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PICK-UP DINNER: Classic Pakistani Curries by Nasir Zuberi

August 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Pre-order online until TUE Aug 4, 10pm
Pick up on WED Aug 5, 6-7:30pm

Nasir Zuberi, a long-time Karachi resident and caterer, has put together a delightful summer menu of authentic Pakistani dishes that showcase the cosmopolitan history of Pakistan’s role in the spice trade.

Eggplant Bourani
A very old dish that can trace its history through Afghanistan and on to Persia along the ancient trade routes of the Silk Road. Slices of fried eggplant soaked in yogurt raita topped with a sizzling splash of hot oil in which cumin seeds, curry leaves, and garlic have been tempered; served with toasted pita bread.

Beef Kofta Salan
The Pakistani take on classic meatballs & gravy. Halal beef meatballs are seasoned with fresh coriander, mint, green chilli & onion, and cooked in a mild tomato, onion and yogurt curry seasoned with coriander, turmeric, and cumin, and finished with the warm aromas of whole garam masala spices.


Lauki ka Dalcha
Bottle gourd (aka snake gourd, long squash or calabash) is an underappreciated ingredient in Western cuisine, despite being one of the most ancient cultivated vegetables in the world. A common staple in Africa and Asia, in Pakistan it is often cooked with pulses for protein, like in this mild curry made with red lentils. They are simmered together in a tomato and onion based curry gravy with turmeric, chilli & cumin, and then finished with a tempering of ginger, mustard seeds & onion seeds and garnished with caramelized fried onions.

Both curries are served with an aromatic basmati rice, scented with cinnamon, green cardamom and saffron, along with a small side of achaar, a spicy-sour traditional Pakistani “pickle”; an intensely flavoured condiment made from mangos, limes, or mixed vegetables preserved in oil with lots of spices.

Sheer Khorma
Another Pakistani favourite, this rich & creamy vermicelli pudding is cooked in sweetened milk with green cardamom, and garnished with nuts & dates.

Beef, Vegetarian, or ½ + ½
Pakistani Dinner  $48 for 2  •  $90 for 4


Nasir Zuberi was born in Karachi, and successfully ran a catering business there during the 1990s. He’s now based in Toronto and launching a new catering business, Enze’s Meals (enzesmeals.ca coming soon). He has passion for food and traditional home-style recipes. He uses fresh ingredients and fresh home made spices.

Nasir’s extensive travelling across the Middle East, Africa, CIS and Indian sub-continent as a Product & Business Development professional has exposed him to many different cuisines, but his favorite remains traditional Pakistani food.



August 5, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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