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Make menu planning for a Desi dawat oh so simple with factors to consider when planning a menu, a menu guideline and a sample menu.
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Menu Planning for a Desi Dawat and Sample Party Menu

Menu Planning for a Desi dawat or party can be SO tough! Not to worry. This blog post addresses factors to consider when deciding what recipes to make, a menu guideline and a sample menu. We Pakistani’s love to eat, and hosting a dawat or party for friends and family is one of the things that we love to do! But with so many factors to consider, deciding on what to include in the dawat menu can be tough. I…

Similar to Greek yoghurt, hung curd is made by draining the liquid whey from fresh yogurt or dahi. It can be used in dips, marinades or parfaits.
Cooking Tips/ Eggs,Dairy & Cheese/ Healthy Eating/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

How to make Hung Curd

Similar to Greek yoghurt, hung curd is made by draining the liquid whey from fresh yogurt or dahi. It can be used in dips, marinades or parfaits. Hung Curd is a term that we read about quite often in different recipes or food forums. It sounds fancy, but is actually quite simple to make. All it requires is draining the liquid or whey from yogurt/curd, and the thick yogurt you are left with is essentially Hung Curd. It is similar…

Cooking Tips/ Healthy Eating/ Pakistani Recipes

Preparing for Ramadan – Meal Organization & Healthy Eating Tips

It’s going to be Ramazan in about a week Alhamdulillah!  For my readers who are non-Muslims, Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar. Everyday during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast by abstaining from food & drink from sunrise (suhoor/sehri) to sunset (iftar). Not only do Muslims have to fast, but they also have to stay away from any sinful behavior or speech and spend more time in prayer. Ramadan…

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Salad 101 – Types of Salad Greens

Continuing on with my salad how-to, the next part is about the different kind of salad greens available, and a general idea on how they taste (mild, bitter, spicy) & look. Lettuce is the most salad green available, however, it does tend to have a one-dimensional taste. Hence, the best kind of salad is made with a mixture of different salad greens which complement each other. My personal favourite is to either use a bag of mesclun lettuce (mixture of…

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Salad 101 – Tossing Greens & Adding the Salad Dressing

Continuing on with my salad how-to, the next step that I will be writing in detail about is how to mix salad greens and how to add the dressing. Before you go really “a how-to on mixing a salad”!!! The thing is its not that hard, but if you do something wrong, greens are so delicate that they can easily tear or wilt and you end up with not so great looking greens in a beautiful salad otherwise. Believe me,…

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Starting off with Salad 101 – Cleaning & Storing Greens

Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Leafy Green Salad & our Desi Kachumber. They all taste fundamentally different but all these salads have one thing in common and that is ….. The Dressing. The dressing whether its as simple as olive oil and lemon juice or as complicated as homemade ranch dressing with about 10 ingredients is what brings the salad together and makes it delicious!    My recent interest in salads (evident from those following me on Facebook) was a result of a chance…