Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Leftovers.......

Food and drink are great bounties of Allah Ta`ala. Every grain of food and every drop of water or any halaal drink must be greatly appreciated. Wasting is the way of shaitaan. Allah Ta`ala says: "Indeed those who waste are the brothers of shaitaan. Verily shaitaan was most ungrateful to his Rabb" (S:17,V: 27). We have been especially warned against wasting food and drink. The Quraan-ul- Kareem proclaims: "Eat and drink and do not waste, verily Allah does not love those who waste." (S:7, V:31)

GROSS INGRATITUDE
Delibrately wasting even a little food is an act of gross ingratitude. Ingratitude draws down the wrath of Allah Ta`ala, as is clearly mentioned in the Quraan: "If you are grateful I will grant you increase (in your bounties) and if your are ungrateful then verily my punishment is very severe." (S: 14, V: 7)

UTENSIL SEEKS FORGIVENESS
In the beautiful Deen of Islam (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) that after eating he would lick the
utensil clean with his finger and not leave behind even a tiny speck of food and drink. He would even lick his fingers clean of any food particles. He ordered his followers to also do the same, as has been mentioned in many Ahadith. In fact, great virtues have been mentioned for this. In a narration of Tirmizi it has been mentioned that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "The one who eats in a plate, then licks it clean (with his finger), the utensil seeks forgiveness for him." In another narration it is mentioned that the utensil prays for him in the words: " May Allah free you from the fire as you have freed me from shaitaan (by not leaving any food behind for shaitaan)" (Mishkaat)., true manners and etiquettes have been taught. Among these etiquettes is to appreciate every ni'mat (bounty) of Allah Ta'ala. This includes every grain of food and every drop of water. Hence, it was the practice of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) that after eating he would lick the utensil clean with his finger and not leave behind even a tiny speck of food and drink. He would even lick his fingers clean of any food particles. He ordered his followers to also do the same, as has been mentioned in many Ahadith. In fact, great virtues have been mentioned for this.

In a narration of Tirmizi it has been mentioned that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "The one who eats in a plate, then licks it clean (with his finger), the utensil seeks forgiveness for him." In another narration it is mentioned that the utensil prays for him in the words: " May Allah free you from the fire as you have freed me from shaitaan (by not leaving any food behind for shaitaan)" (Mishkaat).

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Today was the fifth roza here in Dubai.Ramzan has brought a very busy schedule for me,and I bet to everybody,yeah I am dishing out things everyday ,but I am not able to find time for the photos,coz I usually get done a couple mins before iftar,
but nevertheless you should definitely try this out, since during ramadan,there is lot of leftover,coz you are full with all the snacks and fruits,there are lots of leftovers, like chana chaat,or any gravy or anything like this of a thick gravy kind,you can transform that leftover to a very tasty snack,I named it bread pakoda(:-D),yeah.

-- Bread Pakoda:

Ingredients:
1)Bread(depending on the amount of leftover you have)
2)leftover gravy(I used chana chaat,where the chickpeas were all mushy and soft)
3)besan-1 cup
4)chilli powder 1 tsp
5)turmeric 1/4 tsp
6)ginger garlic paste 1/2 tsp
7)salt
8)cilantro 2 tbsp
9)chopped green chillies 2nos

Method
--Mix all the ingredients from 3 to 9 and make batter using the necessary amount of water
--Take a bread slice,spread the gravy on the bread generously,cover it up with another bread,now press this,either in a sandwich maker if you have,or grill or in a waffle maker,so that the 2 breads are stuck well and gets a bit crispy,
-- now, cut diagonally so that 4 triangles are formed, now dip this triangular bread piece in the besan batter and deep fry.

do try it out! its worth trying and lemme know weather you like it

--Chicken puffs


Then day before yesterday I made this chicken from zaiqa.net, it turned out good,but again due to to excessive snacking there was a batch of leftover chicken.
The next day,thats yesterday, I made puffs using the puff pastries, and used this chicken as its filling, I tell you ,it was very good.
So puffs are ready in 10 mins,you just have to thaw the puff pastries and then fill in the leftover chicken and then seal it and coat it with beaten egg and then put it in oven, and carry on with other work,this way you are avoiding the wastage of food, and also adding variety to your menu without having to waste much of your time.


Enjoy!


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7 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow nice and gr8 recipe for Iftaars. Informative post on Ramadan too.

yasmeen said...

Hadith about leftover are very meaningful.thanks for posting them.
Your quick iftar snacks sound tasty and easy .

rafia said...

Assalamualikum syeda baaji
RAMZAAN MUBARAK
Baaji because you r a bit senior to me & I am like ur lil sis as I am also a pakki Hyderabadi residing in sharjah.
Happened to visit your blog for the first time & I loved it instantly.
I am also learning to cook in this pardesh away from my desh{I miss hyderabad & haleem}.
But my hubby is so sweet he cares 4 me a lot.Last week he bought for me "THE HALEEM" that is was missing & it reminded me of hyderabad.
Anyways baaji I just wanted to thank you for your recipes
& do Pray for me in this holy month so that i too can have cute kids like you{I am married for 1&half year}
Take care Baaji
Hope to hear from you soon
Allah Hafiz

Anjum said...

asak...how r ur rozas gng on...nice recipes.,i like ur blog as it has personal touch,i too make puffs with minced meat or potatoes

syeda said...

KF:thanx, do try it out

yasmeen:thansks, yeah its easy and also, makes use of leftover..in other words recycles the leftover..lol

rafia: after reading ur omment I was smiling from ear to ear,its my pleasure that u call me baji!
I am also a pakki hyderabadi, and used to miss hyd like crazy before sameeha was born,You love haleem?
since you are in sharjah, u maybe having access to arabic style harees very easily there, you can take that and easily trasform tat to our hyd style haleem;) shortcuts you see;)
thanx for dropping by.

anjum: rozas are fine alhamdulillah.how r u?
thanx, I see ur blog it has nice and yummy recipes.

Hatesprejudice said...

I was enjoying reading the recipes on your blog when I saw these pathetic comments about the Western world. How unbelievably prejudiced you are and how incorrect. What makes you think the Western wortld encourages waste? And this rubbish about a man smiling while his friend embraces his wife. My goodness, it's narrow-minded people like you that create prejudice and bias. I am Eastern like you but I have a decent, educated mind. Western people embrace each other when they are good friends. No westerner will embrace someone he doesn't know well unless he is a moron and we know that morons exist in EVERY culture. How can you judge people because they embrace each other in friendship? Who are you to comment?
You should stick to posting recipes and not on making biased, uneducated comments about other cultures and religions.

syeda said...

Is it? I dont remember making any such comment, if I did then excuse me,and be a bit more precise where I did it, and yes food is wasted in places, not only western places even other places like middle east and that too 'Sometimes',not everytime.In places like India,leftover food is taken care of in more than one ways,and please refrain from using words like'uneducated','prejudiced'.

If you call yourself 'decent' and 'educated', then write a comment like a decent and educated person,and dont just start accusing me on vague grounds,
maybe I have written something that offends you, you should point it out and say thats wrong in a decent way,instead of bombarding e with accusations, I dont even know what you are telling me about the embracing thing,which post is that,I dont even know what you are talking about, plz clarify and a decent and educated approach will be much appreciated,THank you!