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Monday, July 22, 2019

The "egg"


I love to pull my kids' legs sometimes. I saw this quick recipe called the fried egg on an ASDA magazine on Issuu app.  You cant even call it a recipe as its just a smear of Greek yogurt with an apricot half on top. For years I have wondered how I can create a pannacotta egg like the one Heston Blumenthal created once on one of his tv shows.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Meemu Atoll Dhiggaru


My husband loves to visit islands and providing his medical services to the islands. He lets us tag along and one of his recent ventures was to Meem Atoll Dhiggaru. Dhiggaru is known as the rihaakuru island because the island produces some really delicious rihaakuru or fish paste. So a few weeks ago, during the weekend we headed towards this island.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Orange and strawberry fizz


It is the 10th of the month. I have missed so many of the monthly events at the Muslimah food blogger's group that I knew I had to make the effort and drop in a nice recipe this month. For this month's theme, it was to make a hot or cold drink, depending on what you are craving or the weather you are experiencing.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

A simple prawn stir fry


I love prawns but unfortunately, my eldest doesn't share the same sentiments for it. In fact, he refuses to eat them.  During the fasting month of Ramadhan, I saw these small packages of different sized prawns in one of the supermarket's freezers and so bought a packet of large prawns, which came ready to cook, that is shelled and deveined.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Noonu. Holhudhoo


Holhudhoo is an island situated in Noonu Atoll in the Maldives. On this year's Fitr Eid, that is the eid that comes after the month of Ramadhan, we headed to this island along with my hubby's friend S and his wife and parents. They are from that island and hubby was going to see patients and we were going to have some fun.

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Queen of puddings


This is such an easy and simple dessert but looks very difficult to make. But its not. I have seen this recipe a few times but it was only this year I gave it a try. Great one to make when feeding a crowd and is very budget friendly.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Mugu baiy ( Dhal and rice pilaf)


Growing up I used to love listening to the radio. In those days the radio programmes kinda helped with figuring out the time too. Early morning baajaveri hendhunu ( or good morning show) means you have to be out the door to school before it ends or  you are bound to be late for school. Ebolhey eboalhey is a kids story programme I loved to listen to and then there is roadha kurukurun ( sorry I have no idea how to translate these words) during Ramadhan.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Aluvi riha ( potato curry)


My sister moved to Auckland New Zealand last year and her apartment in our home is rented by a lovely lady and her family. The lady who came to live there with her family is a real foodie and loves to share her food and recipes.
I once stopped her while she was heading to her floor after returning from work, just so I can learn a few recipes from her. This is one of the recipes  she told me along with the magnum pudding recipe I posted earlier.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Chicken drumsticks baked in minty and curry leaf sauce


Eid will not the same without chicken right. But then for this year's eid menu, I have turned things around a bit. Instead of making chicken curry I have baked chicken. For the curry, I will be posting Potato curry and all served with mugu bai ( dhal and rice pilaf).

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Magnum Pudding


This recipe was requested by one reader who asked me how to make magnum pudding. It was the first time I heard about it and so I googled it and came across one on a local paper. I asked around and thankfully the lady who now rents my sister's apartment taught me how to make it. It took me a few tries to make this as I had to reduce the amount for my small 4 member family.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Tuna Gozleme


Gozleme is a Turkish stuffed bread. The first time I came across this recipe was when looking for  recipes by  Matt Sinclair. I loved his cooking style in Masterchef Australia. So I found this recipe on a series called Cook's pantry on youtube.  In his recipe, he used the usual gozleme filling of greens and feta. But I decided, since being a  Maldivian, I would use a filling of tuna and scotch bonnets and cheddar cheese.