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Three glasses of mango mousse on a blue background. The mango mousse cups are garnished with mango puree, pistachios and rose petals. On the top right corner is a napkin, and on the top left corner is a small bowl of pistachios.
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Easy Mango Mousse with Cardamom (No Eggs or Gelatin)

This easy mango mousse requires 4 ingredients only and can be made in less than 15 minutes. All you need is mango puree, cream and sugar with crushed cardamom adding a subtle aroma and flavor to this airy and light mousse. It’s also vegetarian friendly as this is an eggless no gelatin mango mousse recipe. It’s been a while since I posted a recipe. Last month was super busy with quite a few things happening in life at once. That…

Cardamom Jam Thumbprint cookies in a white platter. In front of the platter are two jam cookies, and one has a bite in it. There are also two cardamom pods next to the cookies. On the back is a jar of raspberry jam.
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Cardamom jam thumbprint cookies | Bakery jam biscuits

Sharing a Pakistani bakery classic today – the bakery jam biscuit or bakery jam cookie. These cardamom jam thumbprint cookies are made with a buttery cardamom flavored cookie dough, and then filled with jam. Delicious at any time of day, and especially so with a cup of tea.   Cardamom jam thumbprint cookies – the ingredients: Flour: Regular all-purpose flour or maida is used for this recipe. Sugar: This recipe uses caster sugar or finely ground sugar. I pulse regular sugar…

A cooling rack placed diagonally with nan khatai on top of it. On the top left is a small plate with crushed almonds and pistachios, and below that is a teacup and a saucer with a nan khatai biscuit placed on the saucer.
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Nan Khatai (Khalifa style) | Cardamom flavored shortbread biscuits

Nan khatai are cardamom flavored shortbread style biscuits or cookies from India and Pakistan. Made with ghee, flour, chickpea flour (besan) and almonds, they have a buttery melt in the mouth flavor and light crumbly texture. Perfect with a cup of chai. This particular recipe is based on the Khalifa style nan khatai from Pakistan. What is nan khatai? Nan khatai, naan khatai, or nankhatai are cardamom flavored biscuits from the Indian sub-continent popular in both India and Pakistan. The…

An Eid cookie box with an assortment of cookies. Clockwise from top left are Italian almond cookies, nan khatai, thumbprint jam cookies, coconut laddo, cardamom shortbread cookies with dark chocolate and pistachio, nan khatai and cinnamon palmers with nuts.
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How to make an Eid Cookie Box

Presenting to you the ultimate guide on how to make an Eid cookie box, a delicious gift to make and gift to friends and family. From traditional Pakistani classics to modern cookies with a Desi spin there’s something for everyone in this cookie box. The 2021 edition includes cardamom shortbread with chocolate and pistachios, nan khatai, coconut laddos, Italian almond cookies, puff pastry palmiers and thumbprint jam cookies. Every year when the winter season would arrive, I would see social…

There are two chicken club sandwiches on a wooden chopping board. On the back of the sandwiches is lettuce, along with a lemon wedge.
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Chicken club sandwich | How to make a club sandwich

This chicken club sandwich recipe is super easy to put together and makes for a perfect snack, lunch or dinner. This recipe is based on the Pakistani style club sandwich that is served in cafes and restaurants across the country. The first layer is chicken mixed with mayonnaise, followed by a layer of lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber along with a thin omelet and cheese. Serve with French fries or wedges, and coleslaw. What is a Pakistani style club sandwich? The…

A white plate with 4 paneer samosas, and one of the samosas is broken in half to reveal the filling inside. On the left of the plate is a cup of tea. On the top is another paneer samosa, and a small bowl of green chutney, and tamarind chutney.
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How to make Paneer Samosas | Cheese Paneer Samosa

These scrumptious paneer samosas are a delicious vegetarian treat that can be had at any time of the day. Crispy and crunchy with a paneer and cheese filling inside. My favourite way of having these cheese paneer samosas is with a hot cup of tea and green chutney on the side. Samosas are also super popular during the month of Ramadan, where they are served at iftar time, which is the time when Muslims break their fast after a long…

A bowl of fruit chaat containing diced apples, diced oranges, diced grapes, and diced kiwifruit in a white bowl on a black background.
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Fruit Chaat | Sweet and Spicy Fruit Salad | Pakistani Fruit Chaat

Fruit chaat is the Pakistani Indian version of a fruit salad. It’s made with seasonal fruits, sugar, orange juice, and chaat masala for a hint of spice. In Pakistan, fruit chaat is an essential Ramadan recipe and is served during Iftar. Read on ahead for my fruit chaat recipe, including tips on what fruit to include, as well as variations on the traditional fruit chaat. What is fruit chaat? Think of fruit chaat as the Pakistani and Indian version of…