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The Story of Butter Chicken

Butter chicken is one of those dishes that are found on any Indian eatery menu around the world. Each chef has tweaked this recipe to create this dish with their own flair. The first time I ate this delicious dish which can only be described as a spiced grilled chicken dish in a creamy tomato sauce was over 17 years…

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Pasta in a Flash

Pasta is one of those amazing store cupboard ingredients that can be transformed into a beautiful masterpiece. Every cuisine around the world has their take using local and traditional ingredients to make this versatile dish. I love PASTA because : Relatively cheap. Bulk can be bought and store in the freezer. It is versatile and can be made according to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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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