Indian cuisine has an outburst of flavors ranging from mild to spicy. Spices are used extensively in Indian dishes which give them their distinctive flavor. Indian migrants were brought to South Africa as slaves in the 18th & 19th century.

The most popular Indian cuisine dishes in South Africa include Curries, Biryani, Samoosa’s, Bunny Chows & Chicken Tikka.

Bunny Chows were created by the Indian slaves as they did not have plates to eat their food. Indian slaves decided to make a deep hole in a loaf of bread & place their curries in them. This gave them the support to eat their meals with ease & hence the Bunny Chow was invented. This dish is by far the most popular Indian dish in South Africa.

Pumpkin Curry

Pumpkin Curry

PUMPKIN CURRY   This Indian Food Recipe Serves 2-3     Pumpkin curry is a vegetable dish which is well recognized in the Indian homes of South Africa. Many Indians of South Africa have certain religious fasts which compensates for vegetarian meals only. Pumpkin curry is known to be one of the must haves when it comes to…

Green Beans Curry

Green Beans Curry

GREEN BEANS CURRY   This Indian Food Recipe Serves 1-2   Green Beans Curry is a popular vegetarian dish in most Indian homes. The Indian culture most certainly love their vegetables & this dish is by far the easiest to prepare. Green beans, otherwise called string beans, or snap beans in the northeastern and western United States,…

Chops Chutney

Chops Chutney

CHOPS CHUTNEY   This Indian Food Recipe Serves 2-3   Chops chutney is a flavorful Indian dish prepared with lamb or mutton chops in a tomato based sauce. It is prepared with new herbs & flavors. Presented with either rice, roti or bread, it is a snappy & simple to get ready dish that utilizes common ingredients in your pantry. Chops…

Soft Puri

Soft Puri

SOFT PURI   This Indian Food Recipe Makes ± 21 Pieces   This Soft Puri recipe is a classic Indian treat which is well recognized in India & South Africa in Indian homes. Puri (likewise spelled poori) is an unleavened pan fried Indian bread, ordinarily devoured on the Indian subcontinent. It is had for breakfast or as a nibble or…

Butter Biscuits

Butter Biscuits

BUTTER BISCUITS   This Recipe Makes ± 1 Dozen ( ± 12 Pieces)   Butter biscuits (or butter cookies) are unleavened treats comprising of margarine, flour, & sugar. They are regularly ordered as a “fresh treat” because of their surface, brought about to some extent in view of the amount of margarine & sugar. It is well known in many…

Corned Meat Chutney

Corned Meat Chutney

CORNED MEAT CHUTNEY   This South African Food Recipe Serves 3-4   Corned Meat Chutney is made with spices & is cooked in many Indian homes in South Africa. It’s a quick meal for those who don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen. Corned meat is basically meat cured in a salt saline solution…

Burfee Soji

Burfee Soji

BURFEE SOJI   This South African Food Recipe Serves 4-8   Burfee Soji is a South African dessert made with Taystee Wheat. Taystee Wheat is a well recognized porridge in South Africa & alternatively, if your country doesn’t stock it then you may use Semolina. It is enjoyed by many Indian cultures. Burfee Soji is actually a…

Indian Scrambled Eggs

Indian Scrambled Eggs

INDIAN SCRAMBLED EGGS   This South African Food Recipe Serves 1-2   Indian Scrambled Eggs are basically scrambled eggs with a little bit of heat. It is a well recognized breakfast dish in many South African Indian homes. Indian Scrambled Eggs Ingredients: 3 large eggs Splash of full cream milk 2 green chilies ¼ onion, chopped Salt…