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. 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 occasions that will satisfy your sweet cravings.
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Arabic Savoury Snack Recipes
I am more savoury than sweet so these are all my favourite savoury snacks! Serve them as appetizers or mid-day breakies.
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Sweet Bread Bakes
Some popular sweet quick bread recipes are not just banana bread.
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Recently published recipes
Recipes that have gone through some minor or major updates.