Haryali Chicken

Haryali Chicken

Often in Pakistani households we find ourselves in what MR calls the "Red Chilli Curse"; in his struggle to create a recipe where by principle there will be no involvement of red chilies, he came up with "Haryali Chicken". As the name suggests, this green curry recipe uses easily found fresh herbs in the market [...]

Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

A couple of weeks ago, we made this salad for a family brunch. It was a big hit! We love this salad because it uses canned beans and so saves any time that may be used for boiling. On the days we make this salad, we chop up all the veggies we have left in [...]

Masala Chai

Masala Chai

As soon as fall set in, my grandmother would ask me to make this chai. While there are many Masala Chai recipes out there, this one is my grandmother's. So after dinner, she and I would sip on this while watching some repeat telecast of a TV morning show. Over the years, I have tried [...]

Quick Fried Lentils

Quick Fried Lentils

  Growing up, this was a favorite dish made only during Ramadan for Iftars. It was something my mother made with simple ingredients but lots of love.  We would pair it with Dahi Barray and then have it later as a late-night munch. Channa daal (or gram lentils) is not my favorite lentil but this [...]