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.

Mince And Cauliflower Curry

Mince And Cauliflower Curry

MINCE AND CAULIFLOWER CURRY   This Indian Recipe Serves 2-4   Mince And Cauliflower Curry is just one of the many variations that this curry can be prepared. This alternative allows you to avoid adding This curry is most common in the Indian homes of South Africa & it is super easy to make. The blend of…

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…

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…