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A cheese board set out for South Asians. Clockwise from the top there's cubed feta cheese, puff pastry straws, baked brie, masala peanuts, rice crackers, cubed and sliced cheddar cheese, ritz crackers, papri crisps, grapes, and mango chutney.
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How to make a Cheese Board for South Asians (Add a Pakistani Indian twist to your Cheese Board)

This blog post is all about how to make a Cheese Board for South Asians. Consider this a cheese board 101 guide with step by step pictures on what to do, along with things to keep in mind when serving a cheese board (or grazing platter) to Pakistani Indian guests. It also includes how you can add a Desi twist to your cheese board, with Pakistani Indian inspired savoury snacks and sweets. The steps and guidelines in this post work…

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Bhuna Gosht | Beef Bhuna | Pakistani Beef Curry

Bhuna gosht is a type of meat curry that is popular in Pakistan and North India. This particular recipe uses boneless beef and is also called beef bhuna. It’s super easy to make resulting in a deeply flavourful dry style beef curry. The recipe includes both stove top and pressure cooker instructions.  Growing up, bhuna gosht was an Eid-ul-Adha (Bakra Eid) speciality in our house. Once the Qurbani was done, and the meat would come to our house my mom would…

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Yakhni Pulao | Mutton Yakhni Pulao | Goat meat pilaf 

Yakhni pulao is a Pakistani and Indian rice dish made with meat and rice that is cooked in an aromatic stock flavoured with whole spices. Today I am sharing a recipe of mutton yakhni pulao which is made using goat meat (known as mutton in the Indian subcontinent). Read on ahead for my tips on how to make a delicious mutton yakhni pulao. Serve with lots of fried onions on top and raita on the side.   An early Eid Mubarak…

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Guide to making a layered dessert – create your own flavour combinations

A detailed guide on how to make a layered dessert. It talks about all the different ingredients that can go into making such desserts and how to mix and match them to create your own dessert. List of possible flavour combinations to work with and serving instructions at the end of the blog post.  Layered desserts are some of my favourite types of desserts to make. Super easy to put together. Just mix and match different components (could be made…

This layered vanilla pudding dessert is a hit with kids and adults both. Layers of homemade vanilla pudding with cake, berries, caramel sauce and nuts.
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Vanilla pudding dessert with berries and caramel | Homemade vanilla pudding 

The first time I made vanilla pudding from scratch I was blown away by how simple it was – just add everything together in a saucepan and stir till it thickens. That’s all it takes to make homemade vanilla pudding, and once it’s made you can eat it as it is or use it to make a vanilla pudding dessert with your choice of toppings.   The best part about this vanilla pudding is that there is so much that you…

Aloo chana chaat is a Pakistani and Indian street food style snack made with potatoes and chickpeas. It’s super simple to make and is a perfect blend of spice with tanginess!
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Aloo chana chaat | Vegan potato and chickpeas snack

Today I am sharing a recipe for aloo chana chaat – a vegan Pakistani and Indian snack made from potatoes and chickpeas. The ingredients used in this recipe are super simple (pantry staples in a Desi household) but the flavour is such that it will make you finish the whole bowl in minutes. It’s also immensely adaptable so if you don’t have one of the ingredients, just skip or substitute for something else. So what exactly is chaat? The simplest…

Chicken pakora are a super simple & delicious snack to make. Boneless chicken pieces are coated with a gram flour (besan) batter and fried till golden brown. Crispy & crunchy they will be a hit with adults and kids alike. Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup with a cup of chai on the side.
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Chicken Pakora | Chicken Fritters in gram flour batter

Chicken pakora are a super simple & delicious snack to make. Boneless chicken pieces are coated with a gram flour (besan) batter and fried till golden brown. Crispy & crunchy they will be a hit with adults and kids alike. Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup with a cup of chai on the side. It’s the first roza today and the start of Ramadan, a very special month for Muslims. For those that don’t know Ramadan or Ramazan…