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A hybrid between Pakistani spices and Italian herbs, this baked chicken loaf is healthy, delicious and oh so easy to make. 
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Chicken Loaf with Basil

A hybrid between Pakistani spices and Italian herbs, this baked chicken loaf is healthy, delicious and oh so easy to make …  For someone with a busy schedule, it’s important to have recipes that can be easily made, and that can serve as multiple meals at the same time. This chicken loaf is one such recipe. It can be sliced and served with roti for dinner, or used to make sandwiches. It can be eaten on its own, or cut…

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Baked Chicken and Vegetables

This recipe comprises of baked chicken and vegetables tossed with spices, and made in one baking tray so it’s simple, healthy and delicious. Have been trying to eat healthy for the past month or so. It’s been tough. Not that the food is bland or tasteless. I am NOT going to let that happen. But what I find challenging is figuring out what to cook and the meal prep involved. Just to give you an idea here’s what a regular…

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Granola Crusted Chicken Tenders

This delicious & healthy recipe features baked granola crusted chicken tenders that are made using artisanal granola from Nora got Sweet Tooth. About nine months back or so I saw this advert by a new home caterer who was planning to introduce granola and meusli. The advert piqued my interest because I love granola and it is the easiest breakfast possible. Add yoghurt/milk and you are done. A few days later I messaged her to ask for the prices. She…

Similar to Greek yoghurt, hung curd is made by draining the liquid whey from fresh yogurt or dahi. It can be used in dips, marinades or parfaits.
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How to make Hung Curd

Similar to Greek yoghurt, hung curd is made by draining the liquid whey from fresh yogurt or dahi. It can be used in dips, marinades or parfaits. Hung Curd is a term that we read about quite often in different recipes or food forums. It sounds fancy, but is actually quite simple to make. All it requires is draining the liquid or whey from yogurt/curd, and the thick yogurt you are left with is essentially Hung Curd. It is similar…

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Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka – Pakistani Style There’s a little bit of cheating involved in this recipe. Basically, I didn’t make it. Mom made it, but it is so simple & it turned out so amazing that not sharing it with you would have been sacrilegious. Plus I was responsible for the final baking – so I get a little bit of credit here. Mom makes a Desi-style gravy to serve on the side using up the remaining marinade juices. Serve with…

Cooking Tips/ Healthy Eating/ Ramazan & Eid

Preparing for Ramadan – Tips for Meal Planning and Healthy Eating

Preparing for Ramadan in advance is important so you can be as stress free as possible during the month. Read on for tips on how to meal plan, the importance of a balanced diet and how to eat healthy in Ramadan.    Ramadan or Ramazan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar. Everyday during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast by abstaining from food & drink from sunrise (suhoor/sehri) to sunset…

Healthy Eating/ Salads, Soups & Starters/ Vegetarian

Salad Greens with Roasted Garlic Dressing

Continuing on with posting recipes for salads, here’s a recipe for another simple green salad with roasted garlic dressing. With oranges going out of season, it can easily be substituted with other fruits (grapefruit, pear, or more apples). Garlic in the dressing might seem odd, but once garlic is roasted, it loses its bitter raw flavor, and becomes mild & sweet. Ever since I discovered how amazing roasted garlic is through the tomato soup I made in winters, I have been…