Ahhhh, the classic Pakistani Chicken Salan. This is one of those dishes that will scream simple comforts to anyone who has grown up eating Pakistani food. It comes under the highly ranks of those nostalgic dishes that take you back in time. Chicken salan is just so pure and warming, a simple and satisfying hugRead more
Aloo Anday for me is one of the curries that sometimes I don’t make for months at a time. It’s easy to slip by through the meals plans featuring meat and chicken, fish and more fancier rice dishes. Aloo Anday is simple, basic and economic. It reminds me of lazy afternoon lunches at home, orRead more
In essence, a Pulao / Pilau is a rice dish compromised of fried onions, aromatic spices and a 2nd component which can be a meat (see – Lamb Pilau), vegetable (see – Mattar Pilau) or legume (see – Chana Pilau) (exception made for zeera pilau, which is just Pilau rice with cumin seeds).
Peas and rice – we have here a much loved pair. Lets pair that with some soft, caramelised fried onions and aromatic cloves and cinnamon. We have here a winning combination. Mattar Pilau, rice cooked with peas and onions, have always been a favourite at my Mother’s house. My Mother would cook this to serveRead more
A steaming bowl of white, soft, pillowy basmati rice drizzled with aromatic, mildly spiced Tadka Daal was what childhood lunches were made of for me, back in the 90’s. This easy and frugal meal happened to be me and my brother’s favourite and we would often shun more fancy curries and rice dishes only toRead more
With Ramadan round the corner, many people (me included!) are making spring rolls in bulk to freeze and then use throughout Ramadan for Iftar. Struggling with wrapping spring rolls? They’re not hard at all! Here’s a visual aid to help make wrapping spring rolls a lot simpler than you may be thinking they are!
What’s the easiest way to get a wickedly deep and divine ‘can’t-quite-put-my-finger-on-what-it-is’ flavour? Broth. Hands down, this is one of the easiest things ANYONE could do in the kitchen. It is fool-proof. I have made this on a full on busy day when I had guests over for tea, was cooking for a sick friend AND hadRead more