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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…

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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…

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 lentil recipe made with black gram lentils. It can be served with chawal (rice) or roti.   One of my favourite meals is kaali daal with chawal. The actual name of the daal is khari masoor ki daal or sabut masoor ki daal but it’s commonly known as kaali daal in Urdu. Probably because the type of lentils used are black gram lentils which are well…

A simple Pakistani style bhindi ki sabzi made with sliced onions and spices finished off with lemon juice. Enjoy with garma garam chapatti.
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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…

Sweet and tangy imli chutney is made from tamarind pulp, sugar and spices. It is the perfect accompaniment to Pakistani street food snacks such as dahi baray, chaat, samosa and more.
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Imli chutney or tamarind chutney

Sweet and tangy imli chutney is made from tamarind pulp, sugar and spices. It is the perfect accompaniment to Pakistani street food snacks such as dahi baray, chaat, samosa and more.  After posting the mash ki daal kay dahi baray recipe, my next post had to be about imli ki chutney / tamarind chutney because after all, imli ki chutney is essential with dahi baray. Please note that this is not my recipe, but my mother’s recipe which makes it…