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.

Homemade Jeera Powder

Homemade Jeera Powder

HOMEMADE JEERA POWDER   This Recipe Makes 1kg Ground Jeera (Cumin)   Jeera Or Jeera Powder (also known as cumin) is a fundamental spice of Indian Cuisine. If you’re always one to purchase ground jeera then stop now & start preparing your very own Homemade Jeera Powder. The taste is much better when it is freshly…

White Potato Fry

White Potato Fry

WHITE POTATO FRY   This Recipe Serve 2-3   White Potato Fry is a softly prepared potato dish spiced with impactful seasonings & embellished with herbs & spices. This adaptable dish can be prepared for those fasting days & is an ideal meal for those veggie lovers. Unlike the usual potato curry, this White Potato Fry…

Calabash And Shrimp Curry

Calabash And Shrimp Curry

CALABASH AND SHRIMP CURRY   This Indian Recipe Serves 3-5   Calabash And Shrimp Curry is a delicious twist with flavours of the vegetable & shellfish. This curry may omit the shrimp if you need a vegetable curry for those meat free days or if you’re allergic to any fish. Growing up, my family used to…

Puli Sadam

Puli Sadam

PULI SADAM This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Puli Sadam is a popular dish of South India. The term Puli Sadam actually means Tamarind Rice in English. The North Indians (Hindustani’s) know it as Imalee Rice. Growing up, my grandmother used to always prepare Puli Sadam (Tamarind Rice) for us & she was good at it as she…

Potato Curry

Potato Curry

POTATO CURRY   This Indian Recipe Serves 3-5   Potato Curry is one of the least complex curry dishes to prepare. Unlike braised yellow potato, this curry has a spiciness to it as spices are added into this dish. It is a great dish for vegetarians & vegans as well. Potato Curry Ingredients: 3-4 large potatoes 1…