LMB Ramadan Diary – 3rd Roza

LMB’s Ramadan Diary is a short fun page to make your Roza more enjoyable ;)

Dua of the Day:

‘O, God! please forgive us and show mercy on us for you are the most Merciful of all’ Amen!

Today’s To-Do:

For a holiday like today, visit a public hospital near your home, spend some time there helping poor patients fill out forms; showing them to a doctor’s room; standing in a queue for them at the pharmacy; and/or, if you can, help someone emotionally or financially. You will find a plenty of needy people at Jinnah, Ganga Ram, Mayo, Services or Lahore General hospitals.

Thought of the Day:

Keeping yourself in wudhu means that you remain spiritually and physically pure throughout the day.

Recipe of the Day: Samosas


1 cup white four
½ cup whole wheat flour
Clarified butter (Ghee) for frying
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 Tablespoon ginger, very finely chopped
1 Cup ground meat
2 Tablespoon peas
1 Teaspoon freshly ground coriander powder
1 teaspoon freshly cumin
½ teaspoon Garam Masala
1 Tablespoon fresh Cilantro, chopped
1 large potato, boiled, peeled and mashed
2 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt to taste


Sieve the flour with a pinch of salt. Work in 2 Tablespoon of the butter, then add enough water (about 3 Tablespoon) to make smooth dough. Knead for a few minutes, cover with a damp cloth and set aside.
Fry the onions in 2 Tablespoon butter. Next, stir in the ginger, ground meat, peas, spices, and salt to taste. Fry for two minutes. Add the potato and lemon juice, and fry for a few minutes more. Cool this mixture.
Meanwhile, knead the dough again, divide it into small balls, and roll each one out until it is quite thin. Cut the pieces in half and lay one part on top of the other. Presses lightly, then roll the pieces into very thin semicircles. Put a portion of the filling on one half of each pastry piece, moisten the edges with water, and fold the other half over. Press the edges together well with a fork, then deep-fry in butter until crisp and golden. Serve warm, with mint chutney or ketchup.

Source: PakRecipes

9 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on September 17th, 2007 @ 2:18 am

    Samosay bazaar say na ley aayein :*)

  2. Bilal Rashid (unregistered) on September 17th, 2007 @ 3:38 am

    Samosa’s with Lemon Pickle :s .. hasan yaar kiya ho gaya hai ?

  3. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on September 17th, 2007 @ 3:46 am

    lolzzz…………Hasan u really need to make some changes.

  4. Hasan Mubara (unregistered) on September 17th, 2007 @ 2:40 pm

    @Bilal & PS: lol! now you can have it with ketchup instead :)

  5. JayJay (unregistered) on September 17th, 2007 @ 3:51 pm

    Hasan – Aur bhee hain kaam zamay mein khanay ki siwa. What is this obsession with Ramzan? I am not questioning your devoutness. However, I can’t help wonder that should not one’s piety and prayers remain a private matter, rather than a subject of a blog? I leave it to you.
    Let me share this editorial from the DT of Sunday, 16 Sep.

    SECOND EDITORIAL: Ramadan and hypocrisy

    Some Muslims put on a visible and immodest display of piety during the fasting month of Ramadan but act most cravenly to prove their hypocritical approach to religion. Every year prices shoot up before the onset of the month. Everybody hoards and profiteers. This year too wheat has disappeared after a bumper crop and flour is selling at an exorbitant rate. Because of the fasting man’s gluttony, there is pressure on eatables and a natural price hike because the supply squeeze is in operation too. As a kind of thumbing of the nose at honesty, hoarders and criminals throng the mosques and drive rashly on the roads before “iftar” to make others believe that the fast is making them suffer (roza lagta hai). At work, people function at half capacity as though that is required in the name of God.

    But more condemnably, some Muslims kill fellow Muslims during Ramadan as during other religious occasion like the Ashura. In Karachi, a second lawyer has been done to death during the first fast and retaliatory killing is sure to follow during the rest of the month. Al Qaeda has made it fashionable to kill during holy occasions. And Pakistanis continue to be lovers of Osama bin Laden. Sectarian killings in the country happen during the Ashura, and tit for tat murders invariably follow. Ironically, some Muslims become most depraved when they are pretending to be pious. The hoarding and price hike, going on from the first day of Ramadan, simply puts their hypocrisy on display.

    How unfortunate. *

    Two other good pieces:



  6. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on September 17th, 2007 @ 4:50 pm

    @JayJay: These posts are not in any way of preaching sorts, nor am I showing off my ‘piety and prayers’; rather, it is just for something meaningful you can do for your fellow citizens in Ramadan, expecially the ‘To-Do’ thingie. The rest is upto your personal choice.

    And I totally agree with you on Ramadan and hypocrisy. These are issues most serious of all and we have to sort’em out individually.

  7. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on September 17th, 2007 @ 7:37 pm

    Alllllllllllright, So today i enjoyed home-made Samomas with amli ke chutni :) , Say NO Catchup :))

  8. Bilal Rashid (unregistered) on September 18th, 2007 @ 8:44 pm

    no lemon pickle PS ?

  9. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on September 18th, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

    Well thats only for Hasan :p

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