Author Archives: ajacub

Chicken Biryani – Classic Recipe

Picture courtesy Fatima Jajbhay (this is her pot of Biryani  – and she was my motivation for trying out her mum’s recipe) I’ve always admired my Firoza Khala (mum’s sister) for many things, least of all is the way in which she runs her home and her kitchen in particular. Her meals are always well […]

Chicken Cashew Curry

This is my variation of the Recipe found in the book ‘Healthy Indian Cooking’ by Shehzad Husain and Manisha Kanani. This is an excellent and easy to follow recipe book that would be an asset to any collection. Ingredients – 2 Medium Onions – 2 TBsp tomato puree – 1/3 cup cashew nuts – 1 […]

Watermelon and Mint Juice

It’s summer here in Doha and this juice is ultra-refreshing served chilled or with some crushed ice. – Watermelon : about 6 cups – Half a lemon – 2 limes – 1 TBS Honey – 3 cups water – 1/4 cup chopped mint Method – Liquidise the watermelon – strain it and discard the pulp […]

Paprika Prawns

Serves 2 ingredients – 1 TBLsp salted butter – 1 tsp garlic – quarter cup fresh cream. low fat if available – 1 TBLsp tomato pure – 1 teaspoon paprika – 3 TBLsp coconut milk – 125 ml water – 12-16 prawns – 3 TBLsp slivered almonds – handful of chopped coriander salt to taste […]

Baked Chicken Strips – Hawwa Bibi

750gm boneless chicken breast, cut into strips1/4 cup mayonnaise1 teaspoon garlic paste1 teaspoon paprika1/2 teaspoon chili powderIn a shallow bowl mix together the mayonnaise, and all the spices and season with a little salt and pepper. 1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon black pepper1 cup fresh/dry breadcrumbs1 handful fresh coriander, chopped fine mix above in a bowl […]

Lamingtons – Hawwa Bibi’s Recipes

cream 125g butter with 1cup castor sugar till light and fluffy. Add 2 eggs and 1 and a half tsp vanilla ess,beat. Add 1 1/2 cups sifted cake flour and 2tsp baking powder, 3/4cup milk,mix all till well blended bake in a square tin or cup 180 c for 30. Dipping Sauce: 1/2 cup […]

Vegetable Biryani

INGREDIENTS onion – one finely sliced oil – 3 TBLSP Jeero – 1 TBLsp 3 cinnamon sticks 3 potatoes – cubed 1 sweet potato – rounds 1 large or 2 small brinjal – cubes 3 carrots – rounds 1 baby cabbage half caulifower 2 and a half cups rice salt – 3 tsp arad – […]

Naan Puri

An excellent thick(ish) puri with a thin bread-like texture. Can be served with Kebaabs, lettuce and a sauce chicken fish nuggets anything really INGREDIENTS Sesame (tall) seeds for sprinkling 2 cups flour 1 tblsp solid ghee or if melted 2 tblsp 4 tsp baking powder 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 egg (keep a little […]

Pineapple Dessert

a simple looking but easy and oh-so-absolutely delicious dessert Ingredients   250ml fresh cream  250ml sour cream 200ml (half tin) condensed milk 1/4 tsp ground elachi optional: handful of sliced nuts (pecan/almond/pistachio/any) 2 tins crushed pineapples – water drained Method – beat cream till fluffy – beat in condensed milk (briefly – don’t overbeat) – fold […]

Swiss Chocolate Mousse

This is from an excellent recipe book available in South Africa  – Creative Cooking: Mariam Jadwat-Omar – highly recommended 150g pink and white marshmallows 200g chocolate (toblerone) 1/2 cup milk 250ml fresh cream – whipped whipped cream/chocolate squares/cocoa powder/mint leaves to decorate 1. Combine marshmellows, chocolate and milk into a heatproof bowl 2. Place the bowl […]