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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…

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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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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…

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A dish fit for a King

I love cooking and trying out my take on Fusion cooking in the kitchen. The kitchen is my happy place. I love cooking for my loved ones and it is not a chore but rather a labour of Love. This is a trait or gene I defo got from my grandmother. Weekends are when I tend to spoil my family…

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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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Personals, Recipes

Culinary Lessons with the Greatest Chef

My 81 year old Grandmother is amazing and not only do I think that but so does everyone in my big fat Indian family. Gran is the oldest member of our family, who loves to travel , cook and eat good food. Ever since I can recall I always have remember my Gran in the kitchen cooking. It was her…

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Cottage Pie ? Sheperd's Pie ? But still a Pie

As a keen foodie,I love finding about ingredients and the origins of meals. I spend time with my trusty old faithful Google and a collection of cook books reading up on recipes. Food History is rather fascinating once you realise where the dishes we love originated from and why they were made. YES History is not only about wars and…

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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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A simple & quick vegetarian meal

During the month of Purtassi, one tends to run out of ideas for Vegetarian meals.As I child,mum always cooked vegetable curries and it made the month long fast even longer.Besides longer it became so boring. Since I have started cooking and reading recipe books, I am always keen to experiment and try out new dishes.I love fusion cooking and bring…

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The Art of Making Salad your Friend

I work in an environment that is rather difficult to get something to eat for lunch.The only things I can buy are chips fried or packets of chips.No healthy and nutritious options.I have learnt in my healthy lifestyle journey to always take a packed lunch with me and always pack more than I need just incase. Over the last few…

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