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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Kashmiri-style leg of lamb with nuts, coconut and rose petals


A Pakistani Christmas is such a different thing – with a large local Christian population and the concepts of Christmas firmly entrenched in our culture from the Colonial times, it is not a wonder that we in Pakistan celebrate this festive day with much excitement yet in such different ways – menus, traditions and styles…. 

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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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Banana, Cardamom & Coconut Samosas with Chai Chocolate Drizzle


It was about this time of the year that you knew the weather has started to alter – the first breath of the crisp sandy cool sea breeze in the morning would confirm that our  mild desert winter was not far behind. With it, it would bring a gush of festivities, weddings, parties and many… 

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Shahi Biryani with fenugreek and seasonal vegetables


Biryani means to me what a roast dinner might been to a Brit – it’s the ultimate comfort food without any guilt. Warm, fragrant, reminiscent of the comfort of beautiful Pakistani houses with marble verandas,  airy rooms where the singular ceiling fan brought sacred cool breeze to a stifling humid afternoon – these were much… 

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