BARFI – TRADITIONAL INDIAN SWEET

Barfi is a traditional Indian sweet that’s popular especially during Divali (Diwali) and Eid. It’s one the first things I eat when I get my hands on a ‘sweets bag’ during either of these festivities. Like most Indian sweet treats, the spices used are important. Many people look forward to the different spices like the…

SAHEENA (TYPE 1)

Saheena is one of those popular street foods in Trinidad and Tobago that I absolutely love to eat. The main ingredients in this fried delicacy are dasheen bush leaves (also known as taro, spinach, bhagi), flour and split peas powder. It’s enjoyed mostly with some hot chutney, either grated or boiled and there are 2…

HALAL INDIAN CUISINE (Rasam Restaurant, Trinidad)

A fully halal setting with halal food is exactly what Muslims like myself totally enjoy. One restaurant guaranteed to meet these needs would be none other than Rasam, located in Grand Bazaar in Trinidad. It’s been a while since we dined here but we decided to indulge in some delightful Indian cuisine over the weekend…

CHICKEN BIRYANI (MILD)

I love Indian cuisine…. the spices… the intense flavors…. the aromas… are all just amazing. The techniques involved and the specific spices used are a bit different from the West Indian methods of cooking that I am accustomed to; so usually I would purchase the biryani spice pack and follow the instructions. Today however I…

BUSS UP SHUT ROTI

Roti has become a popular staple in Trinidad and Tobago. It is usually made with flour, baking powder, salt and water and cooked on what is know as a ‘tawa’ which is a flat round metal griddle used in Indian cooking. The most common types of roti include sada, dhalpuri and paratha. Paratha or as…

DHAL

I grew up eating dhal every week! lol…It is my favorite food and surely my comfort food. It’s made using primarily split peas and saffron. Each person has his/her own twist to this dish but this is how i make mine… Hubby is not a fan of dhal so I usually cook a big pot…

LOLLIPOP DRUMSTICKS (Tandoori Hut, Trinidad)

What are lollipop drumsticks?? As soon as I noticed these brightly colored items I knew I had to try them! They are actually the drumstick part of the chicken wing and full of real authentic indian flavours with some spice … enough to become my tastebuds’ bestfriends 😂😀😉 Believe me when I say that they…

LAMB BIRYANI (Palki’s, Chaguanas, Trinidad)

This was the first time actually dining at the restaurant which is located on Ramsaran Street in Chaguanas. As we opened the door and entered, the mouth watering aromas got me hungry instantly! Our waiter was fantastic! He was knowledgeable of the menu and items and made recommendations and was very pleasant. For the main…

CHICKEN BIRYANI (Himchuli Restaurant, El Socorro, Trinidad)

If you ask me what’s one of my favorite food spots in Trinidad it would be Himchuli located on El Socorro Main road. This restaurant offers Indian and Nepali cuisine. My absolute favorite dish would be their chicken biryani which is always full of flavor! … it never disappoints! One order usually serves 2-3 people…