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.
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!
This Prawn Pilau Biryani is of the quickest recipes I have worked with to date. But don’t you dare think the minimal cook times makes this a ‘mediocre’ meal. The cook time to flavour ratio is INCREDIBLE.
Assalamu Alaikum! (May peace be upon you) Here’s a quick roundup of some things that caught my eye this month, in words and pictures, including what I’ve been reading this month and some recipes on my to-do list for May!
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’.
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
When I think aloo 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