Much to my amazement, I still haven’t posted a single daal (lentil) recipe up till now, 4 months into blogging. I’m unsure why – I cook daal very frequently and as any Pakistani will know, daal chawal is the stuff childhood lunches are made of! Daal is wonderful side to serve alongside any lamb dish toRead more
Name me one thing that doesn’t taste better with a few dollops of cream, a knob or so of butter, a splash of milk, a lashing of ghee. I’ll bet you’re having a hard time thinking up something. It’s a truth of the culinary world that these things all enhance the eating experience ofRead more
I heartily enjoy a good dopiaza curry – in fact, a lamb dopiaza was amongst my first ‘successful’ curries I cooked after marriage! I usually cook this when I’m low on ingredients and am feeling too lazy to pop out and buy some vegetables or tomatoes. It’s definitely a handy recipe to have in mindRead more
Potatoes and chickpeas in a Shorba (soupy) curry may seem like a peasants dish due to it’s lack of exotic or meaty ingredients – but don’t let that fool you into thinking it isn’t one delicious meal. This dish, alongside the Indian Subcontinent’s favourite Daal Chawal (rice and lentils) is an example of simple but hearty comfortRead more
The slow cooker is an absolute life saver when it comes to busy days, hands down. It single handedly saves me from going crazy when I have a long list chores that need to be done, when I have to be out of the house for the entire day or when I have guests over andRead more
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
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
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!