I am Shanaz Rafiq, the person in the backstage of this blog creating recipes in my cozy kitchen, trying to capture the images of food into my camera and unveiling my talent to the world through this platform. I am a proud Indian and hail from the city of Mangalore, living in UAE at present.

Welcome to my culinary world where cooking is considered as an ‘art’ and not a ‘rocket science’. If you are among those who find pleasure in home cooked food, you are at the right place. You can find all sorts of recipes from easy, quick, simple family meals, daily food, party food or any exotic copycat recipes of a restaurant dish.
The main goal and mission of this blog are to help people who either hate to cook or have no knowledge of cooking by giving them easy and practical recipes which they can enjoy with their loved ones. ‘Food’ is the only means by which a whole family unites during meal times. Be it a family get-together, weddings, or festivals food takes the centre stage. Along with providing tested and practical recipes, my blog mission is to promote ‘home food’ among the future generation and to make them aware of the health benefits of having home cooked food rather than opting for junk food.
My love for cooking started when I was very young helping my mother in the kitchen and watching her cook with utmost love. Later it became more intense when I started to watch cooking shows especially of Sanjeev Kapoor and note down the recipe in my diaries. I would then attempt each recipe and casually click a picture of it and preserve them as a record. This way I had a pretty good collection of tried recipes along with the pictures. The idea of blogging struck me when I was prompted by one of my dearest friend encouraging me to take my passion to a next level.
My blog started humbly as a way to help my close ones and friends with recipes and to make their lives easier. I then realized that more and more people are taking interest in my recipes and was gaining popularity in my community. Initially, I had no big plans for turning my blog into a full-time job. I tried to invest in myself by taking up an online course in Photography which helped me polish my skills in capturing food in form of pictures to make it look more appealing and artistic. In the year 2016, I started making food videos which came as a huge request from my readers. I was more than delighted to see the success of my videos going viral all over.

I hope you enjoy all my recipes and look forward for all the suggestions and feedback from you.

Shahnaz Rafiq's recipes


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Homemade Strawberry Jam
Barley Oats and Chicken Soup
Tomato and Carrot Soup
Aloo Matar Ki Tehri (Potato & Peas Pulao)
Street Style Pav Bhaji (Homemade Pav Bhaji Masala Powder)
Lahsuni Methi Pulao (Garlic And Fenugreek Rice)
Mexican Chicken Pinwheels
Raspberry Lemon Cake
Persian Meatballs with Saffron Rice
Dragon Chicken
Beetroot Hummus
Blueberry Banana Bread
Red Carrot Halwa with Khoya – Laal Gajar Ka Halwa
Methi Malai Paneer (Restaurant Style Cottage Cheese Curry)
Salmon Tikka
Punjabi Tinda Masala
Tandoori Chicken Roll
Indian Style Spinach & Mutton Curry
Homemade Mango Ice Cream
Chicken Korma
Chicken Cheese Steak Quesadilla
Strawberry & Honey Lassi
Bread and Chicken Muffins
Snickers Cookies
Avocado & Mushroom Breakfast Toast
Ginger & Dates Jam
Chili & Herb Hummus
South Indian Style Green Coconut Chutney/Spicy Coconut Dip
Mexican Rice And Cheese Bombers
Mexican Rice/Baked Cheese & Mince Mexican Rice
Spicy Chicken Tacos
Babaganosh/Eggplant Dip without Tahina
Shish Taouk Roll
Iranian Lambshanks/Bagali Polo Ba Mahicha
Kabab Koobeideh with Saffron Rice – Persian Seekh Kebab
Matka Kesar Firni – Rice Pudding – Phirni
Aish El Saraya – Arabic Dessert
Bakwan Sayur – Vegetable Fritters/Indonesian Pakoda
Adjaruli Khachapuri/Georgian Cheesy Flatbread
Thai Pineapple Rice
English Breakfast
Basil & Chia Seeds Yogurt – Fruit Parfait
Mango Cheese Cake
Thai Prawn Red Curry
Iranian Rice/Irani Dill & Saffron Rice
Baby Corn Manchurian
Banana Buns
Mix Vegetable Frittata
Chicken & Potato Cutlets

Shahnaz Rafiq's favourited recipes


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