15 best halaal recipes

15 best halaal recipes

Islamic religion can be defined as a way of living a good life that involves manners, protocols, and rules that govern Muslims. Food is one of the vital parts of our life, meaning that Islam food laws are very significant. You should not live to feed yourself, but you should eat to maintain excellent health through the kind of food that you cook. Preparing the food, therefore, should reflect how you would like to live a healthy and a nutritious life.

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We therefore share with you halaal recipes that will help you prepare different halaal foods and delicacies.


Bobotie is a tasty dish with a very quick and easy halaal recipe. It will take you less than an hour to prepare it. Here are the ingredients and the preparation method.


  • 1 well-diced onion
  • 3 slices of stale white crusts removed bread
  • 30 ml of vegetable oil
  • Enough sugar
  • Crushed garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Hot water
  • 1/2 Kg of steak mince
  • 20 ml of lemon juice
  • 2 Eggs
  • 10 ml of chillie powder
  • 2.5 ml of ground cloves
  • 5 ml of salt

For topping, you can use a 150 ml packet of milk, an egg that is lightly beaten, and 4-5 bay leaves to garnish your delicious meal. The ingredient list to prepare bobotie is a mouthful though the results will satisfy you.

Preparation steps

1. Put water in a bowl and soak the slices of bread for about 10 minutes, and then squeeze the bread.

2. Preheat your oven to about 160°C

3. Place your frying pan on heat, add enough vegetable oil, and then add the well-chopped onion in it.

4. Braise the onions until they turn golden brown, and then add the turmeric, salt, chillie powder, garlic, and cloves.

5. Simmer the mixtures for about 5 minutes, and then add hot water, sugar, eggs, and lemon juice into it.

6. Stir the mixture well using a spoon, put it in a proof dish, and place it in the oven to bake for about 40 minutes. Note that the mixture should bake until it turns golden brown.

7. Remove it from the oven. Beat the topping egg with milk and then pour the mixture over your bobotie. Now, add the bay leaves, and then bake it for about 6 to 10 minutes at 180 degrees.

8. Your bobotie dish is ready to be served. You can serve your halaal meal with wholesome rice, steamed vegetables, and a side salad.

Chicken bunny chow halal

Bunny chow is a delicious meal that most people refer to as ‘travelling lunch’. Preparing it is so easy, time saving, money saving, and fun. Below are the ingredients and the preparation method.


  • 1 well-diced onion
  • 2 pieces of bone meat
  • Cooking oil
  • 500g chicken fillet that is well-diced into strips
  • 1 teaspoon of red chillie paste
  • 3 boiled potatoes that are diced into large cubes
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger
  • Whole spices; 4 peppercorns, 4 cloves, 2 pieces of cinnamon sticks, and 2 cardomom pods
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala
  • 1 loaf of bread that is unsliced or 6 seeded buns
  • 2 grated carrots
  • 2 teaspoons of dhana powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Haldi
  • Enough salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of jeera powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of soumph powder
  • Fresh dhana
  • 1 well-diced green chillie
  • Enough sugar
  • Beetroot (optional)

Preparation steps

1. Place your pot on the heat and then add the cooking oil, diced onions, and whole spices. Let the mixture to saute until the onions turn golden brown.

2. To the mixture, add the red chillie paste and ginger garlic. Note that you should cook the mixture with medium heat. Let the mixture to saute until it gets a sweet aroma.

3. Now, add the chicken pieces together with the dry spices and then stir the mixture well. Allow the mixture to cook until the chicken pieces are well-cooked.

4. Add tomato puree, let it cook for some few minutes, and then you add the boiled potatoes. Mix the dhana and the garnish so that they can assemble.

5. If you are using the seed buns, cut off its top and remove its soft inside part. Now, use a spoon to put inside the chicken mixture. Make sure that you top the bun with carrots and/or beetroot.

6. Close the bun with its top part and serve your delicious halaal meal.

Denning vleis halaal

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We all know that denning is a word derived from ‘water buffalo’, though it does not necessarily mean that you have to use buffalo meat to prepare denning vleis. Denning vleis halaal recipes can be prepared with mutton or beef. Here are the ingredients and the preparation method for this delicious dish.


