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.

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…

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…

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…

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…