Category Ramadan

Raw Chocolate truffles

4 large medjool dates (or any other soft date) 1/2 cup almond meal pinch of salt 1 tsp coconut oil 2 tblspns raw cacao or carob powder Optional extras Date paste Cinnamon Cayenne Honey Vanilla bean Place all ingredients in a food processor/blender and pulse everything together into a paste. I added a teaspoon of […]

Apricot and Almond balls

1 cup soft dried apricots 1/2 cup almond meal/powder 1 tblspn coconut 1 tblspn orange zest Pinch of salt 1 tspn water (to combine) Sesame seeds to coat Optional Coconut oil Soft dates Vanilla/Almond essence Pinch of ginger Coconut/Pistachio powder/crushed nuts to coat Throw all the ingredients and give it a good whizz. You may […]

Carrot and Walnut amazeballs

3/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 6 big soft dates, pitted 3/4 cup walnuts, or whatever you like 1/2 cup grated carrots 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1 tsp coconut oil Place ingredients in a food processor and process until fully combined. I used my high-powered blender to combine […]

Orange, Date and Carrot Salad

3/4 Oranges – peeled and sliced 2 medium Carrots -peeled and sliced 5 Dates -washed, pitted and sliced Almonds- whole or sliced Optional extras Other nuts Rocket Pile ingredients up on a plate. Squeeze some orange juice and sprinkle the cinnamon just before serving. Pro tip: Don’t make this salad too early or keep any leftovers for […]

Tamarind chutney

1 block tamarind (250grams) 1 bottle white vinegar (500ml) 1 bottle tomato sauce (500ml) 1/2 cup methi masala 1/2 cup sugar (alternate sugars should work well too) 1 teaspoon salt 4 sliced green chilies 8 garlic cloves crushed curry leaves 2 tablespoons mustard seeds 2 tablespoons sesame seeds Soak amli in white vinegar. Drain and […]

Million Dollar Chevro

Million Dollar Chevro (taken off the CII website, I tweaked it here and there) 1 kg plain whole cashew nuts; halved lengthwise 1 kg plain whole almonds with skin; halved across 1/2 kg plain whole pecan nuts; halved lengthwise 1/2 kg flaked almonds 1/2 kg flaked coconut Roast all the above in the oven, each separately […]

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 […]


Just in time for Eid coming up at the end of this month, our newest contributor Samira Ghoor shares her delicious burfee recipe. Burfee (Recipe from: a friend of a friend) 500g Klim/Nespray (or any rich milk powder) 1 tin Nestle cream (small tin) – divide this in half 1 cup  water 1 ¾ cup […]

Spiced Apple and Pear Pie

One thing I don’t like doing is throwing food away. Especially during the month of Ramadan. So I knew I had to make a pie with the apple and pears that no one seemed to want to eat. I first made the sweet shortcrust pastry, and while it was sitting in the fridge I made […]

Green mealie (corn) bhajias

You were so busy making zhikr and reading the Quraan that you totally lost track of time and forgot it was almost iftaar!not to worry, bhajias to the rescue;) Ingredients: 1 cup freshly grated mealies(I used the tin one) 1 medium onion chopped 1 and half tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 and half […]