Even though so many days have passed it's never to late to wish someone right?
Okay maybe it is...hmm well anyway
I hope you all had a blessed month of Ramadan and a happy Eid. 
So you know I love doing this series,
and I'm quite annoyed I don't do more because we entertain A LOT!
Insha-Allah I think I will try to do this more often.

So a little detail on how we have Eid,
which starts out differently than some families. 
So Eid morning is pretty hectic which is why 95% of the main table is done the night before, 
and all that's left to put are the food platters.

[lol enjoy my hijab style I just draped it so casually because mumsie wanted to snap some 'behind the scenes' pictures lol]
 This Eid we thought we would touch on the Arabian scene. Sigh I wasn't allowed to put up the hukas lol one-day. Anyway we popped on the table some of my granny's old gold Arabian Kettles (which for the life of me I cannot find the actual name for). I laid them out on a huge gold tray with some candles and flowers. 

I wish I had taken more pictures of the whole table,
I thought I did actually! 
Carrying on with the theme we chose red and gold table runners.

A lot of people ask how we have so many table decor items and more tips into buying.
We started with few items and we slowly built up our small collection, we still do actually.
We decide on a theme and go from there and obviously we keep those items. 
Start off with simple colours and items that can be reused as many times as possible,
check for specials as well so you don't spend so much money!
Keep my eyes open all year round for cool vases, candles, all decor on sale that you can use for occasions. 
(by the way if you are interested in seeing our storage and what we have please let me know)

All over the table I put up these mini chalk boards,
which are so cute and all the rave right now!
Awesome to have for parties when you have a buffet table laid out.
I like the bigger boards for drinks and the smaller ones for the actual food. 
I put my sister's pun sort of humor to good use to write the boards out. 

There's a lot of places to purchase them especially in South Africa.
If you're looking for a good deal and you don't mind buying online I will list some links:

SMALL BOARDS (10-12pcs) - Click Here or Click Here

Be sure to also check out craft stores as well they can be found there or 
you can make your own as well. 

I chose the sesame seed bread sticks from woolworths,
they're so yummy!
BREAD-STICKS - click here

Now some of you may think soup? really in summer?
lol on my side of the world Eid was in winter 
so yes our fasts were pretty easy Alhamdulillah.
I came up with a fun way to serve the soup,
I thought why not serve them in a cup its simple, sleek, filling and will warm you up. 
Also let's break out the fancy bread sticks!
First time I tried them with soup and I must say I'm a fan. 
The entire box was finished...most by my dad's snacking! lol 
Also the cups are a great way to serve traditional hot milk or khir at occasions 
- desi people know what I am talking about lol 

Okay I had to make the table a bit more fun!
Mum whipped up some bubble gum milkshake (if you want the recipe let me know),
which obviously we had to serve in these small milk bottles!

How cute another table decor trend which I shall leave purchase links to down below:

MINI MILK BOTTLES - click here or click here 

Jar of sweets of course!

 To create more dimension to your main table and to display some food trays or dishes,
pop some different sized boxes under the table cloth.
May sure everything looks neat and it's stable before placing what you want to on top.
For example that is what we did to this side of the table.

So I touched on a new way of serving, 
I thought it would be nice to serve the savouries like fancy appetizers. 
I won't deny I got this idea last year when I attended a makeup class lol 
but I thought it was so cute and so easy and now Insha-Allah for next Ramadan I will go full into serving this way.
(I said next Ramadan because the next Eid I shall be in hajj Insha-Allah).

So in these reusable plastic bowls (which are mostly used for desserts) I popped some yoghurt and green chilli chutney inside and placed a chicken nibble to rest on the side. 

PLASTIC DESSERT BOWLS - click here or click here or click here 


We had out chicken breadrolls, lemon butter kebabs, poori with two types of chicken [mayo and tandoori].


Savouries was very light, our family is very small and guests come for such a short time that we just top up on the table whenever it finishes. Also we were invited out for a tea party after lunch so we didn't have a tea table this Eid.

By the way this cute small pail I used for the yoghurt and green chilli chutney is from the craft shop. I haven't seen it being sold anywhere but online you can find it here. I actually have three; gold, white and silver.

Can't be an Eid table without some Kajoor (dates) and Zam Zam.
If you know my granny personally you will get the chalk board joke. 
Anyway mum did an awesome thing with the dates,
she actually garnished it with some pistachios and gold glitter!

I swear the day flew by soo quickly!
Now I know usually people like to have biryani lol but we like to have prawns!

