Chicken pasta

On today’s what’s for dinner? episode, we are making pasta with chicken.

Marination ingredients

  • 750g boneless chicken
  • 3 lemons
  • 2tbs greek yoghurt (you can use any yoghurt)
  • 1ts paprika powder
  • 1ts garlic powder
  • 1ts ras el hanout
  • 1ts harira


  • Cut your chicken in cubes
  • Clean your chicken and drain well
  • Once your chicken is drained, mix the ingredients and let it marinate for atleast 1hr



  • Boil your pasta according to the instuctions on de packaging. I changed a thing or two e.g the amount of water + cooking time. I used 3.5L of water and I let it simmer for 20 – 30min. Don’t forget to stir occasionally. Once pasta is done, drain well.
  • Cut your vegetables + mozzarella
  • Add 2tbs of olive oil in a wok pan and wok your vegetables for 3 – 5min. Make sure they are not overdone. You can wok the zucchini separately (they take extra min to be done).
  • Set the vegatables aside
  • Wok your marinated chicken untill their is no water
  • Heat a sausepan with 2tbs of olive oil
  • Add ginger garlic paste, the vegetable you wok and let it simmer for 2 – 3min (medium heat)
  • Add tomato sauce, pesto rosso and let it simmer for 5min on low heat. Sir occationally.
  • Add coconut cream and 400ml water. Let it simmer for 3min
  • Add chicken and the spices
  • Add 1L of water, mozzarella and the grated cheese. Stir carefully and let it simmer for 3 – 5min.
  • Add pasta, stir it well. If its too thick, add more water.
  • Let it simmer on low heat for 5min.
  • Add chopped persely for garnish and your dinner is ready to serve.

Enjoy your meal 🙂

Jinsi ya kutengeneza ndizi mzuzu za nazi ya kupaka


  • Ndizi mzuzu kilo moja
  • Nazi 400ml
  • Maji 400ml
  • Iliki


  • Menya, kata ndizi zako
  • Weka ndizi, nazi 200ml, maji 400ml na iliki kwenye sufuria, kisha bandika jikoni viive.
  • Angalia zisiive sana kiasi cha kumong’onyoka. Zikisha iva, zima jiko.

Jinsi ya kutengeneza tui la kupaka


  • Nazi 200ml
  • Ngano kijiko kidogo nusu (hii unatumia kama tui lako ni jepesi mno)


  • Chemsha tui lako kwenye kisufuria kidogo. Likianza kuchemka, koroga taratibu hadi liive ili tui lisikatike.
  • Tui lako litakuwa tayari kama likiwa zito na linatoa mapovu wakati likichemka.
  • Ikiwa tui lako ni jepesi na haliwi zito, changanya ngano na maji vijiko vikubwa vitatu, kisha mimina taratibu kwenye tui lako. Usimimine lote kwa wakati mmoja, likianza kuwa zito, acha lichemke mpk liive.
  • Changanya tui lako na ndizi kwa kutumia kijiko. Fanya hivi taratibu kuepusha ndizi kumong’onyoka.
  • Ndizi zako tayari kwa kuliwa.

Pepper beef stir

I made pepper beef stir and it was delicous. The recipe is from my new favourite youtuber ” Spice Eats”, I came across her channel few days ago and am hooked, watched her videos & saved some that I’d like to give a try. It’s a simple recipe, the only different thing is that I used meat (+ extra spices) and she used chicken. I’ll add her video link below.

Ingredients :

For the marination:

  • Tender meat – 1kg
  • White Pepper powder- 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste – 3 tbsp
  • Meat stock flavour – 1 tbsp
  • Egg – 1

For the coating:

  • Cornflour- 1 cup

For Tempering:

  • Ginger garlic paste – 3tbsp

Other Ingredients:

  • Green bell pepper, diced – 2
  • Red bell pepper, diced- 1
  • Yellow bell pepper, diced – 1
  • Orange bell pepper, diced – 1
  • Red onions, sliced- 2
  • Soy sauce- 1/4 cup
  • Tomato Ketchup- 4 tbsp
  • Vinegar- 2 tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder- 1 tsp
  • Garlic powder – 1 tsp
  • Meat spice – 1 tsp
  • Ras El Hanout
  • Paprika powder
  • Cornflour slurry- 1/2 cup cornflour mixed in 150ml water
  • Oil- 4 tbsp
  • Spring Onion greens, chopped, for garnish- 1 cup
  • Parsley, chopped for garnish – 1 cup


  • Wash and cut the meat pieces into 1” pieces
  • Marinate with the items indicated. Mix well and set aside for 30 mins – 1hr.
  • After 30mins – 1hr, mix in the corn flour to coat the meat pieces.
  • Dice the onion, green, yellow, orange and red pepper.
  • Slice the red onions and chop the greens + parsley for garnish.