  • 5 Bay leaves
  • 1.5kg of Mutton/lamb pieces
  • Salt
  • 4 well-diced onions
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 well-chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 3 well-diced garlic cloves
  • 3 pimento balls
  • 4 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • Mix 3 teaspoons of tamarind with one cup of hot water; stir.

Preparation steps

1. Place a pot on heat (medium) and add the cooking oil, well-diced onions and green pepper. Let the mixture saute until the onions turn golden brown.

2. Add meat pieces and let them cook until they turn brown as well.

3. Add enough warm water into the mixture and stir it well as it cooks for about half an hour.

4. Now, add the tamarind water mixture, sugar, and let it cook until your meat is soft and tender. For the mixture to be thick, add the sauce.

Your denning vleis is ready. You can serve your delicious dish with veggies or even mashed potatoes. Keep in mind that the right color for the delicious meal is dark brown.

Koeksisters halaal

This fried dough is so mouthwatering. You can either role the tasty snack in coconut or soak it in syrup. Keep scrolling for an easy recipe to guide you as you prepare the dough treat.


  • 1 cup of maas
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of butter
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder

Preparation method

1. Sift the flour and the baking powder in a bowl, add butter to it, and then rub it until the mixture resembles small breadcrumbs.

2. Now, add the maas into the mixture and stir well.

3. Refrigerate the mixture for about 2 hours.

4. Plait the mixture, and then deep fry it.

5. Make the syrup by mixing a cup of water and sugar. Dip the koeksisters into the syrup and let it soak for about half an hour. Then, sprinkle the coconut over it.

Your tasty meal is ready. Keep in mind that you can make syrup before the koeksisters and refrigerate it. This means that you will dip the hot koeksisters in the cold syrup.

Milk tart

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Milk tart recipe is one of the easy weekday meals South Africa. It is a delicious and a soothing treat, especially for tea-time. Below is an easy recipe for the tasty treat.


To prepare the base, you need:

  • 1 egg
  • 65g of butter
  • 125ml of sugar
  • Salt
  • 2 cups or 500g of cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder

To prepare the filling, you need:

  • Salt
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 3 eggs
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • 3 tablespoons of cake flour
  • 60g of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 3 teaspoon of corn flour

Preparation method

For the base:

1. Take a bowl and put the creamy butter, the egg, sugar and beat the mixture well.

2. Now, add the rest of the base ingredients into the beaten mixture and make a soft stiff dough.

3. Press the dough into your sandwich tin. Let the moderate oven heat and cook it until it turns golden brown. As it cooks, let us prepare the filling.

For the filling:

1. Place a pot on the heat, add milk in it to boil, and then add 2 cinnamon sticks.

2. Take a bowl, put eggs, corn flour, sugar, and a pinch of salt, and then beat the mixture well.

3. Add the mixture in the mixing bowl to the boiled milk, stir well, and let it cook to thicken.

4. Next, add vanilla essence and the butter into the mixture and stir it well.

5. Pour the mixture onto the base and also dust a teaspoon of cinnamon powder on it.

The milk tart is ready and you can refrigerate it to set.

Peppermint crisp tart

Peppermint crisp tart is one of the popular deserts loved by most South Africans. The whipped cream, biscuit layers, chocolate bars, and caramel treat are so mouthwatering. You do not have to purchase it everyday; you can prepare it on your own. Here is a simple recipe.


  • A can of caramel treat
  • 2 cups of fresh PnP cream
  • 1 packet of Tennis biscuit
  • Desired dish
  • Grated chocolate bars (peppermint crisp)

Preparation method

1. Take your desired dish and arrange the tennis biscuits at the bottom in a row form. Now, cover the bottom of your dish.

2. Take a bowl, put the caramel, and mix well to make it smooth.

3. Take another mixing bowl, and then whisk your cream to make the stiff peaks to form. Keep in mind that the cream should not over-whip.

4. Next, mix the grated chocolate bars with whipped cream and stir the mixture well. Spread the mixture on the caramel mixture and the bottom layer of the tennis biscuits. Keep doing the same process to fill the dish.

