July 10, 2018

Curry Chicken


3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon paprika
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon white sugar
salt to taste
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into bite-size pieces
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 lemon, juiced

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 


Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion until lightly browned. 

Stir in garlic, curry powder, cinnamon, paprika, bay leaf, ginger, cayenne pepper,sugar and salt. 

Cook for 2 minutes. 

Add chicken pieces, lemon juice, tomato paste, yogurt, and coconut milk. 

Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until chicken is cooked

Naan Bread


250 grams flour

2 tsp sugar

½ tsp salt

½ tsp baking powder

120 ml milk

2 tbsp vegetable oil, plus extra for greasing

nigella seeds, poppy seeds or sesame seeds, or chopped garlic and fresh coriander

tbsp olive oil to brush on cooked bread


sift the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into a bowl. 

In another bowl, mix together the milk and oil.

Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mixture. 

Knead well for 8-10 minutes (start from the edges into the center where the liquid is)

Add a little flour if the dough is too sticky or a little milk if dough is too dry

Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover with a damp tea-towel and leave in a warm place for 10-15 minutes. 

Form the dough into five balls.

Preheat the grill/pan to medium 

Roll the dough balls out  thinly

Sprinkle over your chosen topping and press into the surface of the dough. 

bake in the pan for  1-2 minutes on each side –  until lightly browned. 

Brush with olive oil on both sides and serve hot.

July 10, 2018


Beef Marinade

Marinade 1 kg tender beef strips in the following:

1/2 tsp cumin
Black pepper and salt
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp hot pepper
1 TBS worcestershire sauce
1 tsp olive oil
1 TBS lime juice
1 minced garlic clove

For cooking:

2 onions, julienned
2 cups julienned colored peppers



Heat a wide pan
Add 1 tsp olive oil
Add onions and bell peppers
Cook until crispy tender
Set aside
Add beef strips in batches
Cook thoroughly
Re add the onions and bell peppers
Mix well to combine
You’re done!

Cooked Salsa

Diced tomato
Diced onion
Diced jalapeno
Diced green bell pepper
Minced garlic
Lime juice
Tiny bit of cumin, sugar ,
salt and black pepper
Tomato paste
Some cilantro

COMBINE ALL, process to desired conistency
Simmer for 10-15 mn
Chill before serving



2 ripe avocado, mashed with a fork – keep some chunks if u wish
2 TBS lemon juice (or more for taste)
1 tsp lemon zest
A pinch of salt, black pepper and chili flakes (optional)
3/4 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
A handful of coriander or parsley
1 cup chopped spring onions
1 garlic clove, crushed


Combine mashed avocados with lemon juice, lemon zest, chili flakes, salt and black pepper
Add all other ingredients and mix well
Refrigerate covered until serving

July 10, 2018


1 kg beef strips
2 onions, julienned
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 TBS flour
300 ml beef broth
1/2 cup hot water
1 TBS mustard
300 ml low fat cooking cream or skimmed milk
2 cups fresh mushrooms, diced (you can use canned ones just wash them well and drain)


Heat a wide pan
Add oil, beef strips, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce
Stir until beef is well browned
Move beef to one side of the pan
Add onions to the empty side and cook until tender then move to the side of the beef
Add flour to the empty side of pan and stir until it absorbs the juices
Add the broth, water, mustard and garlic and stir well until flour is dissolved
Mix beef with the resulting sauce and simmer on low heat until beef becomes tender (30-50 mn depending on the meat cut you’re using)
When beef is tender add the mushrooms and cream or milk, bring to boil and you’re done!
Serve with white rice or pasta

July 8, 2018



1 kg chicken breasts, cut thin lengthwise

3 large garlic cloves, minced

1 TBS white vinegar

3 tbsp lemon juice

1 TBS olive oil

3 TBS Greek yogurt

1 and a 1/2 dried oregano

1 tsp salt

black pepper to taste


Mix all of the marinade ingredients together

Add chicken and mix well 

Marinate for 2 hours at least

Heat a pan 

Brown chicken for 3 mn on each side

Transfer to a preheated oven (170 degrees) 

Cook for around 10 mn until the chicken is well cooked

Transfer chicken to a plate

Cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving



2 cucumbers (pulp removed, drained well)

1 1/4 cups plain Greek yogurt

1 TBS lemon juice

1 TBS Olive oil

1 garlic clove , minced

1/2 tsp salt

Black pepper

1 TBS chopped parsley

1 TBS chopped dill


Coarsely grate or chop the cucumber, let them dry by wrapping them in paper towels or a tea towel and squeeze to remove excess liquid.

Place cucumber in a bowl 

Add remaining ingredients then mix to combine. 

Cover and refrigerate until serving


mix all of the following ingredients together:

2 tomatoes , desseeded and diced

2 cucumbers , diced

1/2 red onion , finely chopped

1/2 cup chopped parsley 

Salt and pepper

cover and refrigerate until serving

Form the Gyros 

Fill pita bread with chicken, some tzatziki and salad

Serve immediately! 


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