Prawn Curry in Coconut Milk

A curry made from scratch is not only soothing to the soul but fills the whole house with love around a dining table. No wonder it is summer or winter, the slow cooked curries are a constant in my life. There cannot be anything more satisfying than a pot of curry and spices simmering until…

Semolina Chocolate Cake

Happy July everyone! Half year has passed with a blink of an eye. I feel like I am not as efficient with the blog as I used to be. Somewhere I believe, social media and instant fame with it has interrupted with the idea of writing meaningful blogposts. These days, I am trying to be…

Bohra minced meat samosas with dhungaar – in Al Arabiya

Sudeshna was writing an article for Al Arabiya English and got in touch with me for her Ramadan special series, documenting how samosas came to become an essential element for iftar feasts. Muslims over the world would agree,  no iftar meal is complete without biting into a hot fried chutney-loaded samosa, inhaling its teasing waft…

Setting up my Ramadan corner

Hello people! There has been a long inundated silence on this blog for many reasons that are probably very boring for you to read. But! I have something interesting to share and it is this minimal Ramadan table I have set up in the corner where we say our evening prayers to have a festive…

Fixing my grocery with el Grocer + spicy whole chicken roast recipe

We are in 2018, and online shopping is the biggest thing right now. From food to laundry, flowers and cake, grocery to clothes; all necessities can be delivered at your doorstep in few clicks. I like this progression. Online grocery with home delivery is just another sign of growth of e-commerce. Don’t get me wrong, I’d…

Oats and almond meal chocolate tart

The last few months of 2017 were quite a bit challenging. There were a lot of emotions running in my mind for the direction I’d like my life to take. One day I was standing in my kitchen itching to make something that would lift my mood and bring me out of the shell to…

Doodhi halwa – a rich dessert from bottle gourd

Dessert has always played a special part in every Bohra community meal. We love it as much as we love Dum Biryani or a plate of raan; so much that we start our meal with a pinch of salt followed by a sweet dish and the main course later. Every time a family member returned from…

Whole wheat pizza swirls with homemade pizza sauce

I sat down to my first pizza swirl at H’s cousin’s home on my recent trip to India, few months ago and  found myself strangely attracted to it, that although hesitantly but I probably ate most of them. Growing up in 1990’s in India, pizza wasn’t available or cooked in great abandon. Domino’s dominated the nation…

Thuli – Bohra sweet dish for special occasions

Bohras have their own accumulation of desserts and one of them that turns up on every Islamic birthday in the family or for the new beginnings is Thuli. This sweet dish has an age old significance of being auspicious, that is being followed as a part of tradition from generations ago. Thuli is prepared from…

Thanani – a fine European dining in Ajman

When we get too claustrophobic with Dubai life, we go find a balance in other emirates of the UAE. Ajman is one of the great places if you are looking to break away from the plethora of dining offers in the city and Thanani, Ajman’s modern European style restaurant makes the long drive totally worthwhile.…