I remember vividly when and how I fell in love with Butter Chicken. The month was May, the year 2011 the place a small, ramshackle restaurant in New Delhi, India. I had been in Delhi studying since early March of that year and had months to go before heading back home to Cape Town to finish off my degree. Most of the food I had been exposed to in the city until then had not been to my liking, mainly because I did not at the time have much of a palette for hot and spicy food. One day when my friend and I went out as we often did to get out of the campus, I decided to try out Butter Chicken, which I was assured was the dish with the least heat on the menu. I was immediately hooked. For me it was the creamy texture and how the spices were tempered with yoghurt and tomatoes that made this meal a winner. Fast-forward to 2021, I’ve been enjoying this meal for a decade. The recipe below is my take on this delicious meal and I hope you can use it to switch up your chicken meals once in a while.
Scones, Scones, Scones
This is my recipe for yumminess produced in under an hour. These scones are perfect for a weekend or weekday morning. All you need to do is set your alarm an hour early to make sure that you stay in your family’s good books for an entire week! My scones are light, fluffy and golden. The sugar content ensures that they are sweet enough to enjoy on their own and not too sweet that you can’t add jam and cream. I really like adding ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon for that added bit flavour. You can also add a teaspoon of nutmeg for that additional flavour pop. Go on, give this recipe a try and let me know how popular you become in your home.
Chicken, Spinach & Feta Pie
I have had different kinds of pies a gazillion times! In school, pies were the most affordable and most filling option from the tuckshop whenever I did not have a packed lunch. From chicken pies to steak and kidney pies to Cornish pies – I’ve had it all with so many variations in between. At some point in my adult life I got so tired of the generic pies available for on-the-go eating that I completely stopped eating them. Until I decided to try my hand at homemade pies. Sounds simple, right? Well you’ll be shocked at just how easy it is. It’s really just a three-step process – making your filling, rolling out the store-bought pastry and putting everything together to bake. As they say, easy as 1,2,3! I hope you enjoy trying out this utterly delicious pie and I’m looking forward to hearing some of your own variations on the pie filling. Yes, you can always head to the shop to buy a pie but Homemade always tastes better!