Quick potato Curry (Student friendly)

Puris and potato curry is a common combination in a lot of Gujarati homes and it gets eaten as breakfast, dinner or lunch.  Now that a lot of children are going to University, a lot Read More …

Banana Raita (Kele ka raita)

Our meals are never complete if we do not have raita, pickles or papads as  our side dishes. Raita’s get made with whatever is in my fridge – cucumber, apples and carrots, carrots and mint, Read More …

Spicy Couscous with Fruit, Veg and Kidney beans

Looking for a simple and quick lunch idea? Try couscous with chickpeas, with black eyes peas and now kidney beans.  This salad is healthy and quick to make. The salad is also vegan as it Read More …

Farari Sambharo ( Stir fry sweet potatoes and chilies)

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

Dry stir fry potatoes and nuts (bateta nu farari shak)

It is the Hindu month of shravan and my husband is fasting this month. Thankfully our hindu gods know that we can’t stay hungry so they allow us to eat certain foods.I only know which Read More …

Basic Tomato Curry Sauce

I tend to make curries at least 3 times a week so like to make concentrated basic tomato curry sauce which can be added to curries and dalls when required. It saves me the preparation Read More …

Vaal Dahl (hyacinth bean, lima beans, Fava beans) in Instant Pot

The split val beans make a nice curry which is rich in protein.  Val ni dall has a slightly stronger lentil taste than mung dall.  Another quick dish made in the Instant Pot (IP).  The  Instant  Pot Read More …

Vegan Aloo Cheese Frankie ( vegan wrap with potato and cheese filling)

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 …

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 on Read More …