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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Bateta Nu Shak (Potato Curry)

This is an all time classic and a favourite in every Gujarati household. This particular recipe is one handed down to me by my mum and goes down on any occasion. You can have this as a main or an accompaniment to other dishes. Have it with thepla, poori, bhakhri or even rotli. This is…

Marcha Na Bhajia (Crispy Chilli Fritters)

This is an absolute favourite in my household and I usually have to make extra as they are eaten up very quickly! These are lovely with masala chai on a Sunday afternoon. Let me know what you all think of this recipe and how well it went down with your family. Best Wishes, Krishna