My Everyday Desi Home-Cooking Menu

Growing up in a Desi household meant having home-cooked food on the table every day- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In almost all Desi households all over the world, this is how mealtimes still work. Cooking may not be something everyone enjoys, but it isn’t exactly a hard thing to do. For a lot of us, […]

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Recipe: Instant Pot Kadhi

I shared a picture of my dinner yesterday- a plate of Kadhi Chawal made in the Instant Pot. I was then asked by quite a few people to share my Instant Pot recipe of Kadhi. Honestly, I am not the best person to ask for recipes. I do a lot of things by “andaza” or […]

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Culinary Indulgence: Shahi Tukray

Food is a major attraction during holidays and festivals no matter who celebrates them, and Eids are no different. And whichever Eid it may be, the desserts are always traditional. In my parents’ house, whether it was Eid-ul-Adha or Eid-ul-Fitr, the dessert was always sheer. In Akmal’s house, however, the desserts for both Eids were […]

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What’s Cookin’

Since I was away last weekend and had practically no internet connectivity, I couldn’t put out a What’s Cookin’ post like I had planned for every Sunday (even today this post is coming out at almost the end of the day, but it’s okay)- which is why I have decided to share with you the […]

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What’s Cookin’

Before I got married, I never cooked, except for the lasagna I would make once in a blue moon, or the one time my mother hurt her foot and I suddenly decided to turn into a responsible daughter and cook something for all of us…for just one day. After I got married I started cooking […]

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Chicken and Bread Bake

A few days ago I shared pictures of a ‘Chicken and Bread Bake’ that my mother made, and was asked to share the recipe. The recipe credit actually goes to a friend of my mother’s from whom my mother learned the recipe herself a few years ago. I hope you guys try it and enjoy […]

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Russian Kababs

In Ramadan, when we fast the whole day, iftar (the breaking of the fast at sunset) becomes a special little meal of its own. All over the world, every Muslim household has its own iftar time rituals, delicacies, and specialties. With my mama spending Ramadan with us in Los Angeles this year, Mr. Lucky and […]

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