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Sunday Brunch #Recipe

Sundays is the only day in most homes when the whole family are in.As far back as I can recall my mum and gran made amazing brunch dishes.Brunch was always a combination of English breakfast with Indian touches.I can vividy picture mum and gran preparing brunch with an Indian radio station on full blast in the background.Oh wait it still…

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Chicken Kalyaa #RECIPE

I often like taking a recipe and adding my own twist to it.For years I have loved  a dish my Aunt cooks and whenever she is in Durban I request this dish.Chicken Kalyaa is my requested dish. So what is Chicken Kalyaa ? Prior to my research I knew that the dish was a yoghurt and buttermilk based chicken dish…

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#MeatFreeMonday Recipe – Stir Fry

In almost all traditional Hindu homes ,Monday is a day where no meat is eaten.It is a prayer day and the diet is made up of vegetables.So when the concept of #MeatFreeMondays was introduced it was welcomed as we already dont eat meat on Mondays.Frys has an awesome range of soya vegetarian products to make meal times interesting.As a family…

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Pasta ala Tuna Surprise

I love the stories behind a dish.Where did come from,why, who influenced it? During my time while living abroad in London, I had to cook my own meals.This was the first time I had to cook for myself.Having had formal food training this was such a pleasure.My own kitchen, my own recipes and more importantly my way.   While in London…

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My famous Butter Paneer Recipe

A few weeks ago I was invited to the Mothers Day lunch with a twist hosted by Megan Deane of http://stuffedfeeling.co.za. Thank you Megan as you finally got me to share or should I say write down my recipe.Writing a recipe down is much harder than it actually seems.This vegetarian dish is a dish I adapted from one my mum taught me,…

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Smitten by BITTEN

Last year I was pretty lucky to win a signed copy of this amazing cookbook by Sarah Graham. The simplicity and set up of this cookbook caught my attention immediately. Sarah Graham started a food blog called http://afoodieliveshere.co.za , the blog lead to the cookbook and that has now lead to the amazingly delightful cookery show called BITTEN.I am totally…

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5 Favourite cooking ingredients

Every culinary person has a handful of ingredients they must have at all times in the fridge. I inherited my love of cooking from my grandmother and hence I have a very fancy palate. These are my 5 must have/ favourite ingredients : 1) Onions, the smell of frying onions is so tempting. Its also the base for cooking most…

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Recipe for Chickpea Kebaabs in a Spicy Tomato sauce

1 tin of chickpeas drained and mashed Add 1 finely chopped onion 1/2 bunch coriander chopped Salt n lemon pepper to taste Mix well form balls roll them in flour keep in fridge then shallow fry keep and serve seperate. Tomato sauce 6 tomatoes chopped 1 onion chopped Oil Salt, curry powder and sugar Method Fry onions add when softened…

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