Curry Leaves

Pakistani Style Vegetable Pickle - Achaar

Pakistani Style Vegetable Pickle - Achaar

Before the arrival of mass produced - ready to use jams, pickles and chutneys, everything was prepared at home. In early eighties, my Nani- maternal grandmother prepared achaar - pickle, murabbay and Chutneys at home ritualistically. These homemade products were ...

Mixed Sabzi - Mixed Vegetables Masala

Mixed Sabzi - Mixed Vegetables Masala

While growing up in Pakistan, mixed vegetables masala was always a winter delight. Peas and carrots were winter vegetables and hence their availability back then was seasonal, unlike today when almost everything is available year round in Pakistan and elsewhere. ...

Whole Masoor Daal / Kali Daal

Whole Masoor Daal / Kali Daal

Whole masoor daal somehow always reminds me of scorching summer of Pakistan. In ammi's house, it was especially cooked in peak summer season. Coming home from school and finding out our favorite daal was for lunch being served with boiled ...

Channa Daal & GT Road

Channa Daal & GT Road

Whoever has traveled on GT Road in Pakistan knows what a driver hotel or a Manji hotel is. Four words: Truck drivers, plenty of Manjis(Punjabi word for beds), karak doodh patti and affordably epic desi food. That’s where all the ...

Karri Pakora

Karri Pakora

Karri is loved in almost every household in Pakistan. But the cooking procedure can intimidate even the seasoned and skilled cooks. I learnt it while watching my mother cook it in her kitchen. But my love for Karri goes back ...