Tried something new…Iskender Chicken!!

Have been out of action again for a while, only because I hadn’t had the time or energy to try some thing new and inspiring. Now, however, I have done just that! Iskender chicken, a Turkish delicacy that I discovered almost by chance! What seems like ages ago I used to live in New York….

New year, new look…new resolve

Dear readers, followers and fellow culinary adventurers, I hope this posts find you all well, happy and healthy, making the most of the fresh start offered by a new year. I start every year with a fresh look for my blog just to keep it interesting for myself and you. And, as you will clearly…

Fish Kebabs, if you please

Can you believe it? I certainly can’t! I made fish cakes, yes me! Coming from a long line of fish gravy and some fried fish fillet eaters I always looked at fish cake recipes with scepticism. Firstly something about the name, fish cakes, cakes! gives me an unpleasant taste in the mouth. I would rather…

Chocolate cake for a pot luck dinner!

So I was invited to a pot luck dinner party recently and the hostess asked me to bring dessert. As usual I wanted to try something new so I sat down with all my cookbooks and went through so many recipes that my head started swimming in chocolate overload! After a few hours I was…

Potatoes and Spring Onions

I grew up with this dish on our dinner table quite often and I thought it would be quite a regular feature in other Pakistani households. It certainly looked and tasted like traditional Pakistani food! So it came as a huge surprise to me that Mr. Mazhar had never heard of this combination. As it…

Simplicity at its best!

I’m always reading and pinning recipes that use a few simple ingredients because sometimes (close to month-end ;)) my pantry starts running low on things, especially speciality ingredients. I usually get those enough for one or two cooks because we don’t eat fancy meals everyday and I’d rather use fresh ingredients less frequently than stale…

Sweet green peas

I don’t think there is a vegetable more appropriately named than the sweet green peas, or sometimes called sweet garden peas. There is indeed something sweet about them. Little, smooth, green spheres of bursts of sweet flavour. I remember growing up I used to think they were gross and mushy and yucky, typical kiddie reaction…

Qeema Matar (Mince meat and peas)

Qeema matar is another family favourite but also a classic Pakistani dish. Now everyone might have their own little twist to the basic recipe but there is very little you could get wrong with this dish. I’m not entirely sure that my recipe is the way my mum used to cook it but it is…

Childhood Memories…

There are some memories that are so vivid in my mind that all I have to do is see something, smell it’s aroma, rich, warm, wafting from the kitchen, and I’m ten again…watching my mother getting my favorite dinner ready, while I play with my younger sister! Those were the days… Moving on in life…

Red is the color of Love!

And my love for my nephews and niece is as fierce and passionate as the color red. They are the best part of everyday of our lives ever since each of them was born. All of you who have nephews and nieces will know exactly what I’m talking about. Every woman has a maternal instinct,…

Back again!

سلام علیکم everyone! We did it! For a while it didn’t seem possible with Mr. Mazhar’s hectic work schedule and fully booked flight schedules but we managed to get away from the grind for, what Bridget Jones classified as, a “mini-break” 😉 Even though it was short, it was very sweet to spend time and…

عِید مُبارَک

Dear readers, I’m so happy and excited that tomorrow is the Day of Hajj and day after is Eid ul Adha, a celebration by Muslims to commemorate the obedience and sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim, علیہ سلام to our Lord, Allah سُبحانهُ و تعالی.  I’m celebrating Eid in Doha, Qatar, with Mr. Mazhar’s side of the…