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The secret ingredient to this rich, creamy and absolutely refreshing strawberry coconut milkshake is frozen strawberries! Strawberry Coconut Milkshake.
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Strawberry Coconut Milkshake

The secret ingredient to this rich, creamy and absolutely refreshing strawberry coconut milkshake is frozen strawberries! I am absolutely loving strawberry season in Karachi. I know that we can make loads of fancy desserts with this beautiful red fruit, my absolute favorite has to be milkshakes. Creamy, refreshing and taking literally minutes to prepare they are just SO good! Plus ever since I learnt how to freeze strawberries, making milkshakes has become even simpler. All you need to do is…

A Karachite’s version of this classic winter beverage. Garnished with crushed nuts, Kashmiri Chai is known for its stunning pink color with a hint of salt & cardamom.
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Kashmiri Chai

A Karachite’s version of this classic winter beverage. Garnished with crushed nuts, Kashmiri Chai is known for its stunning pink color with a hint of salt & cardamom. I sometimes forget how long I have been blogging and it’s when someone requests a certain recipe and I am looking through the archives for that recipe that I realize how long it has been. I started off blogging in Feb 2011 and now it’s October 2015 – almost 5 years. I…

Homemade cappuccino, desi cappuccino or beaten coffee is made by whisking instant coffee, sugar and water till it creates a thick paste. This paste creates a creamy froth without using a fancy coffee machine. 
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Desi Cappuccino or Beaten Coffee

Desi cappuccino, homemade cappuccino or beaten coffee is made by whisking instant coffee, sugar and water till it creates a thick paste. This paste creates a creamy froth without using a fancy coffee machine.  My hot beverage of choice is almost always Chai; made in a thermos on an everyday basis, Doodh patti on the weekends and Kashmiri Chai in the winters. But when I am out with friends I prefer coffee. Not the basic black coffee but coffee with…

Beverages/ Healthy Eating/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes

Mango Lassi

Decided to do another simple & refreshing drink today using the fresh mangoes in season. Not only does it taste delicious from the sweetness of the mango and the tart flavor from the yoghurt, but its also healthy. It would be great for breakfast and also during Ramadan which is just coming up in a few days.  Mango Lassi Serves 2 – 3 people Ingredients 2 mangoes (about 1.5 cups), peeled and coarsely chopped 1 cup thick yogurt 1/4 cup…

Beverages/ Pakistani Recipes

Kashmiri Chai (or simply Pink Tea)

It’s a sure sign that winter has finally arrived in Karachi when Kashmiri Chai (or simply known as Pink Chai) starts being served at weddings. There’s just something about the steaming cup of chai in the prettiest color of pink, flavored with a bit of cardamom, and then garnished with almonds and pistas/pistachios that just spells comfort.  For years, Kashmiri Chai has always been a Shaadi special till one day my friends made it following a recipe they found on the…