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.

Sweet Dosa

Sweet Dosa

SWEET DOSA   This Recipe Makes ± 2 Dozens Dosa (± 24 Pieces)   Sweet Dosa is a kind of pancake from the Indian subcontinent, produced using a batter. It is to some degree like a crepe in appearance. It is indigenous to South India; its correct origin in that district is unknown. My grandmother…

Herbs Curry

Herbs Curry

HERBS CURRY   This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3     Herbs curry has been a favorite since our ancestors time. I remember this dish being my grans absolute go to meal any time of day & it is because of her that I love herbs so much. Not many people would choose this dish but herbs have…

Onion Pickle

Onion Pickle

ONION PICKLE   This Recipe Makes ± 10-15 Pickled Onions   Onion Pickle is a nourishment comprising of onions cured in a solution of vinegar & salt, frequently with different additives & flavorings. In the United Kingdom they are frequently eaten alongside fish & chips with french fries or as a component of a cultivator’s…

Dhall Pita

Dhall Pita

DHALL PITA This Indian Recipe Serves 2-4   Dhall Pita is a dish consisting of yellow split pea dhall with bits & flour batter, exceptionally simple but extremely wonderful. As this is a dish that includes flour dough, simply like the preparation of roti. Growing up, my grandmother (my dad’s mum) used to prepare this dish…

South African Carrot Salad

South African Carrot Salad

SOUTH AFRICAN CARROT SALAD   This South African Recipe Serves 2-3   South African Carrot Salad is very common within the Indian community in South Africa. It is a simple salad with grated carrots & a few other ingredients & is served cold. This salad accompanies curries as well as biryanis. This South African salad can…

Durban Prawn Curry

Durban Prawn Curry

DURBAN PRAWN CURRY   This Indian Recipe Serves 2   Durban Prawn Curry is an Indian twist to seafood. The spiciness of this dish takes seafood to a whole new level. A South African Curry is altogether different from its Asian counterparts. Furthermore, a Durban curry, is not quite the same as a Cape Malay style curry.…

Yellow Split Pea Dhall

Yellow Split Pea Dhall

YELLOW SPLIT PEA DHALL This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Yellow Split Pea Dhall, in some cases spelled dahl or dhal, & also known to many South Africans as Doll or Dholl, is a staple of Indian veggie lover cooking. This simple recipe is an essential for vegetarians & vegans. Split peas are a agricultural or culinary…

Sausage With Baked Beans Curry

Sausage With Baked Beans Curry

SAUSAGE WITH BAKED BEANS CURRY This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Sausage With Baked Beans Curry is usually prepared without any Indian spices. In South Africa, this dish is made with spices to create a heat wave in the meal. This meal can be served throughout the day. Baked beans is a dish containing beans, in some…

Egg Chutney

Egg Chutney

EGG CHUTNEY This Indian Recipe Serves 4-5   Egg Chutney is a popular Indian dish in South Africa. It is simply a dish which consists of pouched eggs in a tomato sauce (chutney). This dish use to often be made by my mum or gran as a brunch meal on weekends. Trust me, having this meal…

Yam Curry

Yam Curry

YAM CURRY   This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Yam Curry is a vegetarian dish that has the look of potato curry but the taste is much different. It is a soft curry & can also be cooked with peas. Yams are known to many South Africans as Madumbis. Yam is the usual name for some plant…