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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Soup: Carrot and Coriander

It’s cold outside and I am definitely feeling it at the moment. Its been just over a week since I have been at home on annual leave from work and I have had some well needed rest too. I’ve also been experiementing with a few new recipes as well as recreating some of my favourite…

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…

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…