Sooji ki Tikiya -سوجی کی ٹکیا – Semolina Squares

If you are of Pakistani or Indian descent you have definitely cooked/eaten Semolina, called sooji in Urdu/Hindi, in your life. It has a rich, delicious and unique aroma that will kick your salivary glands into overdrive. It fills the entire place, inviting you to dive into the world of creamy textures. The recipe is simple and…

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…

Koftay – Pakistani Style Meatball Curry

There could be nothing more traditional than Koftay when it comes to Pakistani cuisine….. It’s interesting to see how many different countries of the world have Koftay as a major part of their cuisine. Central-Asian countries, North African, Mediterranean and so many more. Usually made of ground meat (lamb, chicken , beef or veal) with…