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Similar to a pilaf, aloo ki tahari or spiced potato rice is a Pakistani / Indian vegetarian dish made with rice and potatoes. Other vegetables can be used but the most popular are potatoes. 
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Aloo ki Tahari or Aloo Chawal | Spiced Potato Rice

Similar to a pilaf, aloo ki tahari or spiced potato rice is a Pakistani / Indian vegetarian dish made with rice and potatoes. Other vegetables can be used but the most popular are potatoes which has resulted in this dish also being called aloo chawal (aka potato rice).  Tahari, taheri, aloo chawal or spiced potato rice is a really simple Pakistani & Indian recipe to make. It’s an excellent option for “Meatless Mondays” or when you want to whip something…

This popular Sindhi vegetarian recipe is made from lotus root (bhae in Urdu/Sindhi) in a onion based gravy with potatoes and tamarind pulp.
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Lotus root or bhae ki sabzi with potatoes

This popular Sindhi vegetarian recipe is made from lotus root (bhae in Urdu/Sindhi) in a onion based gravy with potatoes and tamarind pulp. The lotus root known as bhay/bhae/bhein in Sindhi and kanwal kakri in Urdu/Hindi is an indigenous vegetable grown in interior Sindh and used widely in Sindhi cuisine. I had it for the first time at my husband’s house. It’s a staple vegetable which mostly is consumed in its own salan (curry), sometimes with potatoes and as pakoras…

Pavlova with whipped cream, salted caramel and strawberries
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Pavlova with Salted Caramel and Strawberries

Pavlova is a meringue-based dessert made from egg whites. In this recipe, the crisp pavlova base is topped with whipped cream, salted caramel and strawberries. Salted Caramel Pavlova and Happy 2017 2016 just flew by and what an exciting year it was. So many things happened in my life, my career and this blog. Alhamdullilah all of them good. I got married to someone who supports me in everything I do. Who is okay with eating cold food because I…

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Baked Chicken and Vegetables

This recipe comprises of baked chicken and vegetables tossed with spices, and made in one baking tray so it’s simple, healthy and delicious. Have been trying to eat healthy for the past month or so. It’s been tough. Not that the food is bland or tasteless. I am NOT going to let that happen. But what I find challenging is figuring out what to cook and the meal prep involved. Just to give you an idea here’s what a regular…

This comforting Shepherd's Pie consists of a layer of chicken mince with vegetables, a light sprinkle of cheese and creamy mashed potatoes on top.
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Shepherd’s Pie

This comforting Shepherd’s Pie consists of a layer of chicken mince with vegetables, a light sprinkle of cheese and creamy mashed potatoes on top. The chill of winter makes me want to make comfort food. Simple recipes, with rich flavors and lots of carbs. Nothing fancy. Just something in which a big spoon could be dug right into. All these thoughts in my mind made me come up with this Shepherd’s Pie recipe. I made it for friends at a…

Oreo Vanilla Pudding with Salted Caramel
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Guest Post: Oreo Vanilla Pudding with Salted Caramel

A couple of days back I was going through my newsfeed and came across the blog ‘UrduMom’. The word ‘Urdu’ in the title caught my interest and I immediately started reading her posts on recipes, travels, parenting & more. I messaged her on her Facebook page admiring her writing and how she is sharing her experiences of teaching Urdu to her children so it benefits Pakistani expats around the world. Turns out the person behind the site is Tamania, who…

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Dulce De Leche or Condensed Milk Caramel

Dulce De Leche is an Argentinian specialty made by boiling a can of condensed milk to reveal a delicious caramelized spread that can be used on toast, as a filling in pie or just eaten with a spoon. Blogging about another dessert sauce that I make on a regular basis, Dulce De Leche.  It’s an Argentinian known as milk jam made by cooking milk & sugar together. In Desi layman terms… condensed milk caramel. Basically, the output of boiling a…