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  • Name of the dish
  • Any other names it goes by (e.g. Kuku paka, a.k.a kuku wa kupaka, chicken naryal waru etc.)
  • The source of your recipe (if you don’t want to be identified, that is ok, but don’t plagiarize!)
  • Number of servings the dish makes
  • Ingredients and quantities
  • Any special gadgets needed (e.g. vitumbua pan)
  • Instructions
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Thank you!


62 Comments Add yours

  1. ruv. says:

    Thank u for the lovely recipes and website. A great help. looking forward for upcoming recipes.

    1. khojicook says:

      You are very welcome! Thank you for your feedback :) What recipes have you tried?

  2. Parvin Damji says:

    Wonderful recipes well done keep it up

  3. Abdul says:

    Would like to add our thanks for taking time and putting this thing together. Looking forward to trying out a lot of recipes from here.

    1. khojicook says:

      You are welcome. The website is just as much for me as it is for the rest of the world. Do let us know how the recipes turn out for you. Lol, well said about the microwave cooking!

  4. insu says:

    i tried your recipes and they turned out great, thaks for the details and look forward to more……would have a recipe for VARANGA NO HALWO
    which is tapioca halwo with almonds

    1. khojicook says:

      Glad the recipes are working out for you. Will add the recipe soon.

    2. khojicook says:


      Yes, I do plan on posting that recipe soon.

    3. khojicook says:

      Inshallah, will post the recipe soon. I do have it.

  5. N says:

    My uncle forwarded the link to this page, looking forward to going through your recipes. Would be pretty awesome if you could add basic nutritional information? Gosh, though I know that is difficult. Just a suggestion :)

    1. khojicook says:

      I do have nutritional content for the older recipes, but it is alot of work, will update nutr. content when I get the time. :)

    2. khojicook says:


      I used to post nutritional content, just got a little lazy and some ingredients are hard to find calorie info on. Will get back on it soon if possible! Thanks for the suggestion, appreciate it!

  6. Nasim says:

    I have a cookbook and would like to hook up with you
    check it out

    1. khojicook says:

      I can post your recipe blog on my resources page.
      Let me know :)

  7. Karim says:

    Excellent job. Food turns out great.
    When are more recipe’s coming

    1. khojicook says:

      Thanks! More recipes soon!

    2. khojicook says:

      Thanks for trying out the recipes. Loads more to come soon. I’m not in my home town, hence having a hard time cooking!

  8. Camy says:


    I am trying to find the recipe for Gagan. Do you have that please? Thank you

    1. khojicook says:


      No, im sorry. I don’t have the recipe for gagan. Does it go by another name?


  9. Rose Calgary says:

    Awesome simple recipes. Going to make daar nu saag. Have never made it before. Your recipe looks real simple. Tks

  10. Bella says:

    Can you post any recipes with a slow cooker? Thanks

  11. Imtiaz says:


    I was speaking to an “aunty” who is based in London and wanted to make a recipe website for Khojas in London and after speaking with my wife & mum at home in the evening, got through to your blog!

    Please email me and I can get you and her in touch and she can work with you in getting the recipies published :)

  12. Anis says:

    I am looking for a recipe for Jugoo ladoo [ peanut brittle ]. Can you help?

  13. Laila says:

    Thank you for the amazing recipes! I was wondering if you could provide the nutritional facts with each recipe as it would be very beneficial :) thanks again!

    1. khojicook says:


      You are welcome, given that I have to calculate each the nutritional content of each ingredient and I don’t really know how accurate that method would be, I am hesitant to continue with providing nutritional facts.

      If you are on a strict diet, you can always modify the amount of oil/sugar used and don’t try the fried foods…lol, although they are pretty tasty!

      Maybe in the future when I figure out a better way, I will post that information.

  14. TJJJ says:

    Will be trying your tasty recipes very soon wow! everything looks yummmy

  15. Afroz Giblett says:

    Hi, i was wondering if you have the ingredients list for making Kantlo powder at home, my mother used to grind 32 ingredients to make the Kantlo powder, unfortunately she could not remember the ingredients list. I would be ever so grateful if you could help or know someone who could, the shop bought one is just not as good. my email address: or home tel: +1 289 296 6614 (Canada)

    1. khojicook says:

      I’ve posted your request on the website, if I get a response I will email it to you. I personally don’t have the recipe for it. Thanks!

  16. Amin Remtulla says:

    Hi! Can one substitute sweetner for sugar in any of your dishes? As well do you have a recipe for Mandazi? Thanks for your wonderful recipes!

    1. khojicook says:

      I have never used sweetners, so I cannot say. I currently do not have a mandazi recipe.

      1. Afroz Giblett says:

        Hi See attached receipe for Mahambri or mandazi, let me know if you have any questions.   Enjoy Afroz

  17. shelina Shariff-Zia says:

    I enjoyed reading your blog. I was wondering if you could post a couple or recipes for naan khati using semolina.

