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These Pakistani bakery style vegetable patties or vegetable puffs are a perfect tea time snack with a spicy potato and peas filling encased in crispy flaky puff pastry.
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Bakery style vegetable patties | Vegetable puffs | Spicy potato puff pastry

These Pakistani bakery style vegetable patties or vegetable puffs are a perfect tea time snack with a spicy potato and peas filling encased in crispy flaky puff pastry. Today I am sharing a recipe for bakery style vegetable patties or vegetable puffs which are a popular snack in India and Pakistan. In Pakistan, they are commonly known as patties and in India they are called vegetable puffs or veg puffs for short. These vegetable patties / veg puffs are a…

A simple and quick recipe for Pakistani qeema or Pakistani style ground mince with onions and green chilies. This recipe makes for a dry style qeema which is best had with puri or paratha.
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Pakistani Qeema recipe | Breakfast qeema with onions | Pakistani ground mince 

Today I am sharing a recipe for a super simple and delicious Pakistani qeema or keema. In our family, we would call it “naashta wala qeema” which translates into breakfast qeema ; and the reason we called it this was because it was usually made for breakfast and eaten with puri or paratha. We loved it so much that we had it at lunch and dinner as well, but the name stuck – breakfast qeema it was!  What is qeema…

With a base of yoghurt or dahi, raita is one of the most popular sides in Pakistani and Indian cuisine. Not only does yoghurt temper the spice that is a characteristic part of Desi cuisine, but it also acts as a condiment or dip to soak up the roti for dry dishes like BBQ.
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How to make raita and different types of raita

With a base of yoghurt or dahi, raita is one of the most popular sides in Pakistani and Indian cuisine being served alongside dishes such as biryani and pulao. Not only does yoghurt temper the spice that is a characteristic part of Desi cuisine, but it also acts as a condiment or dip to soak up the roti for dry dishes like BBQ. Read on ahead to find out about the different types of raita in Desi cuisine as well…

Green chutney or coriander mint chutney is a versatile Pakistani / Indian chutney made with coriander, mint leaves and green chilies. It’s like the Desi version of ketchup; except it’s green and depending on the amount of green chilies you add, mild or super spicy!
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Green Chutney (Coriander and Mint Chutney) | Hari Chutney 

Green chutney or coriander mint chutney is a versatile Pakistani / Indian chutney made with coriander, mint leaves and green chilies. It’s like the Desi version of ketchup; except it’s green and depending on the amount of green chilies you add, can be mild or super spicy! How do you make green chutney?  The main ingredients needed to make green chutney are unsurprisingly green in colour – they are coriander leaves (dhaniya), mint leaves (pudina) and green chilies. All fresh…

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…

Chicken/ Pakistani Recipes/ Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes/ Snacks

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…