Indian food is heavily influenced by cultural, religious & traditional choices. These cuisines vary significantly from each other depending on culture, climate & ethnic groups. Indian food is well recognized as a Global cuisine.

Staple foods of the Indian Food cuisine include rice, flour & a variety of lentils. Indian cuisine is mostly recognized by the spices that are used. Popular spices that make up the traditional Indian dishes include Cardamom (Elachi), Tumeric (Haldi), Cumin (Jeera), Coriander (Dhania), Black Mustard Seeds (Sarso), Saffron, Ginger, Garlic & Chili Powder. A popular & common spice that is also used is called Garam Masala which typically has a combination of five or more spices.

Some leaves are also used in the Indian dishes which give them their distinctive Indian flavor. Leaves used for various dishes include Curry Leaves, Bay Leaves, Fenugreek Leaves, Mint Leaves & Coriander Leaves.

Chicken Naan Fold Overs

Chicken Naan Fold Overs

CHICKEN NAAN FOLD OVERS   This Recipe Makes 4-6 Fold Overs   These Chicken Naan Fold Overs make such great lunches or dinners. They are so simple to prepare & will definitely satisfy your hunger. Unlike wraps, these are made with naans instead of rotis or tortillas, they are filled with chicken & raita & the naans…

Whole Wheat Naan

Whole Wheat Naan

WHOLE WHEAT NAAN   This Recipe Makes 8 Whole Wheat Naans   We all know naan goes well with almost any meal but for those who live a healthy lifestyle, naan isn’t an everyday option. I have recently started eating much healthier & both my husband & I enjoy naan so I figured why not make Whole Wheat…

Tomato Cucumber Raita

Tomato Cucumber Raita

TOMATO CUCUMBER RAITA   This Recipe Serves 2   Tomato Cucumber Raita is a cooling salad or dip, most often eaten with curries or wraps. This recipe is so simple & will leave you feeling refreshed. Raita is a typical name of a salad or dip from the Indian subcontinent, made with yogurt, which is…

Cooked Dough Roti

Cooked Dough Roti

COOKED DOUGH ROTI   This Indian Recipe Makes ± 1 Dozen (± 12 Pieces)   This Cooked Dough Roti recipe is quite different with preparation, hence the title Cooked Dough Roti, which typically means the dough is cooked before it can be rolled out. This method is fairly simple & in my opinion their super soft & are much healthier…

Homemade Dhania Powder

Homemade Dhania Powder

HOMEMADE DHANIA POWDER   This Recipe Makes 1kg Ground Dhania (Coriander)   Dhania or Coriander powder is one of the world’s oldest spices It is viewed as both a herb and a spice. Coriander or Dhania is also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley. The seeds are roasted & then grounded. This holds the aroma of…

Sour Herbs Dhall

Sour Herbs Dhall

SOUR HERBS DHALL This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Sour Herbs Dhall, in some cases spelled dahl or dhal, & also known to many South Africans as Doll or Dholl, is an extraordinary twist from the simple Pea Dhall recipe. This simple recipe can be consumed by vegetarians & vegans. This meal was a staple in my…

Semolina Roti

Semolina Roti

SEMOLINA ROTI This Indian Recipe Makes 8 Rotis   Semolina Roti is an Indian flat bread made from semolina (soji). This roti is amazingly soft & delicious, infact they remain shockingly delicate for quite a while as contrasted to a normal wheat flour roti & can be eaten with almost any meal. Roti (otherwise called handmade bread or chapati)…

Homemade Jeera Powder

Homemade Jeera Powder

HOMEMADE JEERA POWDER   This Recipe Makes 1kg Ground Jeera (Cumin)   Jeera Or Jeera Powder (also known as cumin) is a fundamental spice of Indian Cuisine. If you’re always one to purchase ground jeera then stop now & start preparing your very own Homemade Jeera Powder. The taste is much better when it is freshly…

White Potato Fry

White Potato Fry

WHITE POTATO FRY   This Recipe Serve 2-3   White Potato Fry is a softly prepared potato dish spiced with impactful seasonings & embellished with herbs & spices. This adaptable dish can be prepared for those fasting days & is an ideal meal for those veggie lovers. Unlike the usual potato curry, this White Potato Fry…