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A mason jar with aam panna or green mango drink with a slice of lemon, and a stainless steel straw in it. Behind the mason jar is a bottle filled with aam panna, and a raw green mango.
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Aam panna recipe | Kairi sharbat | Green mango drink

Aam panna or kairi sharbat is a refreshing drink made from kairi or unripe green mangoes, sugar and spices. It is a popular drink in India and Pakistan and an effective remedy to prevent heat and sunstroke in the summer. What is kairi / keri / kacha aam? Kairi, keri or kacha aam is another word for unripe or raw green mangoes in India and Pakistan. Raw green mangoes are eaten as a snack and are a popular ingredient in…

A plate filled with Sindhi style crispy bhindi. On the bottom of the plate are 3 lemon wedges, and on top of that is a small bowl containing chaat masala. Right below the plate is a biege colored napkin, and a coriander sprig.
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Sindhi style crispy bhindi | Crispy okra in air fryer

Today I am sharing a Sindhi style vegan recipe using okra / bhindi. In the Indian sub-continent, okra (or ladyfingers) is called bhindi and is made in a variety of preparations – on its own, with other vegetables and with meat as well. The first time I had this crispy bhindi was at my in-laws house, and that too for breakfast. The idea of having bhindi for breakfast was completely foreign to me, but after trying it once, I fell…

A bowl of fruit chaat containing diced apples, diced oranges, diced grapes, and diced kiwifruit in a white bowl on a black background.
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Fruit Chaat | Sweet and Spicy Fruit Salad | Pakistani Fruit Chaat

Fruit chaat is the Pakistani Indian version of a fruit salad. It’s made with seasonal fruits, sugar, orange juice, and chaat masala for a hint of spice. In Pakistan, fruit chaat is an essential Ramadan recipe and is served during Iftar. Read on ahead for my fruit chaat recipe, including tips on what fruit to include, as well as variations on the traditional fruit chaat. What is fruit chaat? Think of fruit chaat as the Pakistani and Indian version of…

A mound of air fryer pakoras with coriander on top. Behind the air fryer pakoras is green chili sauce, and tomato ketchup.
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Air fryer pakora | No fry pakora | Healthy onion pakora

Air fryer pakora is a healthy version of the pakora or pakoda, a popular Indian and Pakistani snack which is traditionally deep fried. This air fryer pakora recipe has all the flavor of a regular pakora, with a fraction of the calories. Plus, no wastage of oil, and no having to deal with the oil splatter after frying. The recipe that I am sharing is for an air fryer onion pakora, but you can use other vegetables. What is a…

A white bowl filled with sweet mango chutney or kairi ki meethi chutney. On the back is another jar filled with mango chutney, a few whole red chilies, and a raw unripe green mango.
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Sweet and sour mango chutney | Nauratan Chutney | Kairi ki meethi chutney

Today I am sharing a family favorite – my mother’s recipe for kairi ki meethi chutney (sweet and sour mango chutney) or as my mother calls it nauratan chutney. This is a popular Indian and Pakistani mango chutney made by cooking unripe raw green mangoes or kairi with sugar and other spices. It has a sweet and tangy flavor and goes well with savory dishes such as daal chawal (lentils and rice) and kebabs. It is also called ‘kairi ki…

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 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…