Lazeez Asian Cuisine Green Chutney

Note to self: Green chutney…lol I have no idea why we call it that…I don’t know if it’s only in our household or if it’s something that known throughout all Pakistani households. But it’s all I’ve ever known it by. My siblings and I have called it that since we were kids and it just…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Goat Korma (Goat Curry)

Note to self: Korma is a classic. Total traditional staple of Pakistani cuisine. It’s a tomato/onion based curry full of fragrant spices and hearty tender meat. I decided to make this bc our local halal grocery store had this wonderful leg of fresh goat that came in that day and it inspired this dish. Oh!…

Authentic Kashmiri Chai (Pink tea)

Note to self: In Pakistan the most coveted tea is Kashmiri chai (also known as pink tea). It’s coveted because it takes so long to make and that it’s really hard to get that perfect pink color. I personally never had it though I probably should’ve gotten a cup when I went to Pakistan last…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Sweet Lassi and Namkeen (Salted) Lassi

Lassi is a sweet, rich, Pakistani yogurt based milkshake that’s popular in Punjab and northern Pakistan. (I’m half Punjabi 🙂 from my mom’s side so it’s like a must to know how to make these yummy concoctions) Lassi a traditional drink that’s really refreshing on a hot summer’s day…or any day really. All day err…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Chukandar (Beef and Beets)

Note to self: Oh my…how I love chukandar…the savory beef and underlying subtle hint of sweetness from the beets and the spiciness from the seasonings used is so succulent and amazing, you’ll think you’ve gone to heaven. This is my all time favorite dishes in the world. (You can also leave out the beef and…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Loki (Squash)

Note to self: I remember the first time I tried loki…it was unlike anything I ever tasted and even though it’s completely vegan you won’t even miss the meat. It’s one of the few recipes where, as much as I hate leftovers, I pray it’s still in the fridge the next day or even the…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Mango Lassi

Note to self: If you’ve never had lassi before you’re totally missing out. Lassi, or in this case mango lassi is a sweet, rich Pakistani yogurt based milkshake. In my parents home we had a couple of mango trees in the backyard and every summer we would have an abundance of fruit. There was nothing…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Chicken Korma

Note to self: Out of all the Pakistani curries I would have to say chicken korma tops at #1…There’s just something about the flavor and deliciousness and aroma that makes my taste buds tingle. Korma, is basically a curry where meat or poultry is braised in a tomato/onion/yogurt sauce that’s simmered until it’s thickened. I…

Lazeez Asian Cuisine Bhindi (Okra)

Note to self: I absolutely love okra, it’s one of my favorite vegetables right after beets. There’s just something about cooking okra that reminds me of childhood. I remember my mom using leftover okra and making grilled stuffed sandwiches with them. Now this recipe is one of my mom’s and I’ve been sworn into secrecy…