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…

Grilled Vegetable and Mixed Bean Enchiladas

Who loves enchiladas? The wholesome, filling and very versatile Mexican dish consisting of flour tortilla and filled with a variety of vegetables, beans and meat. This dish is usually a mixture of sweet and spicy flavours depending on the spices and ingredients used – plus cheese!! Simple, transportable, affordable, and absolutely delicious for the whole…

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…

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…

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…

Baked Mexican Bean Wraps

This is a wonderful homemade recipe which is warm and filling as well as being a perfect quick fix for mid-week meal dilemmas. I call it Mexican with a twist as it differs slightly from the traditional Mexican bake. I’ve used fresh mixed beans in the recipe but you can used canned or frozen, they…

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…