Firni ground rice pudding with apple compote & rose petals

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It there is one emotion that is conjured up every time I recall my Nani’s kitchen – the feeling of complete safety – one that isn’t usually synonymous with a kitchen! But it was the aromas, the warmth and the love with which the food was prepared in her tiny kitchen that would be the… 

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Banana, Cardamom & Coconut Samosas with Chai Chocolate Drizzle

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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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Fig, Honey and Pistachio Kulfi

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The school bell would ring – its was 1.15pm, the sun had been shouting on the top of the tin and concrete school roof for what seemed like an eternity of a day. If you were lucky enough to sit under the lonesome ceiling fan you’d not at least be sweaty. But alas if you… 

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Pistachio and Lemon Sea Salt Barfi – published in Express Tribune

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Growing up in Pakistan, I never needed an excuse to eat Barfi, a Pakistani dessert or Pakistani sweet meat – we were always presented this for every festive occasion, birth of a child, marriage, engagement – no matter what happened, Barfi made it’s way to your home wrapped up in beautiful tissue,gota(golden threaded ribbons) and… 

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Mango, Cardamom & Saffron Pannacotta

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As published in Express Tribune, Pakistan – August 2012 Growing up in Pakistan always meant mango season was greeted with open arms and an unending appetite for these sweet honey laced varieties of mangoes grown in Pakistan, of which Sindhri mangoes which are indigenous to the province of Sindh, Pakistan alone – where I was… 

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Rainbow Zarda – Sweet rice w/ nuts, candied cherries + peel

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Lazy afternoons at my Nanny Mummy’s house (maternal grandmother) were always defined best by my listless attempts at helping her cook in her very hot kitchen – very little could tear me away from the comfort of being wrapped up in her cosy bed with the air conditioning on High…the hum of the fridge behind her… 

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Qawami Seviyan, Sugar-laced Sweet Vermicelli

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  Eid is a time of celebration – not just the celebration of fasting for one month, but the celebration of food, family and togetherness. It is a time for rejoicing our religion and culture. What is so interesting about Ramazan and Eid is the fact that the festivities and food are so different in… 

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