Gaajar Halwa

Gaajar Halwa is one of my favourite indian sweets. Some serve it as a starter while others serve it as dessert. Either way I’m a fan! Gaajar means carrot, this is basically slow cooked carrots with milk and aromatics until it caramelizes and breaks down into a thick paste like product. It takes a few…

Saffron Falooda

While most people are hesitant to celebrate during these current times, I do feel like a little cheer is needed to lift the spirits. This Saffron Falooda is a happiness in a cup and the images itself make me feel a little jollier. I created this recipe about a year ago during Ramadhan and it…

Sally Williams Nougat Pavlova

A while back I participated in a collaboration with Sally Williams nougat, in which I created this gorgeous nougat pavlova using the treats they sent me. The recipe was posted on my Instagram but I’ve been getting a lot of messages for a step by step how to, so I decided this is the best…

Naan Kathai

This recipe pays homage to our granny, who’s delightful food we were brought up eating. Our granny is known for many things but her Naan Kathai is part of her DNA. Naan kathai is a traditional Indian biscuit that is made from flour, taystee wheat and spices. There are many variations to this biscuit but…

Suris G’Js (Goolab Jamuns)

When i was growing up, I never really appreciated my moms hard work in the kitchen until i had to move out and fend for myself. To be honest that seemed a bit more dramatic then it really is but i did learn how to make goolab jamuns as a result of being by my…

Strawberries and Cream Swiss Roll

I don’t have much to say today, mostly because its Monday and the blues are REAL. Besides I’ll give you a break and just serve you some sweetness this Monday morning, in the form of my strawberries and cream Swiss roll. When I started, it was meant to be a caramel and cream Swiss roll…

Saffron and Cardamom Tea Cake

    Even though I did a pastry course baking is literally one of the things I hate to do, I lack the patience necessary to create pieces of art like Faaiza Omar does. However, her amazing creations might have influenced me as i was inspired  to create this beautiful cake. I hardly ever bake,…

Winter Warmers- Rice Pudding

Winter is my favorite season; I suppose that has a lot to do with my Tibb Temperament (click the link to read more). Winter evenings should be spent with loved ones and filled with lots of comfort food. I decided to create a series of recipes called “Winter Warmers”, to bring in the flavors and…

Kitchenpassionista Doughnuts

They say that the human brain is divided into 2 hemispheres, which gives rise to the left-brain right-brain theory. This theory explains how people with left side dominance are often much more logical and mathematical, and those with right-side dominance tend to be more artistic and creative. Why am I telling you this? Probably because…

Very Berry Iced Tea.

My husband and I are always entertaining and a lot of the time guests unexpectedly visit and I need quick fixes to impress them. I tried this recipe and after a few adjustments I finally came up with a sweet summer drink that will have all your guests impressed and refreshed! ingridients 5 berry tea…