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Picture of chana daal halwa or Chanay ki Daal Halwa. A traditional Pakistani / Indian dessert. It shows a white bowl on a purple background with bengal gram spread around the bowl.
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Chana Daal Halwa | Chanay ki Daal Halwa | Traditional Desi winter dessert

One of my absolute favourite Desi desserts has to be chana daal halwa or chanay ki daal ka halwa – a traditional Pakistani and Indian dessert that is made from chana daal, a type of lentil that is known as split bengal gram. What I find truly unique is how with the addition of a few ingredients – sugar, cream and ghee (aka clarified butter) and lots of stirring (let’s not forget the stirring!) a normally savoury ingredient is turned…

So this isn’t exactly a recipe but a super simple delicious hack that turns frozen parathas into crispy flaky puri style paratha! Just the thing to have for breakfast with chai.  Follow my step by step tutorial on how to make frozen paratha in an air fryer! 
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Air fryer paratha | How to make frozen paratha in an air fryer

So this isn’t exactly a recipe but a super simple delicious hack that turns frozen parathas into crispy flaky puri style paratha! Just the thing to have for breakfast with chai.  Follow my step by step tutorial on how to make frozen paratha in an air fryer! Ever since I moved to Australia, there has always been a packet of frozen parathas in my freezer. Just the thing I need …  To make anda paratha with chai for breakfast,  To…

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Chicken and Vegetable Spring Rolls

Packed with chicken, capsicum, carrots and cabbage these chicken and vegetable spring rolls are crispy, crunchy and absolutely delicious! Serve hot with ketchup or sweet chili sauce. Today I am sharing a recipe for Chinese style chicken and vegetable spring rolls – an oriental snack that is super popular in Pakistan. It’s a snack that you will not only find in Chinese restaurants but also at local Pakistani restaurants, cafes and even roadside vendors. It’s a snack  you can find…

Box patties are a popular Pakistani snack, especially during Ramadan where they are served at Iftar time. Made with samosa sheets or spring roll wrappers they are filled with chicken, cheese and vegetables and fried till golden brown.
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Chicken Box Patties | How to make Box Patties

So what exactly are box patties?  Chicken box patties are a popular Pakistani snack, especially during Ramadan where they are served at Iftar time. Made with samosa sheets or spring roll wrappers they are filled with chicken, cheese and vegetables and fried till golden brown. Follow my step by step photos below to make perfect box patties.  They are called box patties because their shape resembles a square box which is made by overlapping two samosa wrapper sheets. The filling…

A recipe for traditional chicken korma made in the Pakistani or North Indian style with chicken, yoghurt, whole spices and lots of fried onions. Serve with sheermal for the authentic Mughlai touch.
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Traditional Chicken Korma

A recipe for traditional chicken korma made in the Pakistani or North Indian style with chicken, yoghurt, whole spices and lots of fried onions. Serve with sheermal for the authentic Mughlai touch. What is the origin of korma? The original or traditional recipe originated from the courts of the Mughal dynasty which ruled over the Indian subcontinent over between the 10th – 16th centuries. Hailing from Persia, the Mughals introduced their cooking techniques to the Indian population, and one of…

This white sauce pasta is all about indulgence. There’s buttery garlic mushrooms, spicy grilled chicken and a cheesy white sauce that brings everything together!
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White Sauce Pasta with Garlic Mushrooms and Grilled Chicken

This white sauce pasta is all about indulgence. There’s buttery garlic mushrooms, spicy grilled chicken and a cheesy white sauce that brings everything together!  This white sauce pasta is a recipe that I love making for dawaats – it’s a hit with adults and children both. It’s one of those continental recipes that have become a part of Pakistani cuisine, and can be seen on restaurant menus across the country. It’s no wonder because the recipe is just so delicious!…

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 recipe made with black gram lentils. It can be served with chawal (rice) or roti.   Learn how to make kaali daal or khari masoor ki daal, a popular vegetarian / vegan Pakistani recipe made with black gram lentils. It’s delicious served with both rice (chawal) or roti. Add a light kachumber salad on the side to make it a complete meal. Today I am sharing my…