We are proud to partner with the Australian Himalayan Foundation to help bring more smiles to the people who call the Himalayas home by donating on behalf of everyone who books an Everest Base Camp trek with Best Life Adventures. Helping these communities live their ‘Best Life’ is a small, sustainable way we can give back.

Friday, May 29th 2020 is “Himalaya Day” – the anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s first summit of Mt Everest in 1953, 67 years ago. So we will be joining our friends (virtually) from the Australian Himalayan Foundation for their Himalaya Day Dinner at home.

Our love affair with the Himalayas goes way back…The Himalayas are in the background of these photos taken when we drove through Pakistan in 2015. When we heard about this curry night event we reached out to our friend from Pakistan for curry recipe inspiration.

We’re all set for our curry cook up and thought we would share the recipe with you as inspiration to join in!


Chicken 1.5-2kg, cut into 8 pieces
1 x onion
Garlic paste or half a garlic clove
2.5 cups of oil
Chicken Kadhaie Masala or find chat Masala from any Indian or Pakistani store
3-4 x tomatoes
6 x green chillies
3 x lemons
Mint leaves to taste

Place half a cup of oil into a large pot on the stove, medium heat
Chop half big onion or a small one
Add to pot and cook for 2 mins
Then add chicken pieces
Add garlic paste
Sprinkle salt to taste (quarter teaspoon)
Add half cup oil
Then start frying them like chips
Keep the stove on medium heat for 4min while frying
Then drop the heat to low and cover with a lid
Leave for 5-7min
Stir to ensure chicken is covered in sauce
Add chop tomatoes
And add half teaspoon masala
Squeeze lemons on top, make sure there are no seeds
Mix, then add a half a cup of oil again if necessary
Cover the pot again
And let it cook for 5-8 minutes until tomatoes are soft
Take off the cover
Then shuffle the chicken
Its time to dry the water produced by tomatoes
Cut green chillies in half and add
Mix and fry until you see only 25% gravy
Serve it in the same pot
Sprinkle mint leaves on top

Don’t forget to register for this event (it’s free) + learn more about the Australian Himalayan Foundation’s virtual Himalaya Day Dinner here. There are even prizes to win!

P.S. You can read more about our visit to Pakistan in 2015 here.


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