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Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted butternut squash is the simplest way to use this hearty winter vegetable. Just cut, toss in spices and bake till tender. Toast the seeds to make for a quick snack. Living in the land down under (aka Australia) requires a bit of adjustment. For instance, it’s the month of July and I cannot go out without wearing a proper fleece jacket or a wool coat. Yes, that cold! Why? Because the seasons are upside down here and so it’s…

Different from the regular chicken handi, this zeera chicken handi is made using green chili, lots of bhuna zeera (roasted cumin) and of course yoghurt and cream to make a rich gravy. Best had with paratha or buttery naan.
Chicken/ Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes

Zeera Chicken Handi (Roasted Cumin Chicken Curry)

Different from the regular chicken handi, this zeera chicken handi is made using green chili, lots of roasted cumin (bhuna zeera) and of course yoghurt and cream to make a rich gravy. Best had with paratha or buttery naan. Certain recipes come about as a combination of leftover items in the fridge and experimenting with ones favourite ingredients hoping for magic to happen. This particular curry chicken recipe is a combination of both. Leftover cream in the fridge and roasted…

A simple Pakistani style bhindi ki sabzi made with sliced onions and spices finished off with lemon juice. Enjoy with garma garam chapatti.
Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

Bhindi ki Sabzi | Pakistani style okra vegetable

A simple Pakistani style bhindi ki sabzi made with sliced onions and spices finished off with lemon juice. This vegetarian / vegan recipe can be enjoyed with garma garam chapatti. Bhindi / okra is one of my most favourite vegetables to cook with, and has to be a part of my weekly dinner menu. Once a week for sure, though more than that is just as appreciated. I was so sad to find out that bhindi isn’t common in Australia…

Tandoori fish wraps with a filling of tandoori masala spiced fish, caramelized vegetables, and a yoghurt sauce can be served as a filling dinner or a quick snack.
Dinner/ Pakistani Recipes/ Recipes/ Seafood

Tandoori fish wraps

Tandoori fish wraps (or a Pakistani take on fish tacos) have a filling of tandoori masala spiced fish, caramelized vegetables, and a yoghurt sauce can be served as a filling dinner or a quick snack. It’s always difficult to decide what to make for dinner, especially when I get bored of the usual weekly meal plans. What I do then is open up the fridge, make a list of things that are available and things that need to be used…

Requiring just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes in the oven, coconut macaroons are a simple and delicious crowd pleasing dessert.
Baking/ Desserts/ International Recipes/ Snacks

Coconut Macaroons

Requiring just 3 ingredients and 20 minutes in the oven, coconut macaroons are a simple and delicious crowd pleasing dessert. Not to be confused with the French macaron, coconut macaroons are one of the simplest desserts ever. All that is required is mixing 3 ingredients and 15 – 20 minutes in the oven resulting in cookies that are crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside. The macaroons are delicious plain, but they are open to many variations depending…

A black plate with a stack of cinnamon nut puff pastry palmiers in the front. At the back is a baking tray with more palmiers, and on the left is a cup of black tea with a palmier on the saucer.
Baking/ Desserts/ International Recipes/ Quick and Easy/ Recipes/ Snacks

Puff Pastry Palmiers with Nuts and Cinnamon | Cinnamon Nut Palmiers

Puff pastry palmiers are crunchy and crispy French biscuits that require just a few ingredients to make and only 10 minutes of prep time! These cinnamon nut palmiers have a filling of crushed almonds and pistachios with a hint of cinnamon, and are delicious with a cup of tea or coffee.    What are palmiers? Palmiers are a classic French biscuit made with just two ingredients – puff pastry and sugar. These elegant cookies flaky and buttery from the puff…

Aloo Kabab or Potato Cutlets is a versatile Pakistani vegetarian recipe made by frying a crispy patty of mashed potatoes and peas flavored with local herbs and spices.
Pakistani Recipes/ Potatoes/ Recipes/ Snacks/ Vegetarian

Aloo Kabab or Potato Cutlets

Aloo Kabab or Potato Cutlets is a versatile Pakistani vegetarian recipe made by frying a crispy patty of mashed potatoes and peas flavored with local herbs and spices. Aloo kababs or potato cutlets are a multi-purpose dish that should be part of every home cook’s repertoire of recipes. They can be served as is to guests or family members at tea-time, and eaten with ketchup, chili garlic sauce or sriracha. They can be served with roti and chutney. They are…