}

Δευτέρα, 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

WORD OF THE DAY -FAIL -

Thesaurus-Synonyms-165 - FAIL

'fail' verb to be unsuccessful in an examination or an endeavour: If you don’t work hard, you will fail your exams. * αποτυγχάνω, αδυνατώ να επιτύχω κάτι, (για εξετάσεις, σπουδές κτλ.) απορρίπτω ή απορρίπτομαι, «κόβω-ομαι» σε εξετάσεις

[bomb] (informal) to be extremely unsuccessful, especially in the theatre: The play bombed in the West End. * ιδ. (Ην. Βασ.) σημειώνω αποτυχία (ως θέαμα)

[collapse] to fail suddenly and completely: The pay negotiations
collapsed when neither side would concede anything. * καταρρέω: υφίσταμαι πτώση ή καθίζηση, «κατρακυλώ»

[come to grief] to end in disaster: The boating trip came to grief when the boat capsized. * καταλήγω σε οικτρή αποτυχία, «παθαίνω κάζο», με βρίσκει κακό

[fall through] to fail to be achieved: Our plans for a skiing holiday fell through. * ιδ. αποτυγχάνω, «λασπώνω»

[flop] (informal) to be unsuccessful: The band’s first single flopped. * αποτυγχάνω, «ναυαγώ»

[flunk]* (informal) to fail an examination or test: Kay flunked her driving theory test. * για εξετάσεις, σπουδές κτλ. απορρίπτω ή απορρίπτομαι, «κόβω-ομαι» σε εξετάσεις
*Common in US English, but not very common in British English.

[founder] to end unsuccessfully: Their marriage foundered after only six months. * αποτυγχάνω, «ναυαγώ»

[go pear-shaped] (informal) to go disastrously wrong: United were in the lead but it all went a bit pear-shaped in the second half and they ended up 3-1 down. * εξελίσσομαι καταστροφικά άσχημα, «καταποντίζομαι»

taken from the BETSIS ELT DICTIONARY & THESAURUS

Παρασκευή, 21 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Α Παπαδιαμάντη Γουτού Γουπατού Αφήγ. Αντώνης Μουλάς pt1

ΔΙΑΒΑΣΤΕ ΚΙ ΑΛΛΑ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥΓΕΝΝΙΑΤΙΚΑ ΔΙΗΓΗΜΑΤΑ ΤΟΥ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΠΑΠΑΔΙΑΜΑΝΤΗ

http://www.24grammata.com/?p=7509

ΔΙΑΒΑΣΤΕ ΤΟ ΔΙΗΓΗΜΑ ΤΟΥ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΠΑΠΑΔΙΑΜΑΝΤΗ "Στὸ Χριστό, στὸ Κάστρο'' (1892)

Στὸ Χριστό, στὸ Κάστρο (1892)

MOVIE TIME Ευγένιος Τριβιζάς «Ένα δέντρο μια φορά The Boy And The Tree»

DO YOUR BEST THIS YEAR!!






NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS



With 2012 soon to be  behind us, it's time to start setting goals for the New Year. Most people have New Year's resolutions of some kind or another. The problem with such resolutions is that they are often too grand to achieve, and this often leads to disappointment and failure. For example, if you are a strong "B" student, it might be too much to have "all A's" as your goal. And maybe fitting in an extra activity here and there can be too strenuous for you lifestyle. How about a setting some easily attainable goals that will not only give you a sense of accomplishment, but might even help someone else!
Here is a list of a few suggestions that will make your year much better!
1. Help your Mom clean the kitchen. She does so much for you; why not pay her back in a helpful way?
2. Offer to walk the dog. If you don't have a pet, ask your friends or neighbors if you can borrow one of their furry friends.
3. Read at least one book for fun, not for school. It doesn't have to be boring-just something to get your creativity flowing. You might enjoy it! Ask your school or community librarian to help you pick out the perfect book for you. Don't have the time? Check out Amazon.com for great reviews on some cool books!
4. Make a new friend. Don't know what to say to break the ice? Give a compliment! People tend to open up more when you say something kind to them.
5. Say hello to someone at school that you don't usually talk to- In fact, you just might make a new friend or at least put a smile on someone's face!
6. Be kind to your siblings! Although it can be grueling at times, once you act maturely they will surely follow your lead. Plan a family outing to the movies or the ice cream shop and talk about what's new in your lives. Who knows? Maybe you will gain more appreciation for your little brothers insect collection than you previously thought.
7. Get help when you need it- there is no reason to be embarrassed to ask you teacher how to solve the new math problems. That's what they are there for! In fact, admitting that you need help makes you as stronger person, and shows that you aren't afraid.
8. Watches less T.V! It is definitely hard, but will be worth it in the long run. Instead of mindlessly flipping channels after The O.C is over, turn off the tube and do something productive!
 9. Volunteer at a food bank, hospital, or any other place that needs help. Not only can it make you feel good, but also it helps other people who really need it.
10. Do a good deed for someone daily.    Do something as simple as helping an elderly man load his groceries into his car. Whip the hair out of your face, smile and talk at the same time. How about downloading some songs for your little brother, or taking the family car to the car wash (without being asked)?


