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Laila’s special Salad

Tahini (Sesame paste) 2tbsp
Yougurt 4tbsp
Mayonaise 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Lemon+Black pepper+ Garlic cloves depend on your taste.

Shallow fry chapati/pita bread to make them crunchy. Break into salad of your choice.

Drizzle with dressing. It’s simple, tasty and healthy!

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Today at Heba we had a delicious mushroom and chicken dish made by Ruksana. Here is the recipe:

4 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tbsp butter

1 onion

2 capsicums

2 handfuls white mushrooms

200g diced chicken

7 – 8 tomatoes

2 green chillies

1.5 tsp ginger paste

1 tsp garlic paste

a couple of splashes of soy sauce

Heat the oil and butter together, add chopped onion and stir until golden. Add a little water, then the ginger paste, garlic paste, soy sauce and a pinch of salt. Wait until the oil starts to separate from the mixture and then add the chicken. When the chicken is cooked properly (about 15 minutes) add the mushrooms and some more water (about 1 cup). When the mushrooms are cooked, add the capsicum, tomatoes and green chillies and cook for 5- 10 more minutes depending on your taste for crunchiness!

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Everyone has their own way of making a potato omlette, but this is the way shown to me by my flatmates when I lived in Andalucia.

Spanish Omlette

The key is to try and get as much water as you can out of the potatoes before frying. This makes them crispy and stops the omelette from going soggy. I was taught to slice the potatoes and then cover them in lots and lots of salt. It soungs unhealthy (and it is!) but if you leave them in a bowl, covered with a plate, after 20 minutes most of the salt will drain off with lots of water from the potatoes. It helps if you move them with your hands  every few minutes. You can heat the oil and beat the eggs while this is happening. Then fry the potatoes, drain them as much as you can, mix with the egg and put in a covered frying pan on a low heat until cooked through. A Turkish lady since suggested grating the raw potato and squeezing it in a cloth to get the water out, which is much healthier but not as yummy!

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