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Chicken Curry or Murghi ka salan is a staple at the Pakistani dinner table. This particular version is made with a base of onions and tomatoes, and is best served with roti.
Chicken/ Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes

Murghi ka Salan | Chicken Curry with Onion and Tomatoes

Chicken Curry, Chicken ka Salan or well Murghi ka Salan if we are talking about proper translations is a dinner staple of the Pakistani household. The salan or gravy / curry in English is eaten with rice or roti. It can consist of any meat but with health problems on the rise these days chicken has become far more popular. Compared to red meat it also cooks in less time while being cheaper. The main ingredients used to make a…

Food/ Healthy Eating/ International Recipes/ Lifestyle/ Recipes

Project Superfood with No Leftovers and a Recipe for a Lifestyle Change

Kick-off to Project Superfood in collaboration with No Leftovers, and featuring a simple and delicious recipe for brown rice and stir-fried vegetables. It’s important to know what we are eating on a daily basis. Not just to check calories, but to look at the nutritional aspect of the food that we are eating. Is our diet balanced or are we eating too much fat, protein, sugar? Are we eating something that can adversely affect our health? Is the food that…

Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

Zeera Aloo ki Sabzi (Spiced Cumin Potatoes with Gravy)

Zeera aloo ki sabzi is a Pakistani vegetarian dish comprising of sliced potatoes seasoned with cumin seeds and chili in a simple but delicious gravy. Serve with raita and chutney for a comforting dinner. Not many people like vegetables, but if there was one vegetable that everyone loved, it would be potatoes. Crispy French fries, potato wedges, mashed potatoes or perhaps a baked potato with sour cream, there’s got to be a recipe that you just can’t get enough of.…

This recipe makes use of tomato paste, fresh tomatoes and Italian herbs to make a flavorful and versatile tomato sauce which is quick to prepare. Toss with pasta to make the perfect dinner.
Healthy Eating/ International Recipes/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegetarian

Versatile Tomato Sauce

This recipe makes use of tomato paste, fresh tomatoes and Italian herbs to make a flavorful and versatile tomato sauce which is quick to prepare. Toss with pasta to make the perfect dinner. I have pored through many cookbooks and Googled many different recipes but have yet to find a quick tomato sauce recipe that suited my kitchen. Almost all the quick recipes called for canned & crushed tomatoes, with San Marzano tomatoes being the recommended brand. Unfortunately, canned tomatoes aren’t…

Lifestyle/ Sunday Rambles

The problems with Desi small talk

As a brown girl living in Pakistan, who didn’t get married till the age of 30, I have been subjected to a lot of ‘Desi small talk’ aka extremely personal questions from the most random people around me. Mostly female, but not necessarily aunties. Questions about my salary, about my weight, about my hijab and of course when I would get married and start producing babies. When we meet people abroad, small talk revolves around the weather, hobbies, what the…

Party food ideas on a budget. Idea number 2 is the evergreen one dish party where everyone makes one dish and brings it to the hosts house where it is served and enjoyed by everyone.
Lifestyle/ Party Planning

Party Food Ideas on a Budget

Hosting a dawat can be expensive, and that is why I have come up with party food ideas on a budget. Serve delicious food, and enjoy the company of your loved ones without breaking the bank.  It’s always fun when loved ones come over. Good food, lots of laughs, reminiscing about old times, and just catching up on gossip is always enjoyable. But throwing parties regularly can be expensive. Here are some tips that will let you entertain, but in…

The ultimate pan-seared chicken recipe is made from boneless meat marinated in Asian and Pakistani spices. Eat the chicken on its own, or use the chicken in sandwiches, salads, pasta and more.
Dinner/ Healthy Eating/ International Recipes/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes

Ultimate Pan Seared Chicken Recipe

The ultimate pan seared chicken recipe is made from boneless meat marinated in Asian and Pakistani spices. Eat the chicken on its own, or use it in sandwiches, salads, pasta and more. It’s super simple to make, delicious and healthy at the same time. Its versatility makes it work with pretty much everything – sandwiches, salads, pasta, Chinese and more. While leaving for work or chores in the morning, take out a portion of boneless chicken and keep it in the…