Traditional and delectable Bohra recipes, from my kitchen to yours.

Mutton Khurdi – Bohra’s comforting milk soup.

There’s a slight nip in the air; especially felt during Little A’s evening play time and the early morning school drop. Yes! I can finally feel it and already so excited for the upcoming season. Well, in the desert it is always pleasant; so perfect to cozy up in shawls and sip copious amounts of soup…

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Stuffed Minced Meat Kebabs

Happy Islamic New Year everyone and I hope you all are back in force after a long weekend. In a Bohra tradition we keep a grand feast on last day of the year to embark on the coming year and new opportunities where everyone in the family sits around a thaal and eat together. Needless…

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Daal Gosht – Bohri way of cooking mutton and lentils

Since Bohri community descended from Yemen and settled in different part of Middle East and India, especially Gujarat (India), Bohri food is an amalgamation of different cuisines. Although the cuisine is dominated by a lot of Gujarati and Mughlai and a rare Middle Eastern connection, yet with all its exotic creations it is distinct from…

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Mutton Keema Egg Fry

By now all of you who have been hanging around here for a long time know I fall for recipes that don’t take much of my time in the kitchen. It doesn’t mean I don’t cook lavish meals but on most days you’ll find me whipping up items that won’t take more than 30 minutes. I…

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Dabba Gosht – mac, cheese, mutton casserole.

You know what is so fascinating about living in different parts of India? That the essence of food change with every mile in Indian territory¬† is well known, cultural cuisine play a vital role too. I have grown up in three different cities and collected diversified food memories along the years. However, the meals at…

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Kalamra {traditional sweet dish by Bohras}

After posting a picture of  Kalamra on facebook today, I have got a few requests of the recipe so I thought I’d do a quick post for you all.  And here it is, you lovely people. Muslims all over the world are gearing up for the celebration of Holy Prophet Muhammed’s (SAW) birthday this time…

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Bohri Khichda {not same as Haleem}

Bohri Khichda is a staple winter dish cooked from lentils and broken wheat, delicately seasoned, with chunks of meat yet silky soft to fall off the bones. Weather is finally cooling down in Dubai, which also means there would be more visits to the park, ditching the malls for good, barbecue sessions, loads of outdoor…

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Desi Sloppy Joes {Minced Meat Burger Buns}

Last week was all about experiments in my small kitchen. We ditched our usual menu and went in for fast food right in the comfort of our home and repeated the leftovers on impulse hunger-strikes. It was a relaxed stress-free week to say the least and I kept my research on many world cuisines going strong…

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Green Chicken, a la Bohri style.

We all have those lazy cooking days when we want our meal to be quick still reminiscent of a good home-cooked food that remind us of comforting hands of mom and that kitchen scent which still lingers in the memory. We returned from a three day vacay at Ra’s Al Khaimah on Saturday, and after…

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Kofta Curry in Coconut Milk

Rich and comforting kofta curry in coconut milk (lamb meatballs) for dipping numerous bites of bread with a nap to follow. The very first thing I remember when thinking of my nani’s (grandmother) house in Hyderabad is the red curry simmering on the stove with spices churned on a rectangular shaped Imam Dasta, a traditional…

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Bohra’s Gol Paani (Jaggery Water Drink)

While sharing meals at Iftar table, one beverage that quintessentially hit many Bohra households are the glasses of Gol Paani; stirred, poured and passed from one person to the other. Gol Paani literally means a refreshing drink made of jaggery and water with sabja seeds (basil seeds) quivered in to provide cooling sensation to the stomach…

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