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picture of recipeBoiled Rice Recipe
oil,    salt,    rice,    water
Prepare a simple boiled rice All you need is a medium-sized saucepan with a well fitting lid, a sieve, a fork, a teaspoon, and measuring cups. White rice is usually clean and does not need washing to ...

picture of recipe Rice Pudding (Kheer) Recipe -
almond,    cardamom,    rice,    sugar,    rose syrup,    milk
This stovetop rice pudding is made with milk, flavored with cardamom and rose water, and topped with almonds.
Directions   Place the rice in a small bowl and cover with water. Soak for one hour.   Drain...

picture of recipeAloo Methi Recipe
chili dried/powder,    oil,    turmeric,    fenugreek/methi leaf,    cumin,    potato,    onion,    tomato,    mustard greens,    salt
Serve the aloo methi hot with chapati or paratha.
1   Heat oil and add onion and fry till golden. Add cumin seeds and dry red chilies.   2   When cumin seeds are done and chilies turn brown add salt, tur...

picture of recipePakistani Crazy Carrot Pudding Recipe
pistachio,    cardamom,    raisin,    carrot,    rice,    sugar,    milk
This is a family favorite. making a carrot pudding is a traditional thing in my house.......we make it on special days like wedding!! im sure if you try this dish, you will be very happy and thankful ...

picture of recipeSeviyaan Vermicelli Milk Pudding) Recipe
raw sugar,    pistachio,    cardamom,    pasta,    sugar,    milk,    ghee
A simple but deliciously sweet milk pudding, made with roasted vermicelli and cooked until a soft custard consistency. A popular dessert in Pakistan and India, and often eaten first thing in the morni...

picture of recipeBarbecue Prawn Recipe
chili dried/powder,    turmeric,    ginger root,    green chili,    garlic,    prawn,    salt
Delicious grilled prawn will add spice to any occasion.
1   Clean and devein prawns. Add turmeric powder, salt, mix and set aside.   2   Grind together green chilies, garlic, ginger, and red chili powder...

picture of recipeChicken Tikkas Recipe
chicken,    pepper,    nutmeg,    mint,    ginger root,    cloves,    cayenne pepper,    cinnamon,    cumin,    cardamom,    onion,    garlic,    salt,    yogurt (plain)
Pakistani barbecued chicken. Preparation time does not include time for marinating. If desired, serve with naan.
1   Combine marinade ingredients and marinate chicken all day or overnight in refrigerat...

picture of recipe Pakistani Potato Chicken Recipe -
chicken,    red bell pepper,    green bell pepper,    oil,    ginger root,    coriander,    cumin,    potato,    garlic,    salt,    yogurt (plain)
Deftly spiced with ginger, garlic and cumin, this stewed chicken with potatoes, bell peppers and a dollop of yogurt is so easy to make and so tasty, too.
Directions   In a large pot put chicken, with...

picture of recipePapdi Recipe
oil,    wholewheat flour,    salt
use with chaat and dahi bada.
1   Mix all ingredients.   2   Add water, little by little, to make a very soft dough.   3   Roll into large thin rounds. Prick all over with fork or knife.   4   Place on a cle...

picture of recipeBhatura - Bhaturey - Fried Bread Recipe
salt,    baking powder,    yogurt (plain),    flour
The perfect companion for Chole (chickpeas curry.Bhaturas are best eaten as they are made and piping hot. They look a lot like Pooris except those are unleavened and smaller.
1   Put the flour, baking ...

picture of recipe Chicken Jalfarezi Recipe -
chicken,    tomato paste,    red bell pepper,    chili dried/powder,    oil,    garam masala,    turmeric,    coriander seed,    coriander leaf,    cumin,    onion,    garlic,    tomato,    white vinegar,    salt
This is a popular Pakistani dish. This is a quick and tasty way to use leftover roast chicken. The sauce can also be used for any cooked poultry, lamb, or beef.
Directions   Heat the oil in a large ski...

picture of recipeNan Pakistani Flat Bread) Recipe
butter,    yeast,    wholewheat flour,    salt,    honey,    water
Basic Pakistani wheat bread. Very similar to naan (basic Indian bread). Very easy and goes nicely with curry.
1   Stir the butter into the warm water until it melts (this should take about 1 minute at ...

picture of recipeCheesy Kalakand Barfi) Squares! Recipe
butter,    ricotta cheese,    almond,    cardamom,    sugar,    milk powder
I believe I got this recipe from someone in a chatroom a few years back. It is an extremely tasty Pakistani sweet recipe, the ricotta really gives it a yummy cheesy taste. Try it and let me know how y...

picture of recipe Sweet Rice (Zarda) Recipe -
heavy cream,    orange peel,    oil,    walnut,    almond,    cardamom,    raisin,    rice,    sugar,    orange food coloring
Rice is cooked with cardamom and orange food color, then combined with sugar, raisins, walnuts, almonds, orange zest and cream in this warm Pakistani dessert.
Directions   Place the rice in a bowl with...

