I created Paro because I will always want to eat my ami’s food and Pakistani food more than anything else. When I left home for college and then to New York to start my career, my mom would send me little ziplock bags with her own special lentil and spice mix. All I had to do was add water, cook for 30 minutes, and I had my mom’s food–my comfort food.
Later I started making my own lentil and spice mixes for parties, or when I had a friend over for dinner. There’s just something about Pakistani flavors that go perfectly with good company, dinner gossip, and a lot of laughing.
With Paro (the brand), I’ve packaged these personal recipes for classic South Asian dishes so you can cook them at home and share with your friends and family. Because comfort food is meant to be shared.