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.

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…

Spicy Sausage Chutney

Spicy Sausage Chutney

SPICY SAUSAGE CHUTNEY   This Indian Recipe Serves 2-4   This spicy sausage chutney recipe was from my beloved grandma. This dish is most recognized in South Africa in Indian homes. This is a brilliant, simple dish that will make family meals a breeze! If the spiciness is not for you, then just adjust the recipe by lessening…

Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka

CHICKEN TIKKA   This Indian Recipe Serves 2-4   Chicken tikka or Murgh tikka is a chicken dish originating in South Asia where it stays prevalent in Bangladesh, India & Pakistan. It is also a common dish in South Africa as there are a lot of Indian citizens in the country. It is customarily little bits of…

Homemade Patha

Homemade Patha

HOMEMADE PATHA   This Recipe Makes ± 16 Patha Slices   Patha is an exquisite delicacy that is extremely well known, particularly among Indian South Africans. Homemade Patha is much more delicious as you can play around with the ingredients instead of purchasing it from the store. It is a combination of a spicy chilli pasted mixture & layered…