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Sheer khurma is a popular Eid dessert in Pakistan as well as other Muslim other countries. It is made with vermicelli cooked in milk with dates, dry fruits and cardamom adding flavour and aroma to the dish.
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Sheer Khurma | Eid Dessert

Sheer khurma is a popular Eid dessert in Pakistan as well as other Muslim countries. It is made with vermicelli cooked in milk with dates, dry fruits and cardamom adding flavour and aroma to the dish. As far as I can remember, sheer khurma has been one of my favourite Eid traditions. My mother would make it in the morning, and when the men would come back from Eid prayers, we would have breakfast and then garma garam sheer khurma.…

Hosting an Iftar party can be quite challenging. Here are tips on how to organise an Iftar party with as less stress as possible along with sample menus for Iftar & Dinner. 
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How to organise an Iftar Party with Sample Menu Plans

Hosting an Iftar party can be quite challenging. Here are tips on how to organise an Iftar party with as less stress as possible along with sample menus for Iftar & Dinner.  I know it’s only 10 days to the end of Ramadan, but I had been getting messages on help on preparing a Ramadan Iftar + Dinner menu, and I just thought it would be best to just share some sample Iftar party menus and also give some times…

A collection of 19 make ahead recipes for Ramadan to save you time in the kitchen and help you prepare iftar, sehri and dinner as stress free as possible.
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19 Make ahead recipes for Ramadan

A collection of 19 make ahead recipes for Ramadan to save you time in the kitchen and help you prepare iftar, sehri and dinner as stress free as possible.  Make ahead recipes are a savior in Ramadan. Not only do they help you plan ahead, but it’s far more efficient making a recipe in bulk. Prepare them when you have some free time. Better yet – get the family together and make a production line of it. And then take a…

Onion pakora, pyaz pakora or onion fritters are a Pakistani / Indian appetizer made with sliced onion and coriander coated with a spicy chickpea flour batter and  deep-fried till crispy.
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Onion Pakora | Pyaz Pakora | Onion Fritters

Onion pakora, pyaz pakora or onion fritters are a Pakistani / Indian appetizer made with sliced onion and coriander coated with a spicy chickpea flour batter and  deep-fried till crispy. What are pakoras? Pakora or pakoda are the Pakistani version of a fritter, but made with besan (chickpea flour in English). It’s a snack that is synonymous with the rainy season, and the moment it rains, what everyone wants is crispy crunchy vegetable pakoras with chai. It is also an…

Chana chaat is the Desi version of a salad. The base is chickpeas or chana with onions, tomatoes, green chilies and coriander as the supporting characters finished off with chaat masala and lemon juice for that necessary spice and khataaz!
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Chana Chaat or Chole Chaat

Chana chaat is the Desi version of a salad. The base is chickpeas or chana with onions, tomatoes, green chilies and coriander as the supporting characters finished off with chaat masala and lemon juice for that necessary spice and khataaz! How to make chana chaat? Start off with boiling chickpeas or what is known as chana or sufaid chole in Hindi / Urdu. In fact, another name for chana chaat is chole ki chaat. You can also use canned chickpeas.…

Similar to potato fritters, aloo pakora or aloo pakoda (in Hindi) are a traditional Pakistani / Indian appetizer of sliced potatoes that are coated with a spicy chickpea flour batter and  deep-fried till golden brown. 
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Aloo Pakora | Aloo Pakoda | Potato Fritters

Similar to potato fritters, aloo pakora or aloo pakoda (in Hindi) are a traditional Pakistani / Indian appetizer of sliced potatoes that are coated with a spicy chickpea flour batter and  deep-fried till golden brown.  What are pakoras? Pakoras are the Pakistani version of a fritter, but made with besan (chickpea flour in English). The traditional ones are the potato pakoras (aloo kay pakoray) and onion pakoras (piyaaz kay pakoray), but chicken pakoras (boti kay pakoray), spinach pakoras (palak kay…

Similar to a burger but far spicier, a bun kabab is the proverbial Pakistani street food snack. It features a potato and lentils patty in a tawa toasted burger bun, with lots of green chutney and sliced vegetables.
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Daal and aloo bun kabab or lentil and potato spicy burgers

Similar to a burger but far spicier, an aloo and daal bun kabab is the proverbial Pakistani street food snack. It features a potato and lentils patty in a tawa toasted burger bun, with lots of green chutney and sliced vegetables.   I wait eagerly for Eid every year. The festivities, the clothes, family get-togethers and of course the food. I would spend days planning what I would make for Eid, determined to outdo myself from the year before. However,…