Sprouted Moth Bean (Vigna Aconitifolia) Curry

Moth bean are called Vigna aconitifolia. They are drought-resistant and grow in arid and semi-arid regions of India. It is commonly called mat bean, moth bean, matki, Turkish gram or dew bean. The moth beans Read More …

Mung Dall and Basmati Rice in Instant Pot

Ever since I bought the Instant Pot (IP),I have had to change my style of cooking and am always learning new things about the IP.   The Instant Pot(IP) is a pressure cooker but can also Read More …

Basic spices for making Indian food

Today’s challenge by Darren Rowse on the ProBlogger Challenge Group was to create  a piece of content based upon a Frequently Asked Question.  This challenge follows on perfectly from yesterday’s post where I talked about Read More …

Two bean curry and spinach in a tomato sauce

Being vegetarian, it’s often difficult to get interesting vegetarian options when on holiday but when we visited Greece, we were amazed at vegetarian dishes  the chefs in out hotel could produce.  My favourite were stuffed peppers Read More …

Raw papaya and chilies Stir fry called sambharo (Papaya no sambharo)

As I mentioned in my earlier recipes of sambharo – such quick and easy stir fries are rustled up in Gujarati kitchens as an accompaniment with any Indian meal. The basic ingredients of any sambharo Read More …

Mixed Vegetable and chick peas jalfrezi

Jalfrezi Curry is a name which I hear a lot in UK and most Indian restaurants serve a form of Jalfrezi curry. I had never come across this name before whilst growing up in Kenya and India. Read More …

Nutty mixed vegetable curry

This nutty sweet and sour curry full of mixed vegetables is very handy to cook when you are hungry and in a rush. you can use any vegetables you happen to have in the freezer, Read More …

Carrot and Green Chilies Salad/Pickle with Mustard (Raita gajar marcha)

This dish is made in all Indian homes and served as a condiment with the main meal. It adds to the flavours of the dishes you have in your plate (thali).  Indian thali will have Read More …

Cabbage, New baby potatoes and Sweet Thai chillies Curry with baby onions

kobi bateta nu shak? Cabbage and potato is a very traditional Gujarati curry eaten in most Indian homes. It’s quick and easy to make and uses the least amount of spices.  My mum used to Read More …

Lemon Cucumber Raita

My colleague is a keen gardener and is always surprising us with fruits and vegetables from his half acre garden where he grows fruits and vegetables using poly tunnels. Last week, he gave us these Read More …