Himalayan Pink Salt from Pakistan, my memories of it & my interview for Cocoa Hernando

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Recently I met Paul from Cocoa Hernando at a book launch party – seeing his wonderful collection of world flavoured chocolates, what drew me in what his Himalayan Pink Diamond Milk chocolate – now I am a dark chocolate fan, but anything that boasts the star ingredient being Pakistani, has my attention. Growing up with… 

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World Curry Festival 2013 in Bradford – representing Pakistani cuisine

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  When I was contacted by Zulfi Karim, a passionate Curry advocate,  founder of the World Curry Festival and Bradford boy, who requested me to appear at the World Curry Festival, I was rather intrigued by a festival celebrating curry – I wasn’t too sure whether I wanted to be involved until the first time… 

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Tamarind Lamb Cutlets with Spicy Chickpea Chaat Salad

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RECIPE APPEARED IN THE GUARDIAN COOK SUPPLEMENT 5TH OCTOBER 2013 Chickpeas with spice, herbs and lemon are a street snack in Pakistan called Chaat, with bursts of Chaat masala, made up of piquant black salt, dried mango powder, cumin, coriander seeds and black pepper, its a salivating heady mixture that entices all the senses. Topped… 

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My interview feature in the Irish Times newspaper

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  My Kinara Kitchen “Ladies Night” event (an Award winning Pakistani & Eastern cuisine restaurant in Dublin)  on 1 Feb 2013 promises to be a real celebration of Pakistani cuisine with traditional style recipes with my personal contemporary twists along the way! Gorgeous cocktails made by the award winning bar manager Paul Lambert will highlight… 

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Green Chicken Chutney Curry – my video recipe

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This is a recipe that’s close to my heart, for the inspiration from the  many Parsi friends I has in school to the use of whole garam masala tempering that defines my cuisine’s richness, heritage and aromas – this is best enjoyed on a cold winter’s day with some warm basmati rice or on a… 

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Pakistani Autumn Feast at Vegetarian Cookery School – post by Christopher Robbins

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Recently I taught a wonderful Pakistani Autumn vegetarian cookery class at the incredibily inspiring cookery school run one of my personal food heroes,  Rachel Demuth (of Demuths Restaurent, Bath) , at  the Vegetratian Cookery School in Bath – I have taught at many venues, attended many cookery classes at different schools, but there is something about this… 

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Niche Blogging – My talk at Food Blogger Connect, London 2012

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It was a meeting of the minds, souls and passion. Everyone who was present demands applause. The energy of Food Blogger Connect, Europe’s largest Food Blogger Conference could be smelt in the air, tasted in the food and felt in the rustic building it was held. A space alive with the burning intensity of people… 

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Pomegranate, Ricotta and Green Chilli Samosas

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Biting into your first samosa: a memory that never leaves you – the audible crunch through the pastry is followed by the warm comforting oozing of a spicy filling that envelopes not just your mouth, but all your senses. The passion with which these little parcels of sensory excitement are made can be experienced to… 

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Rose, Aniseed & Chai Tea Tiramisu – published in Hello!Pakistan

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  Pakistani’s adore Western food, especially desserts so hence I grew up with always experimenting with such sweets – But once I left Pakistan, I realised that I craved Pakistani desserts more, which has lead me to reinvent many. However a wild obsession for everything Italian lead me to create a recipe which brings my favourite… 

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Dahi Baras – my Mom’s lentil fritters w/yogurt

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THIS RECIPE WAS PUBLISHED IN DELICIOUS MAGAZINE ‘ MY INHERITANCE RECIPE FEATURE AUGUST 2012′ Hearing the sound of the siren from the Mosques on Chand Raat (night the moon is sighted, to mark the beginning of Ramazan), would bring a sense of solemn peace, Ramazan is a month of contemplation and thankfulness. Day long fasting… 

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