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Indian

Sweet mango pickle

Sweet mango pickleMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I have been living in my hometown for the past 31 years. I have driven the same roads for the past 31 years. My uncle has been living in his house longer than 31 years and I have visited him for th…

Daltjies

DaltjiesMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

The Indian version of this would be chilli bites or in our house hold curry balls. I make mine using spinach, but the other day when I was randomly mining my own business at some old aunty conventi…

Cheese and sweetcorn samosa filling

Cheese and sweetcorn samosa fillingMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I learnt how to fold and make samosa at the very beginning of my culinary journey. Before that, all samosas were store bought or bought from the old Muslim aunty that lived in our community. I mean…

Jalebi

JalebiMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I used to love making these little sticky sweet treats and then somewhere along the line I made them and an oopsie happened and they didn’t come out the way they should have and after that I never …

Dhaltjies

DhaltjiesMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Who doesn’t love a dhaltjie??? I know I do, actually I don’t know a single person who doesn’t. In temple when they serve this on a plate with a whole lot of other goodies, these little round savour…

Chai spiced vermicelli

Chai spiced vermicelliMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Being Indian we use vermicelli in practically everything from making pies to dessert and sometimes in food but never ever have I thought of using it for breakfast. I was greatly mistaken. I came ac…

Meat

Beef stir fry in oyster sauce

Beef stir fry in oyster sauceMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love stir fry, but I never seem to get it right. The sauce never tastes right or the noodles land up swimming in the sauce. My dad is not a huge fan of stir fry either. When I came across this re…

Baked ziti

Baked zitiMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

A while back I had to make a recipe of The Pioneer women’s and it required marinara sauce. Of course I have never come across this sauce in the super market so I had to make it myself. I made a hug…

Braised viennas

Braised viennasMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I remember growing up and eating this dish endless amounts of times at my grans house. My mother also used to make a version of this, but hers was more a curry and a little bit stronger than my gra…

Chilli cheese burrito

Chilli cheese burritoMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I am not a huge fan of these. To tell you the truth, I haven’t had many of them to tell you honestly whether or not I like it. I tried the KFC version once and it was okay, but it didn’t scream at …

Kati rolls with pickled onion and green chilli salad

Kati rolls with pickled onion and green chilli saladMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

There are times in my life where I wish that I could eat street food from Indian, it just seems so exciting but with my luck I will most likely suffer from Delhi-belly. A while back I bought Rick S…

Masala steak gatsby

Masala steak gatsbyMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I grew up surrounded by Gatsby. Every day at the university cafeteria, they would have the counters full of these polony Gatsby. But seeing as I am not a huge fan of the polony, okay that’s a lie. …

Tiffany's meat loaf

Tiffany’s meat loafMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I have never eaten a meatloaf before. I always hear them talking about meatloaf on the television and I always hear how they complain about how bad meat loaf is and they also seem to crumble when t…

Eggs

Indian scrambled eggsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Indian scrambled eggsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

From past experience, I know that fried eggs does not go down with my dad. Especially if the bottom of the yolks are crispy. He wants a soft to medium yolk without the bottoms going crispy. That is…

Egg and sausage casserole

Egg and sausage casseroleMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love watching The Pioneer women and most of her dishes are easy to make and then there are some that ask for ingredients that I have never heard of in my neck of town. For example, breakfast saus…

One wok red onion and bread stir fry

One wok red onion and bread stir fryMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

From all my recipes, it is safe to say that we eat and eat and eat. One would expect that we take food at a leisurely pace come Sunday… wrong, that is when the roasts come over to visit. This past …

Toasty with spiced fried egg

Toasty with spiced fried eggMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

There are mornings during the week , when I really really hate making breakfast. Actually to tell you the truth, most mornings I hate making breakfast. Simply because I am always late and my …

Green omelette

Green omeletteMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

When my birthday came around, the one and only resolution I put into place was that I would get up early every morning, make a homemade breakfast for myself and actually eat it sitting down. How do…

