Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Fall is here!! Well, some days it is and some days it decides to revert to summer. But, technically, FALL IS HERE! The beautiful season of crisp leaves, boots and cute coats, and the infamous PSL’s (confession: I’ve never had one; I’m more of the peppermint mocha gal in winter).  It is ALSO a time…

Cereal Chevdo/Chevda Mixture

Ah, the good ol’ childhood days of when mom used to make this snack for us to have after school.  My sisters and I would fight for the last bites. Each of us have moved out now, 2 married and the youngest in college in another part of the state, so we don’t get to…

Chicken Samosas

Crunchy. Crispy. A little taste of back home.  These ground chicken samosas are the perfect Iftar (breaking your fast) food; the ideal accompaniment to the afternoon chai; or just the run-of-the-mill essential, daily, snack.  😉 Fair warning, these delicious little devils are pretty time-consuming, so get ready to binge-watch a series while you’re filling away….

Student Biryani- Chicken

  My husband is from Karachi, Pakistan and the one thing he raves about constantly is something called Student Biryani.  It’s a special dish known specifically to college campuses but has become so widely popular now, it is served at some local restaurants there.  So after many years of asking me to learn the recipe,…

“Khaandani” Haleem

Haleem, haleem, haleem! *chants* Need I say more? This specific recipe for haleem is probably the BEST haleem ever and the only one I honestly prefer.  It’s from my mother-in-law’s side of the family and her and each of her sister’s makes it to perfection each and every time.  It’s a rare treat, given the…

Momma’s Banana Pudding!

…I have no words for this recipe. Wait, yes I do- DELI-FRICKING-LICIOUS!!!!! My mom happens to be my muse with cooking. She is constantly experimenting and looking for new recipes or how to enhance existing recipes.  She’s daring and adventures, yet old school because when I ask her for recipes she dictates “a little of…

Chicken Qorma

  My husband’s most-requested-dish: Chicken Qorma. Aromatic spices yogurt and onion based chicken. This is actual my sister-in-law’s mom’s version of Qorma- the kind my husband seems to request the most! Instead of grinding masala’s together or using the whole masala, I took a shortcut and used some powder versions instead. This dish with naan,…

Aloo Keema

Aloo keema, daal, chawal. Ah, do I need say more? A staple dish in every household. Comfort food at the basic level, and sometimes it’s the basics that we need. Anytime we return from a trip, this is a go-to dinner item. It’s quick, it’s nourishing, it’s delicious, and it’s addictive.   I first was…

Bhuna Keema

This is a simple ground beef recipe that you can make in bulk and store into individual packets to be used to make quick meals.   Ingredients: 7-8 lbs of ground beef 3 big onions- half chopped and half blended with garlic 40 cloves of garlic 1 tblspn heaped coriander powder 3 tblspn heaped chilli…

Aloo Chicken/Chicken & Potatoes

Oh boy, oh boy! I sound like a fatty, but this is also such a deliciousssssss dish of chicken and potatoes simmered in a brown onion gravy with spices to awake even your stomach’s stomach. Shout-out to my husband’s aunt for this perfect recipe (Suriya khala, if you’re reading this: thank youuuu!) Let me just…