Personals, Recipes

Tea in the Indian home

There is no function that occurs in an Indian home where Tea is not served.Each family have their own way of preparing this hot drink and their own official Teamaker. Some like boiled milk, while others prefer cold and some will always add loads of sugar to the teapot so everyone is given a sickly sweet cup of tea. Some…

Continue Reading

Recipes, Reviews, Tips, Travel

Secrets of the Spices from Kerala

It is no coincidence that Kerala is known as the Spice Capital of the World. The perfect climate and soil is home to various exotic spices. God’s Own Country has a varied history of inhabitants from the Dutch to the British and the Arabs. The aroma of the Spices of Kerala seem to have drawn the rest of the world…

Continue Reading

Recipes

Mezze Inspired Parcels

I am mad about trying out new products especially foods from other parts of the world. So when the team from Mediterranean Delicacies approached me about creating a recipe products from their rather extensive range, I was over the moon. After finding the range at my local supermarket I literally bought everything they had including olives,hummus (two types), phyllo pastry…

Continue Reading

Recipes

Step by step recipe for Lamb Kebabs

Every cuisine in the world has their version of making meatballs. It is a popular dish no matter where in the world it comes from. Each version has a selection of unique herbs,spices and flavours added to it. Different cooking methods are used from grilling to frying to outdoor grilling over coals. Today I am sharing with you a recipe…

Continue Reading

Recipes

Vegetarian Kebab Recipe

#MeatFreeMonday is becoming more and more popular around the globe. People are including more vegetables into their diets and there is defo an increase in the number of vegetarians. Restaurants  now have more vegetarian options on their menus considering this new eating trend. Born into a Hindu family, we abstain from eating meat and meat products for 2 days a…

Continue Reading

Recipes

Shakshouka my way

The first time I ate this dish, I was at a Hotel in Sousse in Tunisia. I was attracted to this dish because it reminded me of home and Egg Chutney a dish my gran used to prepare. Little did I know how I would fall in love with this dish and I would eat it every day till my…

Continue Reading

Recipes

The Art of Making Prawn Curry

Prawns are known to be a delicacy as they tend to be rather pricey. All around the globe in every cuisine there is a version of Prawn Curry. Some curries are creamy, spicy , sour and fragrant. Every chef has their version of this dish and some even include mango, cashews and chicken. In every Indian home in South Africa,…

Continue Reading

#TravelThursday, Recipes, Travel

A walk down Edgeware Road

I am mad about all things Arabic. From food,music to art and the language it all intrigues me. During my London days , I was first introduced to the Arab way and my education came from food. I was introduced to various Arabic Foods from different Arab countries  each with their own unique flavours and common dishes. All this was new…

Continue Reading

Recipes

To marinade or not to marinade

In most cooking from around the world, meat is coated in a marinade and left overnight to allow the flavours to infuse. This process includes various ingredients and times. Marinades have several functions besides just flavouring meat/chicken/fish/vegetables. These include : Tenderising tougher cuts of meat. Reducing cooking time. The acid in the marinade slows down the growth of harmful bacteria.…

Continue Reading

Recipes

The Art of Making Breyani

Breyani ? Biryani ? Birani? A rice dish hailing from the Indian Subcontinent. There are various spellings of this dish just like the variety of ways this dish is cooked. Traditionally a Breyani is a rice layered dish cooked with spices ,rice,meat/veg/chicken. This dish is then assembled and put into the oven for steaming. Each part of India has their…

Continue Reading