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.

Flaky Puff Pastry Roti

Flaky Puff Pastry Roti

FLAKY PUFF PASTRY ROTI   This Indian Recipe Makes 9 Roti’s     We all know that roti’s are the simplest of breads to make but somehow not many can get the dough just quite right. What if the dough was already prepared for you? Wouldn’t that just be so much easier? EatMee brings you the fastest…

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…

Spicy Sausage Chutney

Spicy Sausage Chutney

SPICY SAUSAGE CHUTNEY   This Indian Recipe Serves 2-4   This spicy 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…

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…

Homemade Patha

Homemade Patha

HOMEMADE PATHA   This Recipe Makes ± 16 Patha Slices   Patha is an exquisite delicacy that is extremely well known, particularly among Indian South Africans. Homemade Patha is much more delicious as you can play around with the ingredients instead of purchasing it from the store. It is a combination of a spicy chilli pasted mixture & layered…