11. Say NO to hours on Facebook.or limit yourself to only one hour a day on the site. Also try to  finish  your homework  BEFORE you  log on.
12. Stay away from dangerous people.  There are lots of people that want to befriend you, and some of them have motives other than friendship. Don't go anywhere at night without longtime, trustworthy friends. Be home by curfew.
13 Talk more, text less.   When you don't talk, you miss the voice inflections and emotions that go with the message you are hearing. It enhances relationships and reduces misunderstandings.

14. Show your parents and teachers that you appreciate them. Give your parents a hug — no reason necessary. When the shock subsides, they'll appreciate it. At the end of class, on your way out the door, say to your teacher, "Thanks for the lesson today, it was a good one." It's that simple, and it is guaranteed to make their day a good one!

Have a great year!

VOCABULARY -HAIR -

LUCKY LUKE pdf in Greek

READ COMICS ONLINE

MOVIE TIME 2 : ASTERIX AND OBELIX

MOVIE TIME :ASTERIX AND OBELIX

WORD OF THE DAY -DIRTY-

Thesaurus-Synonyms-124 - DIRTY

'dirty' adjective not clean, because covered or marked with soil, mud, stains, etc.: My hands were dirty after gardening.
* ρυπαρός, βρόμικος, λερωμένος
[dusty] covered in a layer of dust, or full of dust: Wipe the top of the table, it’s dusty. * σκονισμένος, που καλύπτεται από ένα στρώμα σκόνης

[filthy] very dirty indeed: The boys came home filthy after playing football. * ακάθαρτος, ρυπαρός, βρομερός

[grimy] having a layer of dirt or soot on the surface: a grimy windowsill. * καλυμμένος από στρώμα βρωμιάς ή καπνιάς

[grubby] dirty and shabby: a grubby old raincoat. * ρυπαρός, κακής κατάστασης, «άθλιος», «ελεεινός»

[messy] (informal) untidy and dirty: It’s a bit messy in here, because I haven’t had time to clear up. * ακατάστατος, ασυγύριστος και ρυπαρός

[mucky] (informal) covered in dirt, especially mud: Take those mucky boots off before you come in the kitchen. * καλυμμένος από ρύπους, γεμάτος λάσπη

[muddy] covered in mud, or full of mud: The path’s very muddy after the rain we’ve had. * καλυμμένος με λάσπη, λασπωμένος

[polluted] containing waste or harmful chemicals: polluted water. * μολυσμένος, που περιέχει ρύπους ή επικίνδυνες χημικές ουσίες

[soiled] (formal) marked with soil, mud, or stains: soiled bedclothes. * λερωμένος, ρυπαρός κν. «γαριασμένος»

[squalid] dirty and unpleasant: a squalid basement flat. *βρόμικος, υποβαθμισμένος, αποκρουστικός στην εμφάνιση

taken from the BETSIS ELT DICTIONARY & THESAURUS

VOCABULARY

LEARN NEW WORDS TO WRITE BETTER ESSAYS AND MORE!!!

