Russian Salad and some Mayo Magic

Russian salad is such a forgiving and versatile recipe. It can take all kinds of crispy veggies , some fruits, even a few kinds of dry fruits mixed in with some mayonnaise and always tastes awesome.When I make Russian salad, I put any combination of cabbage, potato, carrot, cucumber, peas, apple, mango, grapes, chickpeas, raisins, … Continue reading Russian Salad and some Mayo Magic

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Roasted Chillies

No one in my home is a fan of eating raw green chillies. Me and mom sometimes do clean up one to eat with daal chawal, but that is pretty rare. We love pickles to go with vegetable dishes and daals. We are not fan of putting green chillies in food too, because as soon … Continue reading Roasted Chillies

French Chocolate Macarons

Macarons are pretty, haina? I have always wanted to make macarons. I tried some yesterday. Macarons look so delicate and elegant that I thought it would be very hard to make them.Macarons are very technical. Making macarons involves whipping up egg whites to the right stiffness, removing any clumps from the dry ingredients, then folding … Continue reading French Chocolate Macarons

Pan seared peaches

Peaches are sweet and tangy, and those who know me, also know that I usually don't understand or like tangy fruit.So unless a peach is rip and sweet, I prefer not to eat it. Peaches need to be cooked or served with something sweet that over powers the tang, some might find this wasting the … Continue reading Pan seared peaches

Chocolate Mug cake

I know I have previously denounced mug cakes, and I found they lacked flavor. I retract my statement as I have fallen in love with this very recipe of a mug cake. It was an experiment again. My friend came over and I had just one and a half to prepare something and get ready … Continue reading Chocolate Mug cake

Pita Bread

Last of all on my Greek Lunch was pita bread, that helped bind the lunch together. Being a Pakistani family, we need some form of flatbread or roti with our food. Any menu lacking flatbread or roti is not fulfilling enough. Traditional roti made on a tawa does not pair well with Greek menu, hence … Continue reading Pita Bread

Hummus

Hello again. Back yet again after a long break. I haven't been cooking much for a while. But I have tried a couple of cake/ cookie in a mug recipes. Frankly I am not much fond of these microwaved cakes or cookies. They lack flavor. It might be a good quick fix for the sweet … Continue reading Hummus

Greek Tomato Pie

Suddenly I am finding myself too busy to post my whole Mediterranean lunch series quickly. Mediterranean food is absolutely tasty, colorful and inviting. Most of these recipes call for the most basic spices, easily available in the market. They aren't too hot nor to bland. The salt is usually the star and flavor enhancer while … Continue reading Greek Tomato Pie

Greek Baked Chicken

I like planning the whole lunch and making things that pair well. Last time I did a whole lunch planned around Roast Beef. This time I picked the Mediterranean theme and made everything Mediterranean. So our lunch table was decorated with Greek Baked Chicken, Greek Tomato Pie, Pita Bread and Hummus. The meal ended with … Continue reading Greek Baked Chicken