5. Now, sprinkle the chocolate bars (peppermint crisp) on top and refrigerate it for about 60 minutes to set.

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Snoek braai halaal

Snoek has very fine bones, making it tricky while eating. The sea dish is loved for its sweet flavor and aroma. Here is the easy recipe. In case you find it hard to prepare it on your own, it is available in the Nandos halaal menu. This means that you can order for a quick delivery.


  • 1 fresh cob or snoek
  • 2 red pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 well-diced tomatoes
  • Olive oil or butter
  • Lemon
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 well-diced onion
  • Ground black pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • Peri peri fish with masala paste

Preparation method

1. Take the fish, clean it well, and then rinse it. Note that you should allow the excess water in the fish to drain off completely.

2. Now, take a large pot, place the drained fish, sprinkle pepper and a pinch of salt on it. Now, rub the fish masala paste over it. Leave the fish for about 10 minutes.

3. Dice vegetables, onions, and lemon into rings and then decorate them using the fish white flesh.

4. Dollop the fish either with olive oil or butter; cover it using foil, and then you place the pot onto gas braai or even coal.

You can serve your delicious meal with salads.

Malva pudding halaal

Malva pudding is so tasty and most people prefer to bake it with toffee sauce. Here is the halaal recipe.


What you need to prepare the pudding:

  • Margarine or butter
  • Salt to taste
  • I egg
  • 250ml of cake flour
  • 125ml of milk
  • 15ml of Apricot jam
  • 125 ml of white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of bicarbonate soda

What you need to prepare the sauce:

  • 5ml vanilla essence
  • 65ml water
  • 125ml Butter or margarine
  • 185ml cream
  • 185ml sugar (white)

Method of preparation

Pudding preparation

1. Take a mixing bowl and beat the cream butter, an egg, and sugar until the mixture becomes fluffy and light.

2. Next, beat the apricot jam. Take the bicarbonate and dissolve it in the milk.

3. Take a mixing bowl to sift the salt and the flour. Now, add your creamed mixture keeping in mind that it should alternate with milk.

4. Pour the mixture into the desired dish, use a lid to cover your dish, and then bake it for about an hour.

Sauce preparation

1. Put to boil as well as simmer, the mixture of water, butter, and sugar for about 3 minutes.

2. Next, remove the mixture from heat, add vanilla essence and cream to it.

3. Lastly, pour the sauce over your baked pudding. We believe that the treat is tasty.

Chicken Gatsby

Gatsby is one of the tastiest street-foods in the country. The masterpiece has a simple recipe, which we will offer you. Keep scrolling.


  • Whole cumin/ jeeru
  • 2 naan
  • 500g of cubed chicken fillet
  • 4 tomatoes
  • I well-diced onion
  • Salt to taste
  • Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon of Garam masala
  • Basic salad with pepper, lettuce, carrot, and cucumber.
  • 1 tablespoon chillie powder
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of Huldi
  • Cooking oil

Preparation steps

1. Place a frying pan on moderate heat and add cooking oil together with onions. Cook until the onions turn golden brown.

2. Now add ginger, tomatoes, chicken, and spices. Let them cook until the chicken is soft.

3. Next, add the mayonnaise and the salad onto the chicken. You can now serve keeping in mind that Gatsby should not be runny, but saucy.

4. Braise the naan using a frying pan and then you add the salad and the chicken filling. The dish is sweet and it is worth the effort. Right?


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We will share with you the halaal vetkoek recipe of a tasty fat cake filled with grated cheese, apricot jam, and spiced mince.


  • 2 eggs
  • 500ml of flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 10ml of baking powder
  • Enough vegetable oil

Preparation steps

1. Put the baking powder and the flour into a mixing bowl to sift them.

2. Now, whisk sugar and egg, and then add milk into the mixture.

3. Pour the egg mixture into the dough keeping in mind that you can add more milk.

4. Next, heat oil in a pan to bake the mixture. When it turns golden brown, remove it from the heat and use a paper towel to dry it.


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Biltong is like a snack that you enjoy during leisure. It is so delicious and we believe that many people would like to know how to prepare it on their own. Scroll down for the recipe.


