you can swap out the hot sauce for ¼ cup to ½ cup of barbecue sauce or peri-peri sauce as well.


PAKISTANI MANGOES THE CHARM OF SUMMER    Summer in Pakistan is always get severe in the month of June and July in these hot weather people love to have fresh juices to get themselves fresh in sever hotness. But here is one thing more in all the fruits the mangoes and most used fruit in summer as this is a seasonal fruit, so every person seems to buy mangoes in the fruit’s market. Everyone uses it on daily routine despite this fact that mangoes are hot fruits and have too much calories in them.PAKISTANI MANGOES THE CHARM OF SUMMER PAKISTANI MANGOES THE CHARM OF SUMMER The reason of this love is sweetness and special tastes of Pakistani Mangoes. Sindhri and Chaunsa are one of the most loved and used type of mangoes, therefore the market of this fruit is increasing day by day. Well I am Sindhri mangoes lover and the hotness of the June and July proved to be a blessing for me and all Sindhri mangoes lovers. In these days we are having a blessed month which is Ramadan Mubarak and the weather is also too much hot mangoes are available and ready to be used. We can use these mangoes in the milkshakes which are mostly used as dessert in the summer and adding milk n it make the taste of mangoes more delicious. Kids mostly demand the mango milkshake and ice cream as these are most favorite dishes of them. Pakistani mangoes are perfect choice for fruit chaat where we seem little confuse about to increase the sweetness of chaat mangoes will do this for you. You can use these mangoes for Fresh juice, pudding, desserts and fruit chaat if you are not going to make anything from these dishes enjoy the mangoes in eating.PAKISTANI MANGOES THE CHARM OF SUMMERThe most important reason of Pakistani mangoes popularity is its sweet taste and a beautiful golden color. These mangoes have a lavish size with a sweet taste but its sugar taste is not horribly sweet. Unlike the other mangoes which have large sugar counterparts Pakistani mangoes have a normal sweet taste which helps us to have more than one mango at a time.


Ramadan Diet Plan For Losing Weight Successfully

Ramadan Diet Plan For Losing Weight Successfully      Fasting in the month of Ramadan is required upon each Muslim and Muslims everywhere throughout the world make exceptional arrangements and take after legitimate rules for this Holy month. Notwithstanding the extreme asking and Quran recitation one other element that is a change contrasted with standard life routine is the eating regimen arrangement.Muslims don’t eat from first light till sunset amid the quick in Ramadan.How can I workout and eat properly while fasting Most people see the blessed month of Ramadan as a time when they will lose strength and muscle mass; some think they can only maintain themselves during this month while many women actually gain weight If you use some of the strategies I am about to share with you you can make some of your best gains during Ramadan.First of  look at what happens to your body during Ramadan. While you are fasting you become ore dehydrated at rest  but actually less than if you had exercised aerobically for over an hour so exercise causes greater dehydration for that time period versus fasting. Your main metabolic fuel source for bodily function during fasting is mainly fat which is a good thing. So the goals during Ramadan are to maximize metabolism even though your metabolism will slow down due to less frequent meals preserve and enhance as much lean muscle mass as possible which will inherently increase metabolic rate and allow you to burn more calories at rest and maximize your workout both cardio and weight training. During Ramadan depending on your goals I really recommend that you limit cardio to 2 days a week at the most. This is again to preserve as much lean muscle tissue as possible.Ramadan Diet Plan For Losing Weight Successfully

A good two liters or eight glasses of fluids a day will suffice and it can be broken down like this

Two glasses at iftar the breaking of the fast

Four glasses in between iftar and suhur the meal before the fast not more than one glass per hour

Two glasses at suhur

Keep in mind that caffeinated drinks such as coffee or black tea do not count and it would be best to avoid these diuretic drinks all together. Instead, herbal teas make a great alternative to water and may aid your digestion.Ramadan Diet Plan For Losing Weight Successfully

light balanced iftar

In Ramadan your metabolism slows down and your energy needs decrease as a result. The iftar meal isn supposed to make up those hours you spent without food. Forget that you haven eaten all day and imagine you have sat down for your dinner meal and eat accordingly.

Break your fast with dates as they are a quick source of the sugar your body needs after a fast. You dontneed to have more than one date as dates are quite high in sugar. Then go for a small portion of soup such as a vegetable or lentil soup and avoid cream based soups. Follow it with a mixed vegetable salad and limit the amount of olive oil in the dressing to 1-2 teaspoons. Skip all other appetizers including the carbohydrate rich ones.


