The Karachi Kitchen: Classic and Contemporary Flavors of Pakistan by Kausar Ahmed

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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Cooking ahead; Pakistani; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: dried plums; white vinegar; melon seeds; chili powder; dried red pepper flakes; yellow mustard seeds; cinnamon sticks
    • Accompaniments: Masala fish; Lentil and rice pilaf
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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Cooking ahead; Pakistani; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: carrots; mustard seeds; chili powder; turmeric; mustard oil; green chiles
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Side dish; Snacks; Pakistani; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: okra; ground allspice; amchur; chili powder; frying oil of your choice
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    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Pakistani; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: ground coriander; red chiles; cumin seeds; boiled potatoes; tamarind paste; red onions; green chiles; coriander leaves; mint; tortilla chips
    • Accompaniments: Spice blend (Masala); Tamarind and date chutney
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Afternoon tea; Snacks; Cooking ahead; Pakistani; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; carom seeds; cumin seeds; vegetable oil
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    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Pakistani; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: oranges; white vinegar; red peppers; walnuts; mint; cumin seeds; chili powder; black peppercorns; curry powder; ground cinnamon
    • Accompaniments: Masala fish; Shaami kabab
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    • Categories: Sandwiches & burgers; Main course; Snacks; Pakistani; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; dried red pepper flakes; chili powder; cumin seeds; ground cumin; ground allspice; yellow onions; cilantro; green chiles; burger buns; cucumbers; onions; tomatoes; butter lettuce; coconut; mint
    • Accompaniments: Tamarind and mint chutney
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    • Categories: Breakfast / brunch; Main course; Side dish; Lunch; Cooking ahead; Pakistani; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: white lentils; vegetable oil; yogurt; ginger paste; garlic paste; ground cumin; chili powder; red chiles; cumin seeds; curry leaves; cilantro
    • Accompaniments: Spice blend (Masala); Tamarind and date chutney
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    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Spice / herb blends & rubs; Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Pakistani
    • Ingredients: black peppercorns; cumin seeds; coriander seeds; mustard seeds; whole cloves; fennel seeds; green cardamom pods; cinnamon sticks; coconut flakes; red chiles; beef tenderloin; yogurt; ginger paste; garlic paste; onions; red onions; green chiles; cilantro; ginger root; lemons
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Pakistani
    • Ingredients: minced chicken; bread; red onions; gram flour; cilantro; jalapeño chiles; ground cumin; red chiles; ground allspice; ginger root; cumin seeds; black peppercorns; green cardamom pods; black cardamom pods; whole cloves; tomatoes; yogurt; nutmeg; mace; ground cinnamon; turmeric; ground coriander; chili powder; ginger paste; garlic paste
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Pakistani
    • Ingredients: chicken breasts; cilantro; green chiles; garlic; ginger root; yogurt; chili powder
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    • Categories: Curry; Main course; Pakistani; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: split red lentils; tomatoes; grated ginger; ground coriander; chili powder; ground cumin; ground allspice; turmeric; tamarind paste; lemons; garlic; dried red chiles; green chiles; cumin seeds; curry leaves; cilantro
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    • Categories: Main course; Pakistani
    • Ingredients: ground meat of your choice; chana dal; red onions; garlic; ginger root; cumin seeds; whole cloves; green cardamom pods; black cardamom pods; cinnamon sticks; dried red chiles; coriander leaves; yellow onions
    • Accompaniments: Green coconut chutney; Tamarind and mint chutney; Spiced orange salad
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    • Categories: Children & baby food; Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Main course; Entertaining & parties; Pakistani
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; milk; dried red pepper flakes; cream; soy sauce; cooked chicken breast meat; garlic paste; mushrooms; sweet corn; cheddar cheese; butter
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    • Categories: Rice dishes; Children & baby food; Main course; Pakistani; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: rice; cabbage; carrots; red peppers; green onions; mayonnaise; tomato ketchup; soy sauce; garlic; roasted salted peanuts
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    • Categories: Stews & one-pot meals; Main course; Pakistani
    • Ingredients: lamb; red onions; tomatoes; garlic; ginger root; dried red chiles; cumin seeds; black peppercorns; whole cloves; green cardamom pods; black cardamom pods; cinnamon sticks; yogurt; coriander sprigs; green chiles
    • Accompaniments: Yogurt sauce (Raita)
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    • Categories: Soups; Burmese
    • Ingredients: chicken breasts; garlic paste; chili powder; coconut milk; coconut powder; gram flour; turmeric; spaghetti pasta; spring onions; garlic; hard-boiled eggs; coriander sprigs; mint; lemons; red onions
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Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Yogurt sauce (Raita)

    • mjes on September 24, 2019

      This is a bolder raita than many recipes - cilantro, chile powder, and onion being less common in raita than the other ingredients. This makes it great when one has deliberately toned down pakora fillings for some diners.

  • Stuffed green pepper fritters (Pakoras)

    • mjes on September 22, 2021

      These pakoras are served for tea, as appetizers, or as a side dish. The Anaheim peppers have just enough heat to stand up to the tamarind filling. These are addictive.

  • Shortbread biscuit (Nan khatai)

    • mjes on September 24, 2019

      I'm trying out a variety of shortbreads in preparation for Christmas - one using benne seed flour, one with rice flour, and this. It's impossible for cardamom and pistachio to not be great in a shortbread. This leaves the quality of the product dependent upon your flour and your butter. I happened to have local single source flour, so I went out to get local single herd dairy butter. The cookies (biscuits) were divine.

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  • Eat Your Books

    ...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.

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  • ISBN 10 1634890957
  • ISBN 13 9781634890953
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  • Published Nov 01 2017
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 112
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Wise Ink Creative Publishing

Publishers Text

From the Arabian Sea to the peaks of the Himalayas, cuisine in Karachi is as diverse as its inhabitants and draws influences from across South, Central, and West Asia. 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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