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…

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…

Phul Kobi Bateta Ne Mattar Nu Shak (Cauliflower, Potato and Peas Curry)

Phul Kobi Bateta Ne Mattar Nu Shak (Cauliflower, Potato and Peas Curry) is a classic favourite in any Gujarati household. As its name suggests, this curry is made from cauliflower, potato and green peas. All the ingredients are available fresh and in order to bring out the right level of flavour, I only use three…

Gajar Kobi Ne Marcha No Sambharo (Warm Carrot, Cabbage and Chilli Salad)

Warm cabbage and carrot salad-speciality from the state of Gujarat Sambharo is a stir fry often made with carrot,cabbage and chillies.Grated or shredded vegetables are tempered in mustard seeds, tumeric, salt and lemon juice. The green chillies add the spice then the carrots and cabbage are stir fried or cooked slightly so the vegetables retain…

Bateta Nu Shak (Potato Curry)

This is an all time classic and a favourite in every Gujarati household. This particular recipe is one handed down to me by my mum and goes down on any occasion. You can have this as a main or an accompaniment to other dishes. Have it with thepla, poori, bhakhri or even rotli. This is…

Marcha Na Bhajia (Crispy Chilli Fritters)

This is an absolute favourite in my household and I usually have to make extra as they are eaten up very quickly! These are lovely with masala chai on a Sunday afternoon. Let me know what you all think of this recipe and how well it went down with your family. Best Wishes, Krishna