Τετάρτη, 19 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

WORD OF THE DAY -DREAM-

Thesaurus-Synonyms-142 - DREAM

'dream' noun pictures that you see in your mind while you sleep: I had a dream about falling off a cliff last night. * όνειρο, ενύπνιον: ονειρική κατάσταση, ρέμβη

[daydream] an instance of imagining pleasant events in a dreamlike way while you are awake: Julie was having a daydream about travelling to Russia. * φαντασίωση (ευχάριστων γεγονότων), ιδιαίτερα στον ξύπνιο σου

[fantasy] an instance of imagining a pleasant situation that you would like to happen but which is unlikely to happen: Grant had a fantasy about being a professional footballer. * (αχαλίνωτη ή δημιουργική) φαντασία: φαντασίωση, ψευδαίσθηση, αυταπάτη

[hallucination] an instance of seeing something that does not really exist, caused by illness or drugs: At the height of his fever he was having hallucinations. * (αυτό που δημιουργείται με την) παραίσθηση, λόγω αρρώστιας ή φαρμάκων

[nightmare] a frightening or very unpleasant dream that you have while you sleep: The little boy woke up crying because he had been having a nightmare. * εφιάλτης, «βραχνάς»

[reverie] (formal) an instance of imagining pleasant events in a dreamlike way while you are awake: My reverie was interrupted by loud banging on the door. * ονειροπόληση, ρέμβη, ρεμβασμός (κατά τη διάρκεια του ξυπνητού)

[vision] an instance of seeing something that other people cannot see, sometimes caused by mental illness or drugs: The woman claims to have had a vision of Christ. * όραμα, οπτασία: φαντασίωση εξαιτίας πνευματικής ασθένειας ή φαρμακοληψίας

taken from the BETSIS ELT DICTIONARY & THESAURUS

USEFUL VOCABULARY

Κυριακή, 16 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

ODYSSEY :ANIMATED FILM IN GREEK

FOR MY A CLASS STUDENTS: ODYSSEY   AN ANIMATED VIDEO .CLICK HERE

Video learn English - Extr@.Ep.01.avi - YouTube

 LEARN ENGLISH WATCHING AND LAUGHING   !!!!PART 1


Video learn English - Extr@.Ep.01.avi - YouTube

New Headway Video 4 in 1 DVD - Part 1: Beginner - YouTube

 LEARN ENGLISH WITH VIDEOS EASY AND FUN


New Headway Video 4 in 1 DVD - Part 1: Beginner - YouTube

Ο Γαργαληστής - Δημήτρης Μπασλάμ απο Φιλαναγνωσία

Φιλαναγνωσία: Ο Γαργαληστής - Δημήτρης Μπασλάμ
ΕΝΑ ΠΕΡΑΜΥΘΙ ΓΙΑ ΤΑ ΜΙΚΡΑ ΑΛΛΑ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΓΑΛΑ ΠΑΙΔΙΑ

The Schooligans - ΣΥΝΕΔΡΙΟ ΓΙΑ ΤΑ ΔΙΚΑΙΩΜΑΤΑ ΤΩΝ ΜΑΘΗΤΩΝ (7-8-9 ΔΕΚΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ, ΑΘΗΝΑ)

PHRASAL VERBS 3

              Separable and Inseparable Phrasal Verbs.
Certain verbs are idiomatically attached to particular prepositions or adverbs to form a verb expression with a new meaning. Examples of phrasal verbs include: catch on, look after, hear of, set up, and calm down.

Among these phrasal verbs, some are separable, meaning that the verb does not have to be followed by its attached preposition immediately. The meaning of the sentence remains clear, whether or not the verb and its attached preposition or adverb are next to one another.

Common Separable Phrasal Verbs

write down,      add up,     turn down,     check out,     write out, point out,      try on,      call off,    leave out,     switch off

Examples of separable phrasal verbs are below:

1a. The professor instructed us to write down the information.

1b. The professor instructed us to write the information down.

2a. The couple is attempting to work out their problems with a marriage counselor.

2b. The couple is attempting to work their problems out with a marriage counselor.

On the other hand, some phrasal verbs are inseparable, so the verb must be directly followed by its preposition or adverb. Otherwise, the meaning of the phrasal verb will be lost, as evidenced by the following examples of incorrect sentences.

Common Inseparable Phrasal Verbs

disagree with,      tell on      get on,        get off,      settle  on,            talk over,     look after,   care for,    hear from,    run against

Examples of the correct and incorrect usage of inseparable phrasal verbs are as follows:

1a. (correct) The child will tell on the bully so that the teacher punishes him for his behavior.

1b. (incorrect) The child will tell the bully on so that the teacher punishes him for his behavior.

2a. (correct) I came down with a severe cold and was therefore unable to attend the function.

2b. (incorrect) I came with a severe cold down and was therefore unable to attend the function.

