Welcome to But First Chai blog, a place where you can find well-written small batch recipes perfect for a family of two with great appetites. Recipes from around the globe but focused on South-Asian and Middle Eastern food. You will find some sweet bakes and pudding recipes but there are more savoury recipes like meat with rice, curries and stews, deep-fried snacks, etc. All recipes here are tried and perfected for two or three in my tiny kitchen.
These are my tried, tested and loved by you recipes. It makes me super happy when you share your feedback. If you are new here, start with my Chai recipe.
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Who is not sweet-toothed? Find desserts for small and big occassions that will satisfy your sweet cravings.
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Savoury Snack Recipes
I am more of savoury than sweet so this is all my favourite savoury snacks! Serve them as appetizers or mid-day breakie.
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Sweet Bread Bakes
Some popular sweet quick bread recipes that is not just banana bread.
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Recently published recipes.
Recipes that has gone through some minor or major updates.