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Located at Bukhari commercial, Chupa Rustom is an upscale cafe reminiscent of the old Irani hotels of Karachi. It offers a modern take on traditional Desi food.  
Food/ Karachi/ Restaurant Reviews

Review: Breakfast at Chupa Rustom

Located at Bukhari commercial, Chupa Rustom is an upscale cafe reminiscent of the old Irani hotels of Karachi. It offers a modern take on traditional Desi food.   Chupa Rustom is a new place that has opened in Karachi at Bukhari Commercial. It’s designed as an ode to the old Irani cafes offering a glimpse of the Karachi that was, or in my case, the Karachi that I hear about from my parents and elders. Currently, the café is only…

Make this stuffed mushroom and cheese omelette for breakfast and serve with tea and toasted bread. Or perhaps dinner with a light green salad on the side.
Eggs,Dairy & Cheese/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

Mushroom and Cheese Omelette

Make this stuffed mushroom and cheese omelette for breakfast and serve with tea and toasted bread. Or perhaps dinner with a light green salad on the side. Breakfast being the most important meal of the day is something I must have mentioned a million times already, and it’s something I rarely miss. But due to lack of time, a leisurely breakfast is something that can only be achieved on the weekends. That’s when it’s possible to make recipes like this…

Party food ideas on a budget. Idea number 2 is the evergreen one dish party where everyone makes one dish and brings it to the hosts house where it is served and enjoyed by everyone.
Lifestyle/ Party Planning

Party Food Ideas on a Budget

Hosting a dawat can be expensive, and that is why I have come up with party food ideas on a budget. Serve delicious food, and enjoy the company of your loved ones without breaking the bank.  It’s always fun when loved ones come over. Good food, lots of laughs, reminiscing about old times, and just catching up on gossip is always enjoyable. But throwing parties regularly can be expensive. Here are some tips that will let you entertain, but in…

Breakfast & Brunch

Sweeten up your breakfast with Honey!

Sweeten up your breakfast with pure bee honey! If I skip breakfast, it’s like my entire day just starts off on the wrong foot. My stomach starts growling at 12 pm and then I inevitably over eat at lunch time, feeling tired the entire day. So whether it is cake rusk (our Desi papay) with chai or buttered toast I always have something to eat in the morning. I know it can be difficult to cook something up but a…

This make-ahead dish comprises of salted caramel crepes with strawberries. Prepare a night before and bake in the morning.
Baking/ Breakfast & Brunch/ Desserts/ Recipes

Salted Caramel Crepes

This make-ahead breakfast dish comprises of salted caramel crepes with strawberries. Prepare a night before and bake in the morning. I am a ‘make sure you eat breakfast in the morning’ kind of girl. It’s a habit ingrained in me since childhood and I always have something, even if it’s just bread dipped in my chai. If I don’t, my stomach starts growling in a few hours and it ceases to be a productive day for me. On the weekdays,…

Pakistan/ Restaurant Reviews

A leisurely breakfast at Cafe Aylanto

Cafe Aylanto is one of my favorite places to hang out with friends – the food is good but it’s the peace & quiet that appeals to me more. One can sit inside or outside. One can finish their meal in an hour or sit for a few hours and catching up on old times. One can actually hear the other person – no crazy loud music and the tables are far enough that the gossip is only retained to…

Eggs,Dairy & Cheese/ Healthy Eating/ Recipes/ Vegetarian

How to make Home-Made Paneer or Cottage Cheese

I tried my hand at making Paneer for the first time when I made Palak Paneer just a few days ago. The inspiration being a local company that delivers organic vegetables & organic fresh milk. I ordered some spinach & the buffalo milk for a trial, and instantly the thing that came to my mind was to make Palak Paneer and also try my hand at making Paneer. Paneer is a soft fresh Indian cottage cheese which can be easily…