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.

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…

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…

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…