Authentic Pakistani Chicken Tikka

Note to self: Chicken tikka is a total classic when it comes to Pakistani BBQ food. It’s traditionally marinated over night in yogurt and spices and then grilled in a tandoor (clay oven). Since most of us don’t have a tandoor just laying around this recipe is adapted so it can be grilled or even…

Authentic Pakistani Haleem (Beef and Lentil Stew)

Note to self: You guys…I mean come on…how delicious does that look?! This is by far one of my favorite recipes ever. There’s something comforting about a hearty bowl of haleem. If you’ve never had it…girl (or boy lol)…you’re missing out!  Growing up my mom would only make this for Eid ul Fitr (a Muslim…

Authentic Pakistani Seikh kabobs and Chapli kabobs

Note to self: The one thing that everyone asks my mom about her kabobs is how she gets them super soft and succulent. From customers at the restaurant to hotel wedding managers for catering orders everyone dies to know how they’re made. And until today it was a very well guarded secret that she allowed…

Authentic Pakistani Chicken Tikka Masala

Note to self: This is one of the easiest Pakistani recipes you can make! Trust me, it’s so delicious and simple AND it doesn’t even require a lot of ingredients! Lately, i’ve been trying to jot down and learn as many recipes as I can from my mom. But it seems that no matter how…

Leftover Biryani Lettuce Cups

Note to self: This is a super healthy and fun way to eat leftovers…Just pop them into some lettuce cups, add a yummy sauce and that’s basically it. It should be a crime at how simple and fast this is. I was debating whether even to put up a video because legit it’s less than…

Authentic Pakistani Chunky Raita (Veggie yogurt chutney sauce)

Note to self: Raita in itself is super yummy but there’s something fun and fresh about adding veggies into the mix. Adding a combination of tomatoes, onions, cucumbers gives the raita a bite to it and it’s super yummy to eat with biryani and kabobs. Especially if you put it into a burger or wrap. If…

Leftover Biryani Chinese Fried Rice

Note to self: I ended up making waaay too much biryani for 2 people. At this rate I think we would be eating it breakfast, lunch and dinner for a week so I wanted to find creative ways to repurpose it so we wouldn’t be eating the same thing every day. I thought about how…

Authentic Pakistani Raita (Yogurt cilantro chutney sauce)

Note to self: Sometimes, even more than the main course, the most important part of the meal is the sauces that accompany it. We’re a total saucy family…pun intended. 😉 But no, really…Even with curries and the like we prefer the sauce over actual meat. And don’t get me started if we ever go out…

Authentic Pakistani Chicken Biryani (Chicken and Rice)

Note to self: Biryani is the holy grail of Pakistani cuisine. No one makes it better than yo mamma and there have been feuds over whose biryani ranks supreme. I know for most people biryani is a special occasion kind of meal… isn’t made often because of all the effort it takes but the best…