Eggs kejriwal

Eggs kejriwalMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

When I first read the name of this recipe, I just turned over the page and carried on looking for something. Then I went back to the recipe and actually read through everything and do not let the n…

Inda boflo

Inda bofloMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I came across this recipe in Meera’s cookbook and at first I was a bit daunted to tell you the truth. The name just put me off, it sounded so foreign and strange, like it would require ingredients …

Breakfast pies

Breakfast piesMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but in my case it is the most stressful meal of the day. From the moment I open my eyes, I always seem to be running late, I wonder if that…

Cowboy quiche

Cowboy quicheMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

When I first discovered The Pioneer Women, I was over the moon, her recipes were easy to follow with lots of pictures at each step to ensure that I was going in the right direction towards to end m…

Biscuit

Love bites

Love bitesMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Normally I make fancy biscuits for Diwali or for family functions. The last time I made a chocolate covered cookie was for my mother’s late cousin and never again. Not because they are complicated …

Rose Viennese swirls

Rose Viennese swirlsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love biscuits, I love everything about them, making them to eating them and even eating the left over raw cookie dough. I very seldom make biscuits, simple because they take up a great part of my…

Indian short bread

Indian short breadMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

With this freezing cold weather knocking on the door every waking moment, the last thing I feel like doing is standing up straight and making food. All I want to do is lay under the duvet with my h…

Custard biscuits

Custard biscuitsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I never use custard powder to make anything. If I need to use custard, I buy the ready made cartons from the store. With that being said, I still managed to find a tub of custard powder in the pant…

Stained glass biscuits

Stained glass biscuitsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I have seen these biscuits made over and over again on Instagram and facebook. Whenever I watch these videos, I am in awe of them and wonder where on earth I am supposed to get these crushed sweets to make these biscuits. Someone told me to use boiled sweets… never heard of those, another told…

Pistachio, orange zest and date naankati biscuits

Pistachio, orange zest and date naankati biscuitsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

In our household, the only time you can bet your last dollar on, that there will be naankati biscuits in our house is Diwali time. My mother says it isn’t real naankati biscuits until there is a cr…

Snowball cookies

Snowball cookiesMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

In our household there must always be a cookie to go with the last hot drink of the evening and there has to be some cookies in the cookie jar for those midnight cravings of the cookie monster. I c…

Coconut scraps

Coconut scrapsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Who doesn’t love a good cookie with a delicious cup of java??? I love cookies by themselves and with java. In our household there always has to be a tin of cookies in the pantry to go with our even…

Ginger biscuits

Ginger biscuitsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

If anyone told me that I would not have the urge to bake or cook, I would laugh at them and tell them they are so wrong. But alas here we are, coming up to my uncle 2 month anniversary and if I hav…

Vegetables

Chickpea, potatoe and cabbage curryMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Chickpea, potatoe and cabbage curryMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

With my recent attempts to make a vegan swiss roll, and when I say ATTEMPTS, I have tried it so many times that it has become a second job. Everything goes a okay, until I have to unroll and fill a…

Bombay potato tacosMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Bombay potato tacosMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Anything potatoe curry form is my go to dish on a fasting day. It is quick and easy to make especially when you are not fasting. I came across this recipe in Nadiya’s cookbook and it seemed a reall…

Easy peasy spuds

Easy peasy spudsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Growing up, making a baked potatoe in the microwave was like magic. The baked potatoe, smothered in butter and drowned in cheese has become a staple and go to quick meal when the hunger pains don’t…

Roasted root vegetable

Roasted root vegetableMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I am a carnivore by heart. Every now and then I crave a bunch of roasted vegetables and I seem to be the only one in the house hold that craves this. My parents refuse to go anywhere it and if I di…

Chilli paneer

Chilli paneerMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Paneer is considered to be the Indian cheese of the world. Being Indian, you would assume that we love and only eat paneer??? WRONG. We seldom eat it, it will never be found in the fridge or anywhe…

Red Kidney bean curry

Red Kidney bean curryMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

My mother has given up meat for over a year and a half and she eats almost anything I give her. Be it, soya mince, baked beans, any soya products, potatoes, sugar beans, dhal, lentil…however there …

