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.

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…

Sausage With Baked Beans Curry

Sausage With Baked Beans Curry

SAUSAGE WITH BAKED BEANS CURRY This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Sausage With Baked Beans Curry is usually prepared without any Indian spices. In South Africa, this dish is made with spices to create a heat wave in the meal. This meal can be served throughout the day. Baked beans is a dish containing beans, in some…

Yam Curry

Yam Curry

YAM CURRY   This Indian Recipe Serves 2-3   Yam Curry is a vegetarian dish that has the look of potato curry but the taste is much different. It is a soft curry & can also be cooked with peas. Yams are known to many South Africans as Madumbis. Yam is the usual name for some plant…

Rich Soji

Rich Soji

RICH SOJI   This Indian Dessert Recipe Serves 2-3   This Rich Soji recipe is my mum’s. It is soft & sweet with so much of flavour that you will opt for a second round. Soji a traditional Indian recipe which is enjoyed throughout South Africa & most foreign countries including India. In Goa they…

Mince Biryani

Mince Biryani

MINCE BIRYANI This Indian Recipe Serves 4-6 This Mince Biryani recipe is a traditional South African biryani. It cooks quickly & doesn’t require much cooking effort. It is also known to be called Keema or Queema biryani which is from the Indian subcontinent. Biryani otherwise called biriyani or biriani, is a blended rice dish with its origins among the…