Monthly Archives: November 2011

Chocolate Cake (without eggs or milk!)

This eggless and milkless chocolate cake is simple and delicious. The recipe was given to me by Karen Hanson. Thanks Mom! 1 1/2 c. flour 1 c. sugar 4 Tbsp. cocoa powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/3 c. oil 1 … Continue reading

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Dal (Lentils) Appeal

Lentils are an almost daily meal in Pakistan. There must be hundreds of ways to make dal and I am always searching out new recipes to try. To everybody out there: Please send me your favorite lentil recipe. I promise … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Rajma (Kidney Bean Dish)

Kidney beans are a staple around our house. I make Rajma at least once per week – varying the spices to avoid monotony. Aside from being a tasty, versatile protein, kidney beans are reportedly good for improving cholesterol levels too. I soak and … Continue reading

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White Sauce with Broccoli and Bowtie Pasta

Although you may not be able to tell it by the thermometer, signs would indicate that it is officially winter in Karachi. We found oranges and broccoli in the market! Cooler weather is sure to follow! Here is an easy, but … Continue reading

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Making Paneer

Lately, I have been disappointed with the quality of the paneer available in the market, so I decided to make my own (with the help of a cookbook). It was actually quite easy! This recipe is adapted from the Best of … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is one of my all-time favorite recipes and I don’t change a thing! Therefore I got special permission – all the way from Belle Plaine, Minnesota – to print it in my blog. We have loved these bars for years and years. … Continue reading

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Roast Leg of Goat

Eid Mubarak! This year, I tried my friend Arshi’s tips and ideas for roasting a goat leg. It was delicious! 2 kilo (4 1/2 pounds) goat leg 8 small potatoes, scrubbed, unpeeled 2 small onions, peeled 1 head garlic, unpeeled 4 large carrots, … Continue reading

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