Peri Bites are green chilies stuffed with chicken & cheese; dipped in breadcrumbs and fried till golden. They make you ask for a glass of water but you still keep asking for more.

Peri Bites

Peri Bites are green chilies stuffed with chicken & cheese; dipped in breadcrumbs and fried till golden. They make you ask for a glass of water but you still keep asking for more. It’s the month of Ramazan and as much as we plan not to, we end up focusing on the food. Every year I think that this year I am going to keep it simple; not spend much time in the kitchen and eat healthy. But inevitably I end up gorging on pakora’s and samosa’s. It’s a difficult habit to break. But this ...

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Qeema bhari shimla mirch or capsicums stuffed with a spicy mincemeat filling made with National Foods Qeema Masala. Topped with cheese, these are grilled in the oven till soft.

Qeema Bhari Shimla Mirch

I was invited to a blogger’s meet-up by National Foods Limited this Chand Raat at Pranzo. The purpose of the event was two-fold. First was to share their fusion recipes created for Ramazan in collaboration with Chef Saadat. Second was a continuation of their Made Easy campaign with the launch of the ‘Made Easy’ mobile application. Unfortunately, I got a bit late to the event but from what I was reading on Twitter, the event started off with Chef Saadat making fusion recipes from NFL products ...

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Aloo Matar ki Sabzi from www.kayscaramelizedconfessions.com

Aloo Matar ki Sabzi

A basic vegetarian recipe that is a family favorite. Aloo (potatoes) and peas (matar) are cooked together to create a simple yet delicious sabzi ka salan. It’s become difficult to write these days. No, I am not facing writer’s block or running out of recipes. It’s just that I have been so caught up and busy in both my personal & professional life that it’s difficult to find the time to write blog posts. But don’t worry. I haven’t disappeared and once things settle down or I somehow ...

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A staple Pakistani meal, Aloo keema is made using minced meat (aka keema) and potatoes in a dry gravy.

Pakistani Aloo Keema

I love Aloo Keema! Not plain Keema or Matar Keema or Piyaaz Keema. What I love love is Aloo Keema. I know this entire recipe can be made with matar (aka peas) but it just won’t be the same till there’s at least one potato in it! That’s also why this recipe states using anywhere from 2 potatoes to 4 potatoes. If it was upto me there would be 4 potatoes but since there are other people in the house they would prefer to eat keema also. Hence we add two potatoes – 1 for lunch and 1 for ...

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A book review of Summers Under the Tamarind Tree - Recipes & Memoirs from Pakistan by Sumayya Usmani.

Summers Under the Tamarind Tree – Review

A book review of Summers Under the Tamarind Tree - Recipes & Memoirs from Pakistan by Sumayya Usmani. I love reading! Books have been my companion for as long as I can remember. My favorite genre has to be fantasy – tales filled with magic and mystery maybe a dragon or two. However, I keep switching from genre to genre depending on my mood. There was a time in university when all I would read was chick-lit and romance – predictable happy endings. These days I have switched to a ...

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