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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Theluli boashi ( fried banana blossom)


Banana blossoms can be found easily in the local markets here, there are few local dishes using this such as this one where it is sliced up and deep fried and mixed with fried onions, garlic, curry leaves, dried tuna fish and dried chillies. The second dish is called boashi kiruga kehkun where the blossom is cooked in coconut milk, more curry-like.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Apple Pie Toasties


The Muslimah food bloggers community always hosts an event on the 10th of each month. This year I wasn't able to join in many of their events. Even this month I  had the recipe on hand but still get to post it by 10th. So here it is a rather overdue post.

The idea for this recipe came when I was watching season 8 of Masterchef Australia. In this episode of the series, the contestants were asked to create jaffles. A jaffle is an Australian word for a toasted sandwich or toastie.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Green bean curry



I saw this snake bean or long bean curry being made by Chef Peter Kurvita on his show, my island kitchen. It is a Sri Lankan recipe. I wanted to make my version of it but used the same spices that he had used.

Friday, October 18, 2019

One pot creamy pasta


Pasta is my go-to recipe when it comes to quick meals. This pasta recipe is pretty easy and uses few ingredients. I know its not easy getting wholegrain mustard so you can skip it and just use dried thyme only or dried mixed herbs.  You can opt it out again if you don't have any of the dried herbs either.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Mango and Passionfrruit Smoothie


I  am so behind with my blog posts. Missed the Muslimah food bloggers event for this month again. I kept putting off the whole writing of the post that by the time the 10th of October came I still hadn't written any. So I guess I will post something else.

 For me, I prefer smoothies to juice, especially during mid-day and I get one of my hunger cravings. Being one who has difficulty gaining weight( yes I know) I like to try and have a smoothie or some form of snack between meals.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Pasta Aglio Olio with prawns


It has been a week of horrors. On the 21st of this month, Friday night, there was a huge fire in our neighbourhood. It was something I don't think I want to ever go through again. Our house had to be evacuated, but Alhamdulillah the fire thankfully didn't reach our home or our road, but the whole area was filled with smoke and bits of ash coming from the site. My heart goes out to all the families who were affected by the fire and had lost their homes. I pray they are able to come out stronger and able to get back to normal lives soon.

Now for today's recipe.....

Gone are the days of tomato sauce, then there was the carbonara phase and now its Aglio olio phase. I love this simple way of cooking pasta, need a few ingredients and it is ready in  30 minutes.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

An Adventurous fish curry


I really couldn't come up with a name for this recipe. It is the kind of dish that will have most people gagging or for chefs like Andrew Zimmerman salivating. For me, this is a delicious dish if done well. It needs that chili chick to make this delicious.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Chocolate and cherry cheese cake


My hubby used to travel a lot, thankfully it has reduced this year., to the islands and abroad. Sometimes he gets the chance to visit somewhere new and I always tell him to get a cookbook from that particular country. Once he visited Cyprus.  He returned with a cooking magazine, it had loads of lovely recipes but it was in Greek. Like literally!.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

South Indian style fish curry


I love watching cooking shows and travel shows and both put together is so much fun.  I love to watch shows by Rick Stein and on one of the episodes in his Rick Stein's India, he visited a lady somewhere in south India where she made this really simple yet delicious looking fish curry.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Handoo Bondibai ( Rice pudding)


Eid ul Adha is here!!. This festival that comes the day after  Hajj.  For this year's Eid, I have one of my favorite local desserts, Handoo bondibai. Handoo bondibai is a rice pudding. It is usually made for special occasions like Eid, distributed alongside the goat curry that is slaughtered during the baby's naming ceremony and also on eid day. Sometimes in my home, I love a warm bowl of handoo bondibai on a cold rainy day.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Bashi Musamma ( Eggplant Musamma)


"Have you tried bashi musamma ?" an old school friend of mine asked me one day.  It was the first time I heard about this so she explained that her mother makes a really delicious bashi musamma with smoked tuna and eggplants. I checked the old local cookbooks that I normally refer to but even then I knew this recipe was a new one and a more modern one.