To understand Pakistani cuisine is to understand Pakistani culture – and vice versa!
- Nosheen Babar
Hi I’m Nosheen! Born and raised in Pakistan, I now live in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, a small coastal town along the Gulf Coast of Mexico.
I’ve loved to cook from a very early age and my cooking style incorporates authentic recipes that hail from my mother's and grandmother's kitchens as well as many that I’ve developed and created along the way.
Pakistanis love to eat and cook! It's in our DNA. We cook and eat when we're celebrating, when we're grieving and honestly...all the time and for no reason at all!
Fortunately for me I've chosen to spend the better part of my adulthood in a place where family, community and food are just as important as they were in my native Pakistan.
This has definitely reinforced my love of cooking! Southern cuisine if you've ever eaten it, is a gastronomic delight! From the seafood to the Cajun spices, the heart of soul food never fails to delight the palate.
I try to incorporate ingredients and flavors from my native Pakistan as well as those that I have come to love and enjoy in my 17 years on the Gulf Coast in my cooking.
Telling Untold Stories
Raising my children in a different country, food has often been the connection between the world of my childhood and theirs.
Over the years, I’ve used my recipes to teach them about their heritage and culture.
Weaving in the stories of my childhood in Pakistan, these recipes will take you on an enticing and mouthwatering journey through my world of authentic Pakistani cuisine.
Many times when I search for a specific Pakistani recipe online, I often felt frustrated with the results. Indian blogs seemed to dominate search engine results and what few recipes I did find were often not adequately written, photographed and detailed.
Although this trend has definitely started to shift in recent years, I still feel that a vacuum exists and I wanted to try and create a space where people can come and learn about Pakistani cooking; its history, ancient techniques and the culture surrounding it.
Full of authentic recipes, time saving ideas and tips based on my 30-plus years of cooking experience, Untold Recipes by Nosheen is my effort at creating a simple and useful reference tool for Pakistani Cooking.
For those beginning their cooking journey with this type of cuisine it’s a great starting point to learn some culinary basics. For the more experienced and already seasoned cooks this is a place that allows you to dig deeper into a cuisine that dates back to the 8th Century.
All the recipes on the blog are original and have been researched, developed, cooked, written and photographed by me. Although I am not a professional chef, I have a deep and inherent passion for cooking that has led me down this path. I hope you decide to join me in my journey and subscribe to my blog! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments! I’d love to hear from you!