Workers curry

Workers curryMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love cooking Indian food, especially when the aromas start to infuse…wow… you just have to be here to smell it all. Fridays used to be my take it easy day when to comes to cooking, toasted cheese…

Lentils with lemon

Lentils with lemonMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I can’t remember the last time that I made a meal that had lentils in. Now that I have discovered the magic of aquafaba, I make sure that the only legume in my pantry is tins and tins of chickpeas.…

Spinach, tomato and chickpea curry

Spinach, tomato and chickpea curryMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I recently discovered the joy of serving Indian food in tali’s and let me just one thing. I have never been more than happy to cook vegetable curries. I am not normally one to give up meat, but for…

Squashed tomato uttapam

Squashed tomato uttapamMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I have never heard of this dish before but I was willing to give it a try after all I had all the ingredients in the pantry without having to make a quick pit stop at the shops. In my opinion and m…

Butternut squash, aubergine and red lentil sambhar

Butternut squash, aubergine and red lentil sambharMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I recently made uputtam and this was one of the accompanying side dishes that went with it. Let me just say one thing, this was one of the most hardest dishes to get my parents to eat. It is a very…

Paprika corn on the cob

Paprika corn on the cobMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love eating sweetcorn on the con, especially when it is straight out of the pot, smothered in butter and seasoned generously. Of course, I never seem to have a pot big enough to boil all the swee…

Bombay potatoes

Bombay potatoesMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I never really sat back and looked at my pantry at all the things in there. It just seems that I always have ingredients in there when I need it. 3 weeks of not stopping every other day at the stor…

Sour cream mash potatoes

Sour cream mash potatoesMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Growing up mash potatoe was simple and straight forward. Boiled till soft, drained and then mashed with a masher, milk was mixed in as well as butter and a sprinkle of freshly grated nutmeg. Then i…

Muffins

Banana and honey muffinsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Banana and honey muffinsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Every week, I buy dozens and dozens of bananas in the vain hope of eating healthy. My mother hides it on top of the fridge, where only she and my dad seem to remember that it is hidden there. I alw…

Chicken

Goan spiced chicken curry

Goan spiced chicken curryMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love eating chicken curry, the real proper Indian way, minus the chicken feet and chicken head. A while back I went to a family wedding in Durban and my cousin’s wife who was seated next to me wa…

Kings casserole

Kings casseroleMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Every now and then I manage to catch an episode of The Pioneer Women. Then my attention gets caught by a delicious recipe and I painstakingly rewind and quickly write down the recipe and I repeat t…

Sticky chicken

Sticky chickenMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

There are days, especially the day before the weekly grocery shopping, when I run out of ideas. I always tend to buy takeaways that day but seeing as my waist line is starting to resemble a take aw…

Pancakes and waffles

Peachy pancakes

Peachy pancakesMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love pancakes, in any form and size. I am not a huge fan of making pancakes though, they never come out the way they should. I always make the griddle to hot and the pancake burns to within an in…

Sweet pies and tarts

Lime cream pie

Lime cream pieMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love making no bake desserts, there are quick to make, super easy and guess what they do not require you to use the oven, which is perfect especially on those hot summer days. I recently managed …

Drink

1978 strawberry milkshake

1978 strawberry milkshakeMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Strawberry milkshake has been the one drink that has always been in our family fridge. Growing up I could remember always opening my grans fridge and seeing the pink bottle of Woolworths milkshake …

Boeber

BoeberMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Whenever I run into someone that knew my granny or a family member that I haven’t seen in a while, they also tell me that I look just like my granny. I take that as a huge compliment. I came across…

Homemade lemonade

Homemade lemonadeMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love coke, I drink coke every minute or every day of the week. I will wake up in the wee hours of the morning, thirsty and craving coke. Apparently this is a bad habit, but what can I say, everyo…

Sweets

Peanut clusters

Peanut clustersMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I grew up eating peanut clusters. Every Friday, after work my dad would take us to Checkers to buy a packet full of those pick and mix sweets that you could get at the cigarette counter. I always chose peanut and coconut clusters, my cousins would always pick the sour ones and my mother anything…

