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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

Please ‘like’ me on Facebook to keep updated with new posts, tips & tricks, or to ask me any questions: Kay’s House of Treats 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…

Cooking Tips/ Pakistani Recipes

Everyday Menu Planning – Meat Dishes (Chicken, Mutton & Beef)

Please ‘like’ me on Facebook to keep updated with new posts, tips & tricks, or to ask me any questions: Kay’s House of Treats Meat Dishes (Includes Everyday Curry’s, Mincemeat/Qeema Dishes, Kofta/Meatballs,  BBQ items, Special Party Dishes & Continental)Below is a PDF document detailing different kinds of meat dishes that you can make regularly as well as for parties at your home – some of the recipes are already available on the blog (linked below) and the rest I will keep on adding…

Cooking Tips/ Healthy Eating/ Vegetarian

Everyday Menu Planning – Vegetarian Dishes

Vegetables (Includes Desi Pakistani Style Vegetables, Desi + Continental Style Vegetables and Continental Vegetables)Below is a PDF document detailing different kinds of vegetable dishes that you can make regularly at your home – some of the recipes are already available on the blog (linked below) and the rest I will keep on adding as and when I get time. Please feel free to contribute any recipes & dishes that I have missed and are made at your house! 🙂Vegetarian Recipes on…

Cooking Tips/ Healthy Eating/ Recipes/ Salads, Soups & Starters/ Vegetarian

Salad 101 – Types of Salad Greens

Please ‘like’ me on Facebook to keep updated with new posts, tips & tricks, or to ask me any questions: Kay’s House of Treats Experimenting with Fresh Salads 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…

Cooking Tips/ Healthy Eating/ Recipes/ Salads, Soups & Starters/ Vegetarian

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,…