~ Masala Chai ~

“Yes, that’s it!” said the hatter with a sigh, “it’s always tea time” (Alice in Wonderland) Chai time is endearing for Chai is synonymous to many emotions. It resonates your within & brings comfort & serenity. Tea or Chai worldwide is celebrated with love given Chai always gives so much love in return. In our…

Shahi Saffron Roast Biryani

The Indo-Persian centers of the Mughal Empires, created cosmic ripples in the South Asian gastromomical world. It was as if, the Persians and Mughals came together to concoct a cuisine spiced & flavoured with everything extravagant, romantic, splendour & luxury dining using enchanting ingredients like cardamom, saffron, dry fruits, dried flowers, exotic herbs & intriguing…

~Mughal Chicken Chengezi~

Before I move onto this fireworks-of-flavour recipe, let me intrigue you with it’s much confused historical birth. Chicken Curry Chengezi is supposedly associated with the great Mongolian Emperor and warrior Ghengiz Khan. The Mughal Era began in the subcontinent in the 14th century with the emperorship of King Babur. The subcontinent cuisine, now widely known…

~ Hijabi Kebabs ~

“I can cannot remember the books I’ve read anymore than the meals i have eaten, Even so, they have made me” (Paris Geller, Gilmore Girls). There are some family favourites that always stay with you. They keep your inner child alive reminiscing & cherishing the time past & everything associated with it. One such memory…

~Saudi Champagne~

Simple & True as David Letterman puts it “there is not a man, woman or child who doesn’t enjoy a beverage” & a beverage that reminds you of Autumn mists or sunset ecastasy, is a drink worth going for. It’s true how they say, the older you are the wiser you become & same applies…

UK Blog Awards 18′ – A look back –

The Long awaited day had finally arrived, and as I did my final touches to my attire and makeup, I felt my heart in my hands. It was a hot day and I thought to myself, of all the days why today but nonetheless, I didn’t let it bother me because “today was my day”….

~ Smoked Dhaba Karhai ~

“Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed. I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself” (Delia Smith) and Pakistani cuisine even though is the lesser known in the culinary world, is one of the most complex and diverse cuisines of Asian heritage and cultures. It is a melting pot of…

~ Tuscany Casserole with Grilled Mozzarella crust ~

Comfort food is the ultimate food. Having a casserole is so endearing, the flavours are comforting, they are warm and exciting and the whole concoction of the dish is absolute love. Yes, it’s not for the diet hearted and Yes, it’s loaded with cheesy goodness, which you can’t do a casserole without, but it’s one…

~Mousakka~

“Yia Sta Heria Stas” is what you will hear if you host a Greek and host them heartly and profusely; translating “I kiss your hand”. This means they are commending your culinary skills. I guess I have gone on a Greek spree this week cooking up recipes inspired by the Greek cuisine. I must say,…

~Greek Beef Pockets with Feta Cheese~

“The preparation of good food is merely another expression of art, one of the joys of civilised living” (Dione Lucas). With all the rice, bread, curries, pastas, pizzas and even burgers, it’s recipes such as these that give me a break, that are simple because “good food is very often, even most often – simple…