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.

Puff Pastry Patha

Puff Pastry Patha

PUFF PASTRY PATHA   This Indian Savoury Recipe Makes 10 Rolls   Puff Pastry Patha is an alternative from the regular puri patha. It is a much simpler way to prepare & is just as tasty. The appearance of this savoury snack makes it great & looks as if it was professionally done. Patha is a combination…

Baked Beans With Viennas

Baked Beans With Viennas

BAKED BEANS WITH VIENNAS This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Baked Beans With Viennas is such a quick & simple meal to prepare. This meal can be served throughout the day. Baked beans is a dish containing beans, in some cases baked, regardless of the name, generally stewed, in a sauce. Most commercially canned baked beans are…

Chicken Chutney

Chicken Chutney

CHICKEN CHUTNEY   This Recipe Serves 2-3   Chicken Chutney is a quick & easy dish to prepare. This dish is popular in South Africa & can be enjoyed at any time of day. It consists of chicken (preferably de-boned) in a tomato based chutney.   Chicken Chutney Ingredients: ± 2-3 chicken breast fillets ½ teaspoon jeera seeds 1…

Herbs Curry

Herbs Curry

HERBS CURRY   This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3     Herbs curry has been a favorite since our ancestors time. I remember this dish being my grans absolute go to meal any time of day & it is because of her that I love herbs so much. Not many people would choose this dish but herbs have…

Onion Pickle

Onion Pickle

ONION PICKLE   This Recipe Makes ± 10-15 Pickled Onions   Onion Pickle is a nourishment comprising of onions cured in a solution of vinegar & salt, frequently with different additives & flavorings. In the United Kingdom they are frequently eaten alongside fish & chips with french fries or as a component of a cultivator’s…

Dhall Pita

Dhall Pita

DHALL PITA This Indian Recipe Serves 2-4   Dhall Pita is a dish consisting of yellow split pea dhall with bits & flour batter, exceptionally simple but extremely wonderful. As this is a dish that includes flour dough, simply like the preparation of roti. Growing up, my grandmother (my dad’s mum) used to prepare this dish…

South African Carrot Salad

South African Carrot Salad

SOUTH AFRICAN CARROT SALAD   This South African Recipe Serves 2-3   South African Carrot Salad is very common within the Indian community in South Africa. It is a simple salad with grated carrots & a few other ingredients & is served cold. This salad accompanies curries as well as biryanis. This South African salad can…