Indian food is heavily influenced by cultural, religious & traditional choices. These cuisines vary significantly from each other depending on culture, climate & ethnic groups. Indian food is well recognized as a Global cuisine.

Staple foods of the Indian Food cuisine include rice, flour & a variety of lentils. Indian cuisine is mostly recognized by the spices that are used. Popular spices that make up the traditional Indian dishes include Cardamom (Elachi), Tumeric (Haldi), Cumin (Jeera), Coriander (Dhania), Black Mustard Seeds (Sarso), Saffron, Ginger, Garlic & Chili Powder. A popular & common spice that is also used is called Garam Masala which typically has a combination of five or more spices.

Some leaves are also used in the Indian dishes which give them their distinctive Indian flavor. Leaves used for various dishes include Curry Leaves, Bay Leaves, Fenugreek Leaves, Mint Leaves & Coriander Leaves.

Raw Chutney Sambals

Raw Chutney Sambals

RAW CHUTNEY SAMBALS   This South African Recipe Serves 1-2     This Raw Chutney Sambals recipe is very well known in South Africa, mostly throughout the Indian society. It is a spicy & simple plate of basic vegetables that can go with an assortment of dishes from curries to barbecues. Growing up, my gran used to…

Sausage Chutney

Sausage Chutney

SAUSAGE CHUTNEY   This Indian Recipe Serves 2-4   This sausage chutney recipe was from my beloved grandma. This dish is most recognized in South Africa in Indian homes. This is a brilliant, simple dish that will make family meals a breeze! If the spiciness is not for you, then just adjust the recipe by lessening the amount…

Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka

CHICKEN TIKKA   This Indian Recipe Serves 2-4   Chicken tikka or Murgh tikka is a chicken dish originating in South Asia where it stays prevalent in Bangladesh, India & Pakistan. It is also a common dish in South Africa as there are a lot of Indian citizens in the country. It is customarily little bits of…

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.…