PHRASAL VERBS 2

              Three-Word Phrasal Verbs (Transitive)
With the following phrasal verbs, you will find three parts: "My brother dropped out of school before he could graduate."
Verb Meaning Example
break in on: interrupt (a conversation)     - I was talking to Mom on the phone when the operator broke in on our call.
catch up with:  keep abreast       - After our month-long trip, it was time to catch up with the neighbors and the news around town.
check up on: examine, investigate      - The boys promised to check up on the condition of the summer house from time to time.
come up with: to contribute (suggestion, money)      - After years of giving nothing, the old parishioner was able to come up with a thousand-dollar donation.
cut down on: curtail (expenses)     -We tried to cut down on the money we were spending on entertainment.
drop out of: leave school      - I hope none of my students drop out of school this semester.
get along with: have a good relationship with   -I found it very hard to get along with my brother when we were young.
get away with: escape blame     -Janik cheated on the exam and then tried to get away with it.
get rid of: eliminate    - The citizens tried to get rid of their corrupt mayor in the recent election.
get through with: finish         - When will you ever get through with that program?
keep up with: maintain pace with      - It's hard to keep up with the Joneses when you lose your job!
look forward to: anticipate with pleasure     -  I always look forward to the beginning of a new semester.
look down on: despise       -It's typical of a jingoistic country that the citizens look down on their geographical neighbors.
look in on : visit (somebody)      -We were going to look in on my brother-in-law, but he wasn't home.
look out for: be careful, anticipate      - Good instructors will look out for early signs of failure in their students
look up to: respect       - First-graders really look up to their teachers.
make sure of " verify      -Make sure of the student's identity before you let him into the classroom.
put up with: tolerate      -The teacher had to put up with a great deal of nonsense from the new students.
run out of: exhaust supply       -The runners ran out of energy before the end of the race.
take care of: be responsible for      -My oldest sister took care of us younger children after Mom died.
talk back to: answer impolitely      -The star player talked back to the coach and was thrown off the team.
think back on: recall     - I often think back on my childhood with great pleasure.
walk out on: abandon      -Her husband walked out on her and their three children.

PHRASAL VERBS

                    Intransitive Phrasal Verbs
The following phrasal verbs are not followed by an object: "Once you leave home, you can never really go back again."
Verb Meaning Example
break down      stop functioning    " That old Jeep had a tendency to break down just when I needed it the most".
catch on       become popular  " Popular songs seem to catch on in California first and then spread eastward".
come back       return to a place     " Father promised that we would never come back to this horrible place".
come in      enter    " They tried to come in through the back door, but it was locked".
come to        regain consciousness   "He was hit on the head very hard, but after several minutes, he started to come to again".
come over        to visit   "The children promised to come over, but they never do".
drop by        visit without appointment    "We used to just drop by, but they were never home, so we stopped doing that".
eat out       dine in a restaurant      "When we visited Paris, we loved eating out in the sidewalk cafes".
get by     survive      "Uncle Heine didn't have much money, but he always seemed to get by without borrowing money from relatives".
get up     arise     "Grandmother tried to get up, but the couch was too low, and she couldn't make it on her own".
go back     return to a place     "It's hard to imagine that we will ever go back to Lithuania".
go on     continue     "He would finish one Dickens novel and then just go on to the next".
go on (2)        happen     "The cops heard all the noise and stopped to see what was going on".
grow up        get older      "Charles grew up to be a lot like his father".
keep away        remain at a distance       "The judge warned the stalker to keep away from his victim's home".
keep on (with gerund)        continue with the same     " He tried to keep on singing long after his voice was ruined".
pass out         lose consciousness, faint      "He had drunk too much; he passed out on the sidewalk outside the bar".
show off      demonstrate haughtily    " Whenever he sat down at the piano, we knew he was going to show off".
show up       arrive      "Day after day, Efrain showed up for class twenty minutes late".
wake up     arouse from sleep    "I woke up when the rooster crowed".

