Bread Pakoras

The first time I ate bread pakoras was when a friend invited me for a meal at a Gurudwara in London.  (A Gurdwara is the place where Sikhs come together for worship )They were really Read More …

6 Gift Ideas for a Vegetarian Friend

Some people are gifted with the talent of always buying really good presents. They always hit the nail on the head with a practical gift, one that’s kind of a joke but works perfectly, or Read More …

Tortillas filled with stir fried spicy potato mixture

Are you bored eating the same old sandwiches?  Do you fancy something spicy and tasty for your lunch? Well, Tortilla wraps can be used instead of bread and you can fill them with a variety Read More …

Chermoula Dip

Chermoula is a North African Dip often used as a stuffing in curries too.   I got this recipe for Chermoula from Aicha   who had made aubergines stuffed with chermoula and they looked so delicious. I Read More …

Mango and Coriander Dip with a Hint of Chili

On the days Hindus fast, there is a list of foods that they are “allowed” to eat. The list – often referred to as farali (or farari) food – includes all the fruits and nuts, Read More …

Broccoli and Apple Salad with Creme Fraiche Dressing

Now that the weather is getting warmer, people will start to have make and eat more salads. What salads, raitas and pickles can be served with Indian meals? With the Indian meals, it’s traditional to Read More …

Garlic Dip and Garlic chutney

I had bought a lot of fresh garlic and I was looking new recipes and new ways of using it.  Someone mentioned a traditional Lebanese recipe for Toum.  Toum  can be used as a sauce Read More …

Vegan wraps with potato and cheese filling (Vegan Aloo Cheese Frankie)

Frankies are a popular street food in Mumbai where they make soft chappatis and fill them likea wrap using a spicy potato filling. I used the Mumbai recipe for the potato stuffing and used normal Read More …

Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes and Passion Fruit Salsa (Vegan)

With most of my Indian meals, I like to include a salad, chutney, raita or a salsa dish using whatever I happen to have in the fridge. I rustled up this salsa recently which just Read More …

Pineapple, mango and passion fruit chutney (vegan)

  Like most Indians I tend to make a selection of chutneys and pickles to serve with our food.  I remember my mum and MIL coming up with different variations of chutneys and raitas depending Read More …