Category: Eid Recipes

Instant Pot Mutton Biryani

Instant Pot Mutton Biryani

An instant pot biryani has been pending for long on my ‘To Cook’ list. After years of cooking biryani the prolonged, conventional way – cook the meat and rice separately, then layer the rice on the meat. So I couldn’t get my head around making […]

Gosht Lababdar / Mutton Lababdar

Gosht Lababdar / Mutton Lababdar

I don’t if I’ve had this dish anywhere but I testify that Mutton Lababdar lives up to its name. Lababdar (apparently) means “a strong desire to indulge”. I admit that the recipe is extensive and calls for every possible ingredient in the kitchen but cook […]

Moong Dal Dahi Vadas

Moong Dal Dahi Vadas

Here is an instant dahi vada recipe which is more like a magic wand – give it a swirl and you’d have a chaat snack on your table. I’m serious! Blend the moong dal, fry pakoda-style, and pour seasoned yogurt. Of course, if you have […]

Dahi Vada

Dahi Vada

I haven’t had a person who doesn’t enjoy dahi vadas. Its a favorite amongst kids and especially popular during Ramadan since it can be prepared in advance and refrigerated. Like every other dish, dahi vadas have a few variations and all of them are delicious. […]

Kofta Curry

Kofta Curry

Kofta curry is a rich combination of meatballs dipped in creamy, lightly spiced curry. The koftas can be made with ground chicken or lamb. There are vegetarian kofta curry recipes as well where koftas are made with paneer, lauki, or potatoes. One of the favorites […]

Darbari Mutton

Darbari Mutton

Darbari Mutton sounds royal but is, honestly, a simple to prepare. Darbari Mutton isn’t loaded with usual spices but rich ingredients like cashews and khoya/mawa. This is a slow cooker recipe but it can perfectly fit your regular cooking methods like stove top or pressure […]

Um Ali – Egyptian Bread Pudding

Um Ali – Egyptian Bread Pudding

Umm Ali – a famous, festive Egyptian dessert – brings back memories from my food-filled childhood. A spoonful of Um Ali means buttery, flaky puff pastry soaked in flavored milk, crusted with nuts and shredded coconut, and layered with cream. Um Ali should be served […]

Lamb Chops

Lamb Chops

A variety of recipes from different cuisines can be experimented with lamb chops, all of which are equally delicious and simple. You’ll find a list of them on Cukzy as well – BBQ Mutton Chops, Masala Lamb Chops, Cheese Mutton Chops, Greek Roasted Lamb Chops and […]

Mini Apple Rose Pies

Mini Apple Rose Pies

Since I’m not really a baker – and a sophisticated one at that – making apple rose pies was quite a task. I was rather impressed when it came out perfect in the first shot! Mini Apple Rose Pies reminded of the Turkish Rose Dessert […]

Turkish Rose Dessert – Gul Tatlisi

Turkish Rose Dessert – Gul Tatlisi

The Turkish Rose Dessert, or Gul Tatlisi, is a beautiful sweet treat. The roses are simple to make and, since this dish uses sugar syrup, the sweetness can be adjusted to suit your taste. The technique to make the roses is exactly like making Mini […]