Σάββατο, 15 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

WORD OF THE DAY : DISLIKE


Thesaurus-Synonyms-134 - DISLIKE

'dislike' noun a feeling of not finding someone or something pleasant or appealing: She couldn’t hide her dislike of her sister’s new boyfriend. * (κάτι που εμπνέει) αντιπάθεια, αποστροφή ή απέχθεια

[animosity] a very strong feeling of hostility and dislike between two people or groups: The animosity between Trevor and his ex-wife was clear to see. * εχθρότητα, έχθρα μεταξύ ανθρώπων ή κοινωνικών ομάδων

[antipathy] (formal) a deeprooted feeling of dislike or opposition to something or someone: I must confess to having an antipathy to people who like dogs. * αντιπάθεια, εχθρική ή αρνητική διάθεση

[aversion] a very strong dislike of something or someone, which makes you want to avoid them as far as possible: I have a deep aversion to public speaking. * αποστροφή, απέχθεια, αντιπάθεια

[distaste] the fact of finding something or someone unpleasant or disgusting: The corners of his mouth turned down in distaste.
* αντιπάθεια, απέχθεια, αποστροφή

[hatred] a very powerful and active dislike of someone or something, strong enough that it may make you want to harm or destroy them: In that moment her dislike of him turned to absolute hatred. * μίσος, έχθρα, κν. αμάχη που σε καθιστά ικανό να κάνεις κακό ή να συντρίψεις τον άλλο

[hostility] an openly unfriendly attitude towards someone: There is a lot of hostility between the two rival gangs. * εχθρότητα, ανοιχτά εχθρική συμπεριφορά έναντι κάποιου

[loathing] intense hatred: I had never felt such a strong loathing for anyone as I did for Louis at that moment. * (βαθιά) αντιπάθεια, απέχθεια, αποστροφή

taken from the BETSIS ELT DICTIONARY & THESAURUS

MOVIE TIME Presumed Innocent with Eng Sub 

Presumed Innocent with Eng Sub | Let's Learn Together

Παρασκευή, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Life of Pi (2012)

 Watch the trailer of an excellent film coming out  soon!
lifeofpi


Life of Pi (2012) - 2 Translation(s) | Dotsub

THINK TEEN 1 -PROJECT :FOOD

 This is the project of my A1-2 students about food and celebrations all over the world. Congratulations kids!!!!



THINK TEEN 1 ADVANCED - PRODECT: FOOD





                    FOOD IN PAKISTAN




 












 





 
                                    
                                                                          

                                                                                     

                                                                                       VAGGELIS APOSTOLAKIS
                                                                         
                                                                                          STEVE VRANTZAS
          
                                                                                          FILIPPOS GOUMAS





                  Pakistan
Pakistan lies northwest of India and west of China. The country's name comes from the Urdu language (Pakistan's official language), meaning "Land of the Pure." It is approximately the size of Texas and its southern coast borders the Arabian Sea. The Hindu Kush and Himalayan mountain ranges of northern Pakistan have some of the most rugged land found anywhere in the world. Nearly all of the land in these mountains lies above 7,800 feet. The Indus plains are in the central region of the country. The climate there is hot and dry. The region usually receives only about eight inches of rain a year and temperatures may hover around 104°F for months at a time. Despite these conditions, the Indus plains support the largest part of Pakistan's population.


               HISTORY AND FOOD 

 File:Chicken Tikka.jpg

 

The spreading of the Islam religion, starting in the A.D. 700s, forms the basis of Pakistani cuisine. Because Muslims (those who practice the Islam religion) are forbidden to eat pork or consume alcohol, they concentrated on other areas of food such as beef, chicken, fish, and vegetables.
The Moghul Empire (from India) began its ruling in present-day Pakistan around 1526. Its style of cooking, called Mughal , typically includes such ingredients as herbs and spices, almonds, and raisins. Mughal cooking remains an important part of Pakistani cuisine. Foods such as shahi tukra , a dessert made with sliced bread, milk, cream, sugar, and saffron (a type of spice),
and chicken tandoori are still enjoyed in the twenty-first century. Chicken tandoori is chicken that is cooked at a low temperature in special large clay ovens called tandoors.




Pakistani cuisine is the lesser known food of the sub-continent and is rich in tradition, full of marvelous and diverse dishes. Pakistan was created in 1947 when India was partitioned and has a predominantly Muslim population. Although Pakistan is relatively new, the cuisine has developed many more years and incorporates elements from its neighbours - India, Afghanistan and Iran. The varied regions also means there are a whole range of different foods - from the fertile valleys and the sea of Sindh province; to pastoral Baluchistan, from neighbouring Iran; to the Punjab with its five rivers and the rugged North West Frontier, home of the chappli kebab.


 File:Peshawari Roti, Pakistan.jpg





The high food prices in Pakistan make it hard to eat in someone.






