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Three paneer toast sandwiches cut in half, laid out on a black baking tray.
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Paneer tikka sandwich | Paneer cheese toast with green chutney

Paneer tikka sandwich is a deliciously spicy sandwich made with coriander and mint chutney, paneer seasoned with tikka spices, vegetables and lots of cheese on top. The sandwich is then baked in the oven (or air fryer) till the cheese melts. The paneer cheese toast can be enjoyed as a weeknight meal, as a snack with tea, or a lunch box option for kids and adults. The recipe also includes freezer instructions, so you can make a batch and keep…

A mound of air fryer pakoras with coriander on top. Behind the air fryer pakoras is green chili sauce, and tomato ketchup.
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Air fryer pakora | No fry pakora | Healthy onion pakora

Air fryer pakora is a healthy version of the pakora or pakoda, a popular Indian and Pakistani snack which is traditionally deep fried. This air fryer pakora recipe has all the flavor of a regular pakora, with a fraction of the calories. Plus, no wastage of oil, and no having to deal with the oil splatter after frying. The recipe that I am sharing is for an air fryer onion pakora, but you can use other vegetables. What is a…

A pavlova grazing platter on a wooden chopping board. There are mini pavlovas, chopped mangoes, diced kiwifruit, passionfruit, blueberries, toasted coconut flakes, along with salted caramel sauce and chocolate ganache.
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How to make a pavlova grazing platter | Mini pavlovas with cream, fruit, and nuts

Give the classic pavlova a twist by making a pavlova grazing platter. Mini pavlovas, whipped cream, chocolate and caramel sauce, and a variety of fruit and toppings are part of this stunning dessert. This DIY pavlova platter lets everyone decide what and how much they want to put on their pavlova. A perfect dessert board for your next party!   The inspiration for this pavlova grazing platter comes from Shalini Nestor of Swish Biscuits. She posted a picture of her…

An image with the text 'Ramadan Food Preparation Guide. Prepare for Suhoor and Iftar in Advance'. On the back of the text is a collage of 9 pictures of iftar and suhoor snacks which includes shami kebabs, pakoras, green chutney, chaat, fried onions, and vegetable puff patties.
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Ramadan Food Preparation Guide with Recipes – How to prepare in advance for Suhoor, Iftar and Dinner

It’s going to be Ramadan in less than 2 months, and this is the best time to start thinking about the preps that you can do to make the month of Ramadan as stress free as possible. This is why today I am sharing a step-by-step Ramadan food preparation guide (including recipes). Lots of tips on how to prepare in advance for sehri / suhoor, iftar, and  dinner. When I was working on this article, I asked friends and family…

A white bowl filled with sweet mango chutney or kairi ki meethi chutney. On the back is another jar filled with mango chutney, a few whole red chilies, and a raw unripe green mango.
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Sweet and sour mango chutney | Nauratan Chutney | Kairi ki meethi chutney

Today I am sharing a family favorite – my mother’s recipe for kairi ki meethi chutney (sweet and sour mango chutney) or as my mother calls it nauratan chutney. This is a popular Indian and Pakistani mango chutney made by cooking unripe raw green mangoes or kairi with sugar and other spices. It has a sweet and tangy flavor and goes well with savory dishes such as daal chawal (lentils and rice) and kebabs. It is also called ‘kairi ki…

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…

A printed weekly meal plan with a pencil on the plan. Next to the plan is a corner of a diary listing vegetarian dishes. On the top of the diary is a corner shot of a cup of tea.
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A guide to meal planning: How to make a weekly meal plan with free templates!

This blog post is your detailed guide to meal planning! What is meal planning, the difference between meal planning and meal prepping, how to make a meal plan and how to approach your weekly meal plan from a Desi or Pakistani Indian perspective. By the end of the post you will be able to create your own weekly meal plan and not have to deal with those aaj kia pakayein / what to cook today questions. What is meal planning?…