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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…

Today I am sharing a super simple beverage recipe with you and that’s of namkeen lassi or salty lassi! Namkeen lassi is a popular beverage in Pakistan & India made from yoghurt, salt and roasted cumin.
Beverages/ Eggs,Dairy & Cheese/ Healthy Eating/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

Namkeen Lassi (Salty Lassi)

Today I am sharing a super simple beverage recipe with you and that’s of namkeen lassi or salty lassi! Namkeen lassi is a popular beverage in Pakistan & India made from yoghurt, salt and roasted cumin. So what is lassi? and what exactly is namkeen lassi? Lassi is a popular beverage from the Indian subcontinent made with yoghurt. It’s a beverage that can be enjoyed throughout the year, but come summer, lassi consumption shoots up like anything! Because in the…

25 Pakistani vegetarian recipes that you have to make - vegan options included. Simple everyday recipes to showstopper dishes, snacks, chutneys and more!
Pakistani Recipes/ Potatoes/ Recipe Roundup/ Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

25 Pakistani Vegetarian Recipes you HAVE to make!

When we talk about Pakistani cuisine, there is a general assumption that it’s all about meat. And while we do have a lot of speciality meat dishes, we have many vegetarian recipes in our repertoire. So here’s a list of 25 Pakistani vegetarian recipes for you to try. Quite a few of them are vegan as well, or lend themselves to vegan variations with a few changes in ingredients.  To make for easy organising, I have divided them into four categories as…

These Pakistani bakery style vegetable patties or vegetable puffs are a perfect tea time snack with a spicy potato and peas filling encased in crispy flaky puff pastry.
Baking/ Pakistani Recipes/ Potatoes/ Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

Bakery style vegetable patties | Vegetable puffs | Spicy potato puff pastry

These Pakistani bakery style vegetable patties or vegetable puffs are a perfect tea time snack with a spicy potato and peas filling encased in crispy flaky puff pastry. Today I am sharing a recipe for bakery style vegetable patties or vegetable puffs which are a popular snack in India and Pakistan. In Pakistan, they are commonly known as patties and in India they are called vegetable puffs or veg puffs for short. These vegetable patties / veg puffs are a…

With a base of yoghurt or dahi, raita is one of the most popular sides in Pakistani and Indian cuisine. Not only does yoghurt temper the spice that is a characteristic part of Desi cuisine, but it also acts as a condiment or dip to soak up the roti for dry dishes like BBQ.
Pakistani Recipes/ Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

How to make raita and different types of raita

With a base of yoghurt or dahi, raita is one of the most popular sides in Pakistani and Indian cuisine being served alongside dishes such as biryani and pulao. Not only does yoghurt temper the spice that is a characteristic part of Desi cuisine, but it also acts as a condiment or dip to soak up the roti for dry dishes like BBQ. Read on ahead to find out about the different types of raita in Desi cuisine as well…

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!
Healthy Eating/ Pakistani Recipes/ Ramazan & Eid/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

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…

Picture of chana daal halwa or Chanay ki Daal Halwa. A traditional Pakistani / Indian dessert. It shows a white bowl on a purple background with bengal gram spread around the bowl.
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Chana Daal Halwa | Chanay ki Daal Halwa | Traditional Desi winter dessert

One of my absolute favourite Desi desserts has to be chana daal halwa or chanay ki daal ka halwa – a traditional Pakistani and Indian dessert that is made from chana daal, a type of lentil that is known as split bengal gram. What I find truly unique is how with the addition of a few ingredients – sugar, cream and ghee (aka clarified butter) and lots of stirring (let’s not forget the stirring!) a normally savoury ingredient is turned…