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Main Dishes/ Starters

Bhuna Chicken 95

I saw this recipe from Masala hut online, made it once loved it and then adjusted it to our tastebuds, hence the name change to Bhuna Chicken 95 –…

Snacks/ Starters

Chicken & Sweetcorn bake

This recipe is a cross between East and West brought to our palate by one of my mum’s friends in the UK.  Every 27th night of Ramadan, aunty would…

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Aloo Tikki Chana (Chole) Chaat

In Kenya we grew up eating ‘Chana Bateta’ the best ones were made by my friend Yasmin (Khoji) of Nakuru. Her channas were to die for, nothing like the…

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Nathiagali Taj Hotel Chicken

Those of you that have been to Nathiagali, Muree will have missed out, if you didn’t eat the fried chillie chicken and mash ki daal at the famous Taj…

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Chicken and Vegetable soup

This is a really warming Chinese style chicken and vegetable soup perfect for Winter nights.  I got the recipe from Aqsa Khalid of Lahore.  It’s quite simple, but as…

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Chicken Corn Soup (Chinese)

Chinese with a touch of Pakistan! I actually took classes in Lahore, Pakistan to emulate the dishes served in the Chinese restaurants in Lahore. I have travelled the world…

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Makai Paka (Corn cobs in coconut sauce)

This dish has connections to the happy years I spent in Mombasa and memories of any and every dish having some ‘tui’ coconut milk added to it. There is…

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Sizzling chicken wings

My friend who owns a restaurant showed me how to make wings in this unusual way.…

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Maru’s Bhajia (of Nairobi fame!)

I remember going to River Road with my grandmother especially for a plate of Maru’s (the owner’s name) Bhajia, they would be served freshly fried, with two chutneys, one…

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Butter chicken

This is a recipe shared with my by one of the chefs at a very popular Indian restaurant in Southall…

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Fish Kebabs

This is a simple recipe, perfect as a starter, ideal for picnics and excellent as a sandwich filling. It was passed on to me by a Khoji friend…

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Cauliflower kebabs

Par-boiled cauliflower florets coated with mince. An innovative recipe shared by a friend’s lovely mum who was a very experienced cook.…

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Chillie Paneer

Paneer is an Indian cottage cheese, sometimes made at home but more often shop bought. It is easily available in most UK Supermarkets and Indian grocers. My…

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Corn Bhel Puri

A recipe with many different tastes, I overhead two ladies exchanging this recipe at a gathering. I replicated it at home and my family of ‘tasters’ loved it!…

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Dokhra

This is a spongy savoury steamed cake made with yoghurt; I learnt to make this in Nakuru, Kenya…

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BBQ Wings

Umm! these are smokey bbq wings taught to me by my youngest sister-in-law, who loves making unusual dishes and is a master at them!…

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Masala Chips

I think very fondly of Totem Kiosk in Nakuru where I learnt how to make this unusual chips recipe.…

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Cassava/Potato chaat

This is a lovely chaat made either with cassava (mogo) or boiled potatoes and brought together with tamarind chutney.…

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Nacho station

This is a popular recipe put together and served at our staff restaurant - theatre cooking! …

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Papri Chaat

This is a lovely refreshing chaat that binds unusual ingredients together with yoghurt and tamarind.…

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Salt Meat

This recipe was given to me by a lady from Northern Pakistan, I ran into her at one of the Heathrow hotels, we got talking about food and cooking…

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Chops with Tomato puree

This dish can be served as a starter or as a main with naan bread or French bread.…

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Kebab rolls – fried

This is a lovely innovative idea and can be served as a snack or a starter.…