Starters

Tamatar ki chutney ho tou aisi! I was introduced to this chutney at my Aunty Sayedah’s place while growing up in Jeddah. This was staple at their household. However, it was a supremely yummy treat for me! I can easily eat spoonfuls of this. This chutney is cooked, so it can stay good up to a week. Or maybe more. We never have any left at the end of the week to know otherwise. INGREDIENTS Cooking oil : 1/2 cup Rai Dana 1 TBSP (black mustard seeds) Garlic paste: 1/2 tsp Fresh green chili: 2-3 slices (as per your hotness liking) Whole red chilies :Read More →

Calgarian Fall means it’s time to break out the soup pot and make a wholesome yummy spicy pot of the Hot & Sour Soup! It’s perfect on its own or to serve as starter. My recipe is based on trying several online versions and creating this mix for myself. So if you make it, do share the source , thank you! Also, I know you will ask about the Chili Garlic Sauce I use, so here is an image. It’s available easily in Walmart and all other major grocery stores. Ingredients Chicken stock Shiitake mushrooms 1cup chopped Tofu medium hard 1 cup cubed small BeanRead More →

UPDATE: When I wrote the below post, I was trying to put my own twist on a basic recipe that I knew. Since my readership has grown, my fine readers have enlightened me that the one below is very similar to Mutabaal, an authentic Syrian recipe. I however, have since updated my recipe.. so will continue to Call this for me the same name ( You can’t teach an old horse new tricks 😉 ). But I have thankfully learned so much for you all! Read on to the original post: ———————————— The first time I tried this dish, I was young and foolish, andRead More →

What is the easiest quickest and jazziest thing you can whip up which can act as a Salad, Starter, Snack or even a Dinner main course? Why of course a Pasta Salad!!! I usually have a whole packet of Pasta boiled, and tossed in Olive oil, and kept in a tuperware box in my fridge. Why? I can mix it with pasta sauce to feed the kiddies, or make a Pasta Salad when I want! My Secret weapon to making the salad yummy is the dressing that I use. Read on to learn this easy recipe… Ingredients: Pasta Boiled . 2 cups Carrot Grated 1Read More →