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Mango Almond Smoothie

A simple and delicious smoothie, perfect for the hot summer months and filling enough to have for your Iftar meal too. It has the yummy taste of ripe mangoes and the benefits of almond and honey along with the creaminess from the yoghurt. You can also serve this to your family during the evening snack […]Read More

Atayef (Qatayef)

Atayef (also called Qatayef or Katayef) are Middle-Eastern pancakes filled with cream or nuts and soaked in a sugar syrup. It is an Arab dessert which is commonly served during the Holy month of Ramadan. Like pancake batter, this is also usually made using all purpose flour, but also has some semolina and nuts added […]Read More

Taboulleh Salad

Taboulleh is a salad of Lebanese origin which is also traditionally served as part of the mezze platter in the Arab countries. It’s key ingredient is parsley. The traditional recipe uses bulgar wheat, but nowadays other replacements like quinoa are also used. The recipe I am sharing here uses quinoa as that is a readily […]Read More


Fatayer is basically a pie which can have a meat filling, a cheese filling or a filling of spinach. It is from the Lebanese cuisine and is popular in the middle-eastern countries. They can be made fully covered with the filling inside or partially open, which is how mostly the cheese variant is shaped. But […]Read More

Hyderabadi Fruit Chaat

Hyderabadi Fruit Chaat is another quick and easy recipe. What I have loved about some of the chaat recipes from Hyderabad is that how they have kept the flavours really simple. And when you see that it is so easy to make, you are tempted to attempt it too. Since there is not too many […]Read More

Qubani Ka Meetha

Qubani Ka Meetha or Khubani Ka Meetha is another delicacy from Hyderabad. It is a sweet dish made from apricots. Khubani is the Urdu word for apricots, so the name of the dish translates to a sweet made from apricots. And that’s what it exactly is. Apricot is the hero of this dish. If you […]Read More

Hyderabadi Chana Dal Chaat

This is another popular Ifthar snack from Hyderabad. Like the Hyderabadi Dahi Vade, this recipe was also shared by my sister’s friend Abida. The moment I heard about this, I knew this was perfect for my Tuesday Health Series recipes as well. The flavours in this are kept simple, so you get the taste of […]Read More

Hyderabadi Dahi Vade

When I was planning for Iftar recipes and had decided that I should show dishes from a different place each week, my sister suggested trying out some Hyderabadi dishes. Her friend Abida told us about a couple of very common dishes from Hyderabad which usually make it to the Iftar table. The first one she […]Read More

Kannur Cocktail

Kannur Cocktail is a very famous milkshake served at the Juice Corner in Kannur in North Kerala. If you taste this milkshake, I bet you will not be able to figure out what are the main ingredients used in this are. A glass of this milkshake is quite filling. It isn’t a very difficult drink […]Read More

Panineer Petti

Panineer Petti is a popular snack/sweet from the Malabar region on Kerala. It is basically a pancake with a sweet filling and shaped like a box or a “petti” in Malayalam. Panineer is rose water. After this sweet is assembled, sugar syrup flavoured with rose water or rose essence is poured on top of it. […]Read More