 






The Indo-Pak subcontinent region has been rich in all of its traditions and customs since time immemorial. The current Pakistani cuisine is traditional is some of its aspects, however, due to the Mughal rule in the subcontinent and then finally the colonization of the British, many of the traditions which of course included the cuisine changed. A rather fascinating aspect of the Pakistani cuisine is that it is not much different from the Indian cuisine. Mostly the same herbs, spices etc are used in both the types of the cuisines. Nevertheless, since almost the entire Pakistani population is constituted by Muslims, and in Islam eating halal food is obligatory, and Pork is banned, you will not find any recipe in the cuisine of Pakistan which does not use halal meat or use Pork meat. Moreover, in the beverage category, you will find many drinks that are traditional to the core, but all of them will be non-alcoholic. The Pakistani cuisine is similar to that of its neighbors: Afghanistan and Iran too. You will find a variety of different foods in the cuisine of Pakistan due to the historical invasions and partition of the Indo-Pak subcontinent in 1947. The main sub-cuisines in the cuisine of Pakistan are the: Mughlai Cuisine, Punjabi Cuisine, Sindhi Cuisine, Balochi Cuisine and the North Western Cuisine. Indeed the cuisine of Pakistan is one of the most diverse, traditional and culturally oriented cuisiThe CUISINE of Pakistan is just as diverse and full of abundant variety as are the people of Pakistan. The legacy of the Muslim rule in South Asia has enabled the Pakistani cuisine to be greatly influenced by its roots of Afghan-Turkic-Iranian roots. Most of the recipes to the cuisine of Pakistan are more or less like the Indian cuisine. The sub regional cuisine within Pakistan plays a huge part in the diversity of the Pakistani cuisine. This is specifically true for the Punjabis and the Sindhi’s in Pakistan. The Pakistani Pushtuns and Balochis have maintained their traditional cuisine similar to that of Pakistan’s western neighbors. In a rather general context, the Pakistani cuisine is a combination of its western (Afghan-Iranian) and eastern (Indian) neighbors. Meat constitutes as being a major diet in the Pakistani cuisine, on the other hand vegetables, pulses and beans are just as important. Wheat and rice are the main staple diet in the Pakistani cuisine. The spices used in the cuisine normally range from being very spicy, hot and mild. Most of the recipes that you will find in the cuisine of Pakistan will be normally spicy. Nonetheless, the cuisine of Pakistan is truly unique and traditionally preferred over other continental cuisines in Pakistan, by the foreigners and the Pakistani’s alike.nes As the sub-continent is so vast, it is not surprising to notice that the preparation methods of cooking the Pakistani cuisine will differ from region to region. Although the preparing a Pakistani meal is not difficult, yet it requires a little tact. For instance, there are various ways of preparing the spices that you will be using in your cuisine. Whole spices in the cuisine of Pakistan are mostly dry-roasted. The spices can vary in thickness as well as hardness and it depends on which meal you are preparing to either use the crushed or ground up spices for use in a recipe. Frying spices is easy, and frying spices greatly depends on which kind of spice you are frying first, for instance, themustard seeds will take you longer to fry than coriander, therefore always fry the spices which might be more time consuming than the softer spices. The meat dishes found in the cuisine of Pakistan are commonly first marinated inyogurt and spices and then cooked very slowly in the marinade. The meat dishes in the cuisine of PakisThere are very few ‘special’ utensils and equipment needed for preparing your meal from the cuisine of Pakistan. Non-stick pots and pans are useful and are found in most equipped kitchens, therefore you might not need to go and buy new ones if you have them already. If you are a creative cook and want to prepare your Pakistani meal in the true traditional Pakistani style then it will not be a bad idea to invest into getting a ‘Tawa’. The traditional Pakistani breads such as chapattis, parathas and rotis are all made using the tawa. Karahi is another deep frying pot which looks quite like a Chinese wok but it is heavier and deeper than the former. The karahi makes a great alternative for ordinary deep frying recipes. Commonly the meat dishes are prepared in the karahi. Other than the traditional Pakistani tawa and karahi, spice grinders, food processors or electric blenders are always useful to make your cooking easy and joyful. Obtaining a few metal skewers for meat and vegetable threading is also a handy utensil.
