Kafta Kebab

Lebanese Kafta Kebab are made with minced beef and lamb with parsley, onions, and a staple Lebanese spice blend ‘7 Spice Mix’. You can easily find 7 Spice Mix at your local Middle Eastern store or Super Market. Even if you do not scroll down to my Hummus with Spiced Beef recipe for a homemade…

Hariyali Biryani

Hariyali Biryani is a flavourful and aromatic Biryani made using coriander, mint and green chillies. These herbs lend an exotic fragrance to the rice. Most of you know by now I love cooking and eating Biryani. If you’re looking for a more traditional Biryani check out my Chicken Dam Biryani. I had a Sindhi neighbour…

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…

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…

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…

Chicken Shawarma

This Chicken Shawarma recipe consists of succulent, immensely flavourful chicken, wrapped in flatbreads with a creamy garlic-tahini yogurt sauce. Shawarmas are popular street food in Middle Eastern countries and are equally loved in Pakistan. If dinner was something I did not like, Shawarmas were my saviour. I do not believe I need to explain what…

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta has the most delicious creamy, tangy sauce with spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. Even though this recipe uses a few simple ingredients, the result is restaurant quality delicious. Packed with Mediterranean flavours – sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, baby spinach and Parmesan, this one pot pasta is super quick and easy to make. I…