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A mason jar with aam panna or green mango drink with a slice of lemon, and a stainless steel straw in it. Behind the mason jar is a bottle filled with aam panna, and a raw green mango.
Beverages/ Healthy Eating/ Pakistani Recipes/ Quick and Easy/ Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Aam panna recipe | Kairi sharbat | Green mango drink

Aam panna or kairi sharbat is a refreshing drink made from kairi or unripe green mangoes, sugar and spices. It is a popular drink in India and Pakistan and an effective remedy to prevent heat and sunstroke in the summer. What is kairi / keri / kacha aam? Kairi, keri or kacha aam is another word for unripe or raw green mangoes in India and Pakistan. Raw green mangoes are eaten as a snack and are a popular ingredient in…

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.
Breakfast & Brunch/ Dinner/ Healthy Eating/ Pakistani Recipes/ Quick and Easy/ Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

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 bowl of fruit chaat containing diced apples, diced oranges, diced grapes, and diced kiwifruit in a white bowl on a black background.
Appetizers/ Desserts/ Healthy Eating/ Pakistani Recipes/ Quick and Easy/ Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Fruit Chaat | Sweet and Spicy Fruit Salad | Pakistani Fruit Chaat

Fruit chaat is the Pakistani Indian version of a fruit salad. It’s made with seasonal fruits, sugar, orange juice, and chaat masala for a hint of spice. In Pakistan, fruit chaat is an essential Ramadan recipe and is served during Iftar. Read on ahead for my fruit chaat recipe, including tips on what fruit to include, as well as variations on the traditional fruit chaat. What is fruit chaat? Think of fruit chaat as the Pakistani and Indian version of…

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.
Breakfast & Brunch/ Healthy Eating/ Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegetarian

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…

3 bowls of Chinese chicken corn soup on a blue board. Next to the chicken corn soup are 3 mini bowls, one with soy sauce, one with green chilies in vinegar, and one with red chili paste.
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Chinese Chicken Corn Soup

A recipe for Chinese chicken corn soup, Pakistani style. Chicken corn soup is a Chinese restaurant classic. Make this recipe at home in under 30 minutes and with only a few ingredients! Serve it with soy sauce, vinegar and red chili paste – the staple at every Pakistani Chinese restaurant. If you have been following me on Instagram you would know that I am doing a week of soups. I started off with the basic Pakistani chicken yakhni or chicken…

A bowl of vegetarian mulligatawny soup.
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Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup | Vegan and Dairy Free

This vegetarian mulligatawny soup recipe is made with red lentils, carrots, onions, potatoes and seasoned with Indian spices. With origins in India, it is a rich, hearty, and comforting lentil-based soup that is also vegan and dairy free. What is the meaning of Mulligatawny? To learn about the history of Mulligatawny soup and how to make it, I consulted two cookbooks. One “Classical Indian Cookery” by Julie Sahni and the other “Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery” by of course Madhur Jaffrey.…

A bowl of chicken yakhni or Pakistani and Indian style chicken broth. The yakhni is in a black bowl with a glass bottle of broth in the background, along with onion and garlic and whole spices to the right.
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Chicken Yakhni | Simplest and most AROMATIC chicken broth EVER!

Chicken yakhni or chicken broth is the Pakistani and Indian version of chicken soup for the soul. It is super simple to make, and the aroma fills up the house as it simmers on the stove. It is also comforting, highly nutritious and tastes delicious. It can be enjoyed on its own with a squeeze of lemon or used as a broth in different recipes. What is yakhni? The literal translation of yakhni is soup or broth and it is…