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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Passion Fruit Curd


"Mumma You love  passion fruits right?", my 10 year concluded one day.  Ok so  I love  passionfruits and its something you can get  easily here in Maldives, sadly  our passionfruit vine that my husband and I were trying to grow on our balcony back fired when  we discovered a rat had invaded the  vine and chewed off most of the leaves and was planning to use it to build a home on our balcony. We freaked out  and have taken all the plants downstairs much to my mum's delight .

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Handi Chicken


When  the Muslimah Food Bloggers group on Facebook announced that the challenge for September was to cook any dish from Pakistan I was very excited . I didn't have time to take part in the recent challenges so  was happy to be able to make something for this month's challenge.

My husband and I both studied in Karachi so we both have fond food memories.  The delicious freshly  baked Naans, Chicken tikkas, Lassi  the abundant fruit and vegetable carts.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lassi


I love Lassi, which is a yogurt drink that is  served either sweet or salty. I like the sweet one so I made my lassi sweet.  I had my first authentic Lassi in Karachi Pakistan,  it was my first time  having dinner out with my sister and her friends and we went to this  road side shop,

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Yogurt And Berry Terrine with Strawberry coulis



Eidhul Adha is here!! So its pretty chaotic on the streets of Male' everyone is running or rather zooming around trying to head to the islands or resorts or abroad for Eid holidays.

So for this Eid I have a very elegant dish , quite a show stopper I would say  one that took me ages to perfect. Great desert to serve  for a special occasion .

Friday, August 25, 2017

Smoked Salmon And Cucumber Sandwiches


Manuka Smoked Sliced Salmon was on sale  at  Fantasy Store ,here in Male' , its a specialty shop  I would say, as its the only place that sold gourmet food, cold meats and various cheeses etc. But I love visiting there and was so excited to finally find smoked salmon at a reasonable price.  As soon as hubby found out I was going to use smoked salmon  he made a l  "I don't really like" that face LOL, talk about fussy kids even the father can be fussy at times . I promised him he will like it.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Chicken Meatball And Noodle Soup



Soups  are one of my go to recipes when ever there is someone having a cold in the house.   Thankfully the boys find it easier to eat  soups when sick than a heavy meal.  I made this one  on a rainy day,  the kind of day you want to go to  curl up on the sofa and do nothing but enjoy the cool air.Sadly my biggest baby, aka hubby, is not such a big fan of soup... but then he still has to eat it as I make it for him as well, when he comes down with a cold .

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Chicken Meat balls


Getting a good quality mince is not easy.  Not knowing whats inside a packet that comes from abroad keeps me back from buying it. But every now and then I buy a pack , I prefer the Ayam brand which tastes the best or I mince  some boneless chicken breast in the food processor.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Turtle Conservatory In Lh. Naifaru


"Guess what we had for breakfast today",  my sister in law and her hubby exclaimed as we headed for the beach  when were were staying in Naifaru last March. " Dhatha served turtle meat. ". "Its was good like beef!" I cringed , didnt want to know how it tasted at all.  There are few things that I cross the line when it came to food, fertilised  duck eggs  , Foi gras,  bugs and now of course turtle. I remember eating turtle eggs when I was a kid , didn't mind them but now after seeing them and hearing about the fate of most of them I had no desire to eat them in any form.  What I found ironic or even hypocritic was  while people in the island eat turtle meat,  there was a turtle conservatory  at the corner of the island.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Quick Tuna And Vegetable Pasta


It can get pretty hot here in Maldives and  on such days I try to make quick meals so I don't end up heating up our home ( our home is an apartment in my parents house, we( my sisters and I) all have our own little apartment with my parents living in the ground floor, and each having our own kitchens.)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kopee Fai, Carrot and Tomato Salad


We don't normally eat salad as a main meal, its usually served as a side dish with some thing. This is one of my latest addition to our lunch table. Carrots and tomatoes are easily available . Kopee fai is a local green which is similar to  kale and also to the Chinese Kale.  Its quite easy to grow too and you will find a lot of these kopee fai plants growing on the road side in a lot of Maldivian Islands.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Smoked Tuna


During the first term mid term break , my husband and his three sibling and all the  families , headed to his island  , Lh. Naifaru.  This was our third visit and I have to come to love and enjoy my time in this small island. One of the things I love about this island is the strong communities and one of my favorite streets is Thitha's street ,where  hubby's aunt Thitha lives in an old run down but cosy  home. The street is old and narrow  and can see inside the coral walled houses .