Chana Dal (Spiced Split Bengal Gram Soup)

Chana dal is one dish that I make regularly. This is my husband’s favourite recipe and one which can be enjoyed anytime of the year. This particular recipe is one which has been adopted from a North Indian style chana dal masala. Typical Punjabi onion-tomato masala is the base of this dal and the addition…

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…

Pulao (Vegetable Rice)

This is a versatile dish and can be adapted to individual tastes and requirements. Vegetable pulao is a satisfying comfort food which when paired with pickle, raitu and roasted papad is a meal in itself. It’s a quick and easy recipe to put together which will suit the taste buds of even the choosiest eaters….