The Karachi Kitchen

The Karachi Kitchen: Classic and Contemporary Flavors of Pakistan by Kausar Ahmed brings the diverse cuisine of this area of the world to our kitchen. Drawing influences from across South, Central, and West Asia, the food of Karachi is as varied as its people. 

Acclaimed Pakistani chef, food and prop stylist, and educator Kausar Ahmed has curated and created unique, mouthwatering recipes in this gorgeous one-of-a-kind cookbook. As you savor Masala fish or devour Khao suey, discover a whole new world of flavor through the culinary arts of a multi-cultural region that sits at the intersection of South Asia.

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129 Comments

  • MiMi60  on  8/31/2018 at 7:57 PM

    Dumplings in yogurt (Dahi bare)

  • ravensfan  on  8/31/2018 at 8:23 PM

    Meatball curry

  • riley  on  8/31/2018 at 8:52 PM

    Coconut noodle soup

  • DarcyVaughn  on  8/31/2018 at 10:23 PM

    Shaami kabab

  • luccio  on  8/31/2018 at 10:52 PM

    Spice Blend - this is something I would really like to learn about, following inspiration from MasterChef (Australia)!

  • Lidwienr  on  8/31/2018 at 11:30 PM

    Shaami kabab- I love those and have never been able to get them right.

  • Mandalifeboats  on  9/1/2018 at 12:15 AM

    dum kay pasanday- looks amazing

  • WideAngleMind  on  9/1/2018 at 12:43 AM

    Spiced Orange Salad sounds delicious!

  • t.t  on  9/1/2018 at 2:42 AM

    Shaami kabab

  • Livia  on  9/1/2018 at 4:00 AM

    The Meatball curry (Kofte) look yum :)

  • merkusje  on  9/1/2018 at 4:49 AM

    Potato salad (Aaloo chaat)

  • Shelley.b  on  9/1/2018 at 7:05 AM

    Meatball curry

  • PeavineBlues  on  9/1/2018 at 9:08 AM

    Mutton Karahi

  • Steben  on  9/1/2018 at 9:26 AM

    Coconut noodle soup

  • matag  on  9/1/2018 at 12:04 PM

    Bread pudding (Shahi tukray)

  • IvyManning  on  9/1/2018 at 1:19 PM

    The vanilla saffron cheesecake!

  • tennyogirl  on  9/1/2018 at 1:31 PM

    spiced orange salad

  • lindaharrower  on  9/1/2018 at 1:52 PM

    I'd cook the meatball curry

  • TanyaD  on  9/1/2018 at 3:28 PM

    Fried okra chips

  • wester  on  9/1/2018 at 3:45 PM

    The bread pudding sounds good, and different from how I usually make bread pudding.

  • kaivulagi  on  9/1/2018 at 4:15 PM

    The bun Kanab. Sounds yum!

  • lean1  on  9/1/2018 at 6:12 PM

    Green chicken looks like a good place to start. I would be interested to lean more about this cuisine.

  • demomcook  on  9/1/2018 at 7:39 PM

    Shortbread biscuit (Nan khatai)

  • Laura1  on  9/1/2018 at 8:08 PM

    spiced orange salad

  • mpdeb98  on  9/1/2018 at 8:52 PM

    Stuffed green pepper fritters

  • Arokina  on  9/1/2018 at 9:17 PM

    Coconut noodle soup

  • Binguy  on  9/1/2018 at 9:43 PM

    Green Coconut Curry

  • lapsapchung  on  9/2/2018 at 1:42 AM

    Mutton do pyaza

  • CHOCOAJ  on  9/2/2018 at 2:48 AM

    I would try the Meatball curry (Kofte)

  • GillB  on  9/2/2018 at 3:09 AM

    Vanilla Saffron Cheesecake

  • suebon  on  9/2/2018 at 5:09 AM

    Meatball curry.

  • cake17uk  on  9/2/2018 at 5:53 AM

    I love the sound of Shortbread biscuit (Nan khatai)

  • Ryderpond  on  9/2/2018 at 2:54 PM

    Green Chicken because chicken is my go to protein.

  • lgroom  on  9/2/2018 at 5:42 PM

    Kaami kabob

  • Siegal  on  9/2/2018 at 10:04 PM

    I Want to mk daal

  • kitchen_chick  on  9/3/2018 at 8:56 AM

    Coconut noodle soup (Khao suey)

  • RickPearson54  on  9/3/2018 at 9:04 AM

    meatball curry

  • kkohle  on  9/3/2018 at 10:35 AM

    Fried Okra chips, my garden is overflowing with okra right now!

