Kale Chanay

We take kale chanay very seriously in my family. The simpler the better, and no one messes with the recipe…

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Bhindi Pyaaz (Okra)

…a hint of pomegranate seeds and a whole lotta onions, some cooked through while most keep their bold flavor and texture…

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Fruit Chaat

I sometimes find it sad that things that are a part of your daily life become seasonal when you move away. The samosa’s, jalebi’s and fruit chaat you eat so often become traditions you pull out during Ramadan. As much as I would like to make fruit chaat all year round, I make it everyday in Ramadan, maybe because that’s when I miss home the most. And if there ever was a fruit chaat recipe that you could make you feel at home, it’s this one, with the sweet guava juice and earthy cumin balancing the sweet and sour fruits so well, I’m transported to Lahore with every bite…

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Honey Butter Roasted Vegetables

If I have to choose between salad and roasted vegetables, I will always choose roasted vegetables. Even over french fries. Yeah. I said it. I love the sweeteness that’s brought out by caramelising the vegetables under high heat, and a little honey brings out even more flavor. The bitterness from the charred edges, the sweetness from the caramelization and honey, and earthy undertone from the thyme just work wonders…

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Matar Pulao

I grew up eating rice almost every day. Plain boiled rice and a variety of pulao’s I can list for days. But my favorite rice dishes are biryani and matar pulao…

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