Gujarati Lot Vara Karela Nu Shaak (Gujarati Spiced Bitter Gourd)

Green vegetables are such an important part of the human diet and yet it is very much neglected due to taste, availability, time and lack of knowledge on how to cook with them and incorporate them into our daily lives. Karela is one of the most commonly omitted vegetables due to it’s bitter taste. Lets…

Gujarati Ugarela Mung (Spiced Sprouted Moong Beans)

If there is one recipe which provides taste, nutrition and simplicity, then its spiced sprouted moong beans. As soon as I think of spiced sprouted moong beans, I am overjoyed and my mouth starts watering. This Gujarati favourite is a semi dry dish made with simple spices and can be made in minutes. The sprouted…

Gujarati Pawah Bateta (Spiced Rice Flakes with Potatoes)

This dish is probably one of the most popular and well loved across the Indian community across the world! It is well know in Gujarat and Maharashtra and while they differ only slightly in ingredients they taste absolutely delicious. Pawah Bateta is a very popular breakfast dish in both these states and is widely available…

Pudina Ni Chutney (Mint Chutney)

Green chutney: its pretty much an Indian version of pesto of sorts consisting of coriander leaves and mint is a staple condiment in a lot of Indian homes. Mint is a well known herb which ignites the digestive fire which aids the digestive process. There are many versions of green chutney and almost every house…

Matar Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese and Green Peas)

Matar Paneer is a delicious, crowd pleasing and impressing recipe originating from the north of India and is an all time favourite at any dinner party. Indian cottage cheese or Paneer as it is commonly known is a versatile ingredient used in Indian vegetarian cooking. It has a mild flavour with a beautiful creamy texture…

Gujarati Dhokla (Vegan)

Once considered to be a regional delicacy, Dhokla is now a popular snack throughout India born from the hearty region of Gujarat in Western India. Dhokla is a savory snack from Gujarati, Western India and is made with split black gram, white rice and split Bengal gram in a fermented batter. Dhokla are fluffy, airy, sweet…

Gujarati Khichdi (Gujarati Rice and Lentils)

In sickness and in health, Gujarati Khichdi is all I need. It’s the ultimate comfort food that we have been eating since my brother and I were children. Khichdi is a dish which I crave whenever I’ve been away on holiday or I’ve had many days of rich foods and I just want something simple….

Gujarati Ringna No Ooro (Gujarati Roasted Aubergine)

Gujarati Ringna No Ooro (Gujarati Roasted Aubergine) is a classic recipe which is well recognised across different regions of India and abraod. It is also known as Baingan Ka Bharta in some regions of India and is prepared in similar ways with subtle variations depending on the region. In Gujarat, it is known as Ringna…

Gujarati Ringan Methi Nu Shaak (Gujarati Aubergine and Fenugreek Curry)

Gujarati Ringan Methi Nu Shaak (Gujarati Aubergine and Fenugreek Curry): an unusual combination of veggies but one which really get those taste buds going, even for those who despise bitter tastes. Fenugreek comes in two forms: fenugreek leaves and fenugreek seeds and these are used extensively within Indian cooking. The fenugreek seeds are small yellow…

Gujarati Vagharela Bhaat (Gujarati Fried Rice)

Gujarati Vagharela Bhaat. An ultimate comfort food and leftover recipe made in every Gujarati household. Gujarati Vagharela Bhaat aka tempered rice is a versatile dish that can be made with a variety of ingredients depending on taste requirements. I usually make this when I have leftover rice and I don’t want to make any dal…

Meethu Dahi (Sweetened Yogurt)

Meethu dahi (mithu dahi) is a sweetened yogurt that is highly delicious to eat and can be made in a matter of minutes! It works really well with hot and spicy foods and can be a lovely dessert after food. The inclusion of yogurt in cooking dates back to circa 500 B.C. in India, the…