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Chicken Curry or Murghi ka salan is a staple at the Pakistani dinner table. This particular version is made with a base of onions and tomatoes, and is best served with roti.
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Murghi ka Salan | Chicken Curry with Onion and Tomatoes

Chicken Curry, Chicken ka Salan or well Murghi ka Salan if we are talking about proper translations is a dinner staple of the Pakistani household. The salan or gravy / curry in English is eaten with rice or roti. It can consist of any meat but with health problems on the rise these days chicken has become far more popular. Compared to red meat it also cooks in less time while being cheaper. The main ingredients used to make a…

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Zeera Aloo ki Sabzi (Spiced Cumin Potatoes with Gravy)

Zeera aloo ki sabzi is a Pakistani vegetarian dish comprising of sliced potatoes seasoned with cumin seeds and chili in a simple but delicious gravy. Serve with raita and chutney for a comforting dinner. Not many people like vegetables, but if there was one vegetable that everyone loved, it would be potatoes. Crispy French fries, potato wedges, mashed potatoes or perhaps a baked potato with sour cream, there’s got to be a recipe that you just can’t get enough of.…

Aloo ki Tahari or Aloo Chawal a simple vegetarian one-pot dish made with rice and potatoes.
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Aloo ki Tahari Recipe

 Aloo ki Tahari or Aloo Chawal is a simple vegetarian one-pot dish made with rice and potatoes. It is one of my favourite Desi comfort foods, and I love having it with lots of raita on the side. The way it’s always been made at my place has been with potatoes (and there’s always an extra potato for me!), but other vegetables like beans or peas can also be added. It can easily be served on its own as a…

This popular Sindhi vegetarian recipe is made from lotus root (bhae in Urdu/Sindhi) in a onion based gravy with potatoes and tamarind pulp.
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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…

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Peri Bites

Peri Bites are green chilies stuffed with chicken & cheese; dipped in breadcrumbs and fried till golden. They make you ask for a glass of water but you still keep asking for more. It’s the month of Ramazan and as much as we plan not to, we end up focusing on the food. Every year I think that this year I am going to keep it simple; not spend much time in the kitchen and eat healthy. But inevitably I…

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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…