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 …

Sambharo – Stir fry Carrots, Cabbage, Bramley apples and chillies

I bet my cotton socks that you’ll never eat plain salad after trying this dish!! I was once told by a Gujarati chef that sambharo is served as a side dish in a lot of Read More …

Ondhwo/Handvo with quinoa, bulgur and chickpea dall

What name do you call this dish? Ondhwo/ Ondhwa/handvo/handvoh? Ondhwa or handvo (handvoh)  is a spicy Lentil Cake is made with a mixture of lentil and rice flour. Most Indian shops sell this mixture as Read More …

Tadka Dall

Who doesn’t love a good dall? We make dalls regularly as they are so healthy and also quick to make.  Some of you probably know that I have recently started to teach Indian Vegetarian cooking Read More …