Dinner at Beit Al Tanour

My husband and I had been meaning to try out this lovely looking restaurant in Al Nasr for a while now and finally had the opportunity on Thursday evening. The Al Nasr street which nestles several popular eateries is a hard one to get to and parking can be quite a challenge. Once we entered…

Onion Fritters

Think of onion fritters and think comfort food. Also called as pakoras, hajjis or bhajiya These easy to make, crispy fritters are just delicious and don’t have to be spicy. Made with sliced onions, gram flour or besan and spices;  these take no time to come together. The gram flour is easily available in the Indian section of supermarkets. Start…

Delicious Meatballs/Kofta Curry

This curry is one of those comforting meals that are just perfect to end the day with or be proud of in a gathering. Easy to make, with ingredients easily available at home, this sure is a recipe for keeps. The best part, you can keep it as spicy you would like to, skipping the…

Sohour at Four Seasons Doha’s Ramadan Tent

Welcome to another fancy Ramadan tent of Doha. This is a small ‘tent’ as opposed to several other tents but the lovely blue and gold interiors are striking. I have to admit that the service here was excellent and one of the best I had experienced in a long time in Doha. There are several…

Nutella Cupcakes

Do we ever say no to cupcakes? No, we don’t. I am all for making home made, easy to prepare cupcakes. And these Nutella cupcakes are just that. Easy and delicious. Kids are going to love it. Make them without Nutella and still yum (good for school lunches). I made these for the first time…

Making Self-Raising Flour

If you are an avid baker, you would have come across the self raising flour which is (usually) easily available in the market and straightforward to use for cupcakes, cookies and more. If for any reason you are unable to find it or run out it, you can easily make it at home. Here’s a simple…

Fruit Popsicles – Summer is Here!

Come summer and we are ready for some popsicles and coolers. Make them with fruit and greek yoghurt; and your midday snack is sorted. Make smoothies and turn them into popsicles – excellent for fussy eaters. Super easy to make and the combinations are endless. Sneak in super foods – strawberries, blueberries, flax powder, ginger…

A Large Nutella Stuffed Cookie

Its true that Nutella makes things right, this cookie is testimony to that. As it is, the cookie is delicious on its own but that Nutella filling will take your cookie love to the next level and there is no turning back. Crumbly, chewy and all that Nutella goodness is what a good cookie is…

Iftar at Azraq, Banana Island Resort

It was my first iftar at Azraq at the beautiful Banana Island Resorts and the family and I were really looking forward to it. Its almost like a getaway, a mini adventure within the limits of Doha. The restaurant was closed beginning of Ramadan and opened earlier this week I believe. I am happy that…

Garam Masala – Spice Mixture

Talk to me about home made spices and you will have me excited and happy. I love making my own spices at home, just gives such a wonderful aroma, flavor to your meals. A constant in our home is the garam masala. A beautiful blend of several spices that are dry roasted and then ground…

Freshly Roasted/Ground Cumin and Coriander

I love the aroma of freshly roasted spices in my kitchen. This is one of the things that is very comforting about home cooking – the aroma, the freshness! There are loads of dry spices to use. One of these are the cumin and coriander. Even though plenty of spices are available ready to buy…

Westin Doha’s Ramadan Tent

I love the culinary options that Westin Doha has to offer, my favorites being Sabai Thai and Hunter’s. This led my expectations a bit high for the Ramadan tent this year. I was expecting improvements from last year’s inaugural tent and there sure was a lot to look forward to. (We attended Souhour) The interior…