Easiest Dhaaba-style Karahi Chicken

Chicken Karahi is a real Pakistani favorite, whether it’s ordered at a dhaaba, a fancy restaurant or whipped up at home. It’s honestly so easy and doesn’t take a lot of the complicated masalas and ingredients usually associated with Pakistani foods.

Ammi’s Famous Gaajar ka Halwa

It’s perfectly homemade and a lovely dessert for company. There’s a lot of ‘bhuno-ing’ which is basically stir, stir, stir constantly. It takes about 30-45 minutes of just stirring, and is therefore a labor of love. You have to get that wonderful auburn color to it

Easy-Peasy Crowd Pleaser Butter Chicken

Making butter chicken at home is not as difficult as it may seem. With a few key ingredients, you can make a winning dish, that’s ideal for entertaining.

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.

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…

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…

Gulab Jamun

I suppose it was about time I put up a real desi dessert that included both ghee and shakar right? One of my favorite desi desserts is homemade Gulab Jamun. These succulent dough-ey balls are deep fried to a lovely auburn hue and then immediately placed in a cardamom infused sugar syrup to soak in…