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An image with the text 'Ramadan Food Preparation Guide. Prepare for Suhoor and Iftar in Advance'. On the back of the text is a collage of 9 pictures of iftar and suhoor snacks which includes shami kebabs, pakoras, green chutney, chaat, fried onions, and vegetable puff patties.
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Ramadan Food Preparation Guide with Recipes – How to prepare in advance for Suhoor, Iftar and Dinner

It’s going to be Ramadan in less than 2 months, and this is the best time to start thinking about the preps that you can do to make the month of Ramadan as stress free as possible. This is why today I am sharing a step-by-step Ramadan food preparation guide (including recipes). Lots of tips on how to prepare in advance for sehri / suhoor, iftar, and  dinner. When I was working on this article, I asked friends and family…

A cheese board set out for South Asians. Clockwise from the top there's cubed feta cheese, puff pastry straws, baked brie, masala peanuts, rice crackers, cubed and sliced cheddar cheese, ritz crackers, papri crisps, grapes, and mango chutney.
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How to make a Cheese Board for South Asians (Add a Pakistani Indian twist to your Cheese Board)

This blog post is all about how to make a Cheese Board for South Asians. Consider this a cheese board 101 guide with step by step pictures on what to do, along with things to keep in mind when serving a cheese board (or grazing platter) to Pakistani Indian guests. It also includes how you can add a Desi twist to your cheese board, with Pakistani Indian inspired savoury snacks and sweets. The steps and guidelines in this post work…

A picture collage of 4 pictures with text stating '10 reasons why every desi household needs a multicooker'
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10 reasons why a multi cooker is an essential appliance in a Pakistani and Indian household.

This post may contain affiliate links. The one question that I get all the time when I talk about my multi cooker is whether it’s suitable for Pakistani and Indian cooking. This blog post talks about what is a multi cooker and gives a list of reasons (10 to be exact) on why a multi cooker is an essential appliance in a Pakistani and Indian household. Read on ahead to find out why. First of all, what is a multi…

A baking tray with roasted vegetables on it cut in cubes - the vegetables are sweet potato, beetroot, red capsicum / red bell pepper and zucchini.
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Guide to roasting vegetables | How to roast vegetables

A guide to roasting vegetables – things to keep in mind when deciding to roast vegetables, how to roast different types of vegetables, and how to serve and use the super delicious roasted vegetables. Let me be honest. I have struggled with roasting vegetables many times – it’s not a common technique in a Pakistani or Indian household. Even when we make full chicken (or charga) we cook and fry it, but rarely roast.  It’s only in the last few…

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Creative ways to use up leftovers along with leftover recipes

This blog post contains many creative ways to use up leftovers, along with leftover recipes that will result in new meals for you and your family. Reduce food waste, use up leftovers, and also save money. In my last blog post, I talked about how to reduce food waste and leftovers from happening. But there are many cases (some intentionally) when we end up with leftovers, that we just don’t know what to do with. This article talks about a…

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How to reduce food waste and leftovers at the same time!

Nip it in the bud – how to reduce food waste and leftovers. This blog post covers 12 ways to stop leftovers from happening in the first place, so food waste is minimised. Today is World Food Day, an international day celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. Every year, World Food Day has a different theme, and…

A detailed guide on how to stock a pantry in a Pakistani kitchen - pantry edition. Also included is a FREE grocery list printable.
Cooking Tips/ Pakistani Recipes

How to stock a Pakistani kitchen + printable Pakistani grocery list

A couple of weeks ago I got a message from a reader who needed help in stocking her pantry with the food essentials, especially the Pakistani ingredients. It made me think of how difficult it was when I moved countries and had to setup my kitchen from scratch. It also made me realise that while there are some excellent resources on stocking a pantry and kitchen organisation, there’s not a lot of information for the Desi pantry. Especially not for…