picture of recipeMughlai Chicken Recipe
chicken,    chili dried/powder,    oil,    garam masala,    pepper,    ginger root,    coriander leaf,    cumin,    onion,    garlic,    salt,    yogurt (plain)
Say no to greasy chicken gravy dishes. This traditional Mughlai recipe from my mum is quick, simple and great for beginners and experts alike.
1   Boil chicken pieces in water along with 2 cloves of ch...

picture of recipeAlu Jhuri Bhaja Recipe
oil,    potato,    salt,    water
Finely chopped crispy fried potato. Eat it just like that or as a side dish with Lentil Rice.
1   Cutting the potato properly is the main step. First remove the potato skin with a peeler. Cut fine roun...

picture of recipe Pakistani Lentil Curry Recipe -
turmeric,    coriander seed,    coriander leaf,    cayenne pepper,    cumin,    lentil,    onion,    garlic,    salt,    milk,    water,    ghee
This cheap and very easy Pakistani meal is usually eaten with Basmati rice, tossed salad, and hot pickles. It is relatively quick to make, and tastes even better the second day.
Directions   Soak brown...

picture of recipeChicken Jalfrezi Recipe
chicken thigh,    chili dried/powder,    oil,    turmeric,    ginger root,    coriander seed,    coriander leaf,    cumin,    onion,    garlic,    tomato,    salt
a Chicken curry from Pakistan
1   heat 2 tbsp oil in a medium pot and fry onion and garlic for a few minutes on high heat (be careful not to burn onion).   2   add the chicken, turmeric, chili powder and...

picture of recipe Pakistani Spicy Chickpeas Recipe -
lemon pepper,    chili dried/powder,    oil,    cumin,    chickpea,    onion,    tomato,    salt,    lemon juice
Tender cooked chickpeas are simmered lightly with tomatoes, lemon juice and onions in a spicy blend of toasted cumin seeds, chili powder and lemon pepper. Served warm, this makes a deliciously fragran...

picture of recipePakistani Or Desi Style Spicy Chili Chicken Recipe
chicken,    mixed spice,    oil,    curry leaf,    red chili,    jalapeno,    red food coloring,    lemon juice
This is a really easy quick recipe. And guys, I am already warning people with no tolerance to spicy food. Beware. This can be the most spiciest food ever. You can always lessen the amount of red chil...

picture of recipeAloo Kay Kabab Potato Kebabs) Recipe
chili dried/powder,    oil,    mint,    coriander,    green chili,    mango powder,    potato,    eggs,    salt
This recipe is for people who are more into spicy desi food. U can serve these kababs as appetizers, with Daal Chawal or even make Bun Kababs from them. For people who like their kababs crispier they ...

picture of recipeEgg Omelette Recipe
chili dried/powder,    oil,    coriander leaf,    green chili,    onion,    tomato,    eggs,    salt
Serve hot with bread or Paratha or naan.
1   Beat the eggs , chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies, coriander, salt & chili powder.   2   Beat the mixture until foamed.   3   Heat oil in a frying pan...

picture of recipe Kokub's Mango Chutney from Pakistan Recipe -
chili dried/powder,    pepper,    ginger root,    cloves,    cinnamon,    cumin,    cardamom,    mango,    garlic,    white vinegar,    salt,    sugar
This chutney recipe comes direct from the Pakistani friend of an American living in an international community in Saudi Arabia. The zesty condiment combines green mangoes, garlic, ginger, cumin, carda...

picture of recipeAmi's Zarda Recipe
food coloring,    oil,    almond,    cardamom,    raisin,    rice,    sugar,    water
Nice yellow fluffy rice with almonds, sugar and raisins. This is my mom's famous recipe. It's different from the traditional Zarda with lots of oil and sugar. Saving it here for my coming gene...

picture of recipeCurry Chicken Recipe
chicken breast,    chicken stock,    oil,    curry powder,    coriander seed,    cayenne pepper,    cumin,    dried ginger,    lemon,    raisin,    apple,    onion,    garlic,    tomato,    rice,    flour
A friend of mine from college helped me make this dish, although I was looking for something more spicier, this turned out to be very tasty. He knew I liked curries and he being from Pakistan - who be...

picture of recipeSea Captain's Chicken Tikka Recipe
chicken thigh,    pepper,    ginger root,    cayenne pepper,    cardamom,    onion,    garlic,    salt,    lemon juice,    yogurt (plain)
This is from The Barbecue Bible, by Steven Raichlen; modified to use just chicken thighs and serve 2. The original recipe serves 4, and uses a whole chicken cut into pieces. Time to make does not incl...

picture of recipeHow To Make Tea Recipe
sugar,    tea,    milk,    water
Want to make quick tea in five minutes here you go.
1   Half cup milk mix with 1/4 cup of water plus sugar and 1 tea bag. Heat in the micro wave for about FIve minutes. hurrah ready.   // when document ...

picture of recipe Pakistani Meatballs with Gravy (Koftay) Recipe -
red pepper,    chili dried/powder,    ground beef,    oil,    pepper,    ginger root,    coriander seed,    cloves,    cumin,    cardamom,    lentil,    onion,    garlic,    salt,    yogurt (plain),    water
Meatballs made with an exciting blend of spices are cooked in a smooth, flavorful yogurt gravy. This is a classic Pakistani recipe that's great garnished with coriander and served with naan.

