Category Savouries

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 […]

Chicken and Methi Bhaji (Fenugreek) Lagan

  1 chicken breast- cubed Cook in ginger garlic, salt, little turmeric and ground green chillies. Don’t add water. Cooks in own water. Keep dry. In bowl, add these ingredients: 1 medium onion, grated 1 bunch methi baaji (fresh fenugreek), chopped 1 cup gram (chickpea) flour 1/4 cup cake flour 1 cup warm milk 1 […]

Chicken Pasta balls

Leftover boiled pasta – it happens sometimes, when you’ve boiled too much pasta for the amount of sauce you have. Save the plain boiled pasta for these chicken pasta balls! Cooked pasta Cubed chicken marinated Mash potato Finely chopped coriander leaves Finely chopped spring onions Green chilies as per your spice-o-meter Cheese is optional This […]

carrot zucchini fritters

Here’s an easy peasy healthy starter – just a bowl full of veggies, spices and eggy and you’re good to go. Also a great and healthy replacement to greasy savouries at iftar. carrots (grated) zucchini (grated) spices (chilli, cumin, turmeric, ginger, coriander powder, green masala – anything at all!) salt eggy (if you need a […]

Wholewheat Puris

Wholewheat Puris (adapted from – Naqiyah’s recipe for Brown Puris) For brown use: 1 cup of brown flour + 1 cup sifted white flour For whole-wheat use: 1/2 cup nutty-wheat flour + 1,5 cups sifted white flour   Then add: 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup warm water (for the whole-wheat option, I landed up needing a wee […]


Spring onions chopped fine Whole kernel corn drained (frozen or canned) Carrots cut into julienne strips Chinese vermicelli – soaked Green chillies Fresh ginger grated Crushed chilies Salt Chicken fillet cubed small Springrolls are easier to make than you think. I bought a pack of springroll sheets at the local supermarket. They are thin sheets […]

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 […]

Basic Quiche

Base: 330ml flour 160ml Butter Rub together until all the butter is crumbled in. Then pat firmly into dish you are baking in. Filling  250ml Milk (if you have leftover fresh cream then use then use half cream and half milk) 2 large eggs Salt Pepper Veg combo (Spinach, feta & mushrooms or Potato & […]

Mini Pizza’s

INGREDIENTS 500ml water Instant dry yeast (bakers king available in doha)  2tbs sugar normal   1tsp salt       1tsp milk     100ml oil       2tbs mix it all with hands to break the bubbles .then add whole wheat flour   500ml All purpose flour     500ml or you can […]