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wedding soji recipe

Wedding Soji (Semolina Halwa,Halava) is a rich, creamy, pudding like desert often served at traditional Indian weddings in South Africa (at least it was when I was growing up). It is made from semolina or tasty wheat fried in sweetly spiced butter or ghee then simmered in cream. This celebratory […]

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seafood pilaf recipe

Like Biryani and Paella, Pilaf (Pilau, pulau) is a one pot medley of rice and vegetable or meat, in this case Frutti di Mare (seafood including mussels, squid rings and shrimp). Recipes vary within individual families as much as they do across the globe. In South Asian versions of the […]

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chocolate ganache tart with shortbread crust

This chocolate tart  with a chocolate ganache filling and shortbread biscuit base is one of the easiest tarts to make. It is egg less and definitely flop proof! I made this as a dessert for supper last night, with little time to spare after preparing a Durban Chicken Biryani. It […]

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easy chicken liver curry recipe

Much like mutton fry, or sheep liver fry, Amma often braised nearly all organ meat with the same technique, varying spices depending on the meat type. Chicken livers on the other hand were a more versatile organ meat, sometimes braised dry or made with potatoes and peas for a hearty […]