Saturday, 4 April 2020

INSTANT POT EASY GUJARATI CHANA DAAL (STEP BY STEP + VIDEO RECIPE)

When you are looking for a quick dinnertime fix, few dishes are better than daal. My grandma used to make Gujarati Channa Daal which is equally tangy and sweet. This split chickpea dal can be made without a pressure cooker or can be made in the pressure cooker or in an Instant Pot. 

This Indian style split Bengal gram lentils cooked and served in a metal bowl with roti.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

MEETHI SEVIYAN WITHOUT MILK - SWEET VERMICELLI

Meethi Seviyan or Meethi Sewai is an easy to make South Asian sweet that is mostly made during religious