When I call my family over, I know that my Mother doesn’t like red meat or prawns, my brother doesn’t like fish and my other brother doesn’t like vegetables. This is why chicken is always a go-to for me. You’ll always have people who don’t like red meat, don’t like fish or don’t like vegetablesRead more
Luxurious, rich, creamy. Gajar Ka Halwa. Save this recipe for a day when you’ll be at home, because this baby requires time, patience and a whole lot of stirring! And preferably a food processor to grate the carrots. But believe me when I say it is worth every minute. You will be left with a decadent, nutty andRead more
I wish I could tell you this delicious dinner was a result of laborious chopping, stirring and simmering. I wish I could tell you that when my friend sent me a message informing me she’ll be over for dinner today, I, well prepared for surprise guests as always, sauntered into the kitchen and began preparing forRead more
Sometimes, I miss my Mother’s home. I miss the comfort in knowing there is always something cooked for me and I won’t need to make any effort for anything in the kitchen department. When a certain mood for a certain meal comes on, it’s then that I miss the ease of simply saying ‘I wantRead more
What’s your favourite vegetable? Up till quite recently, spinach has been my favourite. Now aubergines are my current favourite, but spinach comes in at a close second.
Here’s a classic Pakistani recipe that everyone, even the fussy kids, will love. Bonus – the recipe is remarkably hard to mess up.
Cholay, also known as channey, are commonly served as a breakfast dish served alongside halwa with puris (deep fried flatbreads) and/or parathas (flatbreads cooked in ghee/oil). This sort of a breakfast is absolutely heavenly – but let’s not discuss the hours in the gym we’d need to spend to burn a deep fried flatbread off!
About 95% of the time, when I’m in no rush to get dinner on the table, I make my curry the usual way by first sauteing the onions, garlic and ginger first, then browning the meat etc. However, my Mum taught me this pretty neat way to cook meat-based curries where the sauteing happens atRead more
I remember before I got married, I asked my then-fiance now-husband what his favourite food was. He responded, quite sheepishly, ‘I like Pilau and Biryani’.
When I think aaloo ki tikkiyan, I think of the classical Pakistani food I grew up eating. I think of the daal and chawal my mother made that I loved. I remember sneaking the flavoursome, tender cutlets from trays in front of guests when I thought no one was looking. I knew I would get some after, but I couldRead more