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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…

Two jars of no bake mango cheesecake. There is a biscuit crumb on the bottom, topped with a mango cream cheese filling, and chopped mangoes on top. At the back is mango puree in a glass jar.
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No Bake Mango Cheesecake Jars | No Gelatin Recipe

These no bake mango cheesecake jars are the perfect party dessert. Crunchy biscuit base, with a fluffy mango and cream cheese filling, and fresh mango chunks on top. It’s also vegetarian friendly, with no gelatin. This tropical dessert can be served in glass jars for an individual serving, or in a large bowl for a family style serving. No bake mango cheesecake – the ingredients: Cheesecake Base: The base of the cheesecake is made with digestive biscuits. Other options include…

Khagina or Pakistani style scrambled eggs in a silver serving bowl with bronze handles. The khagina is topped with coriander leaves.
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Khagina (Khageena) – spicy Pakistani scrambled eggs

Khagina (or khageena) is the South Asian or Desi version of scrambled eggs. The recipe I am sharing is the Pakistani version made with onions, tomatoes, green chilies and coriander leaves / cilantro. Ready in less than 20 minutes, it’s a popular breakfast option and can be served with paratha, roti or bread. What is khagina (khageena)? Khagina (or khageena) is the South Asian or Desi version of spicy scrambled eggs with onions and tomatoes. There are versions of this…

A plate filled with Sindhi style crispy bhindi. On the bottom of the plate are 3 lemon wedges, and on top of that is a small bowl containing chaat masala. Right below the plate is a biege colored napkin, and a coriander sprig.
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Sindhi style crispy bhindi | Crispy okra in air fryer

Today I am sharing a Sindhi style vegan recipe using okra / bhindi. In the Indian sub-continent, okra (or ladyfingers) is called bhindi and is made in a variety of preparations – on its own, with other vegetables and with meat as well. The first time I had this crispy bhindi was at my in-laws house, and that too for breakfast. The idea of having bhindi for breakfast was completely foreign to me, but after trying it once, I fell…

A plate is topped with date and almond bliss balls flavored with strawberry and cardamom. There are 8 bliss balls on the table, and they are garnished with freeze dried strawberries and almonds. Behind the plate is a pink colored napkin, and on the left of the bliss balls is half a freeze dried strawberry.
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Date and Almond Bliss Balls with Strawberry and Cardamom

Delicious date and almond bliss balls can be made in less than 30 minutes. Flavored with strawberry and cardamom, these no bake energy bites are a super healthy treat for breakfast, a workout snack, or to pop in lunchboxes for kids and adults alike. What are bliss balls? Bliss balls are a type of snack made by pulsing a bunch of ingredients together in the food processor till it all comes together. The mixture is then formed into balls that…

Three slices of chicken tikka bread pizza on a baking tray. The bread pizza is topped with grilled chicken flavored with chicken tikka spices, onions, tomato sauce and cheese.
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Chicken Tikka Bread Pizza | Open Faced Chicken Sandwich

Chicken flavored with chicken tikka spices is added with onions, tomato sauce and cheese on top of Turkish bread to make a chicken tikka bread pizza. This open-faced chicken sandwich is then baked in the oven (or air fryer) till the cheese melts. Enjoy as a weeknight meal, as a snack with tea, or as a lunch box option for kids (and even adults). The chicken tikka bread pizza can also be made in advance and kept in the freezer…

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…