Chilli Beef Empanadas

I sat down to type out the recipe for Chilli Beef Empanadas, to describe how buttery and flaky the pastry that encrusts the spicy beef filling is, how the gooey cheese amplifies the flavour, but I had to take an Empanada break before I could even start. These baked Empanadas are mouth-watering good. Enough to…

Kabuli Pulao

Kabuli Pulao, a light and aromatic rice dish jewelled with melt in your mouth pieces of lamb meat, spiced raisins, and carrots, is the national dish of Afghanistan. Kabuli Pulao can be made using other types of meat and poultry, but lamb is the most loved. The Afghans take pride in their Kabuli Pulao (Also…

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu is a delightful entrée in which flattened or butterflied chicken breasts are filled with ham and swiss cheese, encrusted in breadcrumbs and shallow fried in butter till the chicken is beautifully golden. The fried bits left in the pan are then used to make a simple flavor packed cream sauce. The crispy…

Savoury Mushroom Crepes

Crepes are a very thin type of soft buttery pancake that can be both sweet or savoury. Savoury pancakes are a great option for breakfast, brunch and even dinner. The French love Crepes so much that they celeberate ‘Crepe Day’ or La Chandeleur a national holiday by eating Crepes. I was never a person who…

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…