  • Three Dates and a Nutrition Shake Protein Rush from VPX Sports Lean Body by Labrada or Eat-Smart MRP from iSatori
  • Plenty of waterRamadan Diet Plan For Losing Weight Successfully

Benefit from the tang refreshing flavor of lemons.

Benefit from the tangy refreshing flavor of lemons.    Lemon juice poured over other fruits prevents discoloration of the fresh when exposed to air. The juice can be used as a substitute for vinegar if a lighter flavored vinaigrette is desired.The zest  the juice  and the fruit (sliced or quartered) can be used.from more benifits and tricks in Home page.                                               Facts about lemons tricks  :                                                  (1)   Next time you have a sore throat reach for a lemon Add the juice of one lemon to an equal amount of hot water for an anti bacterial gargle.                                                                         (2)  Although early U.S. lemon production centered in Florida California is now the lemon state ranking No. 1 in lemon production. The fruit came to Sacramento with the 49ers who relied on lemons for Vitamin C while mining. Soon after California farmers adopted lemons as a crop.                                               (3)  Lemonade is thought to be an Egyptian original-at least according to the earliest documentary evidence. Sources say that lemon juice mixed with sugar was sold around the year 1104 in a Jewish community in the Egyptian city of Cairo.                            From more visit Home page. More beautiful wallpaper See ItBenefit from the tangy refreshing flavor of lemons.Benefit from the tangy refreshing flavor of lemons.

Freezing Whole Lemons: The next time you see lemons or limes on sale at your local grocery or produce store buy an extra amount of lemons and freeze them whole.

  • First wash the skins well and then dry.
  • Place the whole lemons in a zipper-lock freezer bag and store in your freezer. Generally the lemons will stay in perfect condition for up to four weeks or even more.
  • Zesting the frozen lemon: Grate the zest off the lemon while still frozen.
  • Juicing the frozen lemon: Place lemon in the microwave for a few second (or submerge in cold water for approximately 15 minutes). After defrosting, the lemon will be softer (or more mushy) and much easier to juice. Freezing lemon  juice: Instead of keeping whole lemons store the juice. Squeeze lemons pour juice into an ice cube tray and freeze. Once they re solid transfer the lemon cubes into a freezer bag where they will keep for several months. Each cube equals the juice of one medium lemon.


Apple nutrition facts

 Apple nutrition facts                                                               Delicious and crunchy apple fruit is one of the most popular and favorite fruits among the health conscious fitness lovers who firmly believe in the concept of health is wealth.This wonderful fruit is packed with rich phyto-nutrients that in the true sense indispensable for optimal health. Certain antioxidants in apple have several health promoting and disease prevention properties and thereby truly justifying the adage an apple a day keeps the doctor away.From more visit Home page. More beautiful wallpaper See It

Apple fruit features oval or pear shape. Its outer peel comes in different hues and colors depending upon the cultivar type. Internally its crispy juicy pulp is off-white to cream in color and has a mix of mild sweet and tart flavor. Its seeds are bitter in taste and therefore inedible.  Apple nutrition facts .Hundreds of varieties of apples that are meant to be used either as table fruits or dessert and cooking apples grown inside the US and worldwide. Cooking apples tend to be larger in size crispier and tarter than dessert types.Today it is being cultivated in many parts of the world including the US as an important commercial crop.

Health benefits of apple                                                                            Delicious and crunchy apple fruit is notable for its impressive list of phtyto-nutrients and anti-oxidants. Studies suggest that its components are essential for optimal growth development and overall wellness.

  • Apples are low in calories 100 g of fresh fruit slices provide just 50 calories. They however contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. Nonetheless the fruit is rich in dietary fiber which helps prevent absorption of dietary-LDL or bad cholesterol in the gut. The fiber also saves the colon mucous membrane from exposure to toxic substances by binding to cancer-causing chemicals inside the colon.
  • Apples are rich in antioxidant phyto-nutrients flavonoids and polyphenolics. The total measured anti-oxidant strength (ORAC value) of 100 g apple fruit is 5900 TE. Some of the important flavonoids in apples are quercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. Additionally, they are also good in tartaric acid that gives tart flavor to them. Altogether, these compounds help the body protect from deleterious effects of free radicals.Apple nutrition facts