Creamy Garlic Mussels

Shelled mussels in a creamy garlic sauce takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, a lovely starter for any dinner party or a quick snack for the unexpected guests. 

Patta Casserole

Patta casserole is such a quick and easy dish to make. May be served as a starter or main and even as sides to any roast.

Potato Crust Pizza

The potato crusts are perfectly crisp but still have that good bite from the mashed potatoes. They’re completely oil-free and healthy but of course, really delicious.

After School Nachos

Nachos are the perfect after school snack. I love this salsa recipe because I sneak in some veggies and the kids have no idea. It’s full of flavour and healthy too! The kids love it with my homemade cheese sauce it just makes this recipe extra yummy.

Spicy Baby Potato Roast

Spicy and delectable potatoes coated in nice masaledar caramelized onions. This is scrumptious with some Indian spices perfect for any kind of rotis!

Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

The perfect soup to enjoy on those cold winter days.

Barley Oats and Chicken Soup

Chicken clear soup along with the nutritious oats and barley apt for chilled winter nights, best served with freshly baked bread.

Cauliflower Pakora with Chana Daal Batter

Crispy, crunchy and delicious, but never used to get that texture when tried from home! And now I got a recipe better than that with more healthier version! Yes this is too good to say no!

Tomato and Carrot Soup

A nutritious and tasty soup which is perfect for cold winter to be served with toasted bread. It can also be a light dinner option too.

Coconut Shrimp Pasta

A lovely dish that can be enjoyed for lunch or even as an appetizer.

Fafra (Sweet & Hot Puris)

One bite of these will get you wanting for some more…the best! Crispy puri sprinkled with a sugary hot mix.

Spicy Dal Parcels/Gujiya/Ada

Fried goodies are always a crowd-pleaser!! Now a days people are getting more health conscious and skipping such oily foods! But if the climate is cold and some one offers you hot hot pakodas or any other scrumptious fried goodies who can say no?

Carrot & Palak Rice

This rice is very simple to prepare with the power packed veggies carrots and spinach! Just saute everything in a pot with mild spices, stir in the rice and pour boiled water. Simmer and boil it tada, your rice is ready!

Curried Spinach and Chard Phyllo Pie

This pie is very versatile, I think it works for a brunch, lunch, or as a main for dinner on it’s own. I’ve made it for dinner guests before along with other mains to have as a vegetarian option and its always been a hit.

Almond Crust Quiche

Usually, I make crustless quiches but I wanted to do something different. I checked my pantry and I found almond flour and that’s when I knew I would make a crust using it.

Mexican Chicken Pinwheels

Mexican Chicken stuffing wrapped in tortilla making it a great party appetizer which can be served cold or warm.

Vegetable Pakoras

Pakoras are great for parties and gatherings, perfect for sharing when you plan on entertaining. Because they’re so easy to whip up you don’t need to spend ages making them beforehand, unlike samosas.

Battered Brinjal Sandwich

Have you ever eaten brinjal this way? If not, you have to try it! Battered slices of Brinjal sandwiched together with fresh green chutney, a dollop of fresh plain yoghurt and a sprinkling of chilli.

Raj Kachori

Raj Kachori is considered as the king of chaats! Yes, and I agree 100 %. The crispy poori is filled with boiled veggies and then poured with a combination of sweet, spicy and tangy sauces takes it into another level.

Fig & Cheese Galette

This amazing sweet and savory treat is perfect for the autumn days ahead. A crispy outside with an oozing gooey inside, the sweet juicy fig with the salty delicious cheese…a perfect dish.

Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Makes for a great appetizer, side dish or even for lunch.

Stuffed Squid

These delicious stuffed squids makes for a perfect appetizer at any event, your guests will not only be wowed by its presentation, but by the amazing flavours as well.

Savory Kunafa Pie

This dish is something new and interesting! The crispy crust of Kataif filled with spicy arrogant chicken filling followed by creamy mash is a new addition to the Kunafa family.

