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…

Masoor Dal Fry (Red Lentil Soup)

Masoor Dal Fry (Red Lentil Soup) another staple dal from the wonderful Indian Subcontinent and in particular the North of India where such dals are regularly prepared to heat up from the cold. There are sooo many way that this dal can be cooked, at least as many as there are cooks who prepare it….

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…

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…

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…

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…

Masala Toasties

Masala sandwiches or otherwise known as toasted sandwiches, toasties, etc. These are little pockets of heaven if you ask me. They are quick to make and the filling can be whatever you choose. They are favourite with everyone and go down really well with the kids. In this recipe I have used left over bateta…