Kheer – کھیر – South-Asian Rice Pudding

Eid Mubarak to all celebrating Eid -ul-Adha around the globe!! Kheer is an important dessert. All around South-Asia you will observe it being made at all sorts of auspicious occasions. If you ever lived in any part of South-Asia you are probably familiar with Kheer. At Hindu religious festivals, at temples and at social gatherings…

Special Chhuaray (Dry Dates Delight)

This Chhuaaray  dessert ( pronounced: chhoo-aahh-ray) is a specialty of the Siraiki people of South Punjab and a very traditional thing to make. I learned this recipe from my sister-in-law and I swear it is addictive, I prove my point by making this every year. Chhuaara is the urdu name for dried dates. Now these…

Hot Banana Souffle

Everyone seems terrified of souffle’s, I was too when I first made them. I made my first one from a cook book a long time ago, one word: disaster. I have tried loads of versions since then and I found that this simplest recipe works best for me. A souffle’ is basically a lightly baked…

Meethi Tikiya (Sweet Pakistani-style cutlet)

A lot of people in Pakistan make these…and they make a LOT…. Meetha, in urdu, means sweet and Tikiya is a round fried cutlet or cake, and this name literally translate to a sweet fried cutlet (I came up with this translation on my own, Ahem! Ahem!, but if you guys can think of a…