Welcome to Mirchi Tales where you will find Pakistani and Indian recipes and delicious tea time desserts. We are all about taking everyday South Asian recipes and elevating them for the modern kitchen.
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A collection of our reader favorite recipes. Classic Pakistani and South Asian recipes for weeknight dinners, including meatless and vegetarian options.
- Kaali daal or khari masoor ki daal | Black gram lentils
- Pakistani aloo keema | Potato with mincemeat
- Aloo ki Tahari or Aloo Chawal | Spiced Potato Rice
- Air fryer paratha | How to make frozen paratha in an air fryer
- Turkey Rissoles
- Lotus root or bhae ki sabzi with potatoes
- 25 Pakistani Vegetarian Recipes you HAVE to make!
- Aloo Hari Pyaz or Potatoes with Spring Onions
Recipes to help you out with what to cook for dinner - lots of quick and easy as well as breakfast for dinner options.
- Vegetarian Zucchini Slice
- The simplest Pakistani salan recipe (and how to create multiple variations using the same ingredients!)
- Khagina (Khageena) – spicy Pakistani scrambled eggs
- Sindhi style crispy bhindi | Crispy okra in air fryer
- Paneer tikka sandwich (Paneer cheese toast with green chutney)
- How to make a pavlova grazing platter | Mini pavlovas with cream, fruit, and nuts
- How to make leftover biryani (Turn any leftover curry / salan into biryani)
- Chicken Chili Dry | Indo Chinese Chili Chicken Recipe
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A variety of recipes showcasing the most popular protein in the world - chicken!
- Chicken club sandwich | How to make a club sandwich
- Chicken Tikka Bread Pizza | Open Faced Chicken Sandwich
- Chicken Manchurian Recipe (Indo Chinese Recipe)
- Chicken Hot and Sour Soup
- Chinese Chicken Corn Soup
- Chicken Yakhni | Simplest and most AROMATIC chicken broth EVER!
- Chicken and Mushroom Mini Quiches | Mini Quiche Recipe
- Easy Chicken Fajitas | Chicken Fajita Wraps
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It's important to end the meal with something sweet- biscuits, cookies, puddings and more!
- Chocolate vanilla cake (Copycat Bombay bakery chocolate cake)
- Lemon Cookies | Lemon Sandwich Cookies
- Mango Coconut Trifle | Mango Coconut Layered Dessert
- Easy Mango Mousse with Cardamom (No Eggs or Gelatin)
- Cardamom jam thumbprint cookies | Bakery jam biscuits
- 3 ingredient instant coconut ladoos | Cardamom coconut fudge balls
- Nan Khatai (Khalifa style) | Cardamom flavored shortbread biscuits
- How to make an Eid Cookie Box
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Vegetarian recipes that are quick to make, and full of flavor. From everyday sabzi, to lentils, to sides and more.
- Spicy French Fries | Masala Fries
- Avocado Green Chutney
- Rishte ka Achar | Grated Mango Pickle | Aam Kasundi
- No Bake Mango Cheesecake Jars | No Gelatin Recipe
- Aam panna recipe | Kairi sharbat | Green mango drink
- How to make Paneer Samosas | Cheese Paneer Samosa
- Fruit Chaat | Sweet and Spicy Fruit Salad | Pakistani Fruit Chaat
- Air fryer pakora | No fry pakora | Healthy onion pakora
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