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…

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…

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….

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…

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,…

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…

Soup: Carrot, Potato and Tomato Soup

I was craving soup for lunch today and I was making it a point to make a soup at home. I have tried many other soups from the supermarket but have never really enjoyed them as much as I would like to have. The other though that often went through my mind was the amount…

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…