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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…

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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,…

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#TravelThursday, Reviews

Let's Thai Abu Dhabi

My own experience of eating Thai Food has only been from a franchise type eatery in South Africa and a few places while in London. Thai Food is known for its fresh ingredients , coconut milk and subtle flavours. Nothing of what I had eaten previously could prepare me or my taste buds for this explosion of flavour. Sontaya is…

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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.…

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Indian with a Mexican Twist

I love experimenting in the kitchen. Fusion cooking is what I enjoy, drawing inspiration from my Indian cultural heritage and my travel adventures. During our fasting month it is very easy to get tired and bored eating vegetable curries. I for one am not a fan of certain vegetables so I tend to create fusion dishes for my family. A…

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Finally the Truth about Chickpeas

Chickpeas are from the legume family. They are extremely popular in Middle Eastern and Indian cookery. Chickpeas come in a variety of types and sizes. It was about ten years ago during my living in London days that I feel in love with this legume.   These nutritious legumes are made into hummus ,falafels,curries ,snacks and salads. In the Hindu…

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Baked Potato Gnocchi #Recipe

A few weeks ago while in conversation with my aunt in London the topic of Potato Gnocchi came up.Random I know but hey we are a foodie family.My aunt said how she uses fresh store bought Potato Gnoochi as dumplings in an Indian Lentil based soup dish. My mum always keen to try out new products and methods added Potato…

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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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The Coffee Theatre #Review

Last week, as I was off work Mum and I got to spend some time together running errands. My Gran’s wheelchair had a puncture so we had to take it to be fixed in the Doonside area just outside Toti.   We rarely go out that way as we just go to Galleria. Mum wanted to pop into a lil…

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