With Ramadan just under 3 weeks away, it’s that time of the year where preparations for samosas, spring rolls, kebabs and various other Iftar snacks begin. I have very fond memories as a child of Ramadan when me and my parents, all my Chachis and Chachus (Aunts and Uncles) and my grandparents lived together. During Ramadan my Chachis,Read more
Did you know it’s possible to make a luxurious and sophisticated Desi dessert with frugal ingredients you probably already have sitting in your cupboard? Everyone will think you’ve spent the whole day making them (that’s what my family thought!) but they don’t require a lot of effort at all! It just requires 30 minutes ofRead 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
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.
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!
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
As my exams linger close by, I find myself turning towards quick, simple and classic recipes. I love spending time in the kitchen and experimenting with new recipes and ideas, but when time is of the essence, a couple of no-fuss, tried and true recipes come in handy. This happens to be one of them.Read more