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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…

There are two chicken club sandwiches on a wooden chopping board. On the back of the sandwiches is lettuce, along with a lemon wedge.
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Chicken club sandwich | How to make a club sandwich

This chicken club sandwich recipe is super easy to put together and makes for a perfect snack, lunch or dinner. This recipe is based on the Pakistani style club sandwich that is served in cafes and restaurants across the country. The first layer is chicken mixed with mayonnaise, followed by a layer of lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber along with a thin omelet and cheese. Serve with French fries or wedges, and coleslaw. What is a Pakistani style club sandwich? The…

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.
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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 white plate with 4 paneer samosas, and one of the samosas is broken in half to reveal the filling inside. On the left of the plate is a cup of tea. On the top is another paneer samosa, and a small bowl of green chutney, and tamarind chutney.
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How to make Paneer Samosas | Cheese Paneer Samosa

These scrumptious paneer samosas are a delicious vegetarian treat that can be had at any time of the day. Crispy and crunchy with a paneer and cheese filling inside. My favourite way of having these cheese paneer samosas is with a hot cup of tea and green chutney on the side. Samosas are also super popular during the month of Ramadan, where they are served at iftar time, which is the time when Muslims break their fast after a long…

Four white bowls with blue rims. Clockwise from the top is dry chicken curry, boneless chicken curry (chicken ka salan), goat meat / mutton ka salan, and then bone in chicken ka salan.
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The simplest Pakistani salan recipe (and how to create multiple variations using the same ingredients!)

Today I am sharing a step-by-step guide to making the simplest Pakistan salan. All you need is ginger garlic paste, onions, powdered spices and your favorite meat cut. The best part about this recipe is how simple and versatile it is – with the exact same ingredients, you can create multiple salan variations such as: Bhuna Chicken (Dry style Pakistani chicken curry made using bone-in chicken) Boneless Chicken Salan (Pakistani chicken curry made using boneless chicken) Chicken ka Salan (Pakistani…