Pakistani food is often spicy and rich, making it the favorite cuisine of many. Though Pakistani food can typically vary from region to region, there are a few favorites that are loved universally, and will likely never go out of style.
A few to name are chicken tikkas, mutton and chicken biryani, qorma, shami kabab and chicken handi. With Mehran’s recipe mixes you can recreate these delicious favorites with heightened convenience, knowing that you can always rely on Mehran to deliver the best in traditional tastes. In this blog we take Mehran’s traditional mixes and teach you how to recreate classical favorites as well as how to add a twist to some of the recipes to create dishes that are interesting and unconventional.
Chicken tikka pizza:
Chicken tikka pizzas are a tried and tested hit with many foodies. Not only are they delicious to have but also really easy to make. Follow the recipe below to make yours at home:
12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken cut into halves
¾ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp chili powder
1 can unsalted diced tomatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp grated peeled ginger
¼ tsp ground red pepper
3 garlic cloves minced
2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
4 (6-inch) whole wheat pitas
1/3 cup thinly sliced red onions
¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
1 packet mehran recipe mix with mentioned instructions
Cook the chicken with mehran tikka recipe mix (following instructions on the back).
Pulse the diced tomatoes until the sauce created is smooth. Oil the pan, add ½ tsp chilli powder, ginger, red pepper and garlic. Cook for up to a minute. Add tomatoes to the mixture and stir for 4 minutes. Add ½ tsp salt and cream. Cook for another minute. Cut chicken into pieces and add to the pan, then toss.
Place the pita on a baking sheet. Broil on each side for a minute. Add tomato mixture and ½ cup chicken on to each. Top with onion and cheese. Broil for another 2 minutes and garnish with cilantro.