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A bowl of creamy mushroom soup with another bowl at the back, along with garlic bread.
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Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe | Vegetarian

Made from scratch creamy mushroom soup recipe.  Made with fresh mushrooms, this soup is so much better than the canned version and requires just a couple of ingredients. Serve with garlic bread for a delicious weeknight dinner.   How do you make creamy mushroom soup? Saute the onion and garlic: Heat butter until melted, then add garlic cloves and cook them until fragrant. Then add the onions, and saute till translucent. Cook the mushrooms: Once the onions are translucent, add…

Two bowls of chicken hot and sour soup placed on a striped black and white napkin, with a bowl of red chili paste next to the bowls.
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Chicken Hot and Sour Soup

Chicken hot and sour soup is a Chinese restaurant classic – it’s spicy and tangy, and filled with all sorts of delicious ingredients. This particular recipe is for an Indo Chinese or Pakistani restaurant style hot and sour soup with chicken, vegetables and silky egg ribbons all combined together in a spicy tangy broth. Chicken hot and sour soup – the ingredients: The ingredients required for chicken hot and sour soup are quite simple, and should be easily available in…

3 bowls of Chinese chicken corn soup on a blue board. Next to the chicken corn soup are 3 mini bowls, one with soy sauce, one with green chilies in vinegar, and one with red chili paste.
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Chinese Chicken Corn Soup

A recipe for Chinese chicken corn soup, Pakistani style. Chicken corn soup is a Chinese restaurant classic. Make this recipe at home in under 30 minutes and with only a few ingredients! Serve it with soy sauce, vinegar and red chili paste – the staple at every Pakistani Chinese restaurant. If you have been following me on Instagram you would know that I am doing a week of soups. I started off with the basic Pakistani chicken yakhni or chicken…

A bowl of vegetarian mulligatawny soup.
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Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup | Vegan and Dairy Free

This vegetarian mulligatawny soup recipe is made with red lentils, carrots, onions, potatoes and seasoned with Indian spices. With origins in India, it is a rich, hearty, and comforting lentil-based soup that is also vegan and dairy free. What is the meaning of Mulligatawny? To learn about the history of Mulligatawny soup and how to make it, I consulted two cookbooks. One “Classical Indian Cookery” by Julie Sahni and the other “Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery” by of course Madhur Jaffrey.…

A bowl of chicken yakhni or Pakistani and Indian style chicken broth. The yakhni is in a black bowl with a glass bottle of broth in the background, along with onion and garlic and whole spices to the right.
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Chicken Yakhni | Simplest and most AROMATIC chicken broth EVER!

Chicken yakhni or chicken broth is the Pakistani and Indian version of chicken soup for the soul. It is super simple to make, and the aroma fills up the house as it simmers on the stove. It is also comforting, highly nutritious and tastes delicious. It can be enjoyed on its own with a squeeze of lemon or used as a broth in different recipes. What is yakhni? The literal translation of yakhni is soup or broth and it is…

Assorted mini cheese balls set on a black slate platter. There are a 6 mini cheese balls coated with herbs, almonds and onion flakes. There are also mini toasts with cream cheese spread on them along with a cheese knife.
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Assorted Mini Cheese Balls

These assorted mini cheese balls look super pretty and are a cinch to make. Serve with crackers and mini toasts and have a fancy snack night at home or serve it on a platter to impress the guests at a party. One of my favorite appetizers to make are these mini cheese balls. They are made with cream cheese and coated in spices and herbs. They are super easy to make and look super pretty. They can also be made…

A bowl of roast vegetable salad with halloumi salad. Next to the bowl is a fork, a small bowl of crushed almonds, and a bowl of garlic yoghurt dressing.
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Roast Vegetable Salad with Halloumi | Roasted Vegetable Salad

This hearty and comforting roast vegetable salad with halloumi has assorted salad greens, roast vegetables that have been flavoured with dukkah, an Egyptian nut and spice blend. Finally, it’s topped with pan fried halloumi cheese, a tangy garlic yoghurt dressing and almonds. Though I have classified it as a salad, this roast vegetable salad with halloumi is by no means a side salad. This salad can easily be the centrepiece of a meal due to its vibrant colours and flavourful…