Saturday, 23 June 2007

lasagna recipe

it's been a busy day. my sister in law's family came round, which is always fun. everyone except her sister in law that is, please make a special dua for her mother who isn't feeling well:(

i made lasange, so thought i'd put up the recipe. i'll leave it up to my friends to tell you if it tastes any good (hint hint!) or if it isn't worth making, i'm sure they'll let you know too.


1 pound of mince meat
10 tomatoes
3 peppers
1 packet button mushrooms
1 handful of frozen sweetcorn
1 spring onion
3 large onions
2 whole garlics
lasagna sheets
i medium block of mild cheddar cheese (grated)


place the minced in a pan with 1 diced onion, and 1 whole garlic (crushed). place the 10 tomatoes in a bowl, and pour boiling water on top of them. when the water has cooled down, drain and peel the skin off the tomatoes (it should come off really easily) then squash all the tomatoes using your hands (or you can just used tinned tomatoes). when the mince meat is cooked, add about 2 tablespoons of cooking oil, then add 3/4 of the squahsed tomatoes, along with 1 oxo cube, and salt and pepper to taste. also add two button mushrooms, finely chopped. leave to simmer for about 15 mins then take off the heat.

next, fry 1 chopped onion and some crushed garlic in a pan with a little oil. Then add the rest of the tomotos, along with an oxo cube and salt and pepper. dice the spring onions and peppers and add to the pan. when they have softened, add the mushrooms (sliced) and the sweetcorn.when all the vegetables are soft, take off the heat.

spread the vegetables in an even layer at the bottom of a flat, ovenproof casserole dish. then overlap the lasagne sheets on top of the vegetables. then spread the mince meat mixture on top of the lasagne sheets, and cover the mince meat with another layer of lasagna sheets. next make the cheese sauce.

to make the cheese sauce:

melt 60g of butter in a frying pan, then add two heaped tablespoons of plain flour. blend the butter and flour together for about 2 mins until smooth. then add 250 ml of milk. stir the mixture until the milk thickens, then take off the heat. add 60 grams (about 3 handfuls) of grated cheese to the mixture, some chopped coriander and some pepper. spread the cheese sauce on top of the lasagne sheets, then sprinkle the rest of the grated cheese on top, with some corrainder if you like.

bake in the over for 30 - 45 minutes on gas mark 5.

i made biriyani too. i added the picture on the recipe i posted previously.

my sister made these!!

and fruit crumble

so there was lots of yummy food but it aa-ll went into my tummy:)
i'll put the chocolate cheesecake recipe up when we make it next so i can take a picture.
don't hold your breath though, everyone is on a diet lately.
plus, i'm a bit worried no one will come to visit me for my food, if all the recipes are up on here:(


Umm Maymoonah said...

Hema thats torture - you can't post up those pictures when I'm so far away from them!

I'm not joking either....

They look tooooooooo good.

Rosashe said...

Yummmmm! I love chocolate and I love cheesecake! When are you making them? Cant wait :D


Organic-Muslimah said...

Yes bad girl. I am impressed. The lasagna recipe looks scrumptious. I am seriously tempted to make a visit to the UK just to break my diet. I am so proud of you. Thank you for posting the recipes, I am bookmarking it.

hema said...

umm maymoonah, you're not that far away! especially from your mum's.
seriously, you know i would cook for you guys anytime.
we should really have that tajweed reunion we never get round to having.
i prmise i won't "hog" surah yaseen this time

sheila- the cheesecake recipe is my sister's, and she's famous for it or something. i think my house would be about a four hour drive from yours, but sure come round. it would be worth it!

organic- yay i got bookmarked on your cool blog:)
the lasangya is healthy-ish. it's got fresh vegetables in it, and you could substitute for low fat cheese (i think we did)

Anonymous said...

looks delicious! but does some of it get pass the healthy living test?

Saabirah said...

It's lasagne love. Tut tut.

hema said...

oh no annoymous, don't make me feel bad. i did 30 minutes on the treamill today, does that make up for it!

saabirah- oh not again. do you want me to set umm maymoonah on you, i know you're scared of her now!!
i did actually realise i used both spellings in the post- just couldn't be bothered looking up which one was right.

but i think this calls for an all out war. for one thing, i've been observing your curious use of apostrophes lately.. :0

Umm Yusuf said...

Asalaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu sister,

Mash'Allah sounds delicious! Thanks for posting.

Saabirah said...

Oh dear, you've got me now... I struggle with apostrophe's a little. :-D

hema said...

aww now i feel bad:(
i will give you a tutorial.
i hope that mistake was on purpose!
you don't need apostrophes for plurals!
to show you how much i love you, i will make lots of spelling mistakes on purpose, so you can indulge in your hobby o correcting mistakes

carimuslima said...

OMG those pics look delish Mashallah, you guys cooked a whole feast if I'm correct Ramadan hasn't approached yet right? LOL j/k ;) Especially the lasagna and the cupcakes u just felt like torturing us by begging for smellavision. Definitely will try those recipes. I love too cook well not lately lol ever since my mother in law came I have lost my touch for some reason heheh... inshallah I'll get back on that cooking saddle again. My cooking is all I have *crying* don't have time to invest my time in learning some other craft hehehe.... great post sis and looks scrumbtous... That camera caught every detail Alhamdulilah too bad we couldn't taste it too. Hugs ;)

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