BLOGS From “Rida M Zafar

6 Things That Happen When Someone Uses Your Kitchen

Your kitchen is your special place, your safe haven, your territory.On days when the going gets tough and you find yourself having very little control over your life your kitchen c...

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What Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Says About You

Are you more of a choca-holic or a Pista-ite? Vanilla or Strawberry – which one’s your true calling? Because we know, even for the more adventurous ones among us who ex...

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6 Things That Always Happen When Mehmaan Surprise You

It’s a lazy Sunday morning. You just woke up an hour ago and you’re still in your pajamas. The only thought occupying your mind is what you and your family will order f...

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8 Evening Snacks You’ll Instantly Recognize If You’re Always Hungry

Do you have difficulty trusting people who only eat during ‘official’ meals? How do they live their lives without munching on something in the evening? How is shaam ki ...

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7 Times Desi Food Severely Let You Down

Desi food is absolutely magical. No other cuisine can move you to tears like the way an unexpected plate of Biryani can and no other cuisine satiates your special, genetically-engi...

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5 Desi Totkas That Will Stop Ants from Attacking Your Food

While the heat and load-shedding are real problems in Pakistan; but if you love food, an even bigger problem can be the ants that come with the territory!Left the mithai out overni...

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8 Desi Food gems we would miss out on if it weren’t for Aaloo

It’d be a real challenge to find someone who doesn’t appreciate the absolute blessing we have in the guise of a vegetable – aaloo. It’d be equally hard to f...

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5 weird food traditions every Desi family has

When you grow up with a tradition or a custom, it’s easy to automatically embed it in your system. This expectation can have dangerous consequences… but not when the s...

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7 random food combinations made in Heaven

1. Biryani and Zarda [img]496[/img]“WHAT? THIS IS ANARCHY!” you scream as you grind your teeth in disgust at this combination. You’re supposed to have zarda AFTE...

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FatSal’s – A Refreshing Reminder of Comfort Food

FatSal’s is a newcomer to Karachi’s gourmet-fast-food scene. Situated on main Bukhari Commercial in the city’s Defence Housing Authority (D.H.A.), the cute little...

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Why cleaning a Desi kitchen is SO much harder than the actual cooking ….

Whether you love cooking or loathe it; whether you’re an expert in the kitchen or a total amateur; whether you cook for pleasure or cook out of majboori, there’s one th...

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9 food items you’ll recognize if you’re a Desi studying abroad

University life is really daunting and even more so when you’re away from home. I mean, you have to wake up for your classes without your mother screaming “beta van wal...

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What the color of your Chai says about you ...

If you’re a chai enthusiast, finding the perfect cup of tea is not only a challenge, it’s almost impossible. The temperature being a little off and your chai being far ...

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7 must-try Desi delights in Karachi ...

There is no doubt that fine dining has its perks – we all love dressing up and going to a high profile restaurant for a fancy night out with our friends and family. But there...

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5 Pakistani dishes that are actually firangi and not riwayati ..

Prepare to be completely heartbroken when you go through this list and realize that so many dishes that you consider typically Pakistani did not actually originate in Pakistan. 1....

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Kitchen Struggles of a newly married Bahu

You never set foot in the kitchen to make anything more than Maggi or teabag wali chai but now that you’re married, all these traditions are thrown at you and you don’t...

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The first time you use an oven to bake something ….

Something must be seriously wrong with you if you don’t salivate at the thought of munching on warm, freshly-baked brownies straight from the oven with chocolate oozing from ...

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19 Questions you’ve asked yourself If you’re new to the Desi kitchen

1. Are Maggi 2 minute noodles really ready in 2 minutes?[img]403[/img]2. How do you tell if this is butter or margarine?[img]404[/img]3. Why do we use lal mirch powder instead of r...

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If you are a night owl, you are bound to recognize these yum midnight snacks …

Whether you stay up late because you have difficulty sleeping or because your summer routine reverses day and night or because you’re a night owl you’re bound to experi...

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