Pickled Chillies

Pickled chillies ​ Last week my husband came home with a shopping bag full of chillies and I was afraid that they would go for a waste. Then I remembered that my kids love pickled jalapenos and thought that it would be a good idea to try, as the chillies I had were nice and…

Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls If like me you have a mortal fear for yeast dough, then I’m here to help. You see, until a couple of years ago I thought that only special people could work with yeast. Now I’ve figured out that unless you want to make brioche or paninis it’s actually quite easy. By quite…

ANGELS AND DEMONS

ANGELS AND DEMONS Dan Brown I love conspiracy theories and have often watched documentaries, movies and tv series that involved them. When it comes to reading I’ve been disinclined to do so as I’ve never thought I would enjoy it. Then my daughter bought Angels and Demons and at the time I couldn’t think of…

Dam ka qeema

Dam ka qeema  (Smoked mince) Dam ka qeema is an easy dish to prepare, with few steps. It’s something that you can put on the stove to steam and almost forget about. What makes it different is that a smoky flavour is introduced at the end of cooking the dish. The first time I saw…

Leisure

This week I’ve decided to share a poem. I chose Leisure by W. H. Davies that was published in 1911.   This is a bit of a disclaimer, I’m not a graduate of English Lit or Creative Writing so I won’t be able to comment on the technicality of the structure or the composition of…

Nihari

Nihari The first time I ate Nihari was at Dehli Javed in Karachi. It was a hot and claustrophobic atmosphere that could’ve easily ruined my appetite, however once the dish came out there was nothing stopping me from enjoying my meal. One of the reasons for this was definitely the fragrance. Aromatic is a word…

New year, new leaf!

New year, new leaf! I have tried keeping a blog before, but I’ve not yet found my footing. This year I’ll to be strict with myself and give this the attention both it and I deserve. This year I’ll embark on a journey of discovering who I am (finally at the age of 39) through…

Chapli Kabab

Ramadan is near and I thought I would share one of my kids favourite recipes for suhoor. Ingredients: 1kg beef mince 1 large onion 1 large tomato 6 green chilies ½ cup coriander leaves 1 tablespoon crushed chillies 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon garam masalah 1 tablespoon garlic and ginger…