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Bunbury mother connects to culture through Pakistani cuisine | Bunbury Mail

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IMAGINE the tangy aroma of green chillies, fresh chopped coriander and warm, flat bread lovingly made by hand.

This is what I was immersed in when I entered Shagufta Shakeel’s, Dalyellup home.

With family photographs all but covering the walls and table tops, Shagufta invited me into her kitchen which boasted a vibrant array of colours.

The elements for a simple, Pakistani dish were already prepared, awaiting to become a part of the cultural creation which was Shagufta’s chicken karahi.

Cooked in a wok, the dish consisted of chicken, various spices, tomato, green chillies and ginger.

Shagufta seemed somewhat anxious to be interviewed for the Mail’s new, In My Kitchen segment, but her nerves quickly faded as she became lost in memories of…



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