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I’m no baker and my kryptonite is any sort of dough or batter. I don’t really care much for desserts I’m more of a savory person and so I don’t make much sweet stuff or bake often. My oven is used for baking food or vegetables but never for a cake or cookies. While spending endless hours looking up recipes ( it’s one of my fav past times ) I chanced upon one for what they call a Chiffon cake. I think it’s just a really light airy and fluffy version of a sponge cake. It was orange in flavour…

If I’m being completely honest, I’m an extremely fussy eater. While I eat almost everything I need variety constantly and am always looking for new dishes to create since that’s the only way I’ll be happy with what I eat. If I left my meals up to someone else, I’d probably be eating dal and sabzi everyday and while I enjoy it, I’d get sick of it on the second day! So while I was doing my usual recipe research on the internet I chanced upon a Cobb Salad recipe and since I really enjoy this salad I thought I’d…

Ramadan is nearly over and with Eid just around the corner, my short but enjoyable series of Ramadan Recipes comes to an end. I had a few more recipes that I wanted to experiment with but I shall do those in time as this was a hectic month and tonight I’m off traveling. Since this is the last recipe in the series ( at least for the moment ) I thought I’d go out on a high note and attempt something that I love eating and ordering in but have never made. After carefully meticulously following the recipe and plenty…

One of the things that makes me incredibly happy is when folks are receptive to the things I write and enjoy what I post. When people try out recipes that I’ve toiled over and experimented with, it’s a different kind of high. The response for my ongoing Ramadan Recipes series has been wonderful but the nicest response was when Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing extended some recipes that are a Ramadan specialties,  sourced from Chef Jens Muenchenbach, at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah. I absolutely love collecting recipes and tend to do cooking classes wherever I go. Chef Muenchenbach’s recipes…

This new series of Ramadan Recipes that I’ve started is turning out to be quite tricky. It’s completely out of my element and not food I cook often but it is food that I really enjoy. To try and keep up so that I post regularly BEFORE Ramdan is actually over, I’ve picked a simple dessert that is so easy, you can make this in no time and most of the ingredients are things you might already have handy in your pantry. If not, no worries a quick grocery run and you’ll be set. This is an interesting dessert called…

I really enjoy a good salad but I find that I enjoy it more when it’s made for me and I’m not doing all the prep. Sadly it isn’t possible to go out everyday or order in every time I feel like a light lunch. I’ve been experimenting with various ingredients, usually it’s with whatever I have on hand, and I’ve come up with some combinations that really work for me. Sadly I’m an extremely fussy eater and one that constantly craves new dishes which means either I fend for myself or eat whatever is on the table. I choose…

As part of my Ramadan Recipes series on the blog, I’m trying to find dishes that you would typically eat during the holy month of Ramzan for iftar. There are plenty of recipes but this is not my area of expertise so it takes a little time and practice to perfect these recipes. A dish I thoroughly enjoy no matter what time of the year is a Baida Roti ( egg roti ) It’s usually stuffed with lamb but I enjoy the chicken one as well. It’s like a thick stuffed pancake almost and eerily similar to an Indonesian Murtabak.…

I find that when I get ready to enter the kitchen, I’m most comfortable with quick recipes that take just minutes to prepare and that why I love Chinese style stir fry recipes. I must admit the most tedious part of such recipes is the prep where it is a wee bit time consuming to chop all the vegetables and meats but the actual cooking time is barely 5 minutes. Some stir fry recipes can get quite elaborate with multiple ingredients, of course this depends entirely on what you’d like to toss in, but I find like in most cases,…

Every year folks do food trails through Mohammed Ali Road, Minara Masjid and other popular eat streets to sample typical Ramadan food. While it’s common to write about these dishes and where you get them this time I thought I’d try and share some of the recipes so you don’t have to battle it out in any street or alley or wait your turn to be served, you can just make it in the comfort of your own home and with of course a more hygienic kitchen and a firm grip on how much oil or sugar you’d like to…

I don’t care much for fish or even shelled fish like crab or lobster but I have a special place in my heart for prawns. They are one of my favourite ingredients and if they didn’t have so much cholesterol I’d honestly cook them every second day. Most of the time I end up tossing them into a curry, either Goan or Thai and that seems to work just fine but this time around I wanted to enjoy them without being drowned in a curry or gravy. I wanted a dry prawn dish full of flavour. This one reminds me…