Mandazi/Mahambri (Sweet Fried East-African Bread)

I never liked mandazi, until my sister, the queen of mandazi, made these. Now, I wish there was a secret tunnel from her kitchen to mine, just to swipe these from her! There are so many variations of mandazi, with different texture/flavours. However, these gorgeous ones are a risen version, without coconut, mildly sweet and…

Khaja/pakwan (Crispy fried sweet pastry)

My sister – who is beautiful and creates only masterpieces – shared this recipe with me. You can leave the pakwan in one color, or elevate it like she did. Recipe: Khaja/pakwan (Crispy fried sweet pastry) Categories: Sweets/Desserts Servings: Makes 20 Ingredients: Pakwan: 1 cup flour 3 tbsp melted butter/ghee Water¬† Pinch of salt If…

Gos nu Saag – Meat curry (Lazy version)

Hello world! I am back (for today). I will have to update the recipes with pictures on a later date. This recipe that doesn’t require much effort and is done under 30 minutes if using a pressure cooker/insta-pot. This is my beloved mother’s recipe. Thank you mom for always encouraging me to cook, even on…

Instant Ndizi Bhajia (Easy Banana Fritters)

Crispy, pillowy and goey! Enjoy these straight out of the fryer. Ingredients 1 large banana 1 cup complete pancake mix (the ones where you only have to add water) 1/2 cup water heavy pinch of cardamom powder oil for frying Directions preheat oil on medium high heat mix pancake mix with cardamom powder add water…

Sweet, Sour and Spicy Curried Corn

My apologies for not being regular in posting recipes. I recently moved cities and had a baby. Being a first time mom, the learning curve has been steep, but I am enjoying it and the baby is doing well so I guess I am doing a good enough job! As the name suggests, the recipe…

Pera Mithai (Milk/White Indian Fudge Confectionary)

Ramadhan Mubarak!¬†Hope everyone who is observing the month is having a jolly spiritual time! In Canada the fasts are about 16-17 hours in the major cities, longer in the Northern parts, but Alhamdullilah, not going to bad. I just learnt to make pera, my favorite indian sweetmeat, so I thought of sharing. Enjoy! Recipe: Pera…

Easy Zucchini (Courgette) Bread

I don’t know why this recipe is called zucchini bread, since it is essentially a cake, a denser type of cake. I like this recipe since it is very simple to make, requires no special flours and uses oil (I dislike creaming butter!). This is my sister’s recipe, I will be taking some for her…