Badam nu Siro/Almond Breakfast Halwa

So whenever I visit my beloved eldest sister, she always offers to make something special for breakfast. Most of the time, I feign shyness and tell her, “oh no..no.. don’t worry bout it!” But today I thought, “Hmm, if I say yes, then she will make her special siro and then I’ll take pictures for…

Bhinda ne Bateta Tarela (Okra and Potato Fry)

You’ll never have leftovers with this meal! It is super tasty coz its super fried! Lol! Whenever I make this, it reminds me of our househelp back in Africa, she would whack my hand when I would try and sneak out a couple fried potatoes. I don’t boast about the nutritional content here since frying…

Dhania ne Fudina ni Chutney (Cilantro and Mint Chutney)

Recipe: Dhania ne Fudina ni Chutney Also known as: Cilantro and Mint Chutney/Pudina Chutney Categories: Condiments; Chutneys Accompaniments: Can be served with fried snacks, spread on sandwiches or to spice up any dish Servings: Makes about 500ml Ingredients: 1 raw mango 1 large bunch cilantro (dhania/kothmiri) 1 small bunch mint leaves (fudina/pudina) 3 green chillies/jalapeno peppers/Thai chillies (or to…

Chewy Coconut Bars

So my husband pointed out that these are not east-african-indian at all, and while he is right, I explained to him that every time I made this, I always get asked for the recipe, so I guess some don’t know about this really easy to make and transport goody! These also go by the name…

Chora Tarela (Fried Red Cow Peas Tomato Curry)

An easy recipe that comes together quickly. Red kidney beans can be substituted for the red cow peas. Recipe: Chora Tarela Also known as: Red Chori Saag, Adzuki Bean Curry, Red Cow Peas Curry Categories: Main Dishes; lentils Accompaniments: Plain Boiled Rice, Rotli Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 cup red cow beans (also known as chora, chori, adzuki beans) pinch of baking powder…

Siro (Semolina Halwa) with Sweetened Condensed Milk

This recipe for siro is seriously decadent! For a recipe of siro that does not require sweetened condensed milk, please see Siro (Semolina Halwa) Recipe: Siro (Semolina Halwa) with Sweetened Condensed Milk Also known as: Seero/Soji Halwa/Semolina Halwa Categories: Sweets/Desserts Servings: Makes one large plate Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (1/4 lb) 1/2 cup fine sooji (fine semolina) 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk 1…

Siro (Semolina Halwa)

For an even more richer and creamier version of siro, please see Siro (Semolina Halwa) with Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe: Siro Also known as: Seero/Soji Halwa/Semolina Halwa Categories: Sweets/Desserts Servings: Makes one large plate Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter (1/4 lb) 3/4 cup fine sooji (fine semolina) 1/2 tin evaporated milk (unsweetened) 1 Tbsp milk powder 1/2 cup sugar…