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A white plate with a pile of masala french fries on it, along with a small bowl of ketchup. In the background are masala french fries as well.
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Spicy French Fries | Masala Fries

Sharing an Indian and Pakistani street food classic – masala fries or spicy French fries. Crispy French fries are tossed in a spicy and tangy spice blend and served hot with ketchup. This quick potato recipe is lip smacking delicious and is bound to be your next favourite snack. What are spicy chili French fries? This style of French fries are also called masala fries or thelay walay fries in India and Pakistan. The word thela means roadside stall and…

A plate of toasted pita chips. In the middle of the plate is a bowl of avocado green chutney with a spoon in it, and garnished with chopped coriander, tomatoes and onion.
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Avocado Green Chutney

Avocados are combined with Indian coriander mint chutney to make avocado green chutney. This rich, creamy and spicy condiment can be served with chips, added to salads, wraps or sandwiches. Or just eaten on its own with a spoon!   About 2 years ago, I had some ripe avocadoes on my kitchen counter, and I was trying to figure out what to do with them. I wanted to make a dip other than guacamole. That’s when I got an idea…

A blue dish with white inside on a white backdrop. Inside the dish is grated mango pickle or rishte ka achar. Next to the dish is a fork, whole red chilies and garlic on top of a green napkin.
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Rishte ka Achar | Grated Mango Pickle | Aam Kasundi

Rishte ka achar or grated mango pickle is made from unripe green mangoes or kairi that are shredded and tossed in spices. A tempering of curry leaves and whole red chilies in mustard oil is poured on top. What is achar? The word achar (or achaar) means pickle in Hindi and Urdu. Achar is a popular condiment in Indian and Pakistani cuisine and eaten on a regular basis as a side with curries, vegetables, rice (especially daal chawal), and even…

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…