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  • Crepe’s desi cousin

    If foods could be given human characteristics, then the South Indian dosa would be the friend who does not really push himself forward but whose presence cannot be completely ignored either...

    Singularly different, it exudes the confidence to be comfortable in its own skin, without the need to constantly change its personality
  • Desi by design

    In a sea of traumatic, angst peppered art that continues to haunt the Pakistani artscape, a cheery burst of colour and a generous dollop of desi pop in “Of the Road — A Truck Art Exhibition” at the IVS Gallery, Karachi, reminded viewers of art’s capacity to simply amuse and entertain...

  • For those of a more desi disposition

    ISLAMABAD: Ordinarily, if someone new to the city is craving desi food, they are either driven up the Margallas or down past Faizabad...

    The consensus used to be that the capital has no desi restaurants to write home about...

  • EPICURIOUS: DESI WITH A TWIST

    NAMKEEN SAVAiyyaaNVermicelli doesn’t always have to be used in a sweet dish; here’s a savoury twist on these beloved desi noodlesIngredients200 gm vermicelli, coarsely crushed 1 large onion, sliced 1 tsp ginger garlic paste 2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped 2 green chillies, chopped 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 3 eggs 1 tbsp butterSalt to taste2 cups water 1/2 cup oil Fresh coriander to garnishMethodHeat oil in a pan...

  • Lassi – a desi respite from the summer heat

    “We come for Multan and in the summers, we would not have lunch and would have mangoes, lassi and some bread instead,” he said...

    Rana Sabir Ali, a resident of Mohanpura said lassi was also used to make one of the favourite dishes in summer that is karee...

  • An unapologetically desi celebration of Pakistan’s love for chai

    ISLAMABAD: Over the last few years, the patios outside F-11’s cafes have become a favourite haunt for students and young professionals smoking and drinking coffee late into the night...

    And now breaking into this scene dominated by international coffee chains is Lahore’s Chai Kada promising no nonsense traditional Punjabi dhaba food
  • The special desi relationship with Chinese food

    RAWALPINDI: The desi palate has always had a fascination with continental food, whether it is Italian, Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cuisine...

    The most sought-after item are the golden brown chowmein noodles, which have been seamlessly adopted by desi menus...

  • Desi delights

    Fish au gratinIngredientsFish cubes ½kgGarlic paste 1 tspChinese salt 1 tspWhite pepper 1/4tspSalt to tasteBlack pepper ½ tspOnion medium-sizedCapsicum medium-sizedMushrooms ½ cupFlour 2 tbspMilk ½ litreButter 3tbspCheddar cheese 100gOil 3tbspOregano ½ tspMethodTake a medium-sized onion, one capsicum and half-a-cup of mushrooms, cut...

  • Help Najam Sethi's 'chirya' collect gossip in this desi spin on Flappy Bird

    The central character of the game — or 'Desi Flappy Bird' as some are calling it — is Najam Sethi, a prominent TV journalist and former caretaker chief minister of Punjab...

    From Ayesha Sana's 'bright karein' look, the Pope, televangelist Amir Liaquat, Zubeida Apa to Malala and Imran Khan's retro look from the 90s — the pillars make for an amusing gallery in the game...

  • A desi platter

    Desi cholay:Ingredients:Boiled white gram 1- 1/2 cupBoiled tomatoes 2 piecesGreen chilli 4-6 piecesOil 1/4 cupGaram masala powder 1tspTurmeric 1tspAchar powder 1tspPomegranate seeds 1tspGinger paste 1tbspRed chilli pepper 1tbspNutmeg mace powder 1/2tbspCoriander leaves 2tbspCumin seeds powder 2tbspCumin seeds 1tspSalt as per tasteMethodStir fry cumin seeds and...

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