Chicken, Mac’n’Cheese Croquettes

I feel that I prefer to make quick and easy appetizers that my kids can eat during Ramadan. I do try to keep my “dastarkhwan” (traditional cloth where food is eaten, can be used broadly to refer to the dinner table as well) healthy but my kids do not want to hear about healthy shmealthy for…

Garlic Chutney – لہسن کی چٹنی-

The chutney I make is garlicky, very garlicky. No vampires for days-guaranteed! 😀 Ingredients: 1 garlic bulb, separate the cloves and peel. 1 tbsp oil 1/2 tsp crushed red chili pepper flakes 1 tbsp water METHOD: Ground the garlic cloves using a mortar and pestle. It is easier and much quicker  to use a blender…

Spinach Cream Soup-پالک کا سوپ

Winters are here, almost… Yaaaaay!! It’s time for coffee, soups and kashmiri chai (pink tea), halvas and lots and lots of weddings. As Marge Kennedy says and I agree, “soup is a lot like a family”. Every ingredient enhances the others; each batch has its own characteristics; and it needs time to simmer to reach…