Gujarati Ringna No Ooro (Gujarati Roasted Aubergine)

Gujarati Ringna No Ooro (Gujarati Roasted Aubergine) is a classic recipe which is well recognised across different regions of India and abraod. It is also known as Baingan Ka Bharta in some regions of India and is prepared in similar ways with subtle variations depending on the region. In Gujarat, it is known as Ringna…

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…

Gujarati Masala Chaas (Gujarati 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…

Gujarati Mung Bhaat (Gujarati Mung Bean Soup with Basmati Rice)

Mug Bhaat (Mung Bean 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…

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,…

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…

Gujarati Sada Thepla (Spiced Gujarati Flatbread)

Gujarati Sada Thepla (Spiced Gujarati 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…

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…