    1. khojicook says:

      I currently dont have one that im happy with, try fauzia’s kitchen…

  18. Zulfikar says:

    Hi, love your recipe, helping us get through ramadhan with a twist in flavour.
    wanted to ask though, can you make Makati Mimi’ ?


  19. Nina says:

    I am trying to make moong daal bhajiya but by miatake i grinded too much. N itz very soft. I took out excess water but will it turn out normal

  20. Aliya Valji says:

    I am a fan of your cooking. I would like a recipe for shami kabab pls.

    1. khojicook says:

      Fauzias kitchen has a good one. Omit the potatoes if freezing.

  21. Ismat says:

    SA – I am looking for ‘muthia’ recipe. where can i find it? I couldn’t find it under search or have you got a different name for it?

    1. khojicook says:

      Search muthiya khojicook on google it will pop up

  22. Iqbal Dewji says:

    Please also check out our website :

  23. Farida ahamed says:

    Love your recipes. Do you have a cook book?

    1. khojicook says:

      No, but i will be organizing a booklet of the website to print out.

  24. Farida Ahamed says:

    Thank you. Love your bananca bhajias!

  25. Aliya says:

    Hello..I would like the recipe of kabab pls…thanks alot

    1. khojicook says:


      Here is the kebab recipe:

      for tsp I use the actual tsp measuring spoon.

      Oven baked kebabs
      2 lbs extra lean beef mince meat
      1 large onion
      1 small bunch cilantro (leaves only)
      1-2 green chillies (optional)
      1 Tbsp lemon juice
      2 tsp garlic paste
      1 tsp ginger paste
      2 tsp cumin powder
      1 tsp black pepper powder
      1 tsp paprika
      1/4 tsp turmeric
      2 tsp salt or to taste
      1/2 tsp chili powder or to taste
      heavy pinch cinnamon powder or garam masala
      1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
      1 egg, lightly beaten
      1 T oil

      In a fine hole colander, wash the meat with as little water as possible. Leave the meat in the colander with a large bowl on the meat to squeeze out the excess moisture.

      In a food processor add the onions and blend to a puree. Put the onion puree in a sieve and let it drain on its own for a couple minutes (don’t squeeze).

      In the food processor, add back the onions, cilantro, chilies, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, powder spices, salt, oil. Mix till combined and everything is uniform texture.

      If your food processor is large, add the meat with the pureed onion + spice mix. Blend till combined and smooth. Add egg, pulse. Add bread, pulse.

      If your food processor is not large, in a bowl knead the meat with the pureed onion + spice mix.. Add egg and bread crumbs.

      (If you have time, marinate the meat without the egg and bread for a while in the fridge. Then add the egg and bread and mix.)

      Foil line deep pans/pyrex trays (since the kebabs release water). Heavily grease the trays with oil, abt 4-6 tbsp per tray.

      Wet hands with water and form the kebabs/patties. If they are too hard to form, because of excess water, place in colander again. Or add breadcrumbs.

      Bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 12-15 min. Broil for 3-5 min for color. Dont overcook. Since oil does jump from the trays, ensure it it not too close to the broiler.

      These freeze well. If you want to serve as a side, you can fry these to get a nice color.

      Hope the instructions are ok..:)

      1. Amin Remtulla says:

        Is the recipe for fried kebabs the same?

      2. Aliya says:

        Thankyou so much…yes its a lovely recipe…will definitely try out…

      3. Aliya says:

        Helloo…i would like recipe for mandazi and mitha pau in your free time…i tried ur pilau recipe turned out gr8!!

      4. khojicook says:

        Mitha pau as in fried sweet bread?

  26. Zemira says:

    Ya Ali Madad

    Wow what a great website!
    My favourite sweet is Lapsi how do you make this?

  27. gulshan says:

    Ya ali madad, can you please give a recipe for chicken mogo for 150 people for khane. Thanks

    1. khojicook says:

      Dont have that one

  28. Jan says:

    Decided to make Chana Bateta this afternoon and googled the recipe and your site came up. Followed your recipe; very tasty and easy. Thanks; I have joined your blog now. Keep up the nice work.

  29. Kishore Parmar says:

    hi zahra
    have been looking up and down for a short beef recipe and the sauce thats goes on well with it .you are my hope can you help me please

    1. khojicook says:

      Sorry dont know that recipe. It is an east african recipe? Do you know its name in gujrati?

  30. Azmina Verjee says:

    Your recipes are amazing and are taking me back to my childhood. When I was young Ma had a big recipe binder called A Taste of Our Cooking which was from Jamatkhana. I wish I knew what became of it.

    1. khojicook says:

      Thank you. The recipes are not mine personally. They are of my family and those generous to share their’s with me to share on the blog. Noorbanu Nimji has a great collection of recipes in her book. Check out “”

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