Category Main meals

Roast Leg of Lamb

Roast leg is my favourite dish we eat on Eid. We normally have it for supper on Eid along with homemade bread, sweet yellow rice and an assortment of vegetables. Over the years as the family has grown so has the demand for roast leg. The night before Eid is spent in the kitchen, my […]

For the love of Binda (Okra)

Binda is one my absolute favourite Indian vegetables. It works really well served with rice and even eggs! But sometimes, I do prefer to have it alone. Just me and my binda. You’ll need: binda oil/ghee sliced onions (about 1 or 2 onions – depending on size) green masala (chilli paste of green chillies, coriander […]

Stuffed Okras

400 grams Okras Trim the head and make a vertical slit like a pocket. Stuffing: 3tbsp fresh grated coconut cumin powder chili powder salt turmeric Mix these together and stuff into the okra. Olive oil 2 red onions sliced 2 green chillies crushed garlic In a thick bottomed pan that is oven friendly heat 2 tablespoons of […]

rosemary roast chicken

Few things are as appealing as a whole roasted chicken on a bed of vegetables. In our home, this roast chicken has just fast-tracked its way to the number 1 spot on the charts for us. My husband even dreams of it – no kidding! I used two different recipes to create the flavourful roast […]

My Butter Chicken

I’ve got so many different butter chicken recipes and I know there are many more out there, but this one is my favourite: Ingredients 500grams chicken fillet cut into cubes (or small deboned chicken pieces) Marinade: 2 tablespoons yoghurt 1 teaspoon ginger paste 1 teaspoon garlic paste 1 teaspoon chilli flakes 1 teaspoon salt 1 […]

Stir Fry Rice

Stir Fry Rice When my friend Razina (who rolls perfectly round roti’s, I might add) passed this recipe on to me, I knew it was going to be a favourite.  It has the perfect combination of flavours and spices. Ingredients: 250g chicken breast cut up into chunks 1 teaspoon ground garlic 1 teaspoon ground ginger […]

Masala Chops

My aunt makes these tender masala chops when our family gets together. For the marinade all you need is: 2 teaspoon Garlic and Ginger ¾ teaspoon Salt ½ bunch of fresh Coriander ½ teaspoon Chili powder 1 teaspoon Cumin powder ½ teaspoon Turmeric ½ teaspoon Coriander powder ½ teaspoon Fennel powder This should be enough […]

Moussaka (Greek traditional meal with an Indian twist)

Moussaka essentially is a layered meal, with brinjal at the bottom, toppled mince thereafter and then the thickish sauce poured over and rounded up with sprinkling of cheese and breadcrumbs to complete the layered dish. I instead melded the veggies into the mince, so that there would be no resistance from separating veg from meat […]

Healthy Spinach salad

Another delicious recipe from my aunt… Healthy Spinach salad Ingredients: 5 cups Baby spinach, washed n drained 6 Strawberries cut 3Tbs Feta cheese, crumbled on top 1/4 cup Chopped Almonds 1/4 cup Pecan nuts (if desired) Dressing:  Shake all together 1/4 cup of Sugar 1/4 tsp Worcester sauce 1/4 cup Olive Oil 1/4 cup Vinegar 2 […]

Mjdara

  Our Palestinian friend Linah shares with us this delicious rice dish! Mjdara is a well-known dish in Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria. Though some of the ingredients differ from one country to another the dish is mainly rice, green lentils and onions. The golden meal is known to be the food of the poor since […]