Spinach Chilli Bites

This is a crispy and easy snack, which can be eaten at anytime of the day. I prefer eating this snack for breakfast with hot sauce. It is commonly known as Chilli Bites and can be made with Spinach or Potato. Ingredients 1 cup Pea flour 1 cup Self Raising Flour ½ teaspoon Cornstarch Salt…

Jam Tarts

Jam Tarts can be made sweet or savory, it depends  on your preference. This is a quick and easy recipe. A divine teatime treat. Ingredients 125 g Salted Butter 2 cups Cake Flour 1 cup Sugar 1 Egg ½ cups Milk ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Essence Strawberry Jam filling Icing Sugar for topping Method of Preparation…

Vegetable Briyani/Pulao

Vegetable Briyani or Pulao is a common delicacy that is prepared at Indian weddings. It is best served with Dhal & Aubergines – The Secret to Weight Loss. This meal is full of nutritious vegetables. The garnish of Mint enhances the flavor. Ingredients 1 cup Basmati Rice ¼ cup Brown Lentils Salt (Q.S.) 1 ½…

Dhal & Aubergines – The Secret to Weight Loss

Pea dhal or yellow split peas is the BEST meal for weight loss owing to its nutritive value. It is full of dietary fiber and protein, as well as a number of vitamins and minerals. It is the perfect curry/soup to have to fight the common cold or flu. Ingredients 2 tablespoon Ghee 1 Finely Chopped…

A Delectable Butter Chicken Dish

This recipe is my go to favorite when I am in the mood for a curry with a twist. The gravy is tantalizing to the taste buds due to the cream and buttery consistency. It can be served with naan, basmati rice or a simple tandoori roti.   Ingredients 200 g Salted Butter 1 Finely…

Spiced Mince with a Cheesy topping of Mashed Potatoes

Are you running out of ideas to cook something different for your family or friends? Give this a try…and let me know how it tasted. This recipe is also known as Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie. It is perfect on a winters day, and is an classical recipe with step by step instructions to follow….

Sweet Fritter Recipe

Fritters are a common savory snack, some are usually made with corn, zucchini or potatoes. There are a wide variety of ingredients that can be used. I decided to make a sweet and crispy fritter as a tea time snack. The kids love it! I usually dip the fritters in some melted chocolate and roll it…

Gravylicious Chops Curry with Melting Potatoes

This is my go to meal to serve my family for a Sunday breakfast. The lamb chops are cooked till tender and the potatoes are prepared till they are soft and have absorbed all the gravy. As you can see this is a mouth -watering recipe so lets get to it… Ingredients: 500 g Lamb…

Flavorful Mince Pastry

Home made lamb mince pies served with green chilli dip and salad Ingredients: 1. Puff pastry (500 g) 2. Lamb mince (250 g) 3. Green Chilies (4-6) 4. Mint (10-12 freshly picked leaves 5. Handful of Thyme 6. 1 Finely chopped onion 7. Salt 8. Black pepper 9. Cake flour (1/2 cup) 10. Freshly ground…

Semolina/Sooji Pudding

This hot dessert is sweet, soft and smooth on the taste buds. I guarantee once you try this you will absolutely love it. You can add almonds, desiccated coconut or pineapple for different textures and taste.   Ingredients 2 cups Wheat Semolina Flour 250 g Salted/Unsalted Butter 400ml Full Cream Milk 6 tablespoons of Sugar…

The Secret to Making Crispy Vaadai

Vaadai is a savory snack unique to India. It is made differently throughout India and usually served as a morning snack along with Sambar and Coconut chutney. I find it more enjoyable with all the added spices and the crunch factor. The Secret is the ripe Banana which removes excess moisture from the dhall and makes…

Lamb Bunny Chow

  There is so much history behind how the bunny chow came about. However some people say that it was created during the apartheid  era for the Indian indentured laborers who were brought to work in Kwa-Zulu Natal’s sugarcane fields. Another story claims that it was created by a chef at the Queen’s Tavern. The Bunny Chow…