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…

Dungri Bateta Nu Shak (Onion and Potato Curry)

Dungri Bateta Nu Shak (Onion and Potato Curry) is a great combination for a curry especially if you want something quick, healthy and full of flavour. Of all the veg and non-veg restaurants I have visited in the years, I have never come across this particular curry anywhere and yet it is a staple all…

Sada Thepla (Spiced Flatbread)

Sada Thepla (Spiced Flatbread) – the simplest form of spiced flatbread from Gujarat. Very often the first question asked by people in the morning in any Gujarati household is “What’s for breakfast?” and every so often the answer is theplas. In Indian, thepla are prepared on average every alternate morning. Here in the UK, thepla…

Tomato and Veg Puloa (Tomato and Mix Veg Pulao)

Tomato and Veg Puloa (Tomato and Mix Veg Pulao) is yet another version on rice that is not only delicious just on its own but is a meal in itself. When I make vegetable pulaos I am usually in a rush and want something quick, easy, healthy and satisfying. All I need to have is…

Kobi Bateta Nu Shak (Cabbage and Potato Curry)

Kobi Bateta Nu Shak (Cabbage and Potato Curry) – is a regular lunch curry served with hot rotlis in Gujarat. It has minimum ingredients and is quick and easy to make. In this recipe I have used white cabbage but you can use green or sweetheart cabbage if you wish to. The sweetheart cabbage has…

Pudla (Spiced Besan Flour Pancakes)

Pudla are little Indian frittata’s otherwise known as spiced Besan (gram) flour pancakes that are so easy to make when you want a meal in a hurry. Pudla’s are ideal for those with wheat or diary intolerance as they are made with gram flour. They are also ideal for the fussy eater who wants something…

Lilu Fulawar Nu Shak (Broccoli Curry)

It is well known that broccoli has many beneficial properties such as being extremely nutritious with vitamin C and dietary fibre as we as containing anti-carcinogenic properties. Without exception, this is a ‘must eat’ on everyone’s weekly dish list! In Gujarati broccoli is known as lilu fulawar and is a part of the cauliflower family….

Posho Bateta Nu Shak (Green Beans and Potato Curry)

This is a classic, quick and easy dish to prepare. It can be made as a side dish or as a main to serve with rotli or paratha. This is a comfort recipe which can be made when you want something quick and easy but tasty, satisfying and filling. Posho or fansi are the name…

Vatana Bateta Nu Shak (Potato and Peas Curry)

This is a classic, quick and easy dish to prepare. It can be made as a side dish or as a main to serve with boiled rice. This is a comfort recipe which can be made when you want something quick and easy but tasty, satisfying and filling. Vatana bateta nu shak is also known…

Bateta Ne Bhaji Nu Shak (Spinach and Potato Curry)

Bateta Ne Bhaji Nu Shak (Spinach and Potato Curry) – a very delicious, healthy and mildly spiced Indian curry recipe made with potatoes and spinach. I say Indian purely because this dish is eaten all over India and different recipe versions are also available. It is known as palak aloo in Hindi. There are two…

Bhakhri (Slow Baked Indian Flat bread)

Bhakri or bhakhri is a crispy slightly salty almost biscuit like Indian bread which can be eaten with any curry. Bhakhri originates from the state of Maharashtra but has been well adopted by Gujarat and other nearby states. In Gujarat it has now become a traditional bread which is very often eaten at the start…