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A mound of air fryer pakoras with coriander on top. Behind the air fryer pakoras is green chili sauce, and tomato ketchup.
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Air fryer pakora | No fry pakora | Healthy onion pakora

Air fryer pakora is a healthy version of the pakora or pakoda, a popular Indian and Pakistani snack which is traditionally deep fried. This air fryer pakora recipe has all the flavor of a regular pakora, with a fraction of the calories. Plus, no wastage of oil, and no having to deal with the oil splatter after frying. The recipe that I am sharing is for an air fryer onion pakora, but you can use other vegetables. What is a…

An image with the text 'Ramadan Food Preparation Guide. Prepare for Suhoor and Iftar in Advance'. On the back of the text is a collage of 9 pictures of iftar and suhoor snacks which includes shami kebabs, pakoras, green chutney, chaat, fried onions, and vegetable puff patties.
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Ramadan Food Preparation Guide with Recipes – How to prepare in advance for Suhoor, Iftar and Dinner

It’s going to be Ramadan in less than 2 months, and this is the best time to start thinking about the preps that you can do to make the month of Ramadan as stress free as possible. This is why today I am sharing a step-by-step Ramadan food preparation guide (including recipes). Lots of tips on how to prepare in advance for sehri / suhoor, iftar, and  dinner. When I was working on this article, I asked friends and family…

A white bowl filled with sweet mango chutney or kairi ki meethi chutney. On the back is another jar filled with mango chutney, a few whole red chilies, and a raw unripe green mango.
Dips and Condiments/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Sweet and sour mango chutney | Nauratan Chutney | Kairi ki meethi chutney

Today I am sharing a family favorite – my mother’s recipe for kairi ki meethi chutney (sweet and sour mango chutney) or as my mother calls it nauratan chutney. This is a popular Indian and Pakistani mango chutney made by cooking unripe raw green mangoes or kairi with sugar and other spices. It has a sweet and tangy flavor and goes well with savory dishes such as daal chawal (lentils and rice) and kebabs. It is also called ‘kairi ki…

A printed weekly meal plan with a pencil on the plan. Next to the plan is a corner of a diary listing vegetarian dishes. On the top of the diary is a corner shot of a cup of tea.
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A guide to meal planning: How to make a weekly meal plan with free templates!

This blog post is your detailed guide to meal planning! What is meal planning, the difference between meal planning and meal prepping, how to make a meal plan and how to approach your weekly meal plan from a Desi or Pakistani Indian perspective. By the end of the post you will be able to create your own weekly meal plan and not have to deal with those aaj kia pakayein / what to cook today questions. What is meal planning?…

Three slices of chicken tikka bread pizza on a baking tray. The bread pizza is topped with grilled chicken flavored with chicken tikka spices, onions, tomato sauce and cheese.
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Chicken Tikka Bread Pizza | Open Faced Chicken Sandwich

Chicken flavored with chicken tikka spices is added with onions, tomato sauce and cheese on top of Turkish bread to make a chicken tikka bread pizza. This open-faced chicken sandwich is then baked in the oven (or air fryer) till the cheese melts. Enjoy as a weeknight meal, as a snack with tea, or as a lunch box option for kids (and even adults). The chicken tikka bread pizza can also be made in advance and kept in the freezer…

A bowl of leftover chicken biryani with potatoes in a greenish-white bowl with a bowl of yoghurt raita in the background.
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How to make leftover biryani (Turn any leftover curry / salan into biryani)

Too many leftovers in your fridge? Turn your leftover curries / salan into delicious leftover biryani with the use of a few pantry staples. The recipe I have shared is for leftover chicken biryani, but it can be used for any meat or vegetables. Not only is this a delicious dinner recipe, but is also a great way to use up random leftovers in the fridge. One of the most favorite dishes in her home growing up was biryani. Knowing…

Indo Chinese style chicken manchurian served on a white platter with rice in the background.
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Chicken Manchurian Recipe (Indo Chinese Recipe)

Chicken Manchurian is a popular Indo-Chinese recipe made with boneless chicken. Crispy pieces of chicken are added to a spicy and tangy Manchurian sauce, and served with fried rice. It’s a super popular dish at Pakistani and Indian restaurants that specialise in Indo-Chinese cuisine. Read on ahead for my recipe for restaurant style chicken Manchurian.   What is chicken Manchurian? Chicken Manchurian is one of the most popular dishes in Indo-Chinese cuisine. It consists of crispy pieces of boneless chicken…