East Meets West

People often ask me why I named my blog Pink Chai. It’s really quite simple; pink is my favourite colour, and chai is a nod to my cultural heritage. India and chai are synonymous, you can’t think of one, without thinking of the other. Over the years, I’ve tried to bring an Indian touch to many of my projects, outfits, and recipes, the best of which are highlighted here.

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DIY Payal/Jhanjar (Indian Anklets)

Have you ever met a desi girl who doesn’t like wearing payal? (Or jhanjaran, as they are called in my family). I think everyone secretly loves walking into a room making just a subtle “chun chun” sound. In fact, when…

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DIY Bollywood Checkers

It seems like there are always endless get togethers during the holiday season. And while this time of year can be stressful, it is nice to spend time with people you love. Games are such a great way to bring…

Tari Wala Turkey (Turkey Curry) – Updating a Family Favourite

This spicy, fragrant Tari Wala Turkey is a twist on a classic recipe my mom used to make when I was a kid. Every few Sundays, or any time we had special guests coming for dinner my mom would make…

Vaisakhi Activities: 2018 Countdown Calendar for Kids

Planning Vaisakhi activities with your kids leading up to the festival gives you opportunities for teaching your kids about Sikhi, the history of Vaisakhi, and our Gurus, while building anticipation. I’ve always felt that mainstream holidays have so much ‘pre-event’…

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Rainbow Balloon Wall: Holi Photo Backdrop

Recently I found myself scrolling mindlessly through Pinterest (happens all the time), and my scroll stopped on this beautiful rainbow balloon wall by Sweet Lulu blog. Since I’ve been wanting to do something fun & non-messy for for Holi with…

Reusing Indian Wedding Outfits: Reception Lehenga

There is never going to be a piece of clothing as special as your wedding or reception joda, yet so many desi girls just let their wedding outfits waste away in the back of the closet or under the bed.…

Rooh Afza Sundae {Eid Eats 2016}

I’ve never been one to turn down an invite to a party that involves food – even a virtual one, so I’ve created another fun and easy dessert for Asiyah, Sarah, and Henna’s Eid Eats link-up! After last year’s gulab…

Lohri Popcorn Made with Gur & Til

Maybe it’s the allure of a fresh new year, or maybe it’s my crazy need to try new recipes all the time, but I’ve been cooking up a storm in the kitchen this week and one of my favourite experiments…


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