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…

Paneer Tikka

Paneer or Indian Cottage Cheese is a spongy, unsalted and non-melting fresh cheese made by curdling milk. Paneer is a rich source of milk protein and is often substituted for meat in Indian vegetarian recipes. Paneer Tikka is a vegetarian version of the delicious and well known Chicken Tikka, chunks of marinated chicken grilled over…

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a Levantine herb salad mainly consisting of chopped fresh parsley, tomatoes, mint, onions, and soaked bulgur. The dressing used in a Tabbouleh salad is a simple mixture of Olive oil and lemon juice seasoned with salt. In many Arab cultures Tabbouleh is usually served as part of a Mezze. The ratio of parsley…

Thai Beef Salad

Salads make a great light and refreshing meal, especially in the summers. When the temperature starts going up, recipes that are quick to assemble and require little to no cooking are my favourite. We celebrate the limited number of sunny days we get in Germany by firing up the grill and salads make a perfect…

Saffron Rice

We are a family of rice lovers. Dinners on most nights is either a curry with plain boiled rice or the more elaborate Biryani or Pulao (Pilaf). Since we eat rice so often, I am always on the search for new and delicious rice recipes. This Saffron rice recipe easy to make and extremely flavorful…

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…

Cheesy Baked Asparagus

The first time I had Asparagus was at a restaurant, served as a side to an overcooked steak, its bland taste and squishy texture did not appeal to me. Since asparagus is not readily available in Pakistan, I never bothered experimenting with it. Germans on the other hand take their asparagus very seriously. Supermarkets, farmers…

Caprese Salad

Caprese Salad is a remarkably simple Italian salad encompassing of fresh Mozzarella, sweet basil, and tomatoes. Like the pizza Margherita it features the colours of the Italian flag; white, green and red. Traditionally this salad is dressed with only a splash of Olive oil, but I prefer the one with added balsamic glaze. Balsamic vinegar…

Basic Banana Bread

I love recipes that incorporate leftovers or utilize ingredients that would otherwise go wasted. Our fruit basket is always stocked with bananas, as both my girls are bananas over them! (Sorry not sorry :D). The thing with bananas however is that they ripen so fast and almost every week we’re left with a couple of…