Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pakistani Meal

I chose to cook a Pakistani meal so I could make rumali roti. I have always been fascinated by the see-through roti but did not have the special equipment needed to make it. Recently a friend told me about a stove top method and I have wanted to try it. This menu was planned around rumali roti.


Alu bhujia was a new way of cooking potatoes and very tasty too. Potatoes being very popular in my house this was my choice for main vegetable side. Maste khiar or cucumber salad is a variation of one of the most popular salads in this part of the world. The Lahori dal added the needed protein to the meal. I debated on whether to make rice to go with the dal and finally decided not to make any. Shir khurma or sevinya is a simple dessert made with vermicelli.


I did not try any new ingredients for this meal but used well known ingredients in a different way. I have made roti or chapati almost every day for years but this roti was something different. I am glad I tried it. I also made a new friend in the process. She has a blog and lives in Pakistan. I checked with her before finalizing the recipes.

Here are the recipes for the dishes on the menu
And for dessert



This is my entry for the letter P for BM #44 for the theme Around the world in 30 Days. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#44.





11 comments:

  1. All your meals for this bm have been complete, from salads, main course to desserts. This is no exception. Mouthwatering menu.

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  2. reminds me of the ramzan eid day when our lone muslim neighbour sent us this feast ...all these plus extra boxes of sheer kurma amazing

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  3. Lovely meal, Varada. It is interesting to note that you have 'consulted' a Pakistani blogger to verify the authenticity!!

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  4. Enjoyed reading your meal Varada..everything looks so delicious...It's interesting how you were able to find a potato dish for all the meals..:)

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  5. wow sheer khurma and the meal is so tempting :) I wud like to invite myself to your place to finish this exotic platter :) I love pakistani food a lot they are similar indian .. Very nicely presented !!

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  6. The Pakistani meal served on that Pakistani green color looks perfectly made and well presented and made.

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  7. Such a hearty and filling Pakistani meal. Everything looks delicious.

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  8. OMG Varada! Where did you get this much of patience to cook such elaborate dishes ranging from salads to desserts? This is one more lovely meal.

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  9. what can I say - you never cease to impress

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  10. Wow Varada.Lovely presentation with a green background and no nice that you could consult someone for the authentic version of the dish.Will go and check out the recipes from this meal.

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  11. Wow this a delicious meal. will check out the recipes later.

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