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Two bowls of chawal ki kheer (Pakistani rice pudding). The bowl on the bottom left is garnished with crushed almonds and sliced pistachios. Above that, on the right corner is another bowl of the rice pudding, this one decorated with crushed almonds and dried rose petals. Next to the bowl on the left are scattered almonds, pistachios and dried rose petals.
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Rice Kheer | Chawal ki Kheer | Rice Pudding 

Rice kheer or chawal ki kheer is the Desi equivalent of rice pudding. It’s a dessert that suits all occasions – be it a weeknight dinner with the family, a fancy party thrown for friends and family, an Eid celebration, or a wedding.  All you need to make it are a few pantry staples – rice, milk and sugar along with your preferred flavourings. Considering the ease of availability of these ingredients, it’s no wonder that rice kheer is one…

A simple and quick recipe for Pakistani qeema or Pakistani style ground mince with onions and green chilies. This recipe makes for a dry style qeema which is best had with puri or paratha.
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Pakistani Qeema recipe | Breakfast qeema with onions | Pakistani ground mince 

Today I am sharing a recipe for a super simple and delicious Pakistani qeema or keema. In our family, we would call it “naashta wala qeema” which translates into breakfast qeema ; and the reason we called it this was because it was usually made for breakfast and eaten with puri or paratha. We loved it so much that we had it at lunch and dinner as well, but the name stuck – breakfast qeema it was!  What is qeema…

So this isn’t exactly a recipe but a super simple delicious hack that turns frozen parathas into crispy flaky puri style paratha! Just the thing to have for breakfast with chai.  Follow my step by step tutorial on how to make frozen paratha in an air fryer! 
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Air fryer paratha | How to make frozen paratha in an air fryer

So this isn’t exactly a recipe but a super simple delicious hack that turns frozen parathas into crispy flaky puri style paratha! Just the thing to have for breakfast with chai.  Follow my step by step tutorial on how to make frozen paratha in an air fryer! Ever since I moved to Australia, there has always been a packet of frozen parathas in my freezer. Just the thing I need …  To make anda paratha with chai for breakfast,  To…

This aloo ki tarkari (potato curry) is similar to the one that you get at the halwa puri stall, just more hygienic. It's a vegetarian recipe that is super simple to make, and tastes delicious with puri, paratha or kachori. All you need is achaar on the side. 
Breakfast & Brunch/ Pakistani Recipes/ Potatoes/ Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Aloo ki Tarkari | Potato Curry | Vegetarian

This aloo ki tarkari (potato curry) is similar to the one that you get at the halwa puri stall, just more hygienic. It’s a vegetarian recipe that is super simple to make, and tastes delicious with puri, paratha or kachori. All you need is achaar on the side.  If there’s one vegetable that everyone loves, that would be the potato. Be it Pakistani style or continental aloo (or potato) is one vegetable that people rarely say no to, be it…

Fresh mushrooms sautéed in garlic, avocado slices and of course lemon juice and salt come together to make this delicious avocado mushroom toast. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or even dinner.
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Avocado Mushroom Toast

Fresh mushrooms sautéed in garlic, avocado slices and of course lemon juice and salt come together to make this delicious avocado mushroom toast. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or even dinner. The first time I tried avocado was as guacamole with tortilla chips and for years that was the only recipe I tried. As much as I loved them, avocados can be pricey and there is always that risk of them being under-ripe. Now that I am more comfortable with judging…

Breakfast & Brunch

Sweeten up your breakfast with Honey!

Sweeten up your breakfast with pure bee honey! If I skip breakfast, it’s like my entire day just starts off on the wrong foot. My stomach starts growling at 12 pm and then I inevitably over eat at lunch time, feeling tired the entire day. So whether it is cake rusk (our Desi papay) with chai or buttered toast I always have something to eat in the morning. I know it can be difficult to cook something up but a…

This make-ahead dish comprises of salted caramel crepes with strawberries. Prepare a night before and bake in the morning.
Baking/ Breakfast & Brunch/ Desserts/ Recipes

Salted Caramel Crepes

This make-ahead breakfast dish comprises of salted caramel crepes with strawberries. Prepare a night before and bake in the morning. I am a ‘make sure you eat breakfast in the morning’ kind of girl. It’s a habit ingrained in me since childhood and I always have something, even if it’s just bread dipped in my chai. If I don’t, my stomach starts growling in a few hours and it ceases to be a productive day for me. On the weekdays,…