Green Shakshouka

To be very honest, I was almost over shakshouka. Until I realized that I am an Indian and masala eggs are my thing. The good old fashioned red shakshouka is fine, but get a hold of this one, GREEN shakshouka. While recipe testing, I burnt my onions twice (these Turkish pots HEAT UP FAST) and…

The Artisan

Let’s talk artisan. What does artisan mean? Artisan is something that is handmade often by a person that is skilled in that specific field. About a year ago I started my own artisan range of mixes which I introduced to my Johannesburg clients. I am fortunate enough to have an amazing team as well as…

Roulade Sauce

1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup tomato sauce 2 tsp red chilli powder 1 tbsp butter a pinch of salt combine the mayonnaise,  tomato sauce and red chilli powder in a saucepan , bring to a boil once the mixture has homogenised ,remove it from the heat then  stir in the butter and salt. (only add…

lemon butter sauce

250 g butter 1 cup lemon juice pinch of salt 2 tsp corn flour water   in a pot add the butter and the lemon juice, allow the butter to melt but don’t let it boil. once the butter has melted completely, make a slurry with the cornflour and a little water then add it…

Zafrani Oats- Ramadan Collection

Ramadhan is quite different here in Dubai. The days are longer than that in South Africa and much hotter as well. Due to these factors, majority of the people tend to become nocturnal. Most activities are shifted to the evenings in order to accommodate for the portion of the population that are fasting during this…

Chilli Humus

Hummus Spread (CII recipe) 1 can chickpeas with water 4 tbsp. tahini paste 2 garlic pods roasted in the oven juice of half a lemon 1 medium green chili olive oil (about 1/4 cup) 1.pop the chickpeas with its water into a blender and blitz 2. once the chickpeas reach a puree consistency add the…

Samp and Beans

I recently posted a recipe of my mums famous samp and beans on Instagram and I received a lot of great feedback thereafter. However as much as I love posting recipes on Instagram I find it so difficult to find recipes especially after a few week of posts.  I usually don’t publish a blog unless…

Craftsomething event.

Hey guys I’m back!! A lot has happened in the past few months but I won’t bore you with the details. However I am back and hopefully will resume blogging as usual. For a while I was considering shutting the blog down, for 2 reasons. 1. The blogging industry suddenly multiplied over night with an…

Haleem- The Healthy Way

Haleem is an extremely popular soup dish in the Indian community of South Africa. However multiple versions of this soup can be found in different parts of the world, predominantly in the Middle East and the Indian sub-continent. It is simply a soup which contains wheat, barley, lentils and meat. However adaptations have been made…

Eating My Way Through Turkey- Part 2

Rule number 1 in Turkey- drink apple tea everywhere you go! While touring Turkey, it was clear to me that each district is governed by different cultural influences. The Sultan Ahmet area is typically more traditional in the sense that it feels ethnically Turkish. The spice bazaar was definitely my favourite expedition. We bought most…