Holi Cow SA

The Food Mela…another reason to celebrate!

The Mela Family...left to right, Yarisha Singh, Kajal Bagwandeen, Yudhika Sujanani, Jailoshni Naidoo, Tevin Naidu, Farrah Mia, Fadeen Mia, Mishal Mookrey, and Zakeeya Patel

The Mela Family…left to right, Yarisha Singh, Kajal Bagwandeen, Yudhika Sujanani, Jailoshni Naidoo, Tevin Naidu, Farrah Mia, Fadeen Mia, Mishal Mookrey, and Zakeeya Patel

Life is beautiful…Life is colourful and now Life is Mela!  You must be wondering what a ‘Mela’ means?  Mela is an Indian fair.  Think bright colours, celebrations, delicious feasts and laughter…most importantly laughter!

A few months ago, I hosted a charity fundraising dinner for Richard Fienberg at Ethos Private Equity, and while preparing the feast, I received a call from the lovely Saira Essa who asked if I would shoot around 10 episodes for her new show.  I had worked with SABC 3’s Eastern Mosaic before but this was a ‘wow’ moment!

 

I couldn’t believe it….she promised to ring me a few days later and we set up a telephonic appointment…I waited by the phone…paced the garden at Holi Cow killing the lawn and then she rang…dead on time!  It suddenly began to sink in….this was really happening….what was I going to cook, what was I going to wear???

 

It just seemed too good to be true but the shoot was scheduled and we completed 17 food slots!  It was hard work, long hours and most importantly lots of laughs.  It seems that this is what the Mela team is all about.  I have now officially joined the team with Jailoshni Naidoo, Kajal Bagwandeen, Tevin Naidu, Mishal Mookrey, Farrah Mia, Fadeen Mia, and our very own South African ‘Material Girl’, Zakeeya Patel!  

 

So tune in to Mela, the all new Indian experience, starting Sunday, 31 August 2014 at 10h30!  

 

The girls...Yarish, Yudhika,Farrah and Zakeeya...

The girls…Yarish, Yudhika,Farrah and Zakeeya…

 

The boys....Mishal Mookrey, Tevin Naidu and Fadeen Mia

The boys….Mishal Mookrey, Tevin Naidu and Fadeen Mia

Mela team....SABC 2

Mela team….SABC 2

 

This big moment in my career calls for a celebration and Love begins with like….so ‘follow’ me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/YudhikaSujanani and leave a tweet about the competition! 

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OR log onto www.yudhikayumyum.com and post a comment…share the link, and you could be the winner of one of my kitchen ‘must have’ appliances, A KitchenAid Stand Mixer worth R6990!  

Love begins with 'LIKE' - click like or follow on facebook, twitter or the blog and leave a comment!

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Hands on at Holi Cow….

Fruits of the Curry 101 class....

Fruits of the Curry 101 class….

It has certainly been a crazy week! I hosted the first hands on cooking class at the Holi Cow and it was lots of fun with an enthusiastic group. The Curry 101 class covered Lamb Rogan Josh, Coconut Prawns, Chickpea and Mushroom Curry, Creamy Coriander Chicken, Rotis and my famous Dreamy Chocolate Cake.

Here are some pics….

Graeme and Sara Butchart - The prawn curry pros....

Graeme and Sara Butchart – The prawn curry pros….

The Curry Queens…

The Curry Queens prepared the Creamy Coriander Chicken.....

The Curry Queens prepared the Creamy Coriander Chicken…..

Bad Boys at the Curry 101 class...

Bad Boys at the Curry 101 class…

The lovely Dee Ann…steals the spotlight!

Dee Ann - strikes are pose....

Dee Ann – strikes are pose….

Yudhika - the roti lady....

Yudhika – the roti lady….