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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Faloodha



I love the Faloodhas that they sell at Scoop. For those who are wondering what I am talking about let me explain. First whats a Faloodha right?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Vegetable Pilaf



Eid at my home is usually   breakfast down stairs with my parents, and sisters and their families, my mum would task each of us with a dish and she will sit and relax and call friends and families to wish them. Kids get presents and usually play outside in the  garden , while we cooked. I usually finish early , and instead of having lunch at my parents I head to my Mum in law's for lunch with hubby and the boys along with the rest of his sibblings.
Dinner is usually at my parents.  Eid is always a joyous day, everyone is in a good mood, the smell of cooking when you walk on the  street. There is always  some activity on the street   during the late afternoon, such as boduberu , bodumas  and even maali parading on the streets. I am not a fan of people throwing water bombs on the street, it was never a custom when we were growing up.

Anyway to  eat with   my mussama roast chicken  I prepared a simple vegetable pilaf.  Its pretty easy to make. You can even use frozen vegetables or  even those  canned ones.  

Recipe : Vegetable Pilaf

Serves 3-4

1 1/4 cup basmathi rice
1 cup mixed vegetables ( I used a mix of  chopped carrots, peas  and sweetcorn kernals)
500 ml water, (warm)
1 vegetable or chicken stock cube
1 sprig curry leaves
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp tomato paste
1/4- 1/2  tsp tumeric
salt
2-3 tbsp oil

Wash and drain the rice.

Heat oil and fry the onions till softened and translucent. Add the  tumeric, curry leaves  and mix well.

Add the rice , vegetables and stir to coat , add about half teaspoon salt

Mix  the stock cube, tomato paste into the water in a heat proof measuring jug and add into  the rice mix. Bring to a boil and then simmer over a medium heat till the rice absorbs all the liquid on the top. ,taste add a little salt if needed, stir it in.

Reduce heat and then  cover and cook 3-5 minutes and then  switch off heat. Leave covered for 5- 10 minutes, then fluff up the rice. Serve with any form or curry or with my mussama roast chicken

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Chicken Musamma Roast


 Eid is almost here and so I have a special roast chicken recipe to enjoy on Eid day for lunch.
I saw this recipe on bbcgoodfood.com, where the chicken is roasted  using the Thai massamam curry paste

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cheesy Tuna And Vegetable Pinwheels


This is a great way to use up left over  roshi, or flat bread, something which I am sure will be in excess during Ramadhan.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lonumirus Chicken Drumsticks


My little guy used to be easier to feed but nowadays when it comes to chicken he is getting a bit picky on how its cooked. He prefers the drumstick and it has to be either roast or baked .

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