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This recipe makes use of tomato paste, fresh tomatoes and Italian herbs to make a flavorful and versatile tomato sauce which is quick to prepare. Toss with pasta to make the perfect dinner.
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Versatile Tomato Sauce

This recipe makes use of tomato paste, fresh tomatoes and Italian herbs to make a flavorful and versatile tomato sauce which is quick to prepare. Toss with pasta to make the perfect dinner. I have pored through many cookbooks and Googled many different recipes but have yet to find a quick tomato sauce recipe that suited my kitchen. Almost all the quick recipes called for canned & crushed tomatoes, with San Marzano tomatoes being the recommended brand. Unfortunately, canned tomatoes aren’t…

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Peri Bites

Peri Bites are green chilies stuffed with chicken & cheese; dipped in breadcrumbs and fried till golden. They make you ask for a glass of water but you still keep asking for more. It’s the month of Ramazan and as much as we plan not to, we end up focusing on the food. Every year I think that this year I am going to keep it simple; not spend much time in the kitchen and eat healthy. But inevitably I…

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Granola Crusted Chicken Tenders

This delicious & healthy recipe features baked granola crusted chicken tenders that are made using artisanal granola from Nora got Sweet Tooth. About nine months back or so I saw this advert by a new home caterer who was planning to introduce granola and meusli. The advert piqued my interest because I love granola and it is the easiest breakfast possible. Add yoghurt/milk and you are done. A few days later I messaged her to ask for the prices. She…

This simple recipe will take you back to the Desi chicken patties you used to get from the corner bakery. Crisp & flaky puff golden pastry filled with shredded chicken in a creamy white sauce.
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Desi Chicken Patties

Fresh from the bakery oven, these Desi chicken patties were (still are) one of my favorite childhood snacks. Crispy puff pastry that kept on flaking with every bite, the ‘milky’ chicken filling and the top circle of puff pastry that we would eat plain or dip in tea. The round ones were always stuffed with chicken, and the triangle ones were usually stuffed with potatoes/vegetables. Unfortunately, concerns of hygiene have limited my intake of chicken patties. Though they are available…

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Chicken Cheese Balls

Sharing another recipe that I tried this Ramazan and absolutely loved – Chicken Cheese Balls. I am a huge fan of the Jalapeno Cheese balls at Pizzo – they are filled with melted cheese which literally explodes in your mouth. Since I can’t keep ordering from there all the time, this was my take on something similar. Turned out really good especially with the melted cheese inside. This is a recipe that I can see myself making in Ramadan (inshAllah the next…

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Peri Peri Chicken Sandwich

Another experiment this Ramadan which Alhamdullilah turned out really well. I was planning to make grilled chicken & cheese subway style sandwiches using French bread but the store near my place was out of it. Since I really couldn’t change recipes at that time, I decided to just buy multi-grain bread and proceed from there. I was expecting these to just taste like typical sandwiches but baking them in the oven instead of in the toaster oven individually just made…

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Cheesy Potato Skins

I decided to make potato skins today – I made them at 7:30 pm for Iftar and I am now typing the recipe at 1:49 am in the morning.  This is probably the first time I have typed out a recipe this quickly but I did not anticipate the amount of requests I would get for this recipe.    Of course, the fact that I shared it on my own Facebook page, on other Facebook forums, Instagram & Twitter might have…