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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…

Baking/ Healthy Eating/ International Recipes/ Vegan/ Vegetarian

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

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. Certain recipes come about as a combination of leftover items in the fridge and combining ones favourite ingredients hoping for magic to happen. This zeera chicken handi recipe is a combination of both. Leftover cream in the fridge and roasted cumin…

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…

A Ramadan meal planner that will help you plan your meals in this holy month. Plus there is a FREE sample menu guideline for sehri/suhoor, iftar and dinner.
Menu Planning/ Party Planning/ Ramazan & Eid/ Weekly Dinner Menu

Ramadan meal planner + FREE sehri and iftar menu

A Ramadan meal planner that will help you plan your meals in this holy month. Plus there is a FREE sample menu guideline for sehri/suhoor, iftar and dinner. Ramadan is the 9th month in the Islamic calendar, and every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast by abstaining from food & drink from sunrise (Suhoor/sehri) to sunset (Iftar). Not only do Muslims have to fast, but they also have to stay…

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…