Moreish stuffed kebabs with crusty exteriors, silky smooth melt in the mouth cooked meat and a stuffing of onion, coriander, mint and chillies to balance out the textures.These go very popular as a snack on any occasion including tea parties.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bohri green chicken with fresh herbs and mouthwatering flavors

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…

Rich and comforting kofta curry in coconut milk (lamb meatballs) for dipping numerous bites of bread with a nap to follow.

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…

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…