Bhel Puri Chaat

Bhel Puri Chaat is a very popular street food from Mumbai in India. The mixture of spicy, tangy and sweet flavours makes this a delicious snack that can be prepared in minutes with all the right ingredients at hand. Whenever I have been to India or I have visit Indian snack bars here in London,…

Grilled Vegetable and Mixed Bean Enchiladas

Who loves enchiladas? The wholesome, filling and very versatile Mexican dish consisting of flour tortilla and filled with a variety of vegetables, beans and meat. This dish is usually a mixture of sweet and spicy flavours depending on the spices and ingredients used – plus cheese!! Simple, transportable, affordable, and absolutely delicious for the whole…

Enchilada Sauce

I was craving for some Mexican food last week and I had all the ingredients to make enchiladas except………..enchilada sauce!!! I was too lazy to go to the shop and buy a jar and I wanted to rustle up something quick. When I first made this sauce I was a little apprehensive as I had…

Gajar No Halvo (Sweetened Carrot Dessert)

Gajar No Halvo (Sweetened Carrot Dessert) – Would you like an Indian sweet treat today? Because authentic, creamy and melt in the mouth Indian delicacy is a most certainly a wonderful treat for any occasion. Gajar No Halvo is a mithai which mean ‘sweet dish’ in Gujarati. Gajar No Halvo is known as Gajar Ka…

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…

Chaat Masala Three Bean Salad

Chickpeas, garbanzo, channa, chole, too many name and very many more dishes for this protein packed beans. Chickpeas are one of my favourite and I really do enjoy cooking with them. Whether it’s a salad, a curry, soup or a rice dish, these little beauties really do add a satisfying and delicious flavour to any…

Soup: Carrot, Potato and Tomato Soup

I was craving soup for lunch today and I was making it a point to make a soup at home. I have tried many other soups from the supermarket but have never really enjoyed them as much as I would like to have. The other though that often went through my mind was the amount…

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…

Bateta Na Thepla (Spiced Potato Stuffed Indian Flat Bread)

Bateta Na Thepla (Spiced Potato stuffed Indian flat bread) or in other words aloo de parothe, or aloo paratha. Who does know about these and who mouth doesn’t just break out in floods of water when they are talked about. I know because I am writing this post just two days after making them and…

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…