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.

Mutton Biryani

Mutton Biryani

MUTTON BIRYANI   This Indian Recipe Serves 4-6   This Mutton Biryani recipe is inspired by my mum. It is a typical South African style biryani with infused flavours. Biryani otherwise called biriyani or biriani, is a blended rice dish with its origins among the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent. It is mainstream all through the subcontinent & among…

Pickled Jalapeños

Pickled Jalapeños

PICKLED  JALAPEÑOS   This Recipe Serves 3-4     This Pickled Jalapeños recipe is great as a side to any meal especially Indian curries. It is fairly easy to prepare, although the soaking process will take up to a week before you will be able to consume it. The jalapeño, is a medium-sized chilli pepper case sort cultivar of the…

Fish Roe Chutney

Fish Roe Chutney

FISH ROE CHUTNEY   This Indian Food Recipe Serves 2   Fish Roe Chutney is a flavorful Indian dish prepared in a tomato based sauce. Fish Roe Chutney has been prepared for centuries in the Indian homes of South Africa. Most find it appalling to consume, whilst others cannot quite get enough. Fish roes are the fully ripe internal egg masses…

Flaky Puff Pastry Roti

Flaky Puff Pastry Roti

FLAKY PUFF PASTRY ROTI   This Indian Recipe Makes 9 Roti’s     We all know that roti’s are the simplest of breads to make but somehow not many can get the dough just quite right. What if the dough was already prepared for you? Wouldn’t that just be so much easier? EatMee brings you the fastest…

Nandos Style Chicken Spicy Rice

Nandos Style Chicken Spicy Rice

NANDOS STYLE CHICKEN SPICY RICE   This Indian Recipe Serves 4     Anybody that has ever been to Nando’s will know how amazingly delicious their Spicy Rice is. This homemade Nandos Style Chicken Spicy Rice is similar to the chicken strips & spicy rice although this recipe has cubed chicken which makes it easier to enjoy.…

Soft Kitchari

Soft Kitchari

SOFT KITCHARI   This Indian Recipe Serves 4     This Soft Kitchari recipe is recognized throughout the Indian culture in South Africa. It is a great vegetarian dish & can be accompanied with various curries or chutneys. Kitchari also known as Khichdi or Khichri, is a South Asian dish produced using rice & lentils (dhall). Kitchari was the…

Spicy Mutton & Cabbage Curry

Spicy Mutton & Cabbage Curry

SPICY MUTTON & CABBAGE CURRY   This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3     Spicy Mutton & Cabbage Curry is a very popular dish in South Africa. It is basically Mutton Curry cooked with cabbage. South Africans of Indian descent, particularly those with south Indian roots, have a rich history of mutton & cabbage curry, starting with the initially…

Raw Chutney Sambals

Raw Chutney Sambals

RAW CHUTNEY SAMBALS   This South African Recipe Serves 1-2     This Raw Chutney Sambals recipe is very well known in South Africa, mostly throughout the Indian society. It is a spicy & simple plate of basic vegetables that can go with an assortment of dishes from curries to barbecues. Growing up, my gran used to…

Soft Easy Roti

Soft Easy Roti

SOFT EASY ROTI   This Indian Recipe Makes ± 1 Dozen (± 12 Pieces)   This soft easy roti recipe is a flop proof recipe. 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 common in South Africa. This bread…