Hello and Salam (peace) to you all! Here’s a round-up of my month including some antics in the kitchen, a few links from around the interwebs that caught my fancy and some very exciting news in my personal life…
I first made this Halwa when a dear friend came over with her (extremely adorable) 2 year old nephew because I thought something mild and easy to swallow would suit him well. The reaction I got from my friend, however, was ‘You made Halwa with WHAAAAAAT?’
Potatoes and chickpeas in a Shorba (soupy) curry may seem like a peasants dish due to it’s lack of exotic or meaty ingredients – but don’t let that fool you into thinking it isn’t one delicious meal. This dish, alongside the Indian Subcontinent’s favourite Daal Chawal (rice and lentils) is an example of simple but hearty comfortRead more
Today, I’m sharing with you the recipe of one of my most favourite snacks, the epitome of South-East Asian street food, the very definition of delicious: Pakoras. I have a bit of a love affair going on with Pakoras. The thing I try (and fail) to avoid. I pretend like I don’t need them on my Iftar plate. IRead more
Plum Chutney has been something I’ve been meaning to make for a very long time but just never got down to it. My Mother-in-law apparently makes an amazing Plum Chutney, but since she lives in Pakistan getting the recipe off her was a bit of a challenge. I wasted a few weeks like that (andRead more
Ramadan is just round the corner, alhamdulillah! May God make this month a means for us to purify our hearts and strengthen our belief, unite together as an Ummah and become firmer on our acts of worship not only during this month, but for the months following up, inshaAllah!
The slow cooker is an absolute life saver when it comes to busy days, hands down. It single handedly saves me from going crazy when I have a long list chores that need to be done, when I have to be out of the house for the entire day or when I have guests over andRead more
It’s a known fact of the culinary world that cheese makes everything taste better. This rule applies to most foods. And no, I am not making an obnoxious, biased and over-generalised claim.
With Ramadan round the corner, many people (me included!) are making spring rolls in bulk to freeze and then use throughout Ramadan for Iftar. Struggling with wrapping spring rolls? They’re not hard at all! Here’s a visual aid to help make wrapping spring rolls a lot simpler than you may be thinking they are!
Say hello to my favourite samosa and spring roll filling, lamb keema. The truth is, I am a huuuuuuuuuge meat lover and I’m afraid vegetable samosas just don’t cut it for me 90% of the time. This may be my anemia talking or the fact that my Father owns a few butcher shops so we had a dietRead more