Butter Chicken

Butter chicken
1 whole chicken/breast
2 med onions
1 cup milk
1/4 to 1/2 tin chopped tomato
1 1/2 tsp crushed ginger and garlic
1 tsp salt
Tumeric powder
Marcha bhooki
Coriander powder
Butter chicken packet masala (Shaan)
3 tbsp cream (or more)
1 tbsp tandoori powder
2 tbsp vineger
2 tbsp ketchup
Fenugreek leaves (methi)
6-7 crushed cashews or almonds
Clarified butter
Coal piece

1. Dice the onions and add to hot oil. Braise till the onions soften fully.
2. Then add the milk and chicken and let it cook till the water burns off. Then remove the chicken.
3. Blend the chopped tomatoe tin and add to the pot with all the spices (minus the tandoori masala and only a little of the butter chicken packet masala) and crushed nuts. Let it cook till oil bubbles appear at the top.
4. After this add the cream, tandoori masala and the cooked chicken and let it all simmer for a few minutes.
4. Before its cooked fully add the ketchup, vinegar and a little bit more of the butter chicken masala.
5. Once cooked remove from the heat and sprinkle the methi over it.
6. Light the coal, wrap in foil and make a slit at the top. Place this in the butter chicken pot. Then pour melted ghee over it and close the lid of the pot straightaway.
7. After a few minutes remove the coal and throw away. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander.

Serve with chapattis.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Habibah Bhayat


Caramel Dessert


1 packet Sponge fingers
1 fruit tin
1 box caramel creme
Double cream

1. Arrange the sponge fingers in a dish. 2. Add the syrup from the tin aswell as the fruit.
3. Make and pour the caramel on top and leave to set.
4. When set add the whipped cream and garnish with crumbled flake.

Note: you can create two layers of you wish.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Rich Tea Biscuit Dessert

2 packets pineapple jelly
1 tin condensed milk*
1 tub plain yogurt*
2 packs dream topping*
Crushed pineapple tin (drained)
4 pieces dairylea triangles – cut into small pieces
Round rich tea biscuits
Chocolate flake to decorate

1.  Make jelly and set in large dish.
2. Whisk starred * ingredients together to make a custard.
3. Once jelly is set layer with biscuits then half the custard mix then flake. Repeat layers again once.
4. Leave to set in the refrigerator till ready to serve (overnight preferably).

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan


(makes 25)
4oz plain flour
8oz cold water
pinch of salt
3.5oz butter
3 beaten eggs
3/4 pint double cream
3tns icing sugar
4oz dark chocolate
1oz butter
2tbsp water

1. In a saucepan heat the butter and cold water in a pan till the butter melts. Then boil for a further 30 seconds and take the pan off the hob.
2. Meanwhile on some greaseproof paper sift the flour and salt. Then add to the water and butter.
3. Whisk a little continuously and then put the pan onto the heat and keep whisking till the mixture becomes a dough and comes away from the side of the pan. Then take it straight off the heat and leave to cool.
4. Add eggs to the mixture and whisk using an electric whisk.
5. Line a baking tray with greasproof paper. Divide the mixture in 24 teaspoons spaced out on the tray. Cook on gas mark 7 for 25 minutes till brown.
6. When cool slit them halfway like burger buns but not the whole way. Then fill with whipped cream (whisked with the icing sugar).
7. Gently warm choclate and add the 1oz of butter and spread on top. Refridgerate for a few hours to set.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie Afifa Batan

Creamy Pasta

250g pasta boiled
1 med onion finely chopped
1 punnet mushrooms
¾ cup mix veg
2tbs Butter
1tbs ground garlic
1tbs green masala
1tbs Aromat (optional)
¼ tsp white pepper,
1 packet Knorr cheese pasta sauce
1 packet Knorr pasta mushroom sauce
1 cup fresh cream
½ cup water
½ cup grated cheese

Method :
1. Boil pasta and keep aside.
2. Braise onions in butter with garlic and all spices. Mix well.
3. Add mushrooms and vegetables and cook.
4. Mix sauces in water to form paste. Add to veg and add fresh cream. Let it simmer.
5. Toss in pasta and mix well. 6. Place mixture in casserole dish, sprinkle cheese over and warm in oven till cheese melts over.

Enjoy x

Love from Foodie