Chicken Turnover

Turnovers are a simple appetizer made with puff pastry! Here I made the filling with a spicy green pepper twist. it’s so simple to prepare the filling. Spicy food lovers will cherish this for sure.

Dragon Chicken

An Indo-Chinese style deep fried chicken sauteed in spicy chili based sauce and served as an appetizer or as a side dish to any main course.

Turkish Cheese & Za’atar Pide

A dish that makes for an ideal appetizer or even as a side.

Fried Bocconcini

Fried little balls of cheese are simple perfection. Bocconcini which means ‘little mouthfuls/bites’ in Italian are mozzarella cheese balls. These bite-sized cheeses have a refreshingly delicate and creamy aroma.

Grilled Peach & Mint Burrata Salad

This grilled peach and mint burrata salad is packed full of summer flavours and perfect as a side dish or a light summer meal.

Savoury Bagel & Cream Cheese Bread Pudding

Serve with smoked salmon and capers, if that’s your thing. If it isn’t, this bread pudding is delicious on its own.

Shrimp Avocado Salad

A delicious, super easy shrimp avocado salad. It’s the perfect appetizer or side dish to any meal. It even makes for an ideal lunch that can be made ahead of time.

Sweet Potato Muffins

This recipe is so easy! Just mix the ingredients together. Pour into a muffin pan and pop into the oven. You’ll have yourself a delicious bite.

Carrot and Sweet Potato Soup with Coconut Milk

This season I am totally obsessed with soup. Like totally and completely obsessed. My most recent creation was this carrot and sweet potato soup that her and I just gobbled up.

Masala Puri

Try these tasty masala puris with your next curry or serve with kebabs or patta.

Rich and Buttery Chicken and Veg Traybake

I’m a fan of a traybake. No mess, no fuss eating. This one, in particular, is a firm favourite on my table. It’s rich and comforting when you’re feeling under the weather but also, healthy and filling and easy on the tummy.

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.

Sharp Cheddar Squash and Onion Foldovers

These perfectly cozy, cheesy snacks are made using wonton wrappers because it saves time and delivers on that crunch the same way samosa dough would.

Crispy Tuna Rolls

These crispy golden tuna rolls are the perfect finger food to enjoy with a cup of tea. Maldivians love tuna and we love making short eats or snacks or finger foods using tuna.

Thikki puri

This is a crispy puri full of flavours & is best enjoyed as a snack or even for breakfast.

Chicken Lollipop

Chicken lollipop is a small savoury dish popular in Indian Chinese cuisine. An ideal dish to wow your guests when hosting your dinner parties.

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Yummy vegan buffalo cauliflower bites , the perfect happy hour snack served with chilled drinks. Ready in minutes!

Spinach Pastries

In Arabic they are known as Fatayer Bi Sabanekh , and they were light, healthy, and tasty. We had them with plain Greek yogurt, olives and my homemade chilli pickles.

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

These stuffed portobello mushrooms looks almost as pretty as a well dressed cupcake. Stuffed with cauliflower & kale rice and topped with 3 cheeses. Yum!

Cheesy Spinach Prawn Bites

These prawn bites are distinctive in flavors! The crispy pav topped with juicy spicy prawn filling and gooey cheese is a great combination to dig in! Not deep fried yet enjoyable!

Instant Savory Tart

Simple and fancy looking treat that whip up in no time, that’s the kind of recipes we all are looking for isn’t it?

Mince & Onion Pie

Savoury pie with the filling of mince and potatoes are absolutely a comfort food! Nothing can beat such an amazing home made pie! It’s perfect for light dinner or lunch.

Sfeeha (Middle Eastern Meat Pies)

Sfeeha is a Lebanese meat pie. These savoury pies get their irresistible flavor from lamb or beef, onion, tomatoes, tahini and some herbs and spices.

Chilly Prawns

Prawns coated in a tangy, spicy sauce is a really yummy treat for anytime of the day.

Tomato & Basil Soup

Tomato & Basil Soup served with Cheesy Garlic Bread. It’s just yum yum…perfect for those winter months.

