Papri Chaat

Papri Chaat

Papri Chaat is the king of chaats. Just the sight of it makes me happy. And honestly, what's not to love? Chickpeas and potatoes are drenched in spicy chutneys and a cooling yogurt sauce. Everything is topped with freshly ground cumin and crunchy papad(papar?). I'm a purist when it comes to papri chaat. If you follow a few simple steps you can get amazing papri chaat at home. In fact, it's better than takeout. I can't tell you how many times I've ordered papri chaat from Indian/ Pakistani restaurants only to be disappointed. I've added some recipes notes to get you the perfect results every time.

Mint 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...

Chicken Spring Rolls

Chicken Spring Rolls

Gosh, these are such a classic. They've been made and eaten to death, but you still find yourself going in for one more. I always used to get FOMO when we'd go out for Chinese food in Michigan, because we couldn't order the chicken spring rolls because they weren't halal. I think that's why I always eat these in abundance when I make them, the kid in me still hasn't gotten enough. But when I lived in Lahore, and whenever I visit, these spring rolls are a staple in every home. Every afternoon tea is bare without some form of fried food, and these spring rolls are almost always there. So why should you be left behind? Everyone should know how to make these, and this recipe is super easy.