Salad

Apple and bean salad

Apple and bean saladMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Every other week, when I walk down the fruit and veg isle looking for inspiration, I always seem to hover around the apples and land up buying a pack. And every other week that pack goes bad, but I…

Coleslaw

ColeslawMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I am one of those people that when ever we buy KFC, I am the one that has to have a tub of coleslaw to go with it. The rest of my family eats the mash and gravy and then there is me, getting on eve…

Jaipur slaw

Jaipur slawMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I have been watching My Kitchen rules Australia recently. On the show, most of the mains served are always accompanied by a side, be it a salad or a sauce as Manu would say, it isn’t a main unless …

Leaves, herbs and curds

Leaves, herbs and curdsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love eating a light salad, especially with Sunday roast. My mother always wants a salad or at least a side dish to go with a meal she eats. Most of the times she eats the salad and forgets about …

Cape Malay salad bowl

Cape Malay salad bowlMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

So I’m back in the kitchen, after a short break I am back. The past 3 weeks has been hectic, it has been a first of many things. From losing my uncle to attending my first Indian funeral as well as…

fish

Kipper Kedgeree

Kipper KedgereeMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Every time I open Nadiyah’s cookbook in search for something to make for breakfast, I come across this recipe and I will not lie. I am intrigued. Well wouldn’t you be, I could not imagine eat…

Prawn pathia curry

Prawn pathia curryMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Who doesn’t love prawns??? I could eat prawns every day of the week, in any shape and size. With that being said, I very seldom cook prawns. The cleaning is just too much work for me and my dad fri…

Prawn ahkni

Prawn ahkniMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Every year when my mother springs the house from top to bottom she makes me clean out and use all the meat in the freezer before our annual prayers. This year was the same, she gave me a mont…

Fish finger lasagne

Fish finger lasagneMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I could almost feel my pores clogging with oil when I read the word fish fingers in this recipe. Growing up, fish fingers were not one of the items that were ever found in the freezer, it wasn’t ev…

Pudding

Stewed sweet potatoes

Stewed sweet potatoesMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I came across this recipe in a Cape Malay cook book, that I have over looked soo many times. I am not a huge sweet potatoe fan but every time I kept opening the book to this recipe, and I was curio…

Father's day trifle

Father’s day trifleMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Every weekend my dad cries like a baby that he is craving trifle. Which under normal circumstances in our household literally only gets made for Christmas dessert. Secondly, jelly contains bovine g…

Creamy almond, pistachio rice pudding

Creamy almond, pistachio rice puddingMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I have never attempted to make a rice pudding in my life. To tell you the truth, I don’t think my mother ever made one for us growing up. I once saw Mary Berry making one on her cooking show, but t…

Cake

Vegan chocolate cake

Vegan chocolate cakeMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Every once in a while, I decide to give it my mother persistent hinting that we should have chocolate cake for Sunday tea time. As you all know by now that my dad hates chocolate cake with a passio…

Banana bread

Banana breadMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Whenever we do our weekly shopping to stock up on fresh produce, we buy a farm full of bananas. Most of the times we eat it, but sometimes, there are always a couple that get left behind that no on…

Snowball

SnowballMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I have seen many a snowball in my life and I have been mesmerised as to how they make them. Some that I have come across have been plain and others have been filled with cream in the middle. But al…

Date loaf

Date loafMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Growing up, my mother only made one kind of muffin and that was date and banana muffins. Wow she really loved those muffins, there was always an endless supply of them in the house, but my dad and …

Eggless chocolate cake with fresh cream and caramel

Eggless chocolate cake with fresh cream and caramelMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

When my uncle was alive, all he could do was nag and nag me for fresh cream cakes or moist chocolate cakes. Every time he saw me, those were the first things out of his mouth. Of course my mother w…

Pasta

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Bread

Corn bread

Corn breadMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I have always heard of corn bread being made on television and I recently visited a friend whose sister was visiting her and she was busy making corn bread, I left before it was completed baking, s…

