Fruit

Allo Bukharay ki Chutney - Pakistani Style Plum Sauce

Allo Bukharay ki Chutney - Pakistani Style Plum Sauce

Pakistani summer brings such amazing variety of fruits to the table. In old times without freezers and refrigerators readily available in homes, grannies made chunteys and preservatives out of seasonal fruits to allow the families to enjoy these fruits long ...

Mango Yogurt

Mango Yogurt

Mango season and Ramzan have been coinciding since last few years. My love for mangoes has made me incorporate mangoes in my iftar regularly. With June's blistering heat around, one longs for things that are cold and refreshing while breaking ...

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 ...

Sooji Halwa - Pakistani style Semolina Halwa

Sooji Halwa - Pakistani style Semolina Halwa

Semolina Halwa was amongst the first few things I learnt to cook primarily because it took less time to cook and I loved its mild sweetness. I wasn’t much of a halwa puri breakfast fan as the fried pooris dont ...

Potato Stuffed Samosas & Green Mango Chutney

Potato Stuffed Samosas & Green Mango Chutney

Like the rest of the world, few foods are associated with certain events and seasons in Pakistan too. Such as Kashmiri Chai is an integral part of the food served during the wedding festivities in winter season, Gulab Jamans and ...

Fruit Chaat - Pakistani Fruit Salad

Fruit Chaat - Pakistani Fruit Salad

Fruit chaat – Pakistani fruit salad is a staple diet during the month of fasting. No Iftaar table in Pakistan is complete without a large bowl of Fruit Chaat. It is quick and simple to make and is packed with ...

Allo ka Paratha - Potato stuffed buttered flat bread

Allo ka Paratha - Potato stuffed buttered flat bread

Savory Allo walay Parathay, hot sweet milky tea and winter season have an unbreakable connection in my head. The reason possibly could be that while growing up in Pakistan that’s how it used to be in our household. Waking up ...

Chicken Haandi

Chicken Haandi

My recent work trip to Pakistan took me to Multan (Located in the South of Province Punjab), a city I have only passed through as a kid while my father was posted at Bahawalpur many years ago. So I took ...