Khubani

Spiced Nectarines with lemon and cardamom Cream

This dessert is inspired by a Pakistani/Hyderabadi dessert called Khubani ka Meetha, traditionally made with dried Hunza apricots, topped with fresh buffalo cream and apricot kernels. This version of mine uses lightly spiced, ripe Italian nectarines, which I top with a lemon- and cardamom-scented coconut cream and pan toasted almonds. To me, this is the best celebration of a… 

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Carrot Halva with pistachios – Anticipation & the joy of Eid

This carrot halva recipe was the winning recipe for  The Guardian COOK supplement 14 Sept 2013, UK picked by Felicity Cloake  The 29th Roza (fast). A night of  such mixed emotions. Anticipation, excitement and joy all rolled into one. The much awaited ‘siren‘ after the sighting of the moon – knowing that it’s Eid tomorrow, was filled… 

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Pakistani Bejewelled Kachumber Salad & the art of sensory cooking

  Be it a family Sunday dinner of Biryani; an office feast of Nihari and Naans; a simple quick lunch of Daal and Keema or a midnight craving of Tikkas; Kachumber salad graces every Pakistani meal. Visually spectacular, with enticing aromas of cumin and salad freshness; Kachumber is the vegetarian ice breaker to our very… 

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Spiced mango fruit leather – Sweet summer memories and new inspirations

Much awaited mango trees laden with tiny sour green ‘kayris’ (raw mango) would call to me during March to May every year, I would get a bitter telling off from my grandmother when I sneakily stole these tiny piquant bursts of flavour as she waited expectantly for them come to full fruiting glory – As… 

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Afghani Kabuli lamb pullao with caramelised carrots, raisins and pistachios

  Wholesome, simple and fragrant is this dish – while it steams away in your kitchen, your home will be enveloped with the delectable aroma of whole garam masala and the soothing and nurturing earthy smell of rice, while the sweet yet sour crunchy carrots and tangy black currants will add a unique flavour to… 

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Khagina, Pakistani Spicy aromatic scrambled eggs

Freshness and simplicity at it’s best, wrapped in memories of Sundays at home…Post for Great British Chefs Eggs, The universal comfort food. Evoking memories of comfort, home and mother’s warmth. Eggs cooked any way, in any culture are reminiscent of these nurturing memories that take us to a safe place. Whether you are in Italy,… 

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