Mirchi Tales Reveal

From Caramelized Confessions to Mirchi Tales

The journey of this blog from caramelized confessions to Mirchi Tales. It’s taken months of planning, but hoping you love the end result! The journey of this blog has been challenging. There have been days without even one page view on the blog, and I was so disheartened that I wanted to quit; and then the next day I would get a message full of praises from a reader whose family loved the recipe I had shared. It was the…

Breakfast & Brunch

Sweeten up your breakfast with Honey!

Sweeten up your breakfast with pure bee honey! If I skip breakfast, it’s like my entire day just starts off on the wrong foot. My stomach starts growling at 12 pm and then I inevitably over eat at lunch time, feeling tired the entire day. So whether it is cake rusk (our Desi papay) with chai or buttered toast I always have something to eat in the morning. I know it can be difficult to cook something up but a…

Chicken/ Dinner/ International Recipes

Chicken Paprika Stroganoff

Chicken Paprika Stroganoff is a dish made with boneless chicken & mushrooms in a rich & creamy paprika based sauce. This is another recipe discovered quite by chance when I was looking for something to make for dinner. I was combing through my recipe books and searching through bookmarked recipes when I came across a recipe for chicken stroganoff. The recipe piqued my interest because it had mushrooms (which I absolutely love) but I just wanted to make it more…

Blogger Meetups/ Pakistan/ Restaurant Reviews

A visit to Neco’s Natural Cafe and Store

A few days ago, I was invited for a food tasting at Neco’s Natural Store and Cafe with two other friends. If you have been following my blog for a while, you will know that I am a fan of Neco’s (remember that Twix cheesecake). Neco’s is a café that focuses on fresh and natural food, which is of course healthy and wholesome for you. That leads people to assume the dishes they serve are bland and for people on…

This popular Sindhi vegetarian recipe is made from lotus root (bhae in Urdu/Sindhi) in a onion based gravy with potatoes and tamarind pulp.
Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

Lotus root or bhae ki sabzi with potatoes

This popular Sindhi vegetarian recipe is made from lotus root (bhae in Urdu/Sindhi) in a onion based gravy with potatoes and tamarind pulp. The lotus root known as bhay/bhae/bhein in Sindhi and kanwal kakri in Urdu/Hindi is an indigenous vegetable grown in interior Sindh and used widely in Sindhi cuisine. I had it for the first time at my husband’s house. It’s a staple vegetable which mostly is consumed in its own salan (curry), sometimes with potatoes and as pakoras…

This make-ahead dish comprises of salted caramel crepes with strawberries. Prepare a night before and bake in the morning.
Baking/ Breakfast & Brunch/ Desserts/ Recipes

Salted Caramel Crepes

I am a ‘make sure you eat breakfast in the morning’ kind of girl. It’s a habit ingrained in me since childhood and I always have something, even if it’s just bread dipped in my chai. If I don’t, my stomach starts growling in a few hours and it ceases to be a productive day for me. On the weekdays, my focus is on a quick breakfast – oatmeal, scrambled eggs, bread with butter, jam or maybe some cream cheese.…

Pavlova with whipped cream, salted caramel and strawberries
Baking/ Desserts/ Fruit/ International Recipes/ Recipes

Pavlova with Salted Caramel and Strawberries

Salted Caramel Pavlova and Happy 2017 2016 just flew by and what an exciting year it was. So many things happened in my life, my career and this blog. Alhamdullilah all of them good. I got married to someone who supports me in everything I do. Who is okay with eating cold food because I will inevitably have to take a picture of whatever we are eating. It is also after marriage that I understand exactly how difficult it is…