Arugula Watermelon Salad

Arugula Watermelon Salad

This arugula watermelon salad is a special one. Quite literally. It's a summer special at my favorite restaurant, Antico Posto. It's on the menu for a total of three weeks, and you bet I'm there every week when it is. But this year I feel like we all need something special, and we need it to last more than three weeks, so I recreated my favorite salad just for you. It's just fresh, simple ingredients that create a flavor palette like no other.

Chicken Curry – Chicken ka Salan

Chicken Curry – Chicken ka Salan

...In my family, although bone in chicken with a beautiful shorba is very much appreciated, we've gotten into the habit of making boneless chicken just for the ease. Kids are hungry and cranky? Quickly defrost that boneless chicken and throw it in the pot! Home after a long day and want something quick to eat? Throw together that boneless chicken salan! So here is my family's recipe of boneless chicken ka salan. You won't miss the flavor on bone in chicken because the ingredients add such an intense flavor to this, you might just hang up your whole chicken to dry and switch to this for good...

Punjabi Kala Chana (Black Chickpea Curry)

Punjabi Kala Chana (Black Chickpea Curry)

Kaley Chanay (Black Chickpeas) are a family favorite. They have a different flavor compared to chickpeas, more robust and intense, and have more of a bite to them. They're found in spicy and tart chaats, dry roasted and packed into newspaper packs on the streets of Pakistan, and in robust curries, like the one made in my home. They create a gorgeous masala with just onions, no tomatoes or yogurt in sigh. They are naturally gluten free, vegan and rich in nutrients. I love them served over delicious long grain basmati steamed to perfection, but you won't find me refusing to eat them with naan either.