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My experience with Vivid Sydney 2018

My experience with Vivid Sydney 2018, an annual festival of lights, music and ideas held in Sydney. Pictures of the event, things that I enjoyed and a guideline for attending the festival. If you are following me on instagram (if you aren’t, please do!) you must have seen quite a few pictures, videos and insta-stories of me attending a festival in Sydney. Well, that festival is Vivid Sydney, an annual event of lights, music and ideas held over the course…

Different from the regular chicken handi, this zeera chicken handi is made using green chili, lots of bhuna zeera (roasted cumin) and of course yoghurt and cream to make a rich gravy. Best had with paratha or buttery naan.
Chicken/ Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes

Zeera Chicken Handi

Different from the regular chicken handi, this zeera chicken handi is made using green chili, lots of bhuna zeera (roasted cumin) and of course yoghurt and cream to make a rich gravy. Best had with paratha or buttery naan. Certain recipes come about as a combination of leftover items in the fridge and combining ones favourite ingredients hoping for magic to happen. This zeera chicken handi recipe is a combination of both. Leftover cream in the fridge and roasted cumin…

A quick recap of my favourite things for the month of June 2018.
Lifestyle/ Monthly Favorites

Monthly Favourites June 2018

My move across the globe meant that I had to put my blog in hiatus for a couple of months. Now that things are settled, I am back to posting regularly and that means the feature of things that I love is back! Let’s get started for monthly favourites June 2018, shall we? Event – Sydney Vivid If you are following me on Instagram (please do follow me if you aren’t) you must have seen quite a few pictures, videos…

A simple Pakistani style bhindi ki sabzi made with sliced onions and spices finished off with lemon juice. Enjoy with garma garam chapatti.
Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Bhindi ki Sabzi | Pakistani style okra vegetable

A simple Pakistani style bhindi ki sabzi made with sliced onions and spices finished off with lemon juice. This vegetarian / vegan recipe can be enjoyed with garma garam chapatti. Bhindi / okra is one of my most favourite vegetables to cook with, and has to be a part of my weekly dinner menu. Once a week for sure, though more than that is just as appreciated. I was so sad to find out that bhindi isn’t common in Australia…

The decision to cargo or not to cargo can be so complicated! Read on to find a guideline to help you decide what to take in cargo when moving from Pakistan to another country, and the lessons I learned when I sent a cargo shipment from Pakistan to Australia.
Australia/ Sydney/ The Expat Life/ Travel Diaries

To cargo or not to cargo PLUS what to take in cargo when moving from Pakistan?

The decision to cargo or not to cargo can be so complicated! Read on to find a guideline to help you decide what to take in cargo when moving from Pakistan to another country, and the lessons I learned when I sent a cargo shipment from Pakistan to Australia. Moving to another country is tough, with packing being one of the most difficult tasks on the to-do list! The thing that stressed me the most about coming to Sydney was…

Similar to a burger but far spicier, a bun kabab is the proverbial Pakistani street food snack. It features a potato and lentils patty in a tawa toasted burger bun, with lots of green chutney and sliced vegetables.
Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegetarian

Daal and aloo bun kabab or lentil and potato spicy burgers

Similar to a burger but far spicier, an aloo and daal bun kabab is the proverbial Pakistani street food snack. It features a potato and lentils patty in a tawa toasted burger bun, with lots of green chutney and sliced vegetables.   I wait eagerly for Eid every year. The festivities, the clothes, family get-togethers and of course the food. I would spend days planning what I would make for Eid, determined to outdo myself from the year before. However,…

Sweet and tangy imli chutney is made from tamarind pulp, sugar and spices. It is the perfect accompaniment to Pakistani street food snacks such as dahi baray, chaat, samosa and more.
Pakistani Recipes/ Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes/ Snacks

Imli chutney or tamarind chutney

Sweet and tangy imli chutney is made from tamarind pulp, sugar and spices. It is the perfect accompaniment to Pakistani street food snacks such as dahi baray, chaat, samosa and more.  After posting the mash ki daal kay dahi baray recipe, my next post had to be about imli ki chutney / tamarind chutney because after all, imli ki chutney is essential with dahi baray. Please note that this is not my recipe, but my mother’s recipe which makes it…