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A detailed guide on how to stock a pantry in a Pakistani kitchen - pantry edition. Also included is a FREE grocery list printable.
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How to stock a Pakistani kitchen + printable Pakistani grocery list

A couple of weeks ago I got a message from a reader who needed help in stocking her pantry with the food essentials, especially the Pakistani ingredients. It made me think of how difficult it was when I moved countries and had to setup my kitchen from scratch. It also made me realise that while there are some excellent resources on stocking a pantry and kitchen organisation, there’s not a lot of information for the Desi pantry. Especially not for…

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Yakhni Pulao | Mutton Yakhni Pulao | Goat meat pilaf 

Yakhni pulao is a Pakistani and Indian rice dish made with meat and rice that is cooked in an aromatic stock flavoured with whole spices. Today I am sharing a recipe of mutton yakhni pulao which is made using goat meat (known as mutton in the Indian subcontinent). Read on ahead for my tips on how to make a delicious mutton yakhni pulao. Serve with lots of fried onions on top and raita on the side.   An early Eid Mubarak…

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Guide to making a layered dessert – create your own flavour combinations

A detailed guide on how to make a layered dessert. It talks about all the different ingredients that can go into making such desserts and how to mix and match them to create your own dessert. List of possible flavour combinations to work with and serving instructions at the end of the blog post.  Layered desserts are some of my favourite types of desserts to make. Super easy to put together. Just mix and match different components (could be made…

Aloo chana chaat is a Pakistani and Indian street food style snack made with potatoes and chickpeas. It’s super simple to make and is a perfect blend of spice with tanginess!
Pakistani Recipes/ Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Aloo chana chaat | Vegan potato and chickpeas snack

Today I am sharing a recipe for aloo chana chaat – a vegan Pakistani and Indian snack made from potatoes and chickpeas. The ingredients used in this recipe are super simple (pantry staples in a Desi household) but the flavour is such that it will make you finish the whole bowl in minutes. It’s also immensely adaptable so if you don’t have one of the ingredients, just skip or substitute for something else. So what exactly is chaat? The simplest…

Chicken pakora are a super simple & delicious snack to make. Boneless chicken pieces are coated with a gram flour (besan) batter and fried till golden brown. Crispy & crunchy they will be a hit with adults and kids alike. Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup with a cup of chai on the side.
Chicken/ Pakistani Recipes/ Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes

Chicken Pakora | Chicken Fritters in gram flour batter

Chicken pakora are a super simple & delicious snack to make. Boneless chicken pieces are coated with a gram flour (besan) batter and fried till golden brown. Crispy & crunchy they will be a hit with adults and kids alike. Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup with a cup of chai on the side. It’s the first roza today and the start of Ramadan, a very special month for Muslims. For those that don’t know Ramadan or Ramazan…

Today I am sharing a super simple beverage recipe with you and that’s of namkeen lassi or salty lassi! Namkeen lassi is a popular beverage in Pakistan & India made from yoghurt, salt and roasted cumin.
Beverages/ Eggs,Dairy & Cheese/ Healthy Eating/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

Namkeen Lassi (Salty Lassi)

Today I am sharing a super simple beverage recipe with you and that’s of namkeen lassi or salty lassi! Namkeen lassi is a popular beverage in Pakistan & India made from yoghurt, salt and roasted cumin. So what is lassi? and what exactly is namkeen lassi? Lassi is a popular beverage from the Indian subcontinent made with yoghurt. It’s a beverage that can be enjoyed throughout the year, but come summer, lassi consumption shoots up like anything! Because in the…

25 Pakistani vegetarian recipes that you have to make - vegan options included. Simple everyday recipes to showstopper dishes, snacks, chutneys and more!
Pakistani Recipes/ Potatoes/ Recipe Roundup/ Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

25 Pakistani Vegetarian Recipes you HAVE to make!

When we talk about Pakistani cuisine, there is a general assumption that it’s all about meat. And while we do have a lot of speciality meat dishes, we have many vegetarian recipes in our repertoire. So here’s a list of 25 Pakistani vegetarian recipes for you to try. Quite a few of them are vegan as well, or lend themselves to vegan variations with a few changes in ingredients.  To make for easy organising, I have divided them into four categories as…