  • shellee  on  9/3/2018 at 10:45 AM

    sweet and spicy plum chutney sounds lovely :)

  • Sabrina5000  on  9/3/2018 at 11:24 AM

    I would love to try the "Green Curry"

  • monique.potel  on  9/3/2018 at 11:39 AM

    Masala-rubbed roast beef tenderloin this sounds scroumtious

  • Lynnd219  on  9/3/2018 at 11:56 AM

    Green curry chutney

  • rchesser  on  9/4/2018 at 9:46 AM

    Vanilla Saffron Cheesecake.

  • kmn4  on  9/4/2018 at 11:12 AM

    Meatball curry (Kofte)

  • thecharlah  on  9/4/2018 at 8:39 PM

    Shortbread biscuit (Nan khatai)

  • Sfgordon  on  9/5/2018 at 11:28 AM

    Definitely want to try the Coconut noodle soup (Khao suey)

  • heyjude  on  9/6/2018 at 1:37 AM

    Spiced Orange Salad

  • janv  on  9/6/2018 at 12:46 PM

    Shortbread biscuit (Nan khatai

  • Thrasymachus  on  9/6/2018 at 3:18 PM

    The meatball curry for sure

  • rashaye  on  9/6/2018 at 10:22 PM

    Bun kebab appeals to this potato lover!

  • LaurenE  on  9/6/2018 at 11:11 PM

    Shaami kabab

  • sarahshan  on  9/7/2018 at 12:28 AM

    Daal !

  • Curlyfatkins  on  9/8/2018 at 12:43 AM

    Dumplings in yogurt (Dahi bare)

  • RSW  on  9/8/2018 at 7:51 AM

    Vanilla saffron cheesecake

  • HArlow  on  9/8/2018 at 12:21 PM

    Traditional potato burger with green coconut chutney

  • choppergirl  on  9/8/2018 at 6:24 PM

    Coconut noodle soup (Khao suey)

  • PurpleFruit  on  9/9/2018 at 2:18 AM

    Coconut noodle soup sounds yummy, I love anything coconut.

  • jd5761  on  9/9/2018 at 4:27 PM

    Aaloo Chaat for me

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  9/10/2018 at 6:38 AM

    the masala-rubbed roast beef tenderloin (Dum kay pasanday) found on page 33 from "The Karachi Kitchen: Classic and Contemporary Flavors of Pakistan" by Kausar Ahmed sounds like an interesting recipe to start with

  • EmilyR  on  9/11/2018 at 2:08 AM

    Tamarind and date chutney

  • Francisa  on  9/11/2018 at 2:08 AM

    Masala fish with green coconut chutney

  • jmay42066  on  9/11/2018 at 12:27 PM

    Stuffed green pepper fritters

  • fbrunetti  on  9/11/2018 at 2:10 PM

    Shaami kabab

  • jenmatt  on  9/12/2018 at 12:00 PM

    Green Chicken

  • NaomiH  on  9/13/2018 at 9:51 AM

    Chicken crepes

  • jennymnyc  on  9/14/2018 at 12:34 PM

    Vanilla saffron cheesecake - I'm always looking for another taste of cheesecake

  • uk2nl  on  9/15/2018 at 6:31 AM

    Green chicken

  • sywcindy  on  9/15/2018 at 7:04 AM

    Carrot delight

  • babiafi  on  9/15/2018 at 6:30 PM

    I'd like to try the spiced orange salad.

  • SallyCristina  on  9/15/2018 at 7:52 PM

    Masala-rubbed roast beef tenderloin (Dum kay pasanday)

  • SallyCristina  on  9/15/2018 at 7:52 PM

    Stuffed green pepper fritters

  • SallyCristina  on  9/15/2018 at 7:53 PM

    Masala fish with green coconut chutney

  • PennyG  on  9/16/2018 at 9:26 AM

    Green coconut chutney

  • percussion03  on  9/16/2018 at 9:37 AM

    Fried okra chips

  • Julia77  on  9/16/2018 at 10:53 AM

    Tamarind and mint chutney

  • Kelos  on  9/16/2018 at 11:12 AM

    Coconut noodle soup (Khao suey) :)

  • LSanders  on  9/16/2018 at 11:13 AM

    Meatball curry

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  9/18/2018 at 4:51 AM

    I've always wanted to learn how to make Lentil curry (Daal). I'd do that first.

  • elsid22  on  9/18/2018 at 3:26 PM

    Spicy orange chicken!

  • Dannausc  on  9/21/2018 at 7:52 PM

    Fried okra chips

  • antpantsii  on  9/24/2018 at 8:05 AM

    Coconut noodle soup.

  • RoseMGenuine  on  9/24/2018 at 9:44 AM

    Spiced orange salad.

  • banba1  on  9/24/2018 at 2:07 PM

    Meatball curry

  • Ishtar  on  9/25/2018 at 12:04 PM

    Spiced orange salad

  • MamaEnki  on  9/25/2018 at 7:08 PM

    tamarind and date chutney

  • eatysmith  on  9/27/2018 at 9:55 AM

    Meatball curry!

