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With a sprinkling of Egyptian dukkah on top, this smooth and creamy dukkah hummus is the perfect dip to serve with raw vegetables or pita bread.
Healthy Eating/ International Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Dukkah Hummus | Hummus Recipe

With a sprinkling of Egyptian dukkah on top, this smooth and creamy dukkah hummus is the perfect dip to serve with raw vegetables or pita bread. What is Hummus? Hummus is a popular middle-eastern dip or thick spread made with chickpeas (sufaid chole), garlic, tahini, lemon and olive oil. It is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine, and the popularity of the cuisine has led to hummus being easily available in supermarkets. It is considered quite healthy as it’s main ingredients…

Australia/ Sydney/ The Expat Life/ Travel Diaries

Public transport in Sydney and the Opal card

A guide on how to use public transport in Sydney and the importance of the Opal card to navigate the city’s buses, trains, lightrails and of course the ferries!  It’s been a couple of months for me in Sydney, and we still don’t have a car meaning that all our travel in the city is done through public transport. That may sound strange, but getting a car wasn’t a priority for us and the public transport in Sydney is such…

Pakistani karahi chicken (or kadai chicken) is a simple and super delicious curry made with chicken, lots of tomatoes and of course coriander to garnish in the end. Enjoy with rice or tandoori naan.
Chicken/ Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes

Pakistani Karahi Chicken Recipe

Pakistani karahi chicken (or kadai chicken) is a simple and super delicious curry made with chicken, lots of tomatoes and of course coriander to garnish in the end. Enjoy with rice or tandoori naan. Karahi chicken is one of those quintessential Pakistani dishes that can be seen regularly at menus, whether at a cafe, a fancy restaurant and most often at roadside dhaba’s. The name of the recipe is derived from the way it is cooked, which is in a…

Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Black eyed peas curry or Lobia ka salan (Stovetop and Pressure Cooker method)

Black eyed peas curry or lobia ka salan is a Pakistani vegan recipe made with lobia / black eyed peas in an onion-tomato gravy base with garlic and aromatic spices. It can be made in a regular pot or in a pressure cooker / Instant Pot. Growing up, we always used to eat a lot of vegetables (still do, actually). My father is someone who believes in having a balanced & healthy diet, and would eat meat-less dishes in many…

Kaali daal or khari masoor ki daal is a popular Pakistani lentil recipe made with black gram lentils. It can be served with chawal (rice) or roti.
Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Kaali daal or khari masoor ki daal | Black gram lentils

Kaali daal or khari masoor ki daal is a popular vegetarian / vegan Pakistani lentil recipe made with black gram lentils. It can be served with chawal (rice) or roti.   One of my favourite meals is kaali daal with chawal. The actual name of the daal is khari masoor ki daal or sabut masoor ki daal but it’s commonly known as kaali daal in Urdu. Probably because the type of lentils used are black gram lentils which are well…

A beginners guide to living in Sydney covering transportation, shopping, tipping, weather, wildlife and the availability of Pakistani food in Sydney.
Sydney/ The Expat Life/ Travel Diaries

A beginners guide to living in Sydney

As exciting as it was, my move to Sydney was quite overwhelming and challenging, and that is why I decided to write a beginners guide to living in Sydney.  It’s a basic guide that will help newcomers especially expats like me who have moved halfway across the world to come to Australia. From the transportation system in Sydney to where to shop from to whether you should tip or not, to the unpredictable weather and the availability of Desi and…

Fresh mushrooms sautéed in garlic, avocado slices and of course lemon juice and salt come together to make this delicious avocado mushroom toast. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or even dinner.
Breakfast & Brunch/ Healthy Eating/ International Recipes/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Avocado Mushroom Toast

Fresh mushrooms sautéed in garlic, avocado slices and of course lemon juice and salt come together to make this delicious avocado mushroom toast. Enjoy for breakfast, brunch or even dinner. The first time I tried avocado was as guacamole with tortilla chips and for years that was the only recipe I tried. As much as I loved them, avocados can be pricey and there is always that risk of them being under-ripe. Now that I am more comfortable with judging…