Homemade Kulfi par excellence (Desi Ice Cream)

So, we had an excess of barfi left over, and it was becoming hard and dry, and getting to the stage where no one wanted to eat it anymore. It seemed such a pity to throw away a decent amount of barfi. I felt like it needed to be upcycled.

Nuts about You! – Hazelnut Cheesecake (No-Bake)

This decadent, pleasing-to-the-taste buds recipe is really quite simple. It’s a hazelnut cheesecake, and I know I normally only trust baked cheesecakes because they come across as more fulfilling, but this one is a keeper.

Devilish Decadence – Nutella Double Chocolate Brownies

So yes, these are the best brownies ever. I don’t like cake-y, egg-y brownies. In fact we all like them fudgey, and more on the bite into this and it melts in your mouth style. What makes them so special is the few optional add on ingredients that just take it to the next level: Nutella, chocolate chips or chunks and walnuts. The result is an ooey gooey, soft on the inside, silky smooth chocolate decadence that is sure to please each of the five senses.

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day : Zesty LEMON Tarts

What is it about these tangy little pastries that bring a smile to a solemn face? Methinks it has something to do with the color yellow. A sure shot way to brighten your day. 🙂 Lemon tarts are a popular confection pervading bakeries across Pakistan. I know my parents generation loves them. They’re such a…

Reshmi Kebab – Silken Kebabs

  Yes, I know I’ve been a little missing in action. I hope you missed me. I’ll try to make it up to you with the next recipe. How about a time-honored succulent Mughlai treat to warm the cool winter days? I’m talking about our very own silken kebabs: Reshmi Kebab. They get their name…

Treasure Island Bars

Sometimes we browse online looking for recipes and feel overwhelmed by the amount of work or steps most recipes seem to have. So they look good enough to look at but don’t seem like they’re worth the time and energy. I’m sure all of you have had that experience at some point or the other,…

Madraasi Khatti Daal – (Sour Lentil Soup a la Madras?)

So while I was in college in sunny ‘ol So Cal (sigh, I miss SoCal) away from family, well my sister lived over an hour away so away for most of the week at least, I would often find myself spending weekends or evenings at a friend’s place. My friend Reshma was married and didn’t…

Savory Tomato Feta Mini Tarts

I believe the time has come again to make a savory post, or two or more. I know I was under the radar during Ramadan, when some of you must have wondered what tasty eatables I could suggest for Iftar (or so I hope). The truth is, I am an essentially lazy person who experiences…

Jiggle Jiggle Jelly

OMG! What a pleasant surprise this recipe was. It was so easy. I had very low expectations when making this because I thought it wouldn’t set and just end up being an epic fail. But it was quite the opposite. Throw away those boxes of instant jelly filled with sugar, artificial flavors and God knows…

Smoothie all the way! #Ramadan Diary

Fruit Smoothies are such a fantastic meal replacement (perfect for health geeks). They’re fresh, fruity, sweet, filling and best of all, guilt-free because they’re nutritious and and low in calories. I love smoothies in Ramadan, coz they’re so easy to make and give you that instant pick me up and hydration that’s needed after a…

Ramadan is here! What else to do with Dates

Ramadan Tasty Date Tips: Dates are a fantastic source of fiber and instant energy… that’s why he have them to break our fast. Here are some interesting twists on what else to do with your dates especially as a replacement to regular sugar – >Salads: Chop up into tiny pieces and toss into a fresh…