We had salad, onion rings, traditional spicy garlic and lemon prawns and also stuffed steak!

 ONION RINGS  - Recipe Link

lol there was more onion rings mum was frying them up and I wanted to take a picture quickly!

If you would like to see the recipe of this than stay tuned I will be publishing it soon!

PRAWNS & SALAD - Recipe Link

The mini baskets which I served the onion rings in I bought from someone in SA if you would like the info please let me know. 
Here are other online sellers you can get them from,
this is another decor trend especially in restaurants serving fried chips in them!

MINI CHIP BASKET - click here or click here

Always remember to garnish your food either with parsley or coriander! 
It makes everything look so yummy and presentable,
we eat with our eyes first lol that's why we end up dishing out soo much!

I do hope you enjoyed this post and it inspired you for your next occasion.
If you like these sort of posts do let me know and I will do more themes and menus.
Also I have up what I wore for Eid and my makeup breakdown,
if you would like to check that out for Hijabi Fashion inspiration
Click Here
to check it out on my beauty/fashion blog. 

Zainab Dokrat 

I cannot even believe I hit 200k views...in less than 2 years!
I'm so speechless!!!!!
Alhamdulillah (praise to Allah).

It blows my mind.
Spicy Fusion Kitchen has come a long way
and in the 2 years that I have been blogging, sharing recipes, videos,
trying to build a good solid following for my site has hard and probably will always be
and will continue to be I feel so proud and blessed right now.

Blogging is so difficult
and those that have blogs will understand.
Every post is a struggle to get views and pass the word around.
As the following builds the struggle becomes less and views just come on their own.

That is how my blog is now Alhamdulillah,
I remember I would cry over this and want to give up but I just didn't.
I have been featured on other sites,
I have been on the radio before.
I have hit small goals and milestones in this journey
and I am beyond proud at how far I come.

I just want to give a huge thank you
to all my subscribers, followers and viewers from all over the world.
The sweet messages and comments I receive on a daily basis,
the recognition,
the praise,
just spotting me in public or talking good about me and the words coming back to me
really makes me feel so loved and motivated.
I would never have come this far if it wasn't for you
and that's a fact!
I really hope my blog grows even more,
that I can share more and do more.
I pray that a good way keeps opening up,
that I never stop and that who ever tries the recipes I share have a smile on their faces.

Thank you for all the support
I really do feel so blessed.
Please remember me in your prayers,
you are all in mine.
I love you all so much :)

*Includes A Video*
You don't need to go to a fancy restaurant to try fried ice-cream.
You can make some in the comfort of your own kitchen.
I actually thought this would flop,
my mum and I was so nervous making it.

It didn't!
It tasted amazing,
it was hot and cold at the same time and all around yummy. 
This is one version of making it,
there are other versions but I feel for a starter this is so much easier. 
I will say prep is EVERYTHING!
Because it's ice-cream things will have to be done fast so you don't end up with a slippery mess.
Switch up those after Tarawee desserts,
even though its winter this side of the world this it so yummy!


White bread slices
Top deck chocolate or plain chocolate
Icing Sugar
Crushed Walnuts or Almonds


  1. Take a steel tray, spray with 'Spray and Cook' to prevent the ice-cream from sticking. 
  2. Place in the freezer for a few hours till its super cold. 
  3. Remove from the freezer the ice-cream of your choice, and remove the iced tray.
  4. Scoop perfectly round ice-cream circles and quickly place them on the iced tray, WORK FAST!
  5. When done immediately place straight back into the freezer as soon as you're done.
  6. Leave for a couple of hours to firm up more in the freezer.
  7. While the ice-cream scoops are in the freezer go on to prepare the bread.
  8. Cut the edges on the bread and roll flat - make sure it is as flat as possible, remember each ice-cream scoop needs 2 slices of rolled bread.
  9. When the bread is ready, remove the ice-cream from the freeze.
  10. Place the ice-cream scoop on the slice of bread and cover it, then place the other slice and cover the rest of the sides.
  11. Pat the sides to make sure the ice-cream is covered well and is as smooth as possible, and place back in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm up some more.
  12. Next heat up some oil, enough to fry the ice-cream - heat till it's exactly 250 degrees Celsius. 
  13. Place the ice-cream in the hot oil and fry till golden - this won't take long. 
  14. Remove from the oil and leave to strain.
  15. Now you need to be quick! Place into the cinnamon and icing sugar mix.
  16. Next drizzle some hot melted chocolate and top with walnuts or almonds.
  17. Bon Appetit!

