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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 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…

A Ramadan meal planner that will help you plan your meals in this holy month. Plus there is a FREE sample menu guideline for sehri/suhoor, iftar and dinner.
Menu Planning/ Party Planning/ Ramazan & Eid/ Weekly Dinner Menu

Ramadan meal planner + FREE sehri and iftar menu

A Ramadan meal planner that will help you plan your meals in this holy month. Plus there is a FREE sample menu guideline for sehri/suhoor, iftar and dinner. Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar, and every day 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 fast, but they also have to stay…

Tandoori fish wraps with a filling of tandoori masala spiced fish, caramelized vegetables, and a yoghurt sauce can be served as a filling dinner or a quick snack.
Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Seafood

Tandoori fish wraps

Tandoori fish wraps (or a Pakistani take on fish tacos) have a filling of tandoori masala spiced fish, caramelized vegetables, and a yoghurt sauce can be served as a filling dinner or a quick snack. It’s always difficult to decide what to make for dinner, especially when I get bored of the usual weekly meal plans. What I do then is open up the fridge, make a list of things that are available and things that need to be used…

Requiring just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes in the oven, coconut macaroons are a simple and delicious crowd pleasing dessert.
Baking/ Desserts/ International Recipes/ Snacks

Coconut Macaroons

Requiring just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes in the oven, coconut macaroons are a simple and delicious crowd pleasing dessert. Not to be confused with the French macaron, coconut macaroons are one of the simplest desserts ever. All that is required is mixing 3 ingredients and 15 – 20 minutes in the oven resulting in cookies that are crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside. The macaroons are delicious plain, but they are open to many variations depending…

Recipes/ Vegetarian

Cube that Veggie 7 day Challenge

If you are following me on Instagram, you would know that I was doing the Cube that Veggie 7 day Challenge in collaboration with KnorrPk. The challenge was simple. Cook seven different vegetable recipes using a Knorr chicken cube in the cooking process. It’s common for people to dislike vegetables or ignore them in favor of popular meat dishes, but the Knorr chicken cube adds a unique taste and aroma to vegetarian dishes that enhances their flavors and encourages people…

Australia/ Sydney/ The Expat Life/ Travel Diaries

First thoughts about Sydney

A lot of you have asked me about life in Australia, and I just thought I would post a quick update of how things are going on here, and my first thoughts about Sydney.  It feels like so much time has passed, but it’s only been a month in Sydney. I am loving the laidback vibe of the city, friendly people, and the greenery. The plants just gleam, especially after there’s been a rainfall. Of course, all this vegetation means…