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The secret ingredient to this rich, creamy and absolutely refreshing strawberry coconut milkshake is frozen strawberries! Strawberry Coconut Milkshake.
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Strawberry Coconut Milkshake

The secret ingredient to this rich, creamy and absolutely refreshing strawberry coconut milkshake is frozen strawberries! I am absolutely loving strawberry season in Karachi. I know that we can make loads of fancy desserts with this beautiful red fruit, my absolute favorite has to be milkshakes. Creamy, refreshing and taking literally minutes to prepare they are just SO good! Plus ever since I learnt how to freeze strawberries, making milkshakes has become even simpler. All you need to do is…

A Karachite’s version of this classic winter beverage. Garnished with crushed nuts, Kashmiri Chai is known for its stunning pink color with a hint of salt & cardamom.
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Kashmiri Chai

A Karachite’s version of this classic winter beverage. Garnished with crushed nuts, Kashmiri Chai is known for its stunning pink color with a hint of salt & cardamom. I sometimes forget how long I have been blogging and it’s when someone requests a certain recipe and I am looking through the archives for that recipe that I realize how long it has been. I started off blogging in Feb 2011 and now it’s October 2015 – almost 5 years. I…

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Homemade Cappuccino

My hot beverage of choice is almost always Chai; made in a thermos on an everyday basis, Doodh patti on the weekends and Kashmiri Chai in the winters. But when I am out with friends I prefer coffee, mostly a Cappuccino or Latte and if I am feeling particularly fancy then one of the beverages which require a Google search to understand. The addition of milk balances the strong coffee notes and the foam on top is just the thing…

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Mango Lassi

Decided to do another simple & refreshing drink today using the fresh mangoes in season. Not only does it taste delicious from the sweetness of the mango and the tart flavor from the yoghurt, but its also healthy. It would be great for breakfast and also during Ramadan which is just coming up in a few days.  Mango Lassi Serves 2 – 3 people Ingredients 2 mangoes (about 1.5 cups), peeled and coarsely chopped 1 cup thick yogurt 1/4 cup…

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Pina Colada

 Another quick and refreshing drink for the summer. It’s my favourite drink to order when eating out as I love the combination of pineapple & coconut and its an absolute breeze to make at home. Pina Colada  Ingredients 1 can of pineapple chunks – the 500 – 550 grams can size available in the market (depending on brand) Santan Coconut Milk Powder – 50 gram (1 Sachet) Sugar – 2 tablespoon Ice – 1 cup (crushed) Lemon Juice (1/2 teaspoon)…

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Shikanjabeen – Mint & Lemon Slush

Summers have arrived with a bang in Karachi, and in this hot & humid weather just calls for a cool and refreshing drink to provide some comfort from the heat. One of my favorite beverages to drink from outside is Shikanjabeen, and my absolute favourite version of it is from Koel Cafe where its made in a slush form with mint & lemon and a little bit of black salt on top. Since I can’t go there all the time,…

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Kashmiri Chai (or simply Pink Tea)

It’s a sure sign that winter has finally arrived in Karachi when Kashmiri Chai (or simply known as Pink Chai) starts being served at weddings. There’s just something about the steaming cup of chai in the prettiest color of pink, flavored with a bit of cardamom, and then garnished with almonds and pistas/pistachios that just spells comfort.  For years, Kashmiri Chai has always been a Shaadi special till one day my friends made it following a recipe they found on the…