Recently at a friend’s place I happened to meet this non-desi lady who has just started watching Pakistani dramas. After the usual chitchat about the good looking leads and the girls’ pretty clothes and the emotional stories etc, what surprised me was her interest in drama food- a surprise because I thought it was only us few who remembered dramas for their food content.
Fawad Khan aur Mahira Khan aur Osman Khalid Butt aur Sanam Saeed ek taraf, she wanted recipes for shami kababs and dahi baras and biryanis, and had questions about what kind of soup was it that cured all types of ailments, waghaira waghaira …
As we started talking recipes, I got to thinking of how everyone had their own version of the standard staples and how each of them sounded so similar yet just that bit different. Since then I have tried some of my friends’ recipes and enjoyed the variation from routine. So… that started me thinking ke if I enjoyed them, perhaps you too would like to try out kuch hat ke, kuch nayi aur kuch jaani pehchani recipes …
Chalein, let’s do something different today. I have collected some mazedar recipes so allow me help you out with the age old question of aaj kya pakega, with a spin on some drama inspired menu items.
Click on the underlined for recipe links. Enjoy!!
Biryani & Pulao
And of course no desi meal is complete without a meetha…
With a shoutout to the bloggers whose recipes are shared here, I hope you all will try these and share your feedback. Feel free to share your own tried and tested ones as well.
Written by SZ~