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…

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…

Ringan Bateta Nu Shak (Aubergine and Potato Curry)

Ringan Bateta nu shaak (Aubergine or Eggplant & Potato Curry) is a delicacy in a Gujarati household and in almost every traditional Gujarati function. It is my husbands favourite and a wonderful comfort food for him after a long day at work. The potatoes and aubergines are chopped slightly larger in size to maintain shape…

Kala Chana (Black Chickpea Curry)

Kala Chana Masala – Black chickpea curry. This was a staple curry at home when we were children. Every Friday my mum would make this curry with boiled basmati rice. Kala chana is a delicious, filling and protein rich curry. It has a low glycemic index which makes it perfect for a health balanced healthy…

Chana-Bateta Nu Shak (Chickpea and Potato Curry)

Chana-Bateta, or Chickpeas and Potatoes is a classic Gujarati recipe and a wonderful accompaniment to a Gujarati Thali. This is another one of Gujarats most popular recipes. I think it’s because chickpeas are such a fantastic ingredient, with their lovely nutty flavour they are used widely across all parts of Gujarat and India. They have…

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…

Pulao (Vegetable Rice)

This is a versatile dish and can be adapted to individual tastes and requirements. Vegetable pulao is a satisfying comfort food which when paired with pickle, raitu and roasted papad is a meal in itself. It’s a quick and easy recipe to put together which will suit the taste buds of even the choosiest eaters….

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…

Veg Spinach Shak (Veg Spinach Curry)

A lovely recipe passed down to me. It is a warm, wholesome and filling recipe which can be served with plain basmati rice or warm rotli’s or pooris. For those who do not eat onion can omit it from this recipes and still enjoy the lovely taste. Best Wishes, Krishna