Pakistan is rich not only in its cuisine but also in its food traditions and festivals. Pakistani’s are genuinely lovers of food. They simply need an occasion to celebrate and with each celebration follows a grand feast. Pakistani celebrations commence as soon as a child is born. To commemorate this occasion sweets from the traditional Pakistani cuisine are distributed among all present on the occasion. The Pakistani weddings are grand in every form of the word. There is a lot of festivity on weddings, every region within Pakistan has a different way of celebrating weddings, but all of them have one thing in common, which is of course the serving of grand traditional food from the Pakistani cuisine. Pakistani’s take great pleasure in celebrating the traditional way. Moreover, if you encounter a Pakistani, he or she will be delighted to simply give you a taste of Pakistan’s authentic cuisine. Serving guests at gatherings with scrumptious delights and meals is another traditional custom in Pakistan.
Pakistani cuisine is a refined blend of various regional cooking traditions of South Asia. Pakistani cuisine is known for its richness and flavour.[1]
Within Pakistan, cuisine varies greatly from region to region, reflecting the country's ethnic and cultural diversity. Food from the eastern provinces of Punjab and Sindh is quite similar to thecuisines of Northern India and can be highly seasoned and spicy, which is characteristic of the flavours of the South Asian region. Food in other parts of Pakistan, particularly Balochistan,Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, involves the use of mild aromatic spices and less oil, characterizing affinities to the cuisines of neighbouring Afghanistan, Iran, and Central Asia.
International cuisine and fast food are popular in the cities. Blending local and foreign recipes (fusion food) such as Pakistani Chinese cuisine, is common in large urban centres. Furthermore, as a result of lifestyle changes, ready made masala (mixed and ready to use spices) are becoming increasingly popular. However, given the diversity of the people of Pakistan, cuisines generally differ from home to home and may be totally different from the mainstream Pakistani cuisine.
In Pakistan, main courses are usually served with wheat bread (either roti or naan), or rice. Salad is generally taken as a side dish with the main course, rather than as an appetizer beforehand. Assorted fresh fruit or sometimes desserts are consumed at the end of a meal. Meat plays a much more dominant role in Pakistani food, compared to other South Asian cuisines. According to a 2003 report, an average Pakistani consumed three times more meat than an average Indian. Of all the meats, the most popular are goat or mutton,beef and chicken and is particularly sought after as the meat of choice for kebab dishes or the classic beef shank dish nihari. Seafood is generally not consumed in large amounts, though it is very popular in the coastal areas of Sindh and the Makran coast ofBalochistan.
Curries, with or without meat, combined with local vegetables such as bitter gourd,cauliflower, eggplant, okra, cabbage, potatoes, rutabaga, saag, and peppers are most common and cooked for everyday consumption. A typical example is aloo gosht or literally "potatoes and meat", a homestyle recipe consisting of a spiced meat and potato stew, and is ubiquitously prepared in many households. Korma is a classic dish of Mughlai origin made of either chicken or mutton, typically eaten with nan or bread and is very popular in Pakistan.
Various kinds of pulses, or legumes, make up an important part of the Pakistani dishes. While lentils (called daal), and chick peas(called channa) are popular ingredients in homestyle cooking, they are traditionally considered to be an inexpensive food sources. Because of this reason, they are typically not served to guests who are invited for dinner or during special occasions. Combining meat with lentils and pulses, whether in simple preparations or in elaborate dishes such as haleem, is also a distinctively Pakistani touch not commonly seen in neighbouring India where a substantial number of its population are vegetarians.
Beans such as black-eyed beans (lobia) and kidney beans (rajma) are sometimes served in a tomato based masala sauce, especially in Punjab.
Popular desserts include Peshawari ice cream, sheer khurma, kulfi, falooda, kheer, rasmalai, phirni, zarda, shahi tukray and rabri. Sweetmeats are consumed on various festive occasions in Pakistan. Some of the most popular are gulab jamun, barfi, ras malai,kalakand, jalebi, and panjiri. Pakistani desserts also include a long list of halvah such as multani, sohan halvah, and hubshee halvah.
Kheer made of roasted seviyaan (vermicelli) instead of rice is popular during Eid ul-Fitr. Gajraila is a sweet made from grated carrots, boiled in milk, sugar, green cardamom, and topped with nuts and dried fruit. It is popular in Pakistan, as well as in other parts of South Asia including Afghanistan.

Delicious Indian and Pakistani foods are presented appetizingly and they don't disappoint! Great spot for couples and friendly for families. When you pass through the door, a warm atmosphere awaits you. And if you cannot stay, you can take away a generous luncheon buffet complete with Naan, a wonderful, fresh Indian flat-bread. Just north of the Eastern Hills Mall on Transit, it's a great stop for Canadian visitors!+