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Requiring just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes in the oven, coconut macaroons are a simple and delicious crowd pleasing dessert.
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Coconut Macaroons

Requiring just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes in the oven, coconut macaroons are a simple and delicious crowd pleasing dessert. Not to be confused with the French macaron, coconut macaroons are one of the simplest desserts ever. All that is required is mixing 3 ingredients and 15 – 20 minutes in the oven resulting in cookies that are crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside. The macaroons are delicious plain, but they are open to many variations depending…

Palmiers or elephant ears are crunchy and crispy French biscuits that require two ingredients only, and one of them can be bought ready made from the store. Perfect with tea, coffee, or just eaten as a snack during the day.
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Palmiers or Elephant Ears

Palmiers or elephant ears are crunchy and crispy French biscuits that require two ingredients only, and one of them can be bought ready made from the store. Perfect with tea, coffee, or just eaten as a snack during the day. Palmier or elephant ears is a French pastry made from puff pastry and sugar. The way the puff pastry is rolled gives it the shape of a palm leaf, a butterfly or even a heart. It’s traditionally made with just…

Aloo Kabab or Potato Cutlets is a versatile Pakistani vegetarian recipe made by frying a crispy patty of mashed potatoes and peas flavored with local herbs and spices.
Pakistani Recipes/ Potatoes/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegetarian

Aloo Kabab or Potato Cutlets

Aloo Kabab or Potato Cutlets is a versatile Pakistani vegetarian recipe made by frying a crispy patty of mashed potatoes and peas flavored with local herbs and spices. Aloo kababs or potato cutlets are a multi-purpose dish that should be part of every home cook’s repertoire of recipes. They can be served as is to guests or family members at tea-time, and eaten with ketchup, chili garlic sauce or sriracha. They can be served with roti and chutney. They are…

This recipe makes use of tomato paste, fresh tomatoes and Italian herbs to make a flavorful and versatile tomato sauce which is quick to prepare. Toss with pasta to make the perfect dinner.
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Versatile Tomato Sauce

This recipe makes use of tomato paste, fresh tomatoes and Italian herbs to make a flavorful and versatile tomato sauce which is quick to prepare. Toss with pasta to make the perfect dinner. I have pored through many cookbooks and Googled many different recipes but have yet to find a quick tomato sauce recipe that suited my kitchen. Almost all the quick recipes called for canned & crushed tomatoes, with San Marzano tomatoes being the recommended brand. Unfortunately, canned tomatoes aren’t…

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Granola Crusted Chicken Tenders

This delicious & healthy recipe features baked granola crusted chicken tenders that are made using artisanal granola from Nora got Sweet Tooth. About nine months back or so I saw this advert by a new home caterer who was planning to introduce granola and meusli. The advert piqued my interest because I love granola and it is the easiest breakfast possible. Add yoghurt/milk and you are done. A few days later I messaged her to ask for the prices. She…

This simple recipe will take you back to the Desi chicken patties you used to get from the corner bakery. Crisp & flaky puff golden pastry filled with shredded chicken in a creamy white sauce.
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Desi Chicken Patties | Chicken in Puff Pastry

This simple recipe will take you back to the Desi chicken patties you used to get from the corner Pakistani bakery. Crisp & flaky puff golden pastry filled with shredded chicken in a creamy white sauce. Growing up in Pakistan, these Desi chicken patties used to be one of my favourite childhood snacks. Every local Pakistani bakery would have two versions of this snack – the round ones were always stuffed with chicken, and the triangle ones were usually stuffed with potatoes/vegetables.…

This delicious banana bread with a hint of cinnamon is a hybrid between a sweet cake and a hearty bread loaf. Make sure you use ripe banana's for the best flavor.
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Banana Bread

This delicious banana bread with a hint of cinnamon is a hybrid between a sweet cake and a hearty bread loaf. Make sure you use ripe banana’s for the best flavor. I have tried out quite a few recipes of banana bread over the years but this particular recipe has to be the best I have tried. It’s by Curtis Stone who is one of my favorite celebrity chefs courtesy MasterChef Australia. A friend had requested me to make it…