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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.

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.