Monday Masala – TeaforTurmeric

On Mondays, we talk to Pakistani female entrepreneurs, bloggers and business owners. Today, we have Izzah from TeaforTurmeric!

Izzah’s blog is filled with delicious meals that are healthy, but don’t sacrifice the taste we have come to love.

Instant Pot Butter Chicken2 - Izzah - TeaForTurmeric
Seriously, this is the stuff dreams are made of. And it was made in an Instant Pot!

How did you get started in this business?

I started my blog a bit sporadically, not knowing how intense the online entrepreneurship journey would be. But now that Iā€™m in it, I love every bit of it! I hope to continue it as a part of my career.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I’m a mom, so you can say it’s not as efficient in terms of work. But I do wake up early and that helps me get centered while getting some work done!

When you are short on time, what are your go-to recipes or meals?

Easy Masoor Dal (and it’s on the blog too), Chana Masala, and Fish

What kitchen gadgets can you NOT live without?

Rice Cooker, Instant Pot, Kitchen Aid..I’m all for simplifying life with kitchen tools!

What’s your favorite thing about your kitchen?

I have 2 pantries šŸ˜‰

Can you give us your favorite recipe?

Thanks Izzah for participating in our Monday Masala series! Head over to her Instagram for some absolutely mouthwatering pics and show her your support!


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Desi Mom Hacks!

We’re all short on time. It’s just a fact of life. My kids love a homemade meal every single night, but it gets exhausting! Here are some of my favorite shortcuts when cooking (especially desi food!)

  • Soak kidney beans for at least two hours before cooking, then cook in the pressure cooker
  • Use pre-made ginger-garlic paste
  • Grind tomatoes so they will cook down faster
  • Marinate different meats and freeze for quick weeknight meals (lamb chops, chicken wings, legs, etc.)
  • Make dough for roti in the KitchenAid Mixer! (This is my favorite hack, and I have not made atta by hand in YEARS!)
  • Brown chicken while making the base (tarka)


What are some of your favorite hacks to get meals on the table faster?


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