Gujarati Vagharela Bhaat (Gujarati Fried Rice)

Gujarati Vagharela Bhaat. An ultimate comfort food and leftover recipe made in every Gujarati household. Gujarati Vagharela Bhaat aka tempered rice is a versatile dish that can be made with a variety of ingredients depending on taste requirements. I usually make this when I have leftover rice and I don’t want to make any dal…

Meethu Dahi (Sweetened Yogurt)

Meethu dahi (mithu dahi) is a sweetened yogurt that is highly delicious to eat and can be made in a matter of minutes! It works really well with hot and spicy foods and can be a lovely dessert after food. The inclusion of yogurt in cooking dates back to circa 500 B.C. in India, the…

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

This is a wonderful recipe for when you want to make something quick and filling but also flavoursome too. This hearty north Indian dish has a rich creamy gravy and goes well with any Indian bread such as naan, kulcha or paratha. Spiced and flavoured with chilli, garlic and kasuri methi. The essence to creating…

Chilli, Garlic and Basil Spaghetti

Chilli, Garlic and Basil Spaghetti Not only is this a classic recipe but is also one of those feel good, simple and extremely delicious recipes you can eat any anytime of the week. A good tomato sauce with a generous helping of basil and garlic will turn this recipe into a masterpiece. This dish reminds…

Masala Bhindi (Spiced Okra)

Masala Bhindi (Spiced Okra) Do you like okra? I do not but people around me do so when I made this recipe it was for my nearest and dearest for have a serious love for the vegetable. Okra are also known as ladyfingers and bhindi in Indian and is a very popular curry all across…

Bhatura (Fried Leavened Flat Bread)

Bhatura (Fried Leavened Flat Bread) is one of the most popular, tasty and is very well known, not just in India but all across the world where you can find an Indian restaurant. Yes I know, its a sinful food, its fried and unhealthy but sooo tasty. For those who are calorie conscious, look away…

Punjabi Masala Chole (Punjabi Masala Chickpeas)

Punjabi Masala Chole (Punjabi Masala Chickpeas) This is a melt in the mouth and to die for recipe of Punjabi masala chole! The taste is a beautiful rich amalgamation of spices and flavours. Punjabi masala chole are best accompanied with Bhature which is where the dish ‘Chole-Bhature’ is derived from but of course you can…

Masala Chaas (Yogurt Drink)

Chaas (Yogurt Drink), a refreshing summer drink is primarily yogurt diluted with water and mild spices. Chaas is known by many different names across India, including the South Indian versions majjiga, majige or mor and is a refreshing yogurt based drink. It is usually served along with lunch especially during the hot summer months in India. This…

Quick Recipe: Garlicky Avocado Bruschetta

Garlicky Avocado Bruschetta. This is the ultimate food item, be it an appetiser, a starter, or a breakfast item and will most definitely liven things up. I actually made these by accident by throwing a few ingredients together because I was soo hungry one afternoon. Bruschetta is delicious and quite healthy as far as appetisers…

Mug Bhaat (Mung Beans Soup with Basmati Rice)

Mug Bhaat (Mung Beans Soup with Basmati Rice) is a classic Gujarati dish which is cooked throughout the year. Mug in this instance refers to the mung beans and bhaat is for the basmati rice. Very often, it is a dish which is made of special occasions such as the Hindu New Year, birth of…

Bruschetta with Sautéed Spiced Mushrooms

I have a love for mushrooms like no other. My family are not so keen though, its cultural beliefs that stop them from consuming these beautiful vegetable rich in flavour and vitamins. Mushrooms generally come in many different shapes and sizes and from flat (portobello) to small button mushroom. I have found that the large…