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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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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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Frys Veg Polony Topping #Recipe

As a hindu , there are several days in a week where one does not eat any form of meat,fish or eggs.Coming up with tasty meals that the family will enjoy can be a difficult task.With the month long fast coming up later this month , all mums are on the look out for something yummy to make. This recipe…

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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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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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Pancake Sundays …

I am not a baker though I love cooking savoury dishes.This afternoon after having a rather lazy Sunday decided to make Pancakes for tea time. Two years ago while watching Jamie Oliver Christmas special Jamie shared his Pancake recipe which I committed to memory and love making . I decided to share this easy recipe with you : 1 Egg.…

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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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