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.

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…

Mielie Meal Roti

Mielie Meal Roti

MIELIE MEAL ROTI This Indian Recipe Makes ± 2 Dozens (± 24 Pieces)   Mielie Meal Roti or Mealie Meal Roti is an Indian flat bread made from maize flour. Roti (otherwise called handmade bread or chapati) is a level bread which originated in India. This bread is widely recognized throughout many parts of the world. It is also…