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A baking tray with roasted vegetables on it cut in cubes - the vegetables are sweet potato, beetroot, red capsicum / red bell pepper and zucchini.
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Guide to roasting vegetables | How to roast vegetables

A guide to roasting vegetables – things to keep in mind when deciding to roast vegetables, how to roast different types of vegetables, and how to serve and use the super delicious roasted vegetables. Let me be honest. I have struggled with roasting vegetables many times – it’s not a common technique in a Pakistani or Indian household. Even when we make full chicken (or charga) we cook and fry it, but rarely roast.  It’s only in the last few…

Four chicken and mushroom mini quiches with roasted capsicum on a white platter. There's a silver tong in the background.
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Chicken and Mushroom Mini Quiches | Mini Quiche Recipe

Mini quiches are the perfect party snack, be it as finger food, for brunch or for hi tea. These chicken and mushroom mini quiches are made with sliced chicken, mushrooms and capsicum in a shortcrust pastry or pie dough crust and look as terrific as they taste! My new favourite type of get together is inviting friends for brunch. Brunch parties have a casual laidback feeling about them. Everyone gets together during the day, and they still have the rest…

A muffin tray peeking from the left hand sided with two lemon blueberry muffins in it. Next to the tray are three lemon blueberry muffins on top of parchment paper. A mini light blue bowl with blueberries is at the back of the muffins.
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Lemon Blueberry Muffins – Quick and Easy Recipe

These lemon blueberry muffins are super easy to make and yield a fluffy tender crumb. Bursting with blueberries and lemon, they are the perfect breakfast or tea time treat.   Blueberries are in season right now, and I seem to be finishing one box after another. I love to eat them on their own, add them to pancakes, blend them into smoothies, or add them to baked goods such as these lemon blueberry muffins.  How to make Lemon Blueberry Muffins This…

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…

Green chutney or coriander mint chutney is a versatile Pakistani / Indian chutney made with coriander, mint leaves and green chilies. It’s like the Desi version of ketchup; except it’s green and depending on the amount of green chilies you add, mild or super spicy!
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Green Chutney (Coriander and Mint Chutney) | Hari Chutney 

Green chutney or coriander mint chutney is a versatile Pakistani / Indian chutney made with coriander, mint leaves and green chilies. It’s like the Desi version of ketchup; except it’s green and depending on the amount of green chilies you add, can be mild or super spicy! How do you make green chutney?  The main ingredients needed to make green chutney are unsurprisingly green in colour – they are coriander leaves (dhaniya), mint leaves (pudina) and green chilies. All fresh…

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Chicken and Vegetable Spring Rolls

Packed with chicken, capsicum, carrots and cabbage these chicken and vegetable spring rolls are crispy, crunchy and absolutely delicious! Serve hot with ketchup or sweet chili sauce. Today I am sharing a recipe for Chinese style chicken and vegetable spring rolls – an oriental snack that is super popular in Pakistan. It’s a snack that you will not only find in Chinese restaurants but also at local Pakistani restaurants, cafes and even roadside vendors. It’s a snack  you can find…

Chana dal samosas are a popular Pakistani & Indian vegetarian / vegan snack. Perfect for tea time with green chutney or raita on the side. 
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Chana Dal Samosas | Vegetarian Samosas

Chana dal samosas are a popular Pakistani & Indian vegetarian / vegan snack. Perfect for tea time with green chutney or raita on the side.  Growing up in Pakistan with parents who were doctors meant that I rarely got to eat snacks from outside. No thailay wali kulfi’s, no bun kebabs, not even Mr. Burger and definitely no gola ganda’s!  What I was allowed to have were samosas from the Nimco outlet (the original outlet in Bohri Bazaar, Saddar), but…