One Pot Sausage Peppers & Rice

One Pot Sausage, Peppers and Rice makes a perfect meal for hectic evenings. It is one of those recipes that are quick to make and taste delicious. The best part about this recipe is that everything is cooked in just one pan or skillet, making cleaning up a breeze. You will find almost all the…

Anda Ghotala

Anda Ghotala is a spicy tomatoey scrambled egg dish served at most Pakistani Dhabas. Dhabas are roadside restaurants located on Pakistani and Indian highways that serve mouth-watering local cuisines and double as truck stops. When I worked in Karachi, we ordered lunch from a nearby Dhaba, and I ordered Anda Ghotala almost every other day….

Beef Gyoza

I do not have a sweet tooth but I can say without a doubt ‘Umami’ is the flavour I live for. I know I have a hit dish in hand, when I am successful in extracting a pleasant savoury taste, from a set of given ingredients. Goes without saying ingredients with a high umami profile…

Chicken Ramen

Summer in Germany has unfortunately been disrupted by a spell of grey damp days establishing the need for a flavourful, comforting soup with squiggly noodles. Nothing says comfort food like a bowl of piping hot Ramen, topped with a soft-boiled egg, fresh spring onions and slices of succulent chicken. As much as I love instant ramen…

Peri Peri Roast Chicken

Peri-Peri Roast Chicken makes an effortless tasty meal your whole family will enjoy. It is one of those recipes that requires only 15 minutes of preparation and then the oven does all the work, making it a perfect recipe for busy nights. Peri-Peri Roast Chicken is marinated in a Peri-Peri sauce and grilled till the…

Chicken Mandi

Mandi is a rice and meat dish originating from Yemen. The meat (chicken, lamb, goat, or camel) used for Mandi is marinated in a special fragrant spice blend called Hawaij. Mandi is quite popular in Middle Eastern countries and is served as the main dish at special events like Eid, weddings, and other celebrations. What…

Sabut Masoor Dal (Brown Lentils)

Masoor dal is a delicious Pakistani lentil curry made using brown lentils (red lentils with their skin on). The nutritional profile of these lentils is similar to that of meat, making it a popular substitute in most vegetarian/vegan diets. Brown lentils are easy to cook, cheap and readily available at most stores, making them the…

Bulgur Pilaf

Bulgur is a whole grain made from par boiled cracked wheat. It is high in minerals, vitamins and fibres and makes an excellent addition to salads, breads, or serves as a healthier replacement of rice. It is simple to cook and a staple in Turkish cuisine. Most Turkish restaurants serve Bulgur as a side with…

Stuffed Eggplant (Karniyarik)

Karniyarik is a Turkish dish consisting of eggplants stuffed with sautéed onions, tomatoes, peppers, parsley, and minced meat. I know food served on a flight is no standard to measure the deliciousness of a dish, but whenever I am served with a hearty Karniyarik on any of my Turkish Airlines flights, I am a happy…

Turkish Lentil Soup

Silky, flavourful and wholesome, Turkish lentil soup is easy to make. Drizzled with some paprika-infused oil and lemon juice, this red lentil soup is perfect for every season. A classic Turkish lentil soup has an onion base and is flavoured with cumin, mint and pepper. The presence of red lentils makes this meal so much…