Mango Milkshake

mango milkshake, mango shake

As soon as it starts warming up my mind goes straight to mangoes. They are the king of fruit in my opinion, and they reign over Pakistan like no other. I’ve tried local mangoes here in Chicago, but nothing beats Pakistani mangoes, and my favorite type happens to be Anwar Atol. The tiny variety of mangoes that is so delicate you never dare to blend it up in a milkshake. That pure goodness needs to be eaten on its own. Alas, we’re still a couple months away from mango season, and I’m on the other side of the world, so I made this mango milkshake to drown my sorrows, and it drowned them away…

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Mango Lassi Cupcakes

I love lassi. Meethi Lassi(sweet lassi) is my favorite thing to order when I visit Lahore, but Mango lassi is something I order everywhere, because let’s face it, it’s the best! Yogurt and sweet mangoes blended into a thick milkshake consistency, it just screams summer to me. The tart yogurt balances the sweet mango so well. So obviously I was going to turn it into a dessert…

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Imlee Chutney (Tamarind)

…This recipe is basic, classic, and just the thing you need to keep those family traditions alive. I use imlee ki chutney all year round, but there’s something about the time of year when Ramadan is coming closer, and you just want those classic comfort foods to surround you as you fast the month away. Food has memories attached to them, which is why we make certain foods for certain holidays, and a good old imlee ki chutney is just what you need this Ramadan…

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Papri Chaat

Papri Chaat is, in my opinion, the king of chaats. Just the sight of it makes me happy. And honestly, what’s not to love? Chickpeas and potatoes drenched in spicy chutneys and a cooling yogurt sauce, topped with freshly ground cumin and crunchy papad. Sigh…

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Hari Chutney (Mint Chutney)

Chutneys have the power to make or break your food. I don’t mind buying ready made chutneys, but there are two that I make the effort to make, especially during Ramadan, because I like my version the best and also because they make me feel a little closer to home! They have such deep and concentrated flavors that a little goes a long way and there’s nothing like a well made chutney that instantly transports you back home. Hari Chutney, or mint chutney, is such a classic…

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