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Tomato Bredie

Yusuf Daniels, bestselling author of the book “Living Coloured” shares his mom, Jessie’s famous Tomato Bredie recipe with us. This a must try comfort food and winter warmer.

Sugar Beans Stew

 An old, but firm favourite which is ideal as a winter warmer and for big family gatherings. Traditional, healthy and easy on the purse strings.


The traditional Cape Malay bobotie made even easier, a must try recipe that will leave you wanting more. Serve with yellow rice, mashed potatoes and a beetroot salad.

Sunday Afternoon Samoosas

Though many versions of this dish exist, beef or chicken samoosas filled with traditional spices are most popular in the Cape Malay communities of South Africa.

Worreltjies & Ertjies (Peas and Carrot Stew)

A wholesome meal that is filling and simply delicious. It is a meal that serves up warm and fuzzy memories of my childhood !

Creamed Chicken Mushroom and Spinach Pasta

A quick and easy pasta dish which can be enjoyed for lunch or supper. Kids can make this as well with adult supervision.


As you know a recipe is also a Sadaka (charity) so Biesmillah, it’s very simple so give it a try and treat your friends and family. Main ingredient L O V E… say Biesmillah and then follow the simple instructions.

Steak Curry Pies

These mini steak curry pies are delicious and filling. It’s the perfect savoury to put on the table for iftaar during Ramadaan or for breakfast on Eid mornings.

Melting Moments

These melting moment biscuits literally just melts in your mouth. They’re very easy to bake. They make perfect edible gifts!

Mutton & Double Beans Curry

A flavourful dish that’s so delicious that it can be enjoyed by the entire family.


This roti is so fluffy and easy to make, It is flaky and soft and you would want to have it every night for supper. My children just loves them. Serve with any of your favourite curries or use it to make your savoury wraps.

Banana Cake

Quick and easy bake banana cake. Sit back and allow the kids to take over in the kitchen making this easy tea time treat.

Egg & Tomato Salsa Bake

Egg and tomato salsa bake smothered in cheese, A quick and easy brunch idea. The salsa can be made in advanced. Serve in individual dishes.

Spicy Vermicelli Noodles

Quick, easy and spicy vermicelli noodles ready in minutes. You can add any protein for a more filling option.

Peanut Butter Vermicelli

No nuts? Why not use Peanut Butter as the perfect and most cost effective substitute.

Chicken Akhni

This meal is one that holds a special place in my heart: chicken akhni with its gentle melange of spices and warm, comforting aroma, it proves to be the perfect dish for any day.

Salwaa’s Toffee Apples

A traditional old school treat to make with your kids during the school holidays. This recipe can easily be doubled and use green food colouring instead of red.

Smartie Biscuits

An easy biscuit to make, ideal for any occasion. This recipe was made by my mum 🙂

Lamb Ahkni

This Ahkni recipe is really easy to make. It is ideal on cold days but delicious all year round. Served normally for Sunday lunches.

Pumpkin Fritters/Pampoen koekies

One of the all time favourite fritters.I do not add any baking powder as I’m making the flat pumpkin fritter. the way my mom use to make it !

Feriel Sonday’s Spinach Sweet Corn Lagan

Quick and easy snack prepared often for Iftar/Boeka but tastes great all year round!


Boeka Treat recipes are tried and tested and always the winner . These version of twistees is delectable for Ramadaan and throughout the year.

Cheese & Corn Samoosas

Cheese & Corn Samoosas with a twist. Crisp Samoosa with cheesy corn filling..Served with chilli sauce.

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