Month: March 2014

Tapioca Dessert

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Ingredients:
2 pints milk
150ml single cream
2oz Tapioca seeds
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Few tbspn broken vermicelli
Few tbspn condensed milk (optional)
Sugar to taste
Cardamon powder

Method:
1. Boil milk, cream, seeds and vermicelli together; constantly stirring until it comes to a boil.
2. Then leave on low to simmer till it becomes of a creamy texture then sdd condensed milk.
3. Now leave to chill and then mix in the cardamon powder. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Enjoy x

Love From Foodie Afifa Batan

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Eat Some More Biscuit

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Ingredients:
1 block of soft butter
1 cup of icing sugar
1/2 cup of oil
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 tbsp of cornflour
3 cups of plain flour (Add more if needed)

Method:
1.Beat the butter, icing sugar, vanilla essence and oil till white and fluffy.
2. Fold in cornflour, add the plain flour and combine to make a firm dough.
3. Shape into a log and using your palm or ruler slice the dough into 1cm thick slices.
4. Place the pieces on a greased baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at gas mark 4 for 10-15 mins or until light brown. Then decorate as you wish or leave them plain.

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Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu

Lamb Spaghetti

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Ingredients:
1lb lamb
1 large Onion
Red chilli powder to
Crushed green chillies to taste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
Whole spices; cinnamon, cloves, cardamon pods.
2 fresh tomatoes
1/2 chopped tomatoes tin
Fresh coriander
Ginger and garlic paste
Salt to taste

Method:
1. Cook the usual meat curry using the above ingredients. Be aware not to add only a little water to the meat when cooking as the onions and tomatoe tin will produce the sauce (masala) which is soaked up by the spaghetti later. It shouldn’t be watery.
2. Whilst waiting for the meat to cook, break the spaghetti into four pieces and boil in a separate pot.
3. Once meat is cooked and masala created toss the spaghetti into the meat and mix till well combined.
4. Garnish with coriander and some fried onions and potatoes and…
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… Serve with the following condiments:
Cucumber – chopped into small cubes
Tomatoes chopped into small cubes
Red onion – diced
Fried onions
Fried potatoes – grated then deep fried
Eggs – boiled then grated/cubed

Note: you can also add a dash of tomato sauce before serving.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Amina Batan

Desi Style Meatloaf

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Ingredients:
2 lbs mince
3 eggs beaten
1/4 cup Olive oil
1/2 cup tomatoe sauce
2 slices bread crumbled
1/2 cup baked bread crumbs
Green chillies to taste
Ginger and garlic paste
3/4 cup chicken fry masala
1/4 cup cornstarch
Chopped coriander

Method:
1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients except meat. Once well combined add the meat. Ensure that it is all mixed well.
2. Press the mixture firmly into a 9×5 loaf pan. Then bake at 375F for 1 hour uncovered.
3. Serve with beans or green beans, mash or baked potatoes, gravy or sour cream.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Shahena Bhayat

Chicken Tornado

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Ingredients;
For the chicken:
1kg chicken breast cubed
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
salt to taste
1 tsp tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
Chilli powder add to taste
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp tomatoe sauce (or any other hot sauce of your choice)
2 tbsp mayonnaise
1/4 tsp turmeric powder

For the sauce:
125ml single cream
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp turmeric
Chilli powder to taste

Method:
1. Marinate chicken in the above ingredients.
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2. Then cook in 1 tbsp of butter. Let all the water burn from chicken then set aside.
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3. Boil all the sauce ingredients and then combine with the chicken. Sprinkle some freshly chopped coriander. Serve with chips or pitta bread/naan/chapattis and salad.
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Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu

Muffin Dessert

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Ingredients:
Muffins
Custard
Crushed chocolate of your choice
Whipped double cream

Method:
1. Line the bottom of a large serving dish with muffins.
2. Then pour ready custard on top of the muffins and smooth whipped double cream on top.
3. Crumble flake chocolate on top and refrigerate till ready to serve.

Note: You can also add crushed mnt Aero chocolate on muffins to give a few taste or Jaffa Cakes/Terry’s Chocolate Orange/orange Aero if u want an orangey taste.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Aiysha Haji

Fruit Jelly Dessert

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Ingredients:
Any fruit jelly packet of your choice
Double cream
Fruit of choice
Double cream (whipped a little) OR one packet of dream topping

Method:
1. Make and set the jelly in a large dish as per instructions on the packet.
2. Once set slice the jelly vertically and horizontally into small cubes.
3. Throw these jelly cubes into a large seerving bowl. Add the whipped cream or dream topping.
3. Then add the relevant fruit such as strawberry if you made strawberry jelly or tinned pineapples if you made a pineapple jelly or mandarin slices if you made an orange jelly. Mix it up however way you like it.
4. Give it a good mix and place in the fridge overnight so it’s very very cold when serving.

Note: If using tinned fruit add a bit of the water from the fruit to the cream and jelly for an extra punch.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Khuzzy B

Homemade Pizza Dough

Method:
2 bowls (cereal bowls) of white all purpose flour
2 1/2 tbsp fast rising dry yeast
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup oil
Very hot water

Method:
1. Mix the dry ingredients together.
2. Then add the oil and enough water to knead into a dough which is softer than roti dough.
3. Place the dough in a large bowl and cover with a dish cloth and then put a pizza plate on top. Set aside in a warm part of the kitchen for 2 hours before rolling out into pizza bases.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Shahena Bhayat

Bukhari Pilau

Ingredients:
1lb lamb meat
3 crushed cubes green chillies
2 cubes of garlic paste
1 cube ginger paste
2 tsp salt (or more to taste)
1 tsp whole cumin
3 tsp coriander powder
3 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala
Pinch saffron
2 large tomatoes
1.5 large carrot
1/2 cup ready fried onions
2.5 cups rice
Fresh coriander
Potatoes/eggs (optional)

Method:
1. Marinate meat over night in all the spices apart from garam masala.
2. Fry onions in oil and leave aside.
3. Cook meat in some oil till nearly done. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook till oil bubbles form on top.
4. Then add half the grated carrots and cook through for a few minutes. Once slightly cooled add garam masala and fresh coriander.
5. Boil rice and just before draining add the remaining grated carrots and drain.
6. Layer the dish as you would for biryani; rice, meat, masala, fried onions and rice again. Place a tight lid over the pot and steam till cooked through.

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Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Quick & Easy Fish Pie

Ingredients:
Box of 4 fish in butter sauce packets
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Mash potatoe
Mixed herbs
Grated cheese
Crushed green chillies (optional)

Method:
1. Boil a pot filled with water. Add the sachets of fish and let it boil for 15 – 20 mins.
2. Cut open the packets and put the fish pieces and and butter sauce into an oven proof dish.

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3. Now add you can add a bit of fresh green chillies to make it spicy if you wish to. Then sprinkle grated cheese, cover with mash potatoes.

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4. Finally sprinkle some more cheese and herbs on top. Cook in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Ayesha Kasu