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.

Mutton Spaghetti

Mutton Spaghetti

MUTTON SPAGHETTI   This Indian Recipe Serves 4   Mutton Spaghetti is an Indian pasta dish. It is spicy yet delicious. This dish isn’t very common but it was my mum’s recipe. Growing up, she used to always prepare this meal & she was the only person in the family that could make it. Everyone always looked…

Green Banana Curry

Green Banana Curry

GREEN BANANA CURRY   This Indian Recipe Serves 2   Green banana curry is a spicy Indian vegetarian dish. It is a quick & easy meal which is very nutritious. Raw green bananas are high in protein, has a low Glycemic Index & likewise has high resistance starch, which make them suitable for that diabetic people too.  …

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

BUTTER CHICKEN   This Recipe Serves 3-4   Butter chicken also known as murgh makhani (Hindi: मुर्ग़ मक्खनी) is an Indian dish of chicken in a gently spiced curry sauce. It is served in India & abroad. The dish has its foundations in Punjabi food & was produced by the Moti Mahal eatery in Delhi, India.…

Nandos Style Chicken Livers

Nandos Style Chicken Livers

NANDOS STYLE CHICKEN LIVERS   This South African Recipe Serves 2-4     Nandos style Chicken Livers is a spicy & gravy fulled dish. It is enjoyed as a starter, main or as a side dish. Nandos is a universal easygoing restaurant network originating from South Africa, with a Mozambican/Portuguese theme. Founded in 1987, Nandos works around…

Bhajia (Chilli Bites)

Bhajia (Chilli Bites)

BHAJIA (CHILLI BITES)   This Indian Recipe Makes ± 30 Pieces   Bhajia (Chilli Bites) is a fiery Indian nibble or entree dish like a fritter, with a few variations. It is normally served as a topping with different Indian meals, however has gotten to be well known to eat alone as a snack. It is preferably eaten on cold winter…

Pumpkin Curry

Pumpkin Curry

PUMPKIN CURRY   This Indian Food Recipe Serves 2-3     Pumpkin curry is a vegetable dish which is well recognized in the Indian homes of South Africa. Many Indians of South Africa have certain religious fasts which compensates for vegetarian meals only. Pumpkin curry is known to be one of the must haves when it comes to…

Chops Chutney

Chops Chutney

CHOPS CHUTNEY   This Indian Food Recipe Serves 2-3   Chops chutney is a flavorful Indian dish prepared with lamb or mutton chops in a tomato based sauce. It is prepared with new herbs & flavors. Presented with either rice, roti or bread, it is a snappy & simple to get ready dish that utilizes common ingredients in your pantry. Chops…