Assalamu Alaikum! (May peace be upon you) Here’s a quick roundup of some things that caught my eye this month, in words and pictures, including what I’ve been reading this month and some recipes on my to-do list for May!
This recipe emerged after I was obsessively searching for a way to use up all the cabbage we had at home. You see, cooking for 2 people is tricky because you need such a small quantity of ingredients and then you’re always left with bits and bobs of random ingredients like one-third of a courgette, a quarterRead more
About 95% of the time, when I’m in no rush to get dinner on the table, I make my curry the usual way by first sauteing the onions, garlic and ginger first, then browning the meat etc. However, my Mum taught me this pretty neat way to cook meat-based curries where the sauteing happens atRead more
I remember before I got married, I asked my then-fiance now-husband what his favourite food was. He responded, quite sheepishly, ‘I like Pilau and Biryani’.
What’s the easiest way to get a wickedly deep and divine ‘can’t-quite-put-my-finger-on-what-it-is’ flavour? Broth. Hands down, this is one of the easiest things ANYONE could do in the kitchen. It is fool-proof. I have made this on a full on busy day when I had guests over for tea, was cooking for a sick friend AND hadRead more
When I think aaloo ki tikkiyan, I think of the classical Pakistani food I grew up eating. I think of the daal and chawal my mother made that I loved. I remember sneaking the flavoursome, tender cutlets from trays in front of guests when I thought no one was looking. I knew I would get some after, but I couldRead more
As my exams linger close by, I find myself turning towards quick, simple and classic recipes. I love spending time in the kitchen and experimenting with new recipes and ideas, but when time is of the essence, a couple of no-fuss, tried and true recipes come in handy. This happens to be one of them.Read more
This is one of my husband’s favourite dishes. Well, to be more specific, this is his favourite Pakistani recipe of mine. And to be quite fair, I do agree with him. If I had to make a list of my favourite Pakistani foods, Karahi Keema made with mutton or lamb meat would be in my top 5. Literally,Read more
Are you a salad person? I never used to be. To be quite honest, I hated salads. I never quite understood them. I used to think…What is the point of salads? I mean, they’re not filling. They’re not even tasty. They’re just a crisp and cold side to the main meal (usually carbs-galore, I may add).Read more
Hello! This is my recipe for minced fish curry. Usually, us Pakistanis eat chicken, lamb or beef in the form of mince, but I love this spin on it. All my family were pretty surprised/confused/freaked out by this one! But they all loved it so much and now this is a favourite in my house.Read more