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….

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…

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…

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…

Shakar Paray

Shaker Paray also known as Khurma, are little pieces of rolled dough fried in oil till golden and glazed in a sugar syrup. If you love Balushahi (Pakistani Sweet), you will also love these buttery, flaky, golden fried biscuits as the ingredients and method for both Balushahi and Shakar Paray are almost identical. This Shakar…

Chicken Dam Biryani

Biryani is primarily a rice dish layered with meat originating from the Mughals of the Indian Subcontinent. Marinated or cooked meat is layered with par-boiled rice and left on ‘Dam’, a method of cooking in which food is cooked on a very low flame in a sealed pot. Like every dish, Biryani also has several…

Chicken Karahi

Karahi – one of the hallmarks of Pakistani cuisine is a traditional spicy curry comprising of meat stewed in a tomato yogurt base. The dish is named after the steep sided, wok-shaped pot it is usually cooked in. Karhai recipes vary from one region to another. Peshawari Karhai, Lahori Karhai, White Karhai, Koila Karhai, Balochi…

Butt Karhai inspired Lamb Karhai

If you’ve been to Lahore, Pakistan, you most certainly must have visited or at the very least heard of the famous Butt Karhai restaurant located at Laksmi Chowk. I initially came to know of this tasty Lahori Karhai cooked with organic meat in Desi Ghee and Butter in 2016 as I was preparing to attend…