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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…

This delicious chicken paprika stroganoff is made from boneless chicken with mushrooms in a rich & creamy paprika based sauce.
Chicken/ Dinner/ International Recipes

Chicken Paprika Stroganoff

This delicious chicken paprika stroganoff is made from boneless chicken with 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 visit to Necos Natural Cafe & Store at Bukhari Commercial, Karachi to try their wholesome and healthy food. Our favorites were the spinach and artichoke dip, the special pizza and the fish in lemongrass. 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).…

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

This make-ahead breakfast dish comprises of salted caramel crepes with strawberries. Prepare a night before and bake in the morning. 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,…

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

Pavlova with Salted Caramel and Strawberries

Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert made from egg whites. In this recipe, the crisp pavlova base is topped with whipped cream, 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…