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.

Cabbage Dhall

Cabbage Dhall

CABBAGE DHALL This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Cabbage Dhall also known as Cabbage Pappu is a South Indian dish which my grandmother & mum used to always prepare, since my grandmother is of South Indian culture. The mixture of the dhall & cabbage gives it a distinctive taste which is highly enjoyable especially for those…

Braised Yellow Potato

Braised Yellow Potato

BRAISED YELLOW POTATO   This Indian Recipe Serves 3-5   Braised Yellow Potato is cooked using & fresh green chillies & turmeric powder instead of chilli powder or masala. This dish is often eaten in most Indian restaurants with dosa/masala dosa or simply used as samoosa filling. It can also be enjoyed with roti’s, puri’s, soft…

Curried Dhall

Curried Dhall

CURRIED DHALL This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Curried Dhall, in some cases spelled dahl or dhal, & also known to many South Africans as Doll or Dholl, is a staple of Indian veggie lover cooking. This simple recipe is for an essential vegetarian & vegans. This curried version makes the dhall look rich & can…

Biryani Bombs

Biryani Bombs

BIRYANI BOMBS This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Biryani Bombs are quite a twist & not forgetting a great treat especially when you have guests. It is basically biryani, rolled into a ball & then crumbed to perfection. It is also a great snack or something you can quickly whip up for lunch with left over biryani.…