Ramadan Cheats: Easy Chicken Haleem

Soon after I got married, my husband fell in love with our tradition of opening fast with haleem every evening. It was then that I realised I need to learn how to make haleem soon… but the idea of slogging away in the kitchen for half the morning, preparing this...

Col’cacchio Launches a Halal Branch

For many of us halal foodies, we know the pains of having to walk passed any Col’cacchio and get the aroma of that deliciousness… and secretly hoping that they were halal. Well, the good news is that there are now two halal certified stores in country: one...

Mugg & Bean’s Sizzling Summer Menu

Mugg & Bean launched their summer menu in the last four weeks and Hungry for Halaal invited us to try out their new additions at the only halal branch in the country: Mugg & Bean Kenilworth. With a focus on being healthy for the most part, the summer menu can...

Deliciously Durban: A Halal Food Affair

During my last few visits to Durban, I’ve been on a small yet significant culinary adventure. Even though I’ve grown up and lived in Durban for 22 years, the food scene wasn’t my thing. Since moving out of Durban and visiting like a tourist,...

High Tea at Oyster Box Hotel

One of the treats for my mum’s birthday was taking her to her very first high tea, and for those of you who love a fancy high tea will know the Oyster Box Hotel’s reputation. That’s why my sisters and I were quite pleased when we confirmed our...

Lunching at Cinta Food Market

Cinta is an artisan food market that’s opposite the Old Biscuit Mill but.. it’s so easy to miss! In all the years of driving past, I haven’t noticed it before (so regretfully). This cute and cosy place is a 100% sober market, and halal, making it rather one-of-a-kind....

Watermelon Slush

Recently my dad was raving about a watermelon slush he had some years ago, and the way he described its brilliant taste, I was inspired to make one myself. It’s summer and watermelon season… So it seemed ideal too. I Googled some recipes and eventually...

Breakfast Idea: Egg Nests

I love eating eggs. And because I make it so often, I look for new ways to prepare it so we don’t grow tired of it. Last year my sister tried out this egg nest recipe from Yuppiechef, and her husband raved about how tasty it was. I knew it was only a matter of...

High Tea at 54 on Bath

Once we picked a table, towards the far end, I was able to look around and take it all in. It was my first time at Level Four of 54 on Bath. The interior was richly decorated; the atmosphere was calm and hushed. Outside, the manicured gardens looked inviting even with...

Top Halal Restaurants In Cape Town

Since moving to Cape Town, many friends and family from Durban and Jo’burg have asked me for restaurant recommendations in the Mother City. What would typically ensue is a quick brainstorm session with my husband, listing all the recent places we’ve eaten...

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Iridescent Lane is a lifestyle blog that covers food, local travel, creative writing, parenting, and a few other elements that make up Saajida’s journey living in Cape Town.

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