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A bowl of chicken yakhni or Pakistani and Indian style chicken broth. The yakhni is in a black bowl with a glass bottle of broth in the background, along with onion and garlic and whole spices to the right.
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Chicken Yakhni | Simplest and most AROMATIC chicken broth EVER!

Chicken yakhni or chicken broth is the Pakistani and Indian version of chicken soup for the soul. It is super simple to make, and the aroma fills up the house as it simmers on the stove. It is also comforting, highly nutritious and tastes delicious. It can be enjoyed on its own with a squeeze of lemon or used as a broth in different recipes. What is yakhni? The literal translation of yakhni is soup or broth and it is…

Box patties are a popular Pakistani snack, especially during Ramadan where they are served at Iftar time. Made with samosa sheets or spring roll wrappers they are filled with chicken, cheese and vegetables and fried till golden brown.
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Chicken Box Patties | How to make Box Patties

So what exactly are box patties?  Chicken box patties are a popular Pakistani snack, especially during Ramadan where they are served at Iftar time. Made with samosa sheets or spring roll wrappers they are filled with chicken, cheese and vegetables and fried till golden brown. Follow my step by step photos below to make perfect box patties.  They are called box patties because their shape resembles a square box which is made by overlapping two samosa wrapper sheets. The filling…

This white sauce pasta is all about indulgence. There’s buttery garlic mushrooms, spicy grilled chicken and a cheesy white sauce that brings everything together!
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White Sauce Pasta with Garlic Mushrooms and Grilled Chicken

This white sauce pasta is all about indulgence. There’s buttery garlic mushrooms, spicy grilled chicken and a cheesy white sauce that brings everything together!  This white sauce pasta is a recipe that I love making for dawaats – it’s a hit with adults and children both. It’s one of those continental recipes that have become a part of Pakistani cuisine, and can be seen on restaurant menus across the country. It’s no wonder because the recipe is just so delicious!…

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.
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Kaali daal or khari masoor ki daal | Black gram lentils

Kaali daal or khari masoor ki daal is a popular vegetarian / vegan Pakistani recipe made with black gram lentils. It can be served with chawal (rice) or roti.   Learn how to make kaali daal or khari masoor ki daal, a popular vegetarian / vegan Pakistani recipe made with black gram lentils. It’s delicious served with both rice (chawal) or roti. Add a light kachumber salad on the side to make it a complete meal. Today I am sharing my…

Shami kebab are beef patties made with boneless beef, chana daal (split bengal gram), onion, spices and herbs. This recipe makes a large batch so eat some right now, and freeze the rest for later.
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Shami Kebab Recipe (Stovetop and Pressure Cooker Method)

Shami kebab are beef patties made with boneless beef, chana daal (split bengal gram), onion, spices and herbs. This recipe makes a large batch so eat some right now, and freeze the rest for later.  There was a time when shami kebabs were reserved for special occasions – when guests are over or it was a fancy dinner at home. Those were the days when the meat for the shami kebab was painstakingly ground by hand with a sil batta.…

Aloo gosht or mutton curry with potatoes is a Pakistani meat curry made with meat (mutton or goat meat in this recipe) and potatoes in a curry base made of onion and tomatoes. Recipe includes stovetop method and pressure cooker method.  
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Aloo Gosht | Mutton Curry with Potatoes | Pressure Cooker and Stovetop Method

Aloo gosht (mutton curry with potatoes) is a Pakistani meat curry made with meat (mutton or goat meat in this recipe) and potatoes in a curry base made of onion and tomatoes. Recipe includes stovetop method and pressure cooker method.   What is Aloo Gosht (Mutton curry with Potatoes)? Literally named for the main two ingredients in this salan, which are aloo (potatoes) and gosht (meat), aloo gosht is a curry that is probably made in every Pakistani household once…

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.
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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…