Shahi Tukray (aka Pakistani Bread Pudding)

The literal translation of the Urdu words ‘Shahi Tukray’ is ‘Royal Pieces’ (courtesy my Hubbypedia). This Pakistani sweet dish/dessert is so popular and yet there are folks who find it to be very time-consuming to make. The end result, is however, too good to resist.   So today I’m sharing my tried and tested, no-fail…

Middle Eastern Chicken Skewers

Here’s another fabulous tried & tested recipe that I happened to came across a few months ago when I was looking for some ‘healthy’ ‘grilled’ recipes for a brunch I was going to have at my place. Now of course, since I didn’t want my friends to be guinea pigs, I tried this recipe a…

My Do-it-Yourself Spin on Applebee’s Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad

On a friend’s recommendation, a few months ago I tried Applebee’s Fiesta Chicken Chopped Salad. And, oh what an amazing salad it was – perfectly tangy, spicy and a real guilt-free meal that I was desperately hoping it to be. Ever since then I’ve been trying to find a homemade/copy-cat version of it to please my…

Spicy Irresistible Zucchini (with 5 seeds)

Here’s my spicy twist on a simple veggie – Zucchini. If you’re someone who doesn’t like zucchini, then I would highly recommend trying out the below recipe at least once. The inspiration of this recipe came from a book called Healthy Indian Cooking by Shehzad Husain & Manisha Kanani. The original recipe actually uses potatoes…

Chocolate Mousse – simplest recipe ever!

This has literally been my go-to, never-once-failed recipe of Chocolate Mousse for 3+ years now. That said, I cannot take any credit for it because a) it’s from Betty Crocker’s website (rest assured! it doesn’t use a ready-to-use mixture), b) it was shared by a very good friend named Mahwish who herself had tried it. To…

Aloo Methi (Potatoes with Fenugreek Leaves & Dill)

  OK! So like most Pakistani-origin men, my husband too does NOT like veggies and I mean he’s the kind who will order a take-out but not have a home-cooked veggie meal. However, when Aloo Methi comes into the picture, things take a 180 degree shift. He LOVES this dish! And, so does my daughter….

White Sauce/ Alfredo sauce Recipe – tried & tested

This recipe is courtesy of a complete stranger who gave it to me on a general facebook group. I cannot thank her enough for it as it’s become my no-fail, go-to recipe for an Alfredo sauce. Ingredients 100gms butter 8-10 cloves of garlic, crushed with garlic crusher or chopper 1 tbsp of olive oil 4 tbsp…