Omw this is hands down my favorite drink!
Dad made this the other night and I had 2 servings thank you very much.
What made it even more amazing was the last ingredient,
which makes this taste exactly like the Nando's signiture/designer Vanilla Caipirnha
and if you know me you know how I just love it!
With Ramadan in full swing, it's a tradition to have something special to eat or drink after Tarawee.
Alhamdulillah :)
Also, with winter in full swing you wouldn't think this would be an option,
but it was so refreshing!


1/2 cup castor sugar
LARGE handful of fresh mint
750 ml sprite
1/4 cup lime cordial (we used the brand roses but any will do)
1/2 lemon thinly sliced
Crushed ice


  1. Place the castor sugar and mint in a large bowl.
  2. Using the back of a large spoon or a 'mortar and pestle' (lol every Indian home has one or if you're into spicy food you need this in our life) and grind the mint into the sugar for a minute or so.
  3. Transfer into a large glass jug, adding the lime cordial, lemon slices and top with sprite.
  4. You can adjust the sweetness if you prefer or add more lemon slices according to your preference. 
  5. Add crushed ice and serve immediately! or before serving add this next special ingredient!

Which is VANILLA ESSENCE!! A drop or two per serving, this will take this drink to a whole knew level trust me.


  • If you don't want to use crushed ice or you completely forgot like we did that's fine it still comes out tasting awesome!
  • Make sure the mint is crushed properly so the flavour comes through, you will be able to smell it after grinding it for a bit, when added with the rest of the ingredients it fuses together and tastes amazing.
  • Have some extra mint leaves for garnishing the drink when you're about to serve.
  • Last but not least sugar coat the rim of the glass - best way to do this is to rub on the edge of the glass some lemon juice and than dip it into sugar it should coat nicely. 

Have a blessed Ramadan :) If its Summer your side or winter like my side; please give this drink a try. remember my family and I in your duas as well. 

This dough recipe really surprised us,
it stayed soft for days! 
It's so quick to make and it's super easy.
Also this dough recipe is very very versatile,
we even tried it when we made cinnabons!
With winter upon us and Ramadan about to start this is great to keep for seri,
especially with soup.

2 cups warm water
4 Tb sugar
2 Tb yeast
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tb milk powder

*The milk powder makes the dough super soft, you can just use 1 Tb because was too soft, and only browning the top made it a bit more firm.

  • Mix all the ingredients together and set aside for 10-15 minutes.
Then add:

1/2 cup oil
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder (optional)

  • Mix well and knead into a dough.
  • Leave to sit for around 30 minutes.
  • In a greased baking pan, roll into small balls and place in the pan.
  • Brush over when egg so it can get nice and gold when baked, you can also garnish with poppy seeds 
  • Preheat your oven at 200 Degrees Celsius, then place your pan into the oven and turn the heat to 180 degrees. 
  • Leave to bake for 15-25 minutes till done, keep checking. You can grill the top to give the dough a nice golden.
  • Serve hot! You can use the same dough for savory dough recipes as well and also with curries and soup. 


1 Kg Chicken Fillet - cubed
2 Tb Portuguese Spice
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp White Pepper
1 Tb Crushed Garlic
2 Tb Lemon Juice
1-2 Chopped Green Chillies

2 cups Boiled Spaghetti - chopped
2 rounds Feta Cheese - cubed small
1 bunch Fresh coriander


30g Butter
40g Flour
30 ml Milk


1 egg - beaten
Corn Flour


  1. Marinate the chicken and cook till done (the marinate should exclude the spaghetti, feta and coriander).
  2. Set aside and allow to cool.
  3. In a separate saucepan make the white sauce, boil on medium head and whisk till smooth and thick,
  4. With a teaspoon blend together chicken, feta, coriander,spaghetti and white sauce, if you're not one to shy away from getting your hands dirty get in there and sqeesh the mix together so everything combines well.
  5. Moisten your clean hands with water, make golf-ball sized balls - like you would make with meat balls only a bit smaller.
  6. On a tray lightly dust cornflour over, so when you place the balls you've made on it than you would dust some more cornflour over instead of having to turn them over.
  7. Once all your meatballs have been made, go on to dip in your beaten egg and coat with breadcrumbs - I prefer the cornflakes crumbs because they fry crisper and also the golden colour is beautiful. 
  8.  We added small squewers and made them like fried pops!
  9. Can be frozen or if you're making fresh keep in the fridge for around 4 hours so it firms up.
  10. Deep fry on medium heat till golden and serve with lemon juice and chutney.