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.

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…

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…

Durban Mutton Curry

Durban Mutton Curry

DURBAN MUTTON CURRY   This Indian Recipe Serves 4-5   Durban Mutton curry is a gravy filled meat dish which is prepared in South Africa. Durban spices vary from other regions, therefore the taste & the name is very famous. Mutton curry (likewise alluded to as kosha mangsho, or lamb curry) is an Indian curry dish that is…

Mince Curry With Peas

Mince Curry With Peas

MINCE CURRY WITH PEAS   This Indian Recipe Serves 2-4   Mince curry with peas is just one of the many variations that this curry can be prepared. With this recipe you will have a wonderful wholesome meal without a lot of exertion! This curry is most common in the Indian homes of South Africa & it is super…