In a time crunch? Then this 30 minute recipe is for you. Chickpeas make a hearty meal, and I always have multiple cans of chickpeas in my pantry. I also always have pre-fried onions on hand, which cuts down a lot of cooking time. That's why I'm never too far from a pot of delicious Chana Masala.
Turai ki Sabzi (Stewed Zucchini)
I used to hate vegetables as a kid. But oddly enough, one vegetable I loved was turai ki sabzi. I accidentally took a bite, not knowing what it was, and I loved it. It was sweet, yet spicy. It was soft, but not a complete mush, and my mom conveniently didn't tell me it was plain old zucchini until I was old enough to realize that I was enjoying vegetables. Needless to say I was shocked, and eventually began trying other vegetables. Potatoes I can have in any form, but tori only hits the spot if it's stewed in an onion and tomato masala with a sprinkling of fresh cilantro, mopped up with fresh roti.
Moroccan chicken is a personal favorite, and it seems to be everyones favorite once they've tried it. The tangy cream based sauce is bursting with layers of flavor. The charred chicken fillets add their own element and the herbs add a flavor so subtle that you can't put your finger on it, but when you forget to add them, you miss them dearly. This is such a nostalgic recipe for me, because it's something I always ate at one of my favorite Lahore restaurants, Cafe Aylanto. Whenever I make this I feel a little closer to home....