Karachi Style Kashmiri Chai (Pink Tea)

Kashmiri Chai

Three. That is how many Kashmri Chai posts I have written and not published. It seems that every time I about to I find another recipe, another technique, something with a pink that pops far more than mine and I go back to the drawing board. I have played with the quanities of tea leaves, the time it takes to cook, etc and time and time again I find myself back here, happily sipping away at this incarnation. 

Kashmiri Chai

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Chewy Ginger Cookies w/ Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting & Oh Sweet Day Cookbook

Chewy Ginger Cookies

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I learnt something about myself recently that really surprised me. I have always described myself as a Baker, butter and sugar as my primary loves. Then recently I was fortunate enough to receive a review copy of this beautiful cookbook called Oh Sweet Day by Fanny Lam, the talented blogger behind the blog Oh Sweet Day. After much deliberation I decided to make the Chewy Ginger Cookies first – they seem so perfect for Fall! Also I was secretly hoping my kids would not like them and there would be lots for me, but more on that later.

Chewy Ginger Cookies

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Walnut Crumb Cake

Walnut Crumb Cake

It’s cold here now. Not very cold, but cold enough. Cold enough for me to want to drink more hot drinks, stay ensconced in my ginormous fluffy robe and bake and eat cake. Especially easy peasy cakes. I was hesitant about sharing my Walnut Crumb Cake recipe because it is such a far departure from usual crumb cakes. Those are lofty, with that beautiful pillowy crumb topping, a centimetre or more high. I love the idea of those. However, three bites into it I begin to wonder how it is that I manage to forget that it is the idea I like more than the actual too sweet dessert. Walnut Crumb Cake

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Smashed Chilli Potatoes with an Instant Pot shortcut

Smashed Chilli Potatoes

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Remember that Masala-licios Roast Turkey I had made a little while ago? Well, when I was planning that meal I was trying to think through what to make with it. Chutney – duh, Chawal (Rice) – duh, Parathas – definitely not optional. But it seems a crying shame to put a Turkey on the table without potatoes don’t you think? I fantasized about slenderly sliced potatoes gently layered with notes of creamy richness. When I finished said fantasy I laughed at myself a little because there was basically no way that that was happening.Smashed Chilli Potatoes

If I am putting together a big meal then the reality is I need my sides to be super simple and super delicious. No time for thinly slicing and roasting and what not. Also I am a practical person and I only have the one oven!

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Khageena – Pakistani Scrambled Eggs w/ Onions and Chillies

Khageena

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Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Egg Farmers of Canada. While I have been monetarily compensated for this blog post, the opinions and love for eggs are my own 🙂

Khageena reminds me of Karachi mornings. Of the still silent heat punctuated by the whirring of the fan, my kids watching cartoons on tv while my mother deftly cracks eggs on the marble counter top in the kitchen downstairs. Within minutes plates piled with scrambled eggs resplendent with just cooked onions and chillies make their way upstairs. Slim white bread is toasted in the oven quickly and within minutes the once piled high plate of eggs is polished off before everyone goes off to take on the day. Khageena for me is the quintessential Pakistani egg dish.

Khageena

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