Kasta Kachori

Kachoris are another version of samosa for me. It has a flaky crispy crust stuffed with the delicious filling made of a large variety of ingredients ranging from urad daal, moong dal, mawa, onion and Indian spices.

Mince Stuffed Peppers Topped with Cheese & Avocado

These beauties can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. You can also have these as an appetizer to entertain your guests.

Potato Nuggets

Cheesy potato nuggets are an exquisite option for kids lunch box or snacking ideas! These crispy flavorful nuggets are so yum as it is or as a sandwich filling along with some other veggies and spread!

Farali Batata Vada

Farali Batata Vada is a Gujarati recipe and is made during fasts. Farali Batata Vada can be eaten with curd, coriander chutney or even tomato sauce. It tastes really good and my kid’s favorite.


Mini Makloubeh! Not only is it a lot easier to prepare and serve, it’s also a lot healthier. It’s assembled the same way as ouzi with layers of rice, meat and more eggplant.

Spicy Mac and Cheese Fries

Mac and cheese fries has been on my to-cook list for a while now and I finally got to make it. I decided to make stove top pasta. I made mine spicy so if you are a lover of spicy food then this recipe is just for you.

Spicy Barbecue Corn Snack Mix

This snack mix is the perfect combination of sweet, salty and spicy. Each mouthful provides a burst of salty pretzels, spicy corn and sweet peanuts. YUM! It is so quick and easy to make and will store in an airtight container for weeks.

Mini Alu Parathas

Spicy, tangy cheesy potato filling filled in mini pita pockets served with chilli mint yoghurt.


The perfect afternoon snack with a cup of Karak Indian chaii.

Spinach & Feta Ravioli in a Garlic White Sauce

Pockets of delicious fresh ingredients in a creamy sauce… Serve as a starter or a main.

Mandarin Pancakes

To make perfectly round pancakes, you can trim them with a 12cm cookie cutter after rolling them out. These can be refrigerated for 2 days or frozen for 2 months.

Salty Indian Spiced Banana Fritters

Quick and easy version of banana fritters with the added spice added. Serve warm !

Salmon Aburi Toro Sushi Roll

A firm favourite for many sushi lovers. With this recipe you will find just how easy it is to make your own sushi.

Aloo & Chickpea Chaat

This is my take on the samoosa chaat, without the samoosa. Simple, easy, quick, crunchy and super delicious.

Cheesy Garlic Rolls

These tasty rolls makes for a great side and appetizer.

Beetroot and Orange Salad

A colourful and delicious winter salad. This salad can also be served as a starter. Ideal also for braai and BBQ .

Easy Vegan Tofu Satay Bowl

Satay sauce is hands down one of my most favourite sauces ever!!!! Since I was a little girl I’ve absolutely loved it and I can’t believe it’s taken me until now to share a vegan satay sauce recipe.

Baked Potato with Saucy Chicken

Who doesn’t love baked potatoes. Topped with saucy chicken fillet and cheese it’s meal that can be enjoyed anytime of the day.

Cheese Balls

These yummy cheese balls are the perfect treat for iftaar and they’re great for hosting dinner parties as well.

Chicken & Mushroom Pie

This delicious pie is makes for a great appetizer or lunch and dinner.


Khaman is a food common in the Gujarat state of India made from soaked and freshly ground channa flour.

Cauliflower and Pear Soup

Soups are one of our favourite ways to get the kids eating more vegetables. This creamy soup is so darn delicious, I promise the whole family will enjoy it, not knowing it is veggie packed!

Palestinian Beef Pinwheels

Palestinian meat pinwheels, Arabic flavour…crispy flaky pastry with meat filling.


These cheesy pinwheels makes for a great side dish to any main course. They’re are so delicious you can have it on it’s own as well.


These South African pumpkin fritters are light…with cinnamon sugar and mascarpone cream cheese. It can be enjoyed as an appetizer as well as a dessert.


Nachos is a dish from northern Mexico that consists of tortilla chips covered with mince and cheese or a cheese-based sauce often served as a snack.


