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Lemon sandwich cookies laid out on parchment paper. On the bottom right are three lemon slices, and on the bottom left is a small bowl with lemon buttercream filling.
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Lemon Cookies | Lemon Sandwich Cookies

These simple lemon cookies are flecked with lemon zest, filled with a lemon buttercream and taste just like the EBM lemon sandwich biscuits. The best way to enjoy these buttery lemon sandwich cookies is with a cup of tea. One of my favorite things to have with a cup of chai is biscuits, and one of the regulars in the chai biscuit category is the lemon biscuit sandwich by EBM. English Biscuit Manufacturers (EBM for short) is a Pakistani biscuit…

A pile of cake rusk on parchment paper. At the back are two cups of tea, and one of the cups of tea has a cake rusk placed on the saucer.
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How to make cake rusk | Cake rusk recipe

Cake rusk is a crunchy dry biscuit and a popular teatime snack in India and Pakistan. Similar to biscotti, these crispy biscuits are perfect for dunking in your tea. Read on ahead to learn how to make cake rusk at home. What is cake rusk? Cake rusk is a type of dry biscuit and a popular teatime snack in India and Pakistan. It is also known as just rusk, or papay. Since cake rusk is crunchy and dry, the traditional…

A white plate with a pile of masala french fries on it, along with a small bowl of ketchup. In the background are masala french fries as well.
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Spicy French Fries | Masala Fries

Sharing an Indian and Pakistani street food classic – masala fries or spicy French fries. Crispy French fries are tossed in a spicy and tangy spice blend and served hot with ketchup. This quick potato recipe is lip smacking delicious and is bound to be your next favourite snack. What are spicy chili French fries? This style of French fries are also called masala fries or thelay walay fries in India and Pakistan. The word thela means roadside stall and…

Three chapli kabab sliders on a wooden board with a rust colored napkin in the background and a small bowl of red chili flakes.
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Chapli Kabab Sliders | Pakistani Chapli Kabab Mini Burgers

Today I am sharing a twist on the traditional Pakistani chapli kabab by making chapli kabab sliders or mini chapli burgers. Mini slider buns are topped with green chutney raita, crispy and crunchy chapli kabab patty, tangy tamarind chutney, and your favorite toppings. It’s the perfect appetizer for a dawaat, a birthday party, a high tea, or just to have with your shaam ki chai (evening tea).  Enjoy the classic chapli kabab flavors in a mini version that’s easy to…

A piece of vegetarian zucchini slice on a white plate with a fork next to it. On the right side are two more pieces of zucchini slice.
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Vegetarian Zucchini Slice

Filled with zucchini, carrots, and cheese this vegetarian zucchini slice is a great way to add more vegetables to your meals, for kids as well as adults. It can be served hot or cold, and is ideal for snacks, picnics, lunch or dinner. It’s super easy to prepare and lends itself to endless variations. It’s freezer friendly making it ideal for meal prep. What is a zucchini slice? I first heard about zucchini slice when I moved to Australia. Over…

A plate of toasted pita chips. In the middle of the plate is a bowl of avocado green chutney with a spoon in it, and garnished with chopped coriander, tomatoes and onion.
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Avocado Green Chutney

Avocados are combined with Indian coriander mint chutney to make avocado green chutney. This rich, creamy and spicy condiment can be served with chips, added to salads, wraps or sandwiches. Or just eaten on its own with a spoon!   About 2 years ago, I had some ripe avocadoes on my kitchen counter, and I was trying to figure out what to do with them. I wanted to make a dip other than guacamole. That’s when I got an idea…

A piece of mango coconut trifle on a white dish with a small fork next to it. On the back is a blue dish with more trifle in it on the top right corner. On the top left is a mango on top of a blue napkin.
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Mango Coconut Trifle | Mango Coconut Layered Dessert

This mango coconut trifle (or mango coconut layered dessert) is a delicious tropical dessert made of layers of sponge cake, whipped cream, fresh mango, and toasted coconut. Read on for the recipe, along with flavor variations. The dessert I am sharing today is a recipe that I created completely by accident. I had planned on making a sponge roll but the recipe I tried was a disaster. The sponge itself tasted nice, but it just wouldn’t roll properly. I had…