Semolina ladoo sweets with coconut and Arabic gum


As dreams start finding reality, I am humbled to the beginnings of my knowledge and thankful for my un-satiated desire to learn. Food and it’s celebration was a gift I grew up with. A precious joy that was handed down to me by my two grandmothers and most importantly, my mother. All my best memories of… 

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Pistachio and Lemon Sea Salt Barfi – published in Express Tribune


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


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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Dulce de leche barfi


I yearn for anything caramel toffee-like when it’s cold and depressing as it’s been in London for the past couple of weeks. You’d think it’s the middle of April and the temperature should be bearable, but alas, this is the UK! Though despite the gloomy meteorological conditions, nothing can cheer  me up like warm toffee… 

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