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…

Gujarati Masala Chaas (Gujarati Yogurt Drink)

Chaas (Yogurt Drink), a refreshing summer drink is primarily yogurt diluted with water and mild spices. Chaas is known by many different names across India, including the South Indian versions majjiga, majige or mor and is a refreshing yogurt based drink. It is usually served along with lunch especially during the hot summer months in India. This…

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…

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…