Pudla (Spiced Besan Flour Pancakes)

Pudla are little Indian frittata’s otherwise known as spiced Besan (gram) flour pancakes that are so easy to make when you want a meal in a hurry. Pudla’s are ideal for those with wheat or diary intolerance as they are made with gram flour. They are also ideal for the fussy eater who wants something…

Lilu Fulawar Nu Shak (Broccoli Curry)

It is well known that broccoli has many beneficial properties such as being extremely nutritious with vitamin C and dietary fibre as we as containing anti-carcinogenic properties. Without exception, this is a ‘must eat’ on everyone’s weekly dish list! In Gujarati broccoli is known as lilu fulawar and is a part of the cauliflower family….

Posho Bateta Nu Shak (Green Beans and Potato Curry)

This is a classic, quick and easy dish to prepare. It can be made as a side dish or as a main to serve with rotli or paratha. This is a comfort recipe which can be made when you want something quick and easy but tasty, satisfying and filling. Posho or fansi are the name…

Vatana Bateta Nu Shak (Potato and Peas Curry)

This is a classic, quick and easy dish to prepare. It can be made as a side dish or as a main to serve with boiled rice. This is a comfort recipe which can be made when you want something quick and easy but tasty, satisfying and filling. Vatana bateta nu shak is also known…

Bateta Ne Bhaji Nu Shak (Spinach and Potato Curry)

Bateta Ne Bhaji Nu Shak (Spinach and Potato Curry) – a very delicious, healthy and mildly spiced Indian curry recipe made with potatoes and spinach. I say Indian purely because this dish is eaten all over India and different recipe versions are also available. It is known as palak aloo in Hindi. There are two…

Dal Veg Pulao (Red Lentil and Vegetable Rice)

There are an endless variety of rice dishes within Indian cuisine and rightly so considering rice is one of the staple foods across the Indian subcontinent! The variations, flavours, textures of each of these rice dishes is very unique to the area it originates from, be it the rich biryani or the simple lemon or…

Phulka Rotli (Whole Wheat Chapattis)

Being bought up in a Gujarati family, phulka’s are part of our staple diet and like most Indian ladies; I make them almost every day. They are made for lunch and dinner every day, particularly in India and are served with any curry or lentil/dahl cuisine. Phulka rotli is also known as “rotli” in Gujarati….

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…

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…

Vegetable Thepla (Spiced Vegetable Flat Bread)

This is a wholesome no onion no garlic vegetable thepla recipe I cooked with my mum during school holidays. Theplas are an inherent part of Gujarati meals, and are used for regular meals, travelling and for picnics. They are very often eaten with yogurt, sweet and sour pickles and masala tea. There are many variations…

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…