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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Carrot Pirinee

It's Eid again. A very rainy one too. We celebrate two Eid. The first one Eid-ul-Fitr is celebrated after the fasting month of Ramadhan. Now its Eid ul Adha, which is the eid that is celebrated after the day of Hajj.  For this Eid, we are heading to the islands to celebrate. Its the first time I am heading to an island to eid so am pretty excited about it. But before I head off I wanted to share a dessert recipe I discovered last year. I learned this in Lh. Naifaru, when we visited my husband's relatives in that island.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Sausage And Potato Stir Fry

This is a recipe filled with happy childhood memories.  Sausages were scarce when growing up and it was something of a luxury.  My father was always busy working in the hospital but if he ever gets the chance to purchase some sausages he would sometimes cook them himself. This is one recipe I remember being made.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tres Leches Cake

During the Ramadhan month, I had a few readers asking me for various recipes. Just recently I had a request for the recipe of this cake.  I have heard of this particular cake but never tried to make it.
Tres Leches cake is a  cake soaked in three kinds of milk product. Hence the name Tres Leches cake, meaning three milk cake.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuna and Leek Puffs

First , sorry for being under the radar for a while. Have been working on a project of mine, which I am praying succeeds by next year insha allah and I will be able to share it with you all. 😉
So My mum  discovered puff pastry, and life has made it so much easier for her. So now and then she would buy puff pastry puffs and make some pastries for her dinner. Her dinner usually circulates around the house as she has a habit of making a lot and sending them over to my sisters and I.  Anyway she makes these tuna puffs  with sauteed onions and scotch bonnet peppers . My version had leeks, I think leeks and tuna go well together and of course scotch bonnet, although unlike my mum's version I use less.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sweet Custard With Fruit Cocktail

A  quick post  today. I was asked by my friend Rafeedha from  Big Sweet Tooth to write a guest post for her Eid recipe collection.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Banbukeyo Bondibai ( Bread fruit pudding)

With Eid just round the corner, the menu turns towards what to cook on Eid day. Of course the main question will be ,"what dessert shall we make?". In my home this year its going to be a lot quieter one. With my second sister and her family having shifted abroad, its just me and my eldest sister and our husbands and kids along with our parents.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Tandoori Chicken Pizza

I remember the first time I saw A cook's tour and my initial reaction was "what kind of a cooking show is this??" Then I saw No Reservations and I was hooked to it. Its raw, and honest no sugar coating approach. One of my favorite episode was when Anthony Bourdain visited Saudhi Arabia. His respect to the cultures and the belief. How many of you foodies watched it. I also loved watching The Taste.
Anyway, back to my recipe for the day, Tandoori Chicken Pizza .  I love tandoori chicken and so do the boys. I had some left over tandoori chicken and wanted to make my own tandoori chicken pizza. I didn't want to use tomato paste or the regular tomato sauce. So decided I would make the masala sauce that's used to make chicken tikka  masala recipe.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Huni Hakuru ( Sweet Coconut Pastries)

Huni Hakuru is this sweet pastry which is eaten as a tea time snack. The filling is made of gabulhi huni ( the meat found inside a slightly young coconut, but not as young as the ones you drink) cooked with sugar , pandan and cardamon. Once its well cooked and sticky , its cooled and placed in a dough and shaped like a curry puff. Then fried in oil. Its tasty especially when served warm.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Baraboa Mas-huni ( Pumpkin and Tuna Sambol)

When growing up I hated pumpkin. Although now a days I have started to enjoy it. My hubby teases me a lot because of it ,as I once told him i hate pumpkin and butternuts  and now he  goes, "so you don't like pumpkin huh?"  Mas huni is a fish sambal , a mixture of onions, fresh coconut, chillies and smoked tuna , although you can use canned tuna.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Mango Lassi

My 11 year old is   Fasting  this month. Although its not a must for kids to fast , they still  do as a practice, The smaller ones like  my 6 year old  do half fasts like take suhoor ( early morning meal ) and fast till he starts to feel hungry in the afternoon then have a bite and then fast again.  Its a joke in the house that he does two fasts per day. Although he has managed to hold 2 whole fasts.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Tuna and Tomato Galette

I love make galettes , its a free form tart.  No blind baking required. I saw a few tomato galettes on Pinterest and wondered if I can use some tuna along with it and extra cheese. It turned out quiet delicious and I think any Maldivian will like it as its got that chili kick ( although I dont go mad with the chilli like some people), the tuna flavor and the cheese and  sweet tomatoes.