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 …

Recipes for a Rainy Day – Mac and Cheese and Vegan Caesar Salad

Baked mac and cheese is one of the best comfort foods in the world Is there anything better than cosying up on a rainy day and eating good food? I think not! When it comes Read More …

Aubergine and Pineapple Curry

Whenever I am shopping, I always like and pickup any recipe leaflets or magazines left for customers to pick up.  This week, Waitrose had a leaflet with this recipe and it looked really interesting.  However, as 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 …

Garlic Dip and Garlic chutney

 I love using my Froothie Evolve blender which has very high speed blending and saves me time to experiment by trying out my older recipes in this new gadget. A family member brought me lots 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 …

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 …