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.

Vegetable Biryani

Vegetable Biryani

VEGETABLE BIRYANI   This Indian Recipe Serves 6-8     A Classic Indian vegetable biryani is a flawless dish for any event. 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 the diaspora from the area.…

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…

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…