  • 200ml mayonnaise
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 well-diced onions
  • Chopped parsley using a mincer blade
  • 125ml cottage cheese
  • 200g of button mushrooms that are well-chopped and wiped
  • 500ml of Biltong that is well-shredded in a grinder

Preparation steps

1. Place your saucepan on the heat and add cooking oil together with mushrooms. Let them cook until tender.

2. Next, add all the other ingredients, and then let the mixture cool slightly.

3. Take a container and pour the mixture in it blending it with mincer blade. When the mixture becomes smooth, it is ready to be served. Most people prefer to serve it with savory biscuits or wheat bread.


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Are you tired of taking bread and tea as your breakfast everyday? Boerewors halaal recipe is simple and we believe that you can prepare the sausage roll to break the trend.


  • 200ml mayonnaise
  • Cooking oil
  • 1 well-diced onions in grinder
  • 25ml of chopped parsley using a mincer blade
  • 125ml cottage cheese
  • 200g of Boerewors that is skinned
  • Button mushrooms that are well-chopped and skinned

Preparation steps

1. Place the saucepan on heat and saute cooking oil, boerewors, and mushrooms until they cook.

2. Get your saucepan off the heat and then leave the cooked mixture to cool.

3. Once the mixture is cool, pour it on a container together with the blended mincer blade and remaining ingredients.

4. Let the mixture to chill for about half an hour.

Your dish is ready and you can spoon it on a dish if desired. Serve your tasty meal with melba toast or maybe savory biscuits.

Pap en sous

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Pap en sous is one of the South African staple dishes. Others love it dry while others prefer it when fluid-like just like porridge. You can also dip it in sous or even ball it up.


  • 2 tablespoons of cooking oil
  • 1 tin of baked beans
  • 1 well-diced onion
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce
  • Salt to taste
  • A sachet of tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dhana powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic and ginger
  • 2 cups of maize meal
  • Enough water
  • Butter

Preparation method

1. Place a pot on heat and put maize meal. Add maize meal and do not forget to add salt to taste.

2. Let the maize meal boil with a moderate heat.

3. Add butter to flavor the maize meal, steam it, and make balls.

4. Take another sauce pan and saute the onions together with the cooking oil. Let it cook until the onions turn golden brown. Next, add the spices, sauce, baked beans, and tomato paste.

5. Let the mixture boil and then turn off the heat. Now, pour the pap over the balls and sprinkle cheese on it.

6. Use the oven to heat the mixture until the cheese melts. The dish is ready to be served.

Queen cakes

Queens cake recipe South Africa is simple and easy. Queen cakes are tasty making them a favorite to many. Scroll down to learn on how to prepare it.


  • 3 eggs
  • 125g butter
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of castor sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence

Preparation steps

1. Take a mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter together until the mixture turns creamy.

2. Now, add the vanilla essence and beaten eggs.

3. Alternate the milk and the flour; add baking powder as well.

4. Next, put the dough mixture into cupcake tins, and then you sprinkle 1000s/100s; some people even prepare it plain.

5. Bake it for about 20 minutes until you see the queen cakes golden.

Lemon-butter fish

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It will only take you about 2 hours to prepare lemon-butter fish. Below are the ingredients and the preparation method for this meal, which is very nutritious as well.


  • 100g of butter
  • 500g of kingklip or hake
  • 2 tablespoons of ground green chillies
  • 1 lemon
  • Lemon-butter sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of well-chopped parsley
  • 60g of melted butter together with garlic and lemon-juice salt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of ground garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of Mayo

Preparation method

1. Place the butter on heat to melt and add the lemon juice and the spices.

2. Let the mixture cool and then add the parsley to marinate the fish for about an hour.

3. Heat your saucepan and pour the mixture with the fish to cook on a moderate heat until the fish is ready.

4. Once ready, serve it with the lemon-butter sauce.

We strongly believe that our halaal recipes will be helpful to you. In case, you do not feel like preparing the simple dishes on your own, you can purchase foodstuffs with the halaal sign or the halaal logo. For more recipes, you can watch the home channel recipes or follow halaal recipes Instagram.


Source: Briefly.co.za

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