  • auntietina  on  9/28/2018 at 2:30 AM

    Coconut noodle soup

  • milgwimper  on  9/29/2018 at 2:02 PM

    Aaloo chaat

  • maci234  on  9/29/2018 at 2:40 PM

    Meatball curry.

  • SheenaBatey  on  9/29/2018 at 3:12 PM

    Green coconut curry

  • love2chow  on  9/29/2018 at 4:04 PM

    Masala-rubbed roast beef tenderloin (Dum kay pasanday) (

  • bopper  on  9/30/2018 at 2:15 AM

    Dumplings in Yogurt

  • WCchopper  on  9/30/2018 at 10:39 AM

    Okra is my favorite so FRIED OKRA CHIPS!!

  • pyramidblaster  on  9/30/2018 at 4:29 PM

    Wellesley fudge cake with classic fudge frosting

  • etcjm  on  10/1/2018 at 12:21 PM

    Chicken crepes

  • MamaEnki  on  10/1/2018 at 6:18 PM

    coconut noodle soup

  • RuthHarwood  on  10/1/2018 at 11:57 PM

    The Shaami kabab

  • sgump  on  10/2/2018 at 2:01 PM

    The coconut noodle soup sounds nice, indeed!

  • lkgrover  on  10/2/2018 at 2:45 PM

    Coconut noodle soup.

  • leilx  on  10/2/2018 at 3:47 PM

    Lamb and rice pilaf

  • parisiansummer  on  10/3/2018 at 8:22 AM

    Green Chicken Curry! So far, I have loved every Green curry that I have eaten and am always on the look out for new ones!

  • Joyceeong  on  10/3/2018 at 9:30 AM

    Masala Fish

  • currysawcc  on  10/3/2018 at 5:25 PM

    Green chicken sounds fun!

  • GRIFTERASSASIN  on  10/4/2018 at 8:04 AM

    Shaami kabab

  • Sand9  on  10/4/2018 at 9:01 AM

    Spiced Orange Salad sounds lovely x

  • sheridarby  on  10/4/2018 at 1:29 PM

    Mutton Karahi

  • carajanehunter  on  10/5/2018 at 10:31 PM

    Bread pudding (Shahi tukray)!!!

  • woodyhall  on  10/6/2018 at 3:26 AM

    I'd love to try and make some of the chutneys and pickles - the tamarind and date one sounds lovely.

  • angiemac18  on  10/6/2018 at 3:37 AM

    green chicken looks great

  • yd1556  on  10/6/2018 at 4:44 AM

    The Vanilla Saffron Cheesecake sounds interesting

  • lesleygrant  on  10/6/2018 at 8:46 AM

    Meatball Curry

  • onephil  on  10/6/2018 at 8:58 AM

    Bread pudding (Shahi Tukray) - I make a wonderful English Bread Pudding and would love to try this version

  • highrising51  on  10/6/2018 at 11:10 AM

    Green chicken looks fab!!

  • DimensionAEB  on  10/6/2018 at 2:12 PM

    I would love to try the Spiced Orange Salad

  • mixedlot  on  10/6/2018 at 2:18 PM

    Green chicken

  • fionajk42  on  10/6/2018 at 3:19 PM

    Traditional potato burger with green coconut chutney (Bun kabab)

  • robyn297  on  10/6/2018 at 7:14 PM

    Coconut noodle soup

  • orchidlady01  on  10/7/2018 at 4:36 AM

    Masala-rubbed roast beef tenderloin (Dum kay pasanday)

  • janinex  on  10/7/2018 at 5:35 AM

    The first recipe I would make would be the Lentil and Rice Pilaf

  • AJL123  on  10/7/2018 at 9:11 AM

    Spiced orange salad

  • deanfromuk  on  10/7/2018 at 4:05 PM

    Shaami kabab, delicious

  • Kduncan  on  10/9/2018 at 11:22 AM

    Meatball curry (Kofte)

  • Dutchmary  on  10/10/2018 at 10:02 AM

    Meatball curry

  • Teruska  on  10/14/2018 at 1:49 PM

    Masala fish

  • jezpurr  on  10/16/2018 at 4:17 PM

    I'm fond of lentils, so Lentil curry (Daal) is what I'd make first!!!^_^

  • maria411  on  10/16/2018 at 4:55 PM

    I love coconut and chutney so would love to try them together Green coconut chutney

  • iza27  on  10/17/2018 at 3:11 AM

    Shaami kabab

  • praju  on  10/17/2018 at 11:51 AM

    mutton Do pyaza

  • herosky  on  10/17/2018 at 8:17 PM

    I would love to try the Vanilla saffron cheesecake.

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