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.

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…

Rich Soji

Rich Soji

RICH SOJI   This Indian Dessert Recipe Serves 2-3   This Rich Soji recipe is my mum’s. It is soft & sweet with so much of flavour that you will opt for a second round. Soji a traditional Indian recipe which is enjoyed throughout South Africa & most foreign countries including India. In Goa they…

Mince Biryani

Mince Biryani

MINCE BIRYANI This Indian Recipe Serves 4-6 This Mince Biryani recipe is a traditional South African biryani. It cooks quickly & doesn’t require much cooking effort. It is also known to be called Keema or Queema biryani which is from the Indian subcontinent. Biryani otherwise called biriyani or biriani, is a blended rice dish with its origins among the…

Mielie Meal Roti

Mielie Meal Roti

MIELIE MEAL ROTI This Indian Recipe Makes ± 2 Dozens (± 24 Pieces)   Mielie Meal Roti or Mealie Meal Roti is an Indian flat bread made from maize flour. Roti (otherwise called handmade bread or chapati) is a level bread which originated in India. This bread is widely recognized throughout many parts of the world. It is also…

Dhall Gosht

Dhall Gosht

DHALL GOSHT   This Indian Recipe Serves 4-5 Dhall gosht, or dhall gos is a famous dish in flavorful, zesty cubed mutton, lamb or chicken & a mix of herbs & lentils which turn this dish into the ideal healthy Indian-motivated dish. It is ​of Pakistani & North Indian cooking but is also popular in South Africa. This healthy…

Butter Beans Curry

Butter Beans Curry

BUTTER BEANS CURRY This Indian Food Recipe Serves 2-3 Butter Beans Curry is similar to the popular broad beans curry but the taste is of a much creamier & buttery flavour. Butter beans are also known as Lima beans because of their starchy yet buttery texture, lima beans have a sensitive flavor that supplements a wide…

Klim Roti

Klim Roti

KLIM ROTI   This Indian Recipe Makes ± 2 Dozens (± 24 Pieces)   This Klim Roti recipe is a flop proof recipe. Klim Roti is an alternative version of the simple roti. Klim is actually a name brand of milk powder which is found in South Africa. Any other milk powder may be used as well. Using…