  • To fry the meat pieces, heat oil till medium hot and drop the battered meat pieces one at a time. Do not crowd the pan and if required, fry in batches.
  • Fry on medium heat for 5-6 mins till golden. Remove and keep on a plate.
  • Now take a wok or a pot & heat 4 tbsp oil.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and stir for 15 secs.
  • Now add the diced red onions, mix and fry on high heat for a minute.
  • Add the green, yellow, orange and red peppers,mix & stir fry the vegetables on high heat for a minute.
  • Now add the soy sauce, tomato ketchup, mix & stir fry on high heat for 15 secs.
  • Add the vinegar & black pepper powder, ginger powder, paprika powder, meat spice, ras el hanout & stir fry on high heat for 15 secs, add a splash of water if required.
  • Add the fried meat pieces and mix & stir fry on high heat for 1 min till these are coated by the sauce.
  • Add the corn slurry, mix & stir fry cook for 30 secs.
  • Garnish with spring onion greens,parsley, mix and serve .


Jinsi ya kutengeneza sambusa


  • Nyama ya kusaga 1kg
  • Viungo (2tsp turmeric, 1 tbsp ginger powder, 2tbsp paprika powder, 2tbsp curry powder, 2tbsp meat flavour stock)
  • Vitunguu 2-3 vikubwa
  • Hoho 1
  • Thomu iliyosagwa 2tbsp
  • Carrot zilizokwanguliwa 250mg (grated carrots)
  • Manda za sambusa (spring roll pastry)
  • Mafuta ya kukaangia
  • parsley/coriander (dania)
  • Limau 2-3
  • Ngano ya kufungia manda

Jinsi ya kutengeneza

  • Weka mchanyiko wa nyama, viungo, thomu, juice ya limau  kwenye sufuria kubwa. Kisha bandika jikoni.
  • Kataka vitunguu, dania na hoho vipande vidogovidogo na vyembamba. Kisha visafishe, bila kusahau carrot zako. Zichuje vizuri.
  • Usisahau kuigeuza nyama yako. Onja km imeiva
  • Mimina mchanganyiko wa vitunguu kwenye nyama. Acha ichemke kwa dakika 5-10, kisha onja kama chumvi na viungo vipo sawa. Kama ndogo ongeza. kisha acha ichemke mpaka ukavu maji. Hakikisha imekauka. Kisha zima jiko. Acha ipoe
  • Weka ngano kwenye kibakuli, weka maji, koroga ilikupata mchanganyiko *gundi*
  • Funga manda zako, jaza sambusa. Bonyeza link hapo chini kama hujui jinsi ya kufunga sambusa.
  • Choma sambusa zako. Tayari Kula.
  • Unaweza kuchoma zote au ukahifadhi baadhi kwenye freezer.

How to fold Samosa (2 Ways) By Rubina Asif – YouTube

Thai Food Recipes: 10 Mouth-Watering Foods to Try

Thai food is not just about the wonderful blend of fragrances, spices and fresh ingredients. Check out these 10 delicious thai food recipes.

Thai food is a very unique cuisine that is not comparable with others. It can be spicy, chilli-hot, or acidic. Each dish carries its signature flavour.
The Thai pride themselves for having a cuisine that harmoniously combines both old Eastern and Western influences. Long ago, Thai food mainly used aquatic animals, plants, and herbs as ingredients, and the traditional cooking methods were stewing and baking.
When the Chinese started migrating to Thailand, stir-frying and deep-frying methods were adopted. Later, in the 17th century, Thai food evolved as it was slowly influenced by cooking styles brought in by the influx of traders or migrants from Portugal, Holland, Japan and France.
Believe it or not, chilli was not a traditional ingredient. It was only in the 1600s that it was first introduced by the Portuguese missionaries, who acquired a taste for it in Latin America and brought it with them to South East Asia.
So, what makes it so healthy? Many of the spices and herbs in Thai ingredients have medicinal values. Here are 10 mouth-watering and healthy Thai food recipes and foods you should try:

#1 Spicy Papaya Salad

Spicy Papaya Salad
Also known as “som tam,” this is one of my favorite appetizers. It’s a salad made with unripe papayas and chopped chillis dressed with lime juice and fish sauce. Some versions include roasted peanuts and dried shrimp, both of which complement this salad very well. This dish originated from the north-eastern countryside of Thailand, but it is now easily in found in restaurants around the country.
Green papaya is packed with vitamins and enzymes. The enzymes work as a replacement for stomach acid, which is vital to the digestive process. As a result, as an appetizer, this salad helps to prepare your stomach to digest the dishes that follow.
If you want to try making it, here is a simple recipe that serves 4. You will need:
  • 1 small, green/unripe papaya
  • ½ cup of roasted peanuts (or cashews)
  • 1 red chilli, sliced with the seeds removed
  • a handful of fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 2 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp of lime juice
  • 1 tsp of liquid honey
Optional ingredients:
  • 1 cup baby shrimp, cooked
  • 1 cup bean sprouts, blanched
  • 1 cup tofu, cubed and fried
Peel the papaya, slice it in half, and spoon out the seeds until clean. Next, grate the green papaya (not too fine) and place the grated papaya into a salad bowl. For the dressing, mix the olive oil, fish sauce, lime juice, and liquid honey together. Pour the dressing over the grated papaya and toss well. Add the sliced red chilli and fresh basil and toss again. Sprinkle the roasted peanuts/cashews on top before serving.

