No-Fuss Dinner Party Menu

No-Fuss Dinner Party Menu

Growing up, I saw my mother throw the most extravagant dinner and lunch parties. She invites more than one family at a time and single-handedly cooks for up to 25 people! Her dinner menus are always elaborate--appetizers, salads, chutneys, multiple main courses, an assortment of bread, dessert, and chai that is served from the beginning to [...]

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Black-Eyed Beans & Chicken Stuffing

Black-Eyed Beans & Chicken Stuffing

Black-eyed bean and minced meat curry was a staple in my mom’s Pakistani kitchen. She batch-cooked the beans and froze them in little packets. These packets would be her saviour on busy days when she could not fathom what to cook. Served with hot chapatis, my mom’s black-eyed bean and minced meat curry was a [...]

Chickpea Masala

Chickpea masala served over basmati rice has been one of my comfort meals since I was a child. As I have grown up, I have found chickpea masala doesn't always have to be served over rice; it is so versatile in the ways that it can be enjoyed. For instance, if you dry the gravy [...]