Zeera Biscuits

It is exceedingly rare that one visits a house in Pakistan and leaves without a cup of the nations’ obsession, a cup of steaming hot black tea with a dash of milk. I do not want to sound unpatriotic, but I am not a tea person at all. My relationship with tea is limited to…

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…

Baba Ganoush

Not that it needs an introduction, but Baba Ganoush (also spelt as Baba Ganouj) is a Middle Eastern smokey, creamy dip made from eggplants. Traditionally, eggplants are roasted over an open flame or wood fire, giving them a smoky taste with a hint of sweetness. It is not practical to roast eggplants over an open…

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…

Potato Filled Mini Samosas

First of all wishing all my Pakistani followers a very happy Independence Day. Today we cherish the ones who made our independence possible. Freedom is hard to get, but we are blessed to have it. This Independence Day I was asked to share a recipe that defined the flavors of Pakistan for me. When I…

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…

Lamb Tagine with Prunes

Tagines, the hallmark of Moroccan Cuisine are delicious slow-cooked stews made using an array of ingredients. The word Tagine has dual meanings. Tagines are conical earthenware vessels and the stews cooked in them are also called Tagines. Steam collects in the cone of the Tagine pot as the food cooks, condenses back over its contents,…