Tarka Mash Daal

Mash Daal or Urad dal are split dehusked black lentils. They are rich in protein and full of health benefits. Mash Daal is cooked and utilized in many ways. My favorite is Mash Dahi Baray. My parents and husband like Dhaba Style Mash Daal. Whenever I make Mash Daal I am torn between two methods….

Chicken Lasagne

Whenever I share a recipe from any cuisine that is not Pakistani, I make sure I do extensive research and share a version that is as closest to the original as possible. But when it comes to my Chicken Lasagne recipe, there is nothing authentic about it. A perfect illustration of Italian-desi fusion. When I…

Beef Tawa Boti

August is my birthday month, so I have decided to dedicate it to cooking and sharing recipes I love. Let us start with my mother in law’s Beef Tawa Boti, a perfect recipe to utilize all that Eid-ul-Adha meat. My MIL is a great cook and has a no fuss cooking style. She manages to…

Kunna Gosht

Kunna Gosht is a flavourful mutton curry, a speciality of Chiniot, a city in Punjab Pakistan. In Punjabi, a round clay pot is called a Kunna, hence the name Kunna Gosht. Traditionally this recipe is cooked by combining mutton trotters and shanks with a few basic spices in a sealed clay pot, which is then…

Lamb Tagine with Prunes

Tagines, the hallmark of Moroccan Cuisine are delicious slow-cooked stews made using an array of ingredients. The word Tagine has dual meanings. Tagines are conical earthenware vessels and the stews cooked in them are also called Tagines. Steam collects in the cone of the Tagine pot as the food cooks, condenses back over its contents,…

Almond M’hencha

Before I say anything about this recipe I want to go ahead and let you all know; this was the most delicious dessert I have ever made. Most of you know by now, I do not have a sweet tooth and making desserts is more of a chore, a labour with no fruit, because I…

Mie Goreng

Anyone who has been to Indonesia is familiar with Mie Goreng, a famous noodle street food. Mie Goreng literally means ‘fried noodles’ and as the name suggests egg noodles are stir fried in a sticky sweet and salty sauce with chicken, prawns, and vegetables. The best part of this dish are ‘egg ribbons’ made by…

Cantuccini (Italian Almond Biscuits)

Cantuccini are crunchy biscuits from Tuscany with almonds. Biscuits, known as Biscotti in Italy, come in several shapes and sizes with each region having its own speciality. Local regional produce is often incorporated into the biscuits, that is why most biscotti in the South feature pistachios and those in in the north are studded with…

Peach & Cherry Puff Pastry Pie

Fresh cherries and impeccably sweet peaches blend together beautifully in this stunning seasonal pie. This combination is a true match made in heaven, making this delightful pie the perfect way to celebrate summer’s stone fruits. When summer fruits are in full bloom it is time to get baking. If you have two tiny tots like…

Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca)

I have been trying to add more seafood to our diet and am therefore on the lookout for recipes that are simple to make yet filling. Before I even made this Brazilian Fish Stew, I knew it was a keeper because the ingredient list spelled flavour, and if you know me you know I love…