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…

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…

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…

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…

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…