#2 Versatile Red Curry Paste

This paste is not for the faint-hearted. It is not just the chillis that sound threatening, but the myriad of flavour-filled herbs and spices that go into it. Also called “prik gaeng ped,” this curry paste is used as a basic ingredient for many Thai dishes. It can be used in soups, curries, and stir-fries.
I like to make mine based on Mark Wiens’s recipe as the amount of spices and herbs that he uses are perfectly suited to my taste buds. Here are the ingredients for his recipe:
  • 8 dry red spur chillis
  • 3 tsp of white pepper corns
  • ½ tsp of cumin powder
  • ½ tsp of coriander powder
  • 10-15 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp of fresh coriander roots
  • 1 tbsp of lemongrass, sliced
  • 3-5 shallots
  • 1 tbsp of galangal, sliced
  • rinds of ½ kaffir lime
  • ½ tsp of shrimp paste
  • ½ tsp of salt
#3 Chicken Fried with Red Curry Paste

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The Thai call this “gai pad prik.” It’s a dish that is considered to be street food. This dish is definitely not as mild as the salad, as it is prepared using the red curry paste listed above. Be warned: On a scale of 1 – 10, this would be an 8 or 9.
Here is Mark Wiens’s step-by-step video to show you how to prepare this mouth-watering dish.

#4 Tom Yam

Ahh, just the thought of this makes my mouth water. The English call this “sour Thai soup.” Tom yam kung, or tom yam goong, is the version that contains prawns and straw mushroom. This soup is so appetizing that you just can’t stop eating it despite your eyes tearing and your nose running.
The basic ingredients of this soup are similar to those of the red curry paste. The taste is mostly derived from a combination of the flavors from lemongrass, galangal, lime leaves, shallots, and fish sauce. This soup is very healthy because it does not involve any frying. The ingredients are boiled in the soup, so all their healthy goodness is absorbed into the soup.
Some people have it as a starter to kick-start an awesome Thai meal. In my country, this is served as a main dish with fragrant steamed white rice as a side dish.
I have read that this soup can help to reduce the risk of cancer. Studies have shown that the Thai seem to suffer less from digestive tract cancers compared to other nationalities. Researchers believe that this is due to the ingredients used in tom yam, which inhibit cancerous tumor growth more effectively than other foods.

#5 Pad Thai

I’m sure that this dish does not need any introduction. I’ve never come across a Thai restaurant that does not serve this.
A one-dish-meal, pad thai’s main ingredient, the flat-noodles, are made from rice, which contains lower carbs than flour-based noodles. Other typical ingredients are onions, green onions, bean sprouts, and fried tofu seasoned with fish sauce during the stir-frying process. Some versions might be on the sweeter side as the chef might add sugar. Crushed peanuts are used to garnish the dish before serving.
I like to squeeze some lime juice over it, and then mix it well before digging in. The tangy taste works very well with it.

#6 Laap or Larp

Thai Laap
This is a refreshing meat salad that has Laotian origins. The Thai in the northern regions usually use either pork or chicken, which is seasoned with spices like cumin, star anise, cloves, cinnamon, and ground dried chillis. Apparently, this dish can be eaten raw, but I have never tried this version.

#7 Green Curry

Another one of my favorite dishes, this herbal yet spicy hot curry is like no other curry. This is due to the combination of herbs used in the green curry paste, balanced with the taste of fresh coconut milk.
In most Thai restaurants, chicken is the meat ingredient of the green curry dish. However, I find that fish or seafood work very well with green curry, too.
In the video link below, Greg cooks up a green curry dish with beef. His recipe is very easy to follow, which is why I’d like to share it with you.
Tip: For an extra refreshing flavor, you might want to add fresh Thai basil leaves as a garnish before serving.

#8 Water Morning Glory

We’re not talking about the purple flower. This is a leafy plant with hollow green stems and delicate leaves that is semi-aquatic and can be found all across South-East Asia. It is called “pak boong” in Thai, and is sometimes referred to as water spinach.
This vegetable is usually stir-fried with garlic, oyster sauce, shrimp paste, or red chilli paste. It’s easy to eat, and some studies have found that it can help in lowering blood sugar levels.

#9 Thai Fried Rice or Khao Phat

Khao Phat
This unpretentious rice dish is typically eaten as a one-dish lunch. It consists of Thai rice fried with eggs, onions, and some herbs. Some fancy restaurants might add crab meat or prawns.
Some people like to have this dish as a side dish with other Thai curry dishes. Personally, I like it served with the stir-fried water morning glory with chilli and shrimp paste.

#10 Mango Rice Pudding

Last but not least, I must mention this heavenly Thai dessert. The rice pudding is made of glutinous (sticky) rice cooked with sweetened coconut milk. It is then served at room temperature or chilled with ripe mango.
So, has your mouth started watering yet?
I hope you enjoy this list of introductory Thai food recipes – especially if you’re new to this cuisine. If it gets too spicy hot, a good tip is to have a glass of cold milk handy as this will neutralize the burn of the spices. Good luck and enjoy.