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Sweet and tangy imli chutney is made from tamarind pulp, sugar and spices. It is the perfect accompaniment to Pakistani street food snacks such as dahi baray, chaat, samosa and more.
Pakistani Recipes/ Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes/ Snacks

Imli chutney or tamarind chutney

Sweet and tangy imli chutney is made from tamarind pulp, sugar and spices. It is the perfect accompaniment to Pakistani street food snacks such as dahi baray, chaat, samosa and more.  After posting the mash ki daal kay dahi baray recipe, my next post had to be about imli ki chutney / tamarind chutney because after all, imli ki chutney is essential with dahi baray. Please note that this is not my recipe, but my mother’s recipe which makes it…

Mash ki daal kay dahi baray or dahi bhallay are delicious lentil fritters made from white lentils, which is ground into a paste. The baray/fritters are added in yoghurt, seasoned with salt and spices and topped with a sweet and tangy tamarind chutney. These are a popular snack or side in Pakistan, and are especially popular during Ramadan for Iftar.
Eggs,Dairy & Cheese/ Pakistani Recipes/ Ramazan & Eid/ Vegetarian

Mash ki daal kay dahi baray or Lentil fritters in yoghurt | Dahi bhallay

Mash ki daal kay dahi baray or dahi bhallay are delicious lentil fritters made from white lentils, which is ground into a paste. The baray/fritters are added in yoghurt, seasoned with salt and spices and topped with a sweet and tangy tamarind chutney. These are a popular snack or side in Pakistan, and are especially popular during Ramadan for Iftar. My favourite item from the iftar table is mash ki daal kay dahi baray (also known as dahi bhallay or…

Tandoori fish wraps with a filling of tandoori masala spiced fish, caramelized vegetables, and a yoghurt sauce can be served as a filling dinner or a quick snack.
Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Seafood

Tandoori fish wraps

Tandoori fish wraps (or a Pakistani take on fish tacos) have a filling of tandoori masala spiced fish, caramelized vegetables, and a yoghurt sauce can be served as a filling dinner or a quick snack. It’s always difficult to decide what to make for dinner, especially when I get bored of the usual weekly meal plans. What I do then is open up the fridge, make a list of things that are available and things that need to be used…

Aloo Kabab or Potato Cutlets is a versatile Pakistani vegetarian recipe made by frying a crispy patty of mashed potatoes and peas flavored with local herbs and spices.
Pakistani Recipes/ Potatoes/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegetarian

Aloo Kabab or Potato Cutlets

Aloo Kabab or Potato Cutlets is a versatile Pakistani vegetarian recipe made by frying a crispy patty of mashed potatoes and peas flavored with local herbs and spices. Aloo kababs or potato cutlets are a multi-purpose dish that should be part of every home cook’s repertoire of recipes. They can be served as is to guests or family members at tea-time, and eaten with ketchup, chili garlic sauce or sriracha. They can be served with roti and chutney. They are…

Butter Chicken or Chicken Makhani is a popular recipe at Indian restaurants made by marinating and grilling boneless chicken pieces, after which they are cooked in a rich tomato and cream based gravy.
Chicken/ Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes

Butter Chicken or Chicken Makhani

Butter Chicken or Chicken Makhani is a popular recipe at Indian restaurants made by marinating and grilling boneless chicken pieces, after which they are cooked in a rich tomato and cream based gravy. Butter Chicken, Chicken Makhani or Murgh Makhani is an entree I love to order at restaurants. The dish consists of boneless chicken cubes marinated in yoghurt and spices that are grilled in butter resulting in golden brown chicken with the most appealing char marks on it. The…

Bursting with flavor and lots of vibrant colors, aloo gobi matar sabzi is a Pakistani vegetarian recipe that can be served as a main meal or as a side dish with rice or roti.
Pakistani Recipes/ Potatoes/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

Aloo Gobi Matar Sabzi

Bursting with flavor and lots of vibrant colors, aloo gobi matar sabzi is a Pakistani vegetarian recipe that can be served as a main meal or as a side dish with rice or roti. For the past couple of weeks, I have focused on introducing more regular recipes on the blog. Recipes that are cooked on a daily basis in the house; the daal, sabzi, gosht and chawal. Not all of them together, of course, but a combination of them…

Aloo Hari Pyaz is a simple to prepare Pakistani vegetarian recipe made with potatoes and spring onions. It can be ready in less than 30 minutes.
Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Potatoes/ Vegetarian

Aloo Hari Pyaz or Potatoes with Spring Onions

Aloo Hari Pyaz is a simple to prepare Pakistani vegetarian recipe made with potatoes and spring onions. It can be ready in less than 30 minutes. The humble potato is a vegetable that almost everyone loves, and of course it is made in many different ways in our house. Here is another simple vegetarian sabzi featuring potatoes, and this time it’s with spring onions or hari piyaaz. It’s a simple recipe, and can be ready in under 30 minutes. Would…