picture of recipeChapati Roti) Recipe
wholewheat flour,    water
Roti means bread in Urdu.
1   Put the flour in a bowl. Gradually add enough water to make a soft dough (about 7 fl oz of water).   2   Knead the dough for several minutes until smooth. Cover the dough wi...

picture of recipeTamarind Juice For Cooking) Recipe
tamarind,    water
This is used in some of the recipes I have already posted.
1   Soak Tamarind in warm water for 1/2 hour - 1 hour to soften.   2   Strain through seive and press down with a spoon to extract all the juice...

picture of recipeCardamom Green Tea Recipe
cardamom,    sugar,    green tea
Another goodie from asiaone's website. This is adapted from 'Juices and Tonics' by Elsa Petersen-Schepelern. This recipe is Pakistani-inspired according to the author. Cardamom is a powerf...

picture of recipeBalti Fish Curry Recipe
oil,    turmeric,    paprika,    mint,    ginger root,    coriander leaf,    chili pepper,    cumin,    coconut cream,    onion,    garlic,    tomato,    fish,    salt
Posting this for my brother from a book recommended by Kookaburra. Australian Womans Weekly Asian Meals in Minutes. The orginal recipe doesn't add salt but with fresh coriander I like to add a bit...

picture of recipe Minced Beef with Black-Eyed Beans Recipe -
chili dried/powder,    ground beef,    oil,    garam masala,    turmeric,    coriander leaf,    green chili,    cumin,    black-eyed pea,    onion,    garlic,    tomato,    salt,    lemon juice,    water
This is a Pakistani dish. When ever my mother makes this dish there is none left. She does not like to be heavy handed with spices, which makes her cooking light, yet aromatic. We usually eat this dis...

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picture of recipeAloo Keema Potato And Mince Curry) Recipe
chicken,    chili dried/powder,    garam masala,    turmeric,    ginger root,    coriander seed,    coriander leaf,    green chili,    potato,    onion,    garlic,    tomato,    beef,    salt,    yogurt (plain)
this is great with rice or pitas, i make it all the time since its a quick meal
1   Fry onions in a heavy based pan over medium heat.   2   when onions are soft but not brown, add meat, garlic and ginger...

picture of recipe Pakistani Pot Roast Beef Fillets (Pasanday) Recipe -
ginger garlic paste,    chili dried/powder,    beef steak,    oil,    turmeric,    coriander leaf,    cloves,    green chili,    black cumin,    onion,    salt,    lemon juice,    yogurt (plain)
This beef is marinated with the mixture of flavorful spices with yogurt, which gives the beef an exceptional flavor. This is a common Pakistani meat dish.
Directions   In a medium bowl, combine yogurt,...

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picture of recipePakistani Style Turai Ka Salan Courgettes Curry) Recipe
ginger garlic paste,    chili dried/powder,    oil,    garam masala,    turmeric,    coriander seed,    green chili,    cumin,    onion,    zucchini/courgette,    tomato,    salt,    lemon juice
Like many basic vegetable curries this recipe has it all. Only difference is I add lemon garam masala powder at the end to give it a more aromatic flavor. You can also add meat in it after frying the ...

picture of recipeCurry Eggs Over Rice For Leftover Hard Boiled Eggs) Recipe
tomato sauce,    chili dried/powder,    canola oil,    turmeric,    pepper,    ginger root,    coriander seed,    coriander leaf,    cumin,    onion,    garlic,    tomato,    eggs,    apple cider vinegar,    salt,    rice,    sugar,    water
A delicious main dish that uses up those leftover hard boiled eggs from Easter. The lady who prepared this on the show said that her mother used to make this dish often during Lent. I adapted this rec...

picture of recipeYakni Pilau Chicken Rice) Recipe
chicken,    almond,    garam masala,    saffron,    pepper,    ginger root,    cloves,    cardamom,    peas,    sultana,    onion,    garlic,    eggs,    salt,    rice,    rose syrup,    ghee
This is the first dish I learnt as an adult and still it is my speciality... there's only one word to describe it... yum! When I'm cooking this for my husband and myself, I usually remove the ...

picture of recipeAloo Channa Tarkari Potato And Garbanzo Beans In A Curry) Recipe
turmeric,    pepper,    black onion seed,    mustard seed,    fenugreek/methi seed,    fennel seeds,    red chili,    cumin,    chickpea,    potato,    salt,    yellow food coloring,    lemon juice
This is a classic breakfast item, best served with puris or parathas. It can also be served as a side dish.
1   heat oil and add cumin, fennel, fenugreek, mustard seeds - stir fry 1-2 mins till fragnan...

picture of recipeBeef Pasanda Recipe
chili dried/powder,    garam masala,    turmeric,    paprika,    ginger root,    coriander seed,    cumin,    onion,    garlic,    beef,    salt,    yogurt (plain),    ghee
A dish from pakistan. The beef is tenderised by marinating in yogurt, the yogurt is also used as a cooking sauce. This is my daughters favourite curry. Siniah, my cook, taught me to cook this and it i...

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