Just call me Parveen the 'Rice Queen'!
The most common question I am asked is "how do you cook rice?" Many people will willingly learn about spices, how to marinate meats and even how to 'bhun' which is the Punjabi word for a cooking process; to reduce down, caramelise and stir-fry in oil all at the same time.
Is Eid Like Your Christmas?
Celebrating Eid (an Islamic religious festival) as a child was a very different experience to what it is now. At school my friends and teachers would ask "is it like YOUR Christmas?" Just for an easier life and wanting to fit in, I would say "yes it's just like Christmas".
Sizzling Summer BBQ Shish Kebabs
Generally as a rule I’m not a huge fan of meat, having said that sometimes I like to break the rules...One of my guilty pleasures is a sizzling BBQ lamb shish kebab...
My name is Parveen Ashraf, aka The Spice Queen. I am a TV chef, author and cookery teacher and now I have the absolute pleasure of being a new guest blogger for SaveCo. I have been teaching Indian cookery for over a decade and there is one thing that people often stress about - where can they buy authentic ingredients from?