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Qeema Bhari Shimla Mirch

I was invited to a blogger’s meet-up by National Foods Limited this Chand Raat at Pranzo. The purpose of the event was two-fold. First was to share their fusion recipes created for Ramazan in collaboration with Chef Saadat. Second was a continuation of their Made Easy campaign with the launch of the ‘Made Easy’ mobile application. Unfortunately, I got a bit late to the event but from what I was reading on Twitter, the event started off with Chef Saadat…

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Aloo Matar ki Sabzi

A basic vegetarian recipe that is a family favorite. Aloo (potatoes) and peas (matar) are cooked together to create a simple yet delicious sabzi ka salan. It’s become difficult to write these days. No, I am not facing writer’s block or running out of recipes. It’s just that I have been so caught up and busy in both my personal & professional life that it’s difficult to find the time to write blog posts. But don’t worry. I haven’t disappeared…

A staple Pakistani meal, Aloo keema is made using minced meat (aka keema) and potatoes in a dry gravy.
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Pakistani Aloo Keema

A staple Pakistani meal, Aloo keema is made using minced meat (aka keema) and potatoes in a dry gravy. I love Aloo Keema! Not plain Keema or Matar Keema or Piyaaz Keema. What I love love is Aloo Keema. I know this entire recipe can be made with matar (aka peas) but it just won’t be the same till there’s at least one potato in it! That’s also why this recipe states using anywhere from 2 potatoes to 4 potatoes.…

A book review of Summers Under the Tamarind Tree - Recipes and Memoirs from Pakistan by Sumayya Usmani.
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Summers Under the Tamarind Tree – Review

A book review of Summers Under the Tamarind Tree – Recipes & Memoirs from Pakistan by Sumayya Usmani. I love reading! Books have been my companion for as long as I can remember. My favorite genre has to be fantasy – tales filled with magic and mystery maybe a dragon or two. However, I keep switching from genre to genre depending on my mood. There was a time in university when all I would read was chick-lit and romance – predictable…

Shahi Tukray is a traditional Pakistani dessert made with fried bread slices soaked in cardamom & saffron infused milk. A Desi version of a bread & butter pudding. 
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Shahi Tukray

Shahi Tukray is a traditional Pakistani dessert made with fried bread slices soaked in cardamom & saffron infused milk. A Desi version of a bread & butter pudding.  One of my favorite traditional Pakistani desserts has to be Shahi Tukray – deep-fried slices of bread soaked in a creamy cardamom and saffron scented milk mixture. Left to soak in the fridge for a couple of hours and the end result is truly divine! Similar to an American bread & butter…

Karhi is a Pakistani vegetarian dish consisting of a sour yoghurt and chickpea flour/besan base with pakora’s or vegetable fritters.
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Karhi

Karhi is a Pakistani vegetarian dish consisting of a sour yoghurt & chickpea flour/besan base with pakora’s or vegetable fritters. Karhi or Pakora wali Karhi is not to be confused with the English ‘curry’. That ‘curry’ is synonymous with the everyday salan’s that we make with chicken, beef or mutton. The Pakora wali Karhi is a vegetarian dish comprising of pakora’s (vegetable fritters) in a sour yoghurt with besan/chickpea flour base. The distinctive tangy taste is what makes it so…

This simple Aloo Baingan sabzi is a mildly spiced vegetarian dish with eggplant/Baingan and chopped potatoes/aloo. Eat with roti or rice.
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Aloo Baingan (Potato Eggplant Sabzi)

This simple Aloo Baingan sabzi is a mildly spiced vegetarian dish with eggplant/Baingan and chopped potatoes/aloo. Eat with roti or rice. This Aloo Baingan dish is simple to make but makes for a hearty meal. It can be served as a main dish or as a side dish depending on the occasion. It’s a great way to use up surplus baingan/eggplant as well. Serve with roti or chawal along with a bit of achaar for added flavor. I guess we…