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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 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…

Three glasses of mango mousse on a blue background. The mango mousse cups are garnished with mango puree, pistachios and rose petals. On the top right corner is a napkin, and on the top left corner is a small bowl of pistachios.
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Easy Mango Mousse with Cardamom (No Eggs or Gelatin)

This easy mango mousse requires 4 ingredients only and can be made in less than 15 minutes. All you need is mango puree, cream and sugar with crushed cardamom adding a subtle aroma and flavor to this airy and light mousse. It’s also vegetarian friendly as this is an eggless no gelatin mango mousse recipe. It’s been a while since I posted a recipe. Last month was super busy with quite a few things happening in life at once. That…

Cardamom Jam Thumbprint cookies in a white platter. In front of the platter are two jam cookies, and one has a bite in it. There are also two cardamom pods next to the cookies. On the back is a jar of raspberry jam.
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Cardamom jam thumbprint cookies | Bakery jam biscuits

Sharing a Pakistani bakery classic today – the bakery jam biscuit or bakery jam cookie. These cardamom jam thumbprint cookies are made with a buttery cardamom flavored cookie dough, and then filled with jam. Delicious at any time of day, and especially so with a cup of tea.   Cardamom jam thumbprint cookies – the ingredients: Flour: Regular all-purpose flour or maida is used for this recipe. Sugar: This recipe uses caster sugar or finely ground sugar. I pulse regular sugar…

A variety of coconut ladoos placed in a circular heap in a plate. To the right of the plate are crushed rose petals in a small bowl. On the bottom is a plate with pistachio powder, and coconut flakes, as well as a small bowl with desiccated coconut. To the left of the plate is a ribbon, and a beige napkin.
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3 ingredient instant coconut ladoos | Cardamom coconut fudge balls

Instant coconut ladoos (or nariyal ladoos) are a traditional Indian dessert made with coconut and condensed milk. Think of it as cardamom coconut fudge rolled into a ball. Ready in less than 15 minutes, this instant dessert is super easy to make. Just mix, shape into balls, and roll with your favorite toppings. What are ladoos? Ladoo or laddu is a traditional spherical shaped dessert from the Indian subcontinental. Different types of flour such as flour, chickpea flour (gram flour…

A cooling rack placed diagonally with nan khatai on top of it. On the top left is a small plate with crushed almonds and pistachios, and below that is a teacup and a saucer with a nan khatai biscuit placed on the saucer.
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Nan Khatai (Khalifa style) | Cardamom flavored shortbread biscuits

Nan khatai are cardamom flavored shortbread style biscuits or cookies from India and Pakistan. Made with ghee, flour, chickpea flour (besan) and almonds, they have a buttery melt in the mouth flavor and light crumbly texture. Perfect with a cup of chai. This particular recipe is based on the Khalifa style nan khatai from Pakistan. What is nan khatai? Nan khatai, naan khatai, or nankhatai are cardamom flavored biscuits from the Indian sub-continent popular in both India and Pakistan. The…

An Eid cookie box with an assortment of cookies. Clockwise from top left are Italian almond cookies, nan khatai, thumbprint jam cookies, coconut laddo, cardamom shortbread cookies with dark chocolate and pistachio, nan khatai and cinnamon palmers with nuts.
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How to make an Eid Cookie Box

Presenting to you the ultimate guide on how to make an Eid cookie box, a delicious gift to make and gift to friends and family. From traditional Pakistani classics to modern cookies with a Desi spin there’s something for everyone in this cookie box. The 2021 edition includes cardamom shortbread with chocolate and pistachios, nan khatai, coconut laddos, Italian almond cookies, puff pastry palmiers and thumbprint jam cookies. Every year when the winter season would arrive, I would see social…