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Kaali daal or khari masoor ki daal is a popular Pakistani lentil recipe made with black gram lentils. It can be served with chawal (rice) or roti.
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Kaali daal or khari masoor ki daal | Black gram lentils

Kaali daal or khari masoor ki daal is a popular vegetarian / vegan Pakistani lentil recipe made with black gram lentils. It can be served with chawal (rice) or roti.   One of my favourite meals is kaali daal with chawal. The actual name of the daal is khari masoor ki daal or sabut masoor ki daal but it’s commonly known as kaali daal in Urdu. Probably because the type of lentils used are black gram lentils which are well…

Onions, carrots, potatoes, capsicum, corn and more come together to make this super vibrant restaurant style vegetable jalfrezi. Serve this vegetarian / vegan dish with rice on the side.
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Vegetable Jalfrezi

Onions, carrots, potatoes, capsicum, corn and more come together to make this super vibrant restaurant style vegetable jalfrezi. Serve this vegetarian / vegan dish with rice on the side. I had an abundance of leftover vegetables in the fridge. By leftover, I mean half a capsicum, one onion, a one serving bag of mixed frozen vegetables, and frozen peas. Not enough to make a dish on their own so I just wanted a recipe in which I can use everything…

Different from the regular chicken handi, this zeera chicken handi is made using green chili, lots of bhuna zeera (roasted cumin) and of course yoghurt and cream to make a rich gravy. Best had with paratha or buttery naan.
Chicken/ Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes

Zeera Chicken Handi

Different from the regular chicken handi, this zeera chicken handi is made using green chili, lots of bhuna zeera (roasted cumin) and of course yoghurt and cream to make a rich gravy. Best had with paratha or buttery naan. Certain recipes come about as a combination of leftover items in the fridge and combining ones favourite ingredients hoping for magic to happen. This zeera chicken handi recipe is a combination of both. Leftover cream in the fridge and roasted cumin…

A simple Pakistani style bhindi ki sabzi made with sliced onions and spices finished off with lemon juice. Enjoy with garma garam chapatti.
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Bhindi ki Sabzi | Pakistani style okra vegetable

A simple Pakistani style bhindi ki sabzi made with sliced onions and spices finished off with lemon juice. This vegetarian / vegan recipe can be enjoyed with garma garam chapatti. Bhindi / okra is one of my most favourite vegetables to cook with, and has to be a part of my weekly dinner menu. Once a week for sure, though more than that is just as appreciated. I was so sad to find out that bhindi isn’t common in Australia…

Sweet and tangy imli chutney is made from tamarind pulp, sugar and spices. It is the perfect accompaniment to Pakistani street food snacks such as dahi baray, chaat, samosa and more.
Pakistani Recipes/ Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes/ Snacks

Imli chutney or tamarind chutney

Sweet and tangy imli chutney is made from tamarind pulp, sugar and spices. It is the perfect accompaniment to Pakistani street food snacks such as dahi baray, chaat, samosa and more.  After posting the mash ki daal kay dahi baray recipe, my next post had to be about imli ki chutney / tamarind chutney because after all, imli ki chutney is essential with dahi baray. Please note that this is not my recipe, but my mother’s recipe which makes it…

Mash ki daal kay dahi baray or dahi bhallay are delicious lentil fritters made from white lentils, which is ground into a paste. The baray/fritters are added in yoghurt, seasoned with salt and spices and topped with a sweet and tangy tamarind chutney. These are a popular snack or side in Pakistan, and are especially popular during Ramadan for Iftar.
Eggs,Dairy & Cheese/ Pakistani Recipes/ Ramazan & Eid/ Vegetarian

Mash ki daal kay dahi baray or Lentil fritters in yoghurt | Dahi bhallay

Mash ki daal kay dahi baray or dahi bhallay are delicious lentil fritters made from white lentils, which is ground into a paste. The baray/fritters are added in yoghurt, seasoned with salt and spices and topped with a sweet and tangy tamarind chutney. These are a popular snack or side in Pakistan, and are especially popular during Ramadan for Iftar. My favourite item from the iftar table is mash ki daal kay dahi baray (also known as dahi bhallay or…

Tandoori fish wraps with a filling of tandoori masala spiced fish, caramelized vegetables, and a yoghurt sauce can be served as a filling dinner or a quick snack.
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Tandoori fish wraps

Tandoori fish wraps (or a Pakistani take on fish tacos) have a filling of tandoori masala spiced fish, caramelized vegetables, and a yoghurt sauce can be served as a filling dinner or a quick snack. It’s always difficult to decide what to make for dinner, especially when I get bored of the usual weekly meal plans. What I do then is open up the fridge, make a list of things that are available and things that need to be used…