About Me

Hello friends!

Welcome to my blog.

I am Salmina. Just your average girl, cooking and baking through life.

I am a mommy to three beautiful kids, born and raised in Pakistan but living in Australia and a massive food lover.

For those of our amazing followers who have been around since 2015, when this blog first was started, might remember me as Beenish’s second daughter.

Back in 2015, my elder sister Sabeeka, my Mum Beenish and I started this family food blog as a way of expressing our combined love for good food and bringing people together through it.
It was a great team effort but unfortunately as we all lived in three different countries (Australia, USA and Pakistan) and also for being at different stages of life and personal commitments we couldn’t keep it going.

Fast forward to 2020, I decided to get it up and going once again.

I started cooking and baking around 8 years ago when I got married and moved to Australia. My husband and kids have been my number 1 supporters throughout my food journey. They have encouraged, challenged and supported me through all the trial, errors and meltdowns along the way.
Like most others, I have failed many times during the process of learning to cook, I have burned my cakes, added to much salt and spice to curries, made a mess but at the same time felt immense happiness and had tears of joy when something turned out perfect. My love for food has grown through all of this.

My hopes for this blog are to share my food journey with all my friends. Learning, experimenting, exploring and experiencing the joys of cooking and baking together.

I will be sharing things from my kitchen to yours. This blog will have Pakistani Cuisine, Continental, Desserts, Bakes, Party food, kids friendly food ideas, Desi meethay and what not.

Special thanks to my elder sister Sabeeka, for being the Graphic Designer and advisor for this page.


The contents of this blog, written and photographed are mine,unless noted otherwise. Please do not forget to link back if you are using any recipe or picture from this blog. Ask for permission before using any content from this blog for your business/advertising use. Please do NOT re-blog posts from this blog on you site. I would really appreciate it.
For questions and queries you can email me at thiscakeisdesi@gmail.com
You can also find us on Social media, like and follow us on  Facebook, Instagram , and Pinterest.

27 Comments Add yours

  1. Fiza says:

    Dear Beenish, You have not been posting for a long time now. I hope everything is alright. I miss Your wonderful recipes.


  2. Archana says:

    Such an amazing story! Kudos to you and your daughters for such a wonderful and unique blog.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Aww thank you so much Archana, sometimes we struggle with everything going on but we try our best.

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      1. Archana says:

        You guys are doing great! I look forward to reading more amazing posts and trying your recipes.

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      2. Thank you so much! 🙂


  3. Mirza Khurram says:

    I really loved ur recipes and would be trying for my mom. Thanks very much

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you very much. Do let me know how she likes everything:)


      1. Mirza Khurram says:

        She liked the Gulab Jaman especially. But I mistakenly added more sugar, still it was okay and she loved it. 🙂

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      2. Mirza Khurram says:

        Also I have made my own recipe for my school assignment. I named it Corn Ash. I don’t need it anymore so if u want it plz let me know.


  4. Sam kerwood says:

    Heyyy, I found you through Instagram and im so glad I did! Being a ‘Aloo Junkie ive come to the right place 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hey, yes I remember you from Instagram. Thank you so much for finding my blog and checking it out:). The love for aloo’s brings many people together, its a bond that never breaks 😍😍.


  5. Faye Q says:

    Hi Beenish! Thanks for stopping by. Love your blog! Looking forward to more 🙂 – Faye

    Liked by 1 person

    1. No problem your blog is lovely, and thank you 😊

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  6. CHCooks says:

    You have such a lovely blog and your intro was straight from heart 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much:) this means a lot 🙏🏼


  7. SZ says:


    Just discovered your blog through the South Asian Bloggers group and am loving going through all the delicious recipes.. will be sure to try them out!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you for your kind words, your comments mean a lot to me:) and sounds great, let me know if you are confused about something and don’t forget to give feedback once you try it:) i hope you will enjoy my recipes:)


  8. Vajeea says:

    Hi there! I followed you through Instagram. You have got such a lovely blog. Looking forward to your new recipes. I am new to blogging so I would really appreciate if you could visit mine. I would love to hear your thoughts 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hey, thank you so much. I really appreciate you following the blog and yeah I’ll definitely stop by yours. All of us new bloggers need to support one another:)


  9. Hi, I love your intro! Cooking and baking make me feel the same way! I have 9 children and cooking is such a family thing! I will look through your special recipes!

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    1. Aww thank you so much Lynz. Yeah when you have a big family its such a joy. Yeah sure and don’t forget to give me feedback since I’m new to this blogging thing:).

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  10. I loved the name of your blog!

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    1. Thanks a lot, all my kids suggested extremely annoying names (They tried to add the word grandma/nanee to each and every one) but I’m glad that we all voted in favor of this one:)

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  11. Hi,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. It helped me discover yours. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. That is such a nice thing to say Aruna. Yeah I’m new to the blogger world so I’m looking for great blogs and like minded people to share and discover new food with:) .. Loving it so far. You have some really good recipes that I’m definitely going to try 🙂

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