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.

Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita

CUCUMBER RAITA   This Recipe Serves 2-4   Cucumber Raita is a cooling salad or dip, most often eaten with curries, biryanis, pulao’s 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…

Chickpea Curry

Chickpea Curry

CHICKPEA CURRY This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Chickpea Curry also known as Chana Masala, chole masala, chholay, chickpea masala or channay is an Indian vegetarian dish. It is a quick & easy meal which is very nutritious. This meal is also vegan friendly. Chana is the Indian term for this legume & is known…