Chocolate toasted sarmies

Chocolate toasted sarmiesMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

When I first started my culinary journey, I was hooked to The Great British bake off and I bought tons and tons of recipe books by the bake off and buy the contestants. 4 years down the road, and o…

Malabar paratha

Malabar parathaMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I recently discovered paratha’s and how easy they are to make. I grew up eating roti. So when I came across paratha’s and the different paratha fillings there were out there, I couldn’t help myself…

Pastry

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Chickpea, potatoe and cabbage curryMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Chickpea, potatoe and cabbage curryMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

With my recent attempts to make a vegan swiss roll, and when I say ATTEMPTS, I have tried it so many times that it has become a second job. Everything goes a okay, until I have to unroll and fill a…

Bombay potato tacosMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Bombay potato tacosMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Anything potatoe curry form is my go to dish on a fasting day. It is quick and easy to make especially when you are not fasting. I came across this recipe in Nadiya’s cookbook and it seemed a reall…

Indian scrambled eggsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Indian scrambled eggsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

From past experience, I know that fried eggs does not go down with my dad. Especially if the bottom of the yolks are crispy. He wants a soft to medium yolk without the bottoms going crispy. That is…

Banana and honey muffinsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Banana and honey muffinsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Every week, I buy dozens and dozens of bananas in the vain hope of eating healthy. My mother hides it on top of the fridge, where only she and my dad seem to remember that it is hidden there. I alw…

Vegan chocolate cake

Vegan chocolate cakeMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Every once in a while, I decide to give it my mother persistent hinting that we should have chocolate cake for Sunday tea time. As you all know by now that my dad hates chocolate cake with a passio…

Love bites

Love bitesMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Normally I make fancy biscuits for Diwali or for family functions. The last time I made a chocolate covered cookie was for my mother’s late cousin and never again. Not because they are complicated …

Sweet mango pickle

Sweet mango pickleMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I have been living in my hometown for the past 31 years. I have driven the same roads for the past 31 years. My uncle has been living in his house longer than 31 years and I have visited him for th…

Corn bread

Corn breadMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I have always heard of corn bread being made on television and I recently visited a friend whose sister was visiting her and she was busy making corn bread, I left before it was completed baking, s…

Goan spiced chicken curry

Goan spiced chicken curryMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love eating chicken curry, the real proper Indian way, minus the chicken feet and chicken head. A while back I went to a family wedding in Durban and my cousin’s wife who was seated next to me wa…

Egg and sausage casserole

Egg and sausage casseroleMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love watching The Pioneer women and most of her dishes are easy to make and then there are some that ask for ingredients that I have never heard of in my neck of town. For example, breakfast saus…

1978 strawberry milkshake

1978 strawberry milkshakeMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Strawberry milkshake has been the one drink that has always been in our family fridge. Growing up I could remember always opening my grans fridge and seeing the pink bottle of Woolworths milkshake …

One wok red onion and bread stir fry

One wok red onion and bread stir fryMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

From all my recipes, it is safe to say that we eat and eat and eat. One would expect that we take food at a leisurely pace come Sunday… wrong, that is when the roasts come over to visit. This past …

Easy peasy spuds

Easy peasy spudsMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Growing up, making a baked potatoe in the microwave was like magic. The baked potatoe, smothered in butter and drowned in cheese has become a staple and go to quick meal when the hunger pains don’t…

Beef stir fry in oyster sauce

Beef stir fry in oyster sauceMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I love stir fry, but I never seem to get it right. The sauce never tastes right or the noodles land up swimming in the sauce. My dad is not a huge fan of stir fry either. When I came across this re…

Roasted root vegetable

Roasted root vegetableMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

I am a carnivore by heart. Every now and then I crave a bunch of roasted vegetables and I seem to be the only one in the house hold that craves this. My parents refuse to go anywhere it and if I di…

Kings casserole

Kings casseroleMastering the art of cookingchillibitten

Every now and then I manage to catch an episode of The Pioneer Women. Then my attention gets caught by a delicious recipe and I painstakingly rewind and quickly write down the recipe and I repeat t…