Aloo ki Bhujia (Potato Curry)

Aloo ki Bhujia (Potato Curry)

I just came back from a glorious (but short) trip to Lahore, where I didn't move a muscle unless it was to eat. I visited close family and got all my favorite foods made at home, and one of those said favorite foods is this Aloo ki Bhujia. It is such a simple dish, but if made right it can hold so much flavor. In fact, this potato curry is so delicious and flavorful that it can be served alongside Halwa Puri. All in all, it's a great vegan and gluten free meal that the whole family will enjoy, and it comes together in less than 30 minutes!

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...

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.