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Pakistani cuisine

Nihari: A Taste of Home (with Gluten Free option)

Nihari: A Taste of Home (with Gluten Free option)

Couple of years back I got an opportunity to share a recipe from my native country on a platform where people from around the globe were contributing their local speciality. How difficult this selection is! I know and understand that most of us would go […]

Firni (Rice Pudding) : A Gluten Free Eid/Festive Dessert

Firni (Rice Pudding) : A Gluten Free Eid/Festive Dessert

One of many things that a person on gluten restriction learns is how to modify regular food items and I don’t mean creating Gluten Free Bread or Gluten Free Pizza or Gluten Free Roti either because such things take a lot of search for a […]

Fusion Vermicelli – 3 Eid Special Recipes

Fusion Vermicelli – 3 Eid Special Recipes

Time has this amazing ability to keep moving forward which can be a good thing yet sometimes you just wish to cling on to things/situations/people that are precious and hope that time could hold still. Just like this blessed month of Ramadan.. two thirds have […]

Wednesday Wisdom: Pakora Perfection

Wednesday Wisdom: Pakora Perfection

“Which liquid turns into solid when heated?” Obviously the answer is pakora or desi fritter. When it rains, we fry pakoray to enjoy the weather with a cup of tea and during Ramadan it is a must iftar item for 99% of Pakistanis. Pakora could […]

Achari Fish Handi

Achari Fish Handi

It just occurred to me that I barely cooked fish this season for some unknown reasons. Where I am residing currently, only fresh water fish is available…smaller in size and contains a lot of bones…which is a big problem for me as I prefer boneless […]

Namak Mandi Style Dumba Karahi (Lamb Karahi)

Namak Mandi Style Dumba Karahi (Lamb Karahi)

You know how passionate a nation is about food when almost all the major cities have their own food streets. Karachi has Burnes Road, Lahore has Gwalmandi and Peshawar has Namak Mandi to name a few very old ones that are famous for local and […]