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Treat her right

  • Published at 10:17 am March 19th, 2020
Alyssa Kowalski
Photos: Alyssa Kowalski

3 easy treats to make for your special woman

If there’s one thing I’d like to see this March, it’s women not having to spend a minute longer in the kitchen than they want to. Here are three super fast recipes for wholesome meals – and anyone can make them, so guys, if you want to treat your mom, wife, significant other to something delicious and home made for a change, take note. 

Rolling in the deep

Is it a fish taco? Is it a roll? What it is, is delicious. 


Roti/chapatti, lightly toasted 

Half a Basa fillet (you can get these in the frozen section of the supermarket)  


Half a tomato, diced 

1 green chilli, finely chopped 

Handful of cilantro or coriander, finely chopped 

Half a ripe avocado, diced 

Half a shallot, finely sliced 

Salt and pepper 

Juice of 1 lime, freshly squeezed

¼ mango, diced (optional)

Photo: Amie Watson


Wash Basa fillet properly, and squeeze or pat dry. Make sure it’s dry. Add salt and pepper on to both sides. Resist the temptation to toss in the holud morich. Take a super hot pan, and add a teaspoon of olive oil. Drop in the fillet, sear both sides and cover and cook. Lower the heat to medium now. And no matter how curious you get, don’t peek. Don’t let the steam escape. The steam will cook the fish through. Give it about 7 minutes for this to happen.

The assembly:

Roti splayed

Over that, fish laid

Add all the chopped ingredients on top and roll em' up and serve.

Alu bhorta sandwich

It's exactly what it sounds like. 


Your favourite alu bhorta your way 

Deshi paneer, grated (the less salty kind)



Slap the Alu bhorta in between the breads, and add cheese 

Serve with cha or coffee 

Cozy chicken

This short cut recipe is the perfect one to put together if you’re on a budget or short on time.


1 or 2 chicken breasts 

A can of cream of mushroom or any canned soup

Good quality bread or steamed rice 

Carrots, cut in chunks, steamed 

Salt and pepper 

1-2 tbps butter 

Photo:  Ellieelien


Clean and wash chicken 

Pat dry 

Sprinkle pepper and salt all over chicken 

Add butter to a hot pan and sear chicken breasts 

Cover and cook until both sides are light brown. Lower heat and cook for 10 mins or so 

In another pot, follow instructions of the soup. When soup is half way done add the chicken in the soup and cook through 

Soup should be thick and coating all of the chicken 

Serve with good bread or steamed rice along with steamed carrots.