Trout terrines are usually pretty thin which makes them perfect for cooking on stove top in a saucepan. This light terrine is ideal as an appetizer for dinner parties.


If you don’t have much of a sweet tooth but still long for something creamy and delicious, then this savoury onion and tomato cheesecake is for you.

Rainbow Popcorn

Whilst watching a movie I decided to take a spin on the traditional sweet popcorn and make rainbow popcorn.

Feta and Zaatar Bread Rolls

I love this recipe so much because it works for every thing savory and sweet. With zaatar and cubed feta cheese filling, what’s not to love.

Mini Tuna Fish Cakes

Quick and easy tuna fish cake which can be served as light lunch or as finger food with a lovely dip.

5 Minutes Microwave Potato Chips

5 Minutes Microwave Potato Chips does not need deep frying and you will get it crispy and tasty. 5 Minutes Microwave Potato Chips are just like a store bought potato chips and is super easy to make.

Sweetcorn & Methi Bhaji Fritters

This quick and easy sweetcorn fritter can be served as a light lunch or as an easy breakfast. Enjoy at anytime.

Spinach Pies

Spinach Pies (Fatayer) is a Middle Eastern meat pie that can alternatively be stuffed with spinach, or cheese such as Feta.


Potstickers are a kind of Chinese dumpling, commonly eaten in China and other parts of East Asia.

Grilled Prawns

This is hands down the tastiest and quickest prawn recipe ever! Inspired by my hubby’s infamous grilled prawns.

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.

Tuna lettuce wraps by Jameela Sayed

This is a great starter and very quick and easy to make. Plate individually and serve. Enjoy!

Turkish Pide

The Turkish Flatbread is the perfect solution for an easy meal or snack. Just like flatbread or pizza, the toppings can be adapted according to your craving or preference.

Butternut Squash Salad with a Balsamic Reduction

This is a perfect make ahead salad that can be assembled 5 minutes before guests arrive.

Air Fryer-Honey Garlic Wings

An easy and very quick way to make saucy chicken wings. Have the kids after school lunch ready in no time.

Homemade Hummus

Hummus is very well known across Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. Served along side Mezze Platters consisting of Falafels, Tabouleh, Haloumi, Cucumber Labneh etc. It is also mainly eaten with Pita bread but is also divine with Coconut Date Bread Rings.

Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Soup

This soup is dairy free, creamy and oh so tasty and ideal for little babies as well. It makes for a perfect winter warmer.

Chicken & Cheese Bread Rolls

Chicken and Cheese Bread Rolls! Delicious, Easy and Very Tasty! They are so awesome, your gonna love these, with cream cheese that melts inside which makes the inside lovely and saucy!

Crepe Cake With Spinach and Spread Cheese

Crepes are thin French pancakes which were originally discovered in Brittany, South of France.

Mushroom Toasties

These Mushroom Toasties are Gou-Kos Nou-Kos (Quick-Food Now-Food) Everything bar the mushrooms can be kept successfully in a freezer.

Golgappa Chaat

Even though I’m British I’m very much Indian at heart, and the same goes with for food.For my Hubby’s birthday I made ‘Golgappa Chaat’ and it was AMAZING!! 

Phyllo Steak Salad

Summers are made for salads, and no salad deserves to be boring. I have created the perfect steak salad for this season, and I’m sharing it with you.

Jalapeño & Cheese Samosas

It was my first time making and filling samosas, it took me several attempts to work out what was the best way to fill them but I finally got there, they look and taste AMAZING! 

Brinjal and Potato Lagan

 Today I’m sharing a recipe for lagan that I really love. It deviates from the norm in that it has pieces of fried brinjal and potato added to the batter

Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Ginger Sauce

These Fresh Spring Rolls. Also known as Vietnamese spring rolls, this is the perfect reset dish filled with fresh, delicious and detoxifying ingredients that are then dunked into an AMAZING peanut ginger sauce.

Chicken Stuffed Chilli

These chicken stuffed chillies are literally the bomb! You’ll love these awesome bit sized treats, they are great as an appetiser or starter’s and always a big hit at party time or family gatherings!