LAHORE, PAKISTAN 🇵🇰: PAKISTANI CUISINE, PART 2

1- Golgappay
2-Madrasi Chicken Curry
3-Chapli Kebab with Mutton
4-Afghan Chicken
5-Chicken Pulao

1- Lab-e Mashooq
2- Chana Pathura
3- Butter Chicken
4- Hummus & Naan 🫓

July 2022

LAHORE, PAKISTAN 🇵🇰: PAKISTANI CUISINE, PART 2

1- Golgappay
2-Madrasi Chicken Curry
3-Chapli Kebab with Mutton
4-Afghan Chicken
5-Chicken Pulao

1- Lab-e Mashooq
2- Chana Pathura
3- Butter Chicken
4- Hummus & Naan 🫓

July 2022

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: DAILY LIFE THROUGH THE QUOTES OF MUSTANSAR HUSSAIN TARAR

Stars and friends are the same, no matter how far away they are, their light reaches you.” ~ Mustansar Hussain Tarar
Just as the reflection of the moon flows in a flowing river, but does not form it, so the existence of a good person flows in the river of the world, but does not become a part of it.” – Mustansar Hussain Tarar
The joy of making Halwa Poori on a Saturday morning. It’s my favorite Pakistani dish and this is my first one upon returning to Lahore after four years!
Until the age of twenty-five, we don’t care what people think.  Until the age of fifty, people live in fear of what people will think.  Fifty years later, it turns out that no one was thinking about us.” ~ Mustansar Hussain Tarar
Men don’t earn everything for themselves. Women don’t cook everything for themselves. Sharing happiness is the real cause of happiness.” ~ Mustansar Hussain Tarar
A boy asked his father: How does a man know if he is right or wrong? Because no one thinks wrong. The father replied: When you think that your sister or daughter has found a man like you, you are right. Otherwise, improve yourself.” ~ Mustansar Hussain Tarar
If someone around you is forced, upset, or troubled, don’t think this is a test.  This is your test too.” ~ Mustansar Hussain Tarar
When someone knocks on the door of the heart, do not open the door immediately. Some people have childlike habits. They knock and run away.” ~ Mustansar Hussain Tarar
We have to endure hardships all our lives to survive.  But they still do not live.” ~ Mustansar Hussain Tarar
We are the twelfth player in some people’s lives. When no one else is available, then we have a choice. !!” ~ Mustansar Hussain Tarar

July 2022

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: PAKISTANI FOOD, PART 1

I’m back in Pakistan for the first time since 2018, and the truth is, I’ve missed the food a lot! So, I wasted no time getting back to these traditional dishes, either made for me by a friend, or delivered from a restaurant…*Note*Pakistani food is spicy. Just the way I like it. 🙂

Chicken Biryani
Bhaingan Bharta (mashed eggplant)
Halwa Poori – My favorite breakfast!
Chapli Kebab
Chicken Karahi with Roti
Naan Chana
Samosa
Bhaingan Bharta, Two hard-boiled eggs, and Paratha
Chicken Karahi with White Rice
Naan Chana with Yogurt

July 2022

LAHORE , PAKISTAN : MAKIN’ JALEBI !

Jalebi, also known as zulbia and zalabia, is a sweet made by deep-frying maida flour batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup.

This kind Jalebi maker invited me to take pictures of his process. Awesome. And the Jalebi was delicious, too!

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14jul18. Lahore, Pakistan.

LAHORE , PAKISTAN 🇵🇰 : LIFESTYLE CUISINE

Daal Mash .

Early morning breakfasts on the sidewalks

Morning ponderings

Chicken Tikka, Kebabs, and Naan .

Some children go to school in the mornings, some do this. So many things in life should not be taken for granted. If traveling to faraway misunderstood places doesn’t humble you, it’s hard to imagine what will.

Experience on the streets thus far, indicates that Pakistanis don’t mind a camera… 😉

Intricately decorated truck, a Pakistan tradition…

Keema Naan .

Stopping for a snack at a food cart.

Taking care of business on the roof.

Sometimes you have to push your Ching Chi …

Bainghan Ka Bharta . Eggplant 🍆 Curry .

Lahore , Pakistan 🇵🇰 July 2018

LAHORE , PAKISTAN 🇵🇰: MEDLEY

Anarkali Street (Food Street) on a Saturday night . Images below are of a man making a “burger” for us. The most delicious fried egg sandwich 🥪 I’ve ever eaten. 50 Rupees = 41 cents .

A man recycling plastic bottles in The Walled City .

A view of the Old City from The Walled City .

7july18 Lahore , Pakistan 🇵🇰

LAHORE , PAKISTAN 🇵🇰: FOOD MONSOON

Morning Chai ☕️ .

Rickshaw Row

Biggest rainfall in Lahore in 38 years on July 3rd. Tragically, 8 people died.

Koozy Haleem . A variety of lentils. Chilies 🌶 and spices can be added. I dumped them all in. Spicy hot and delicious.

Monument in Bahrain Town

Haircut, anyone?

The art of decorating trucks is a big thing in Pakistan. Usually, the art is a direct reflection of that particular driver’s ideology.

Halwa Poori . Poori bread with Chana Masala and Halwa.

Sajji . Originating from the Balochistan province.

4jul18 Lahore, Pakistan 🇵🇰