Planning the Perfect Vaisakhi Menu + Dal Makhani Recipe

Like almost all Punjabi festivals, Vaisakhi is centred on family, food, and celebrations! The harvest festival celebrates the vast agricultural history of Punjab, and offers gratitude and thanks for the farmers that grow crops year after year. It also happens…

Aloo Bhartha: A New Discovery

As a food lover and mom, nothing makes me happier than discovering a new recipe that tastes great, is kid friendly, and easy to make! Recently I made a delicious recipe discovery that checks all three boxes thanks to my…

Hot Chocolate Chai Makes the Holidays Delicious

Christmas and chocolate go together for me like, Shahrukh and Kajol in a Bollywood movie; the perfect match. When the holiday music hits my local radio station, my urge to buy chocolate goes into full swing. There’s many types of chocolate I…

Slow Cooker Kheer {Plus Giveaway}

Kheer is the ultimate Punjabi dessert. It’s comfort food, it’s tradition, and everyone’s mom makes the best kheer! It’s served often at weddings, festivals, and holidays. Unfortunately, it rarely makes an appearance at the Pink Chai House,  (mainly because I…

Palak Paneer Recipe With a Diwali Twist

Palak paneer is a regular on the menu at the Pink Chai house, but this year I’m teaming up with Real Canadian Superstore to upgrade my basic recipe to a Diwali special! When I was thinking about dishes that we…

A Chai for Every Season

Chai is a constant in my life. The moment my feet hit the ground in the morning and I start rubbing my blurry eyes, I’m thinking about the first cup of chai. When I finish a long and stressful work…

Masra di Dal Recipe {Red Lentils}

When I think of home style Punjabi cooking, masra di dal (red lentils) is one of the first dishes that comes to mind. This quick cooking lentil is served frequently in most Punjabi homes with hot phulkas (roti/chappati), or over rice.…

Pumpkin Kadhi Recipe

Even as I’m typing this recipe, I’m a bit nervous. Kadhi is a dish that Punjabi’s take very seriously, and I’m sure there will be many readers who will feel uncomfortable at the addition of anything non-traditional. I was a…

Bread Pakora Recipe

When we were kids, my sisters and I called these pakoras “Gurudware vali bread”, which basically means bread from the Gurudwara. My parents used to be very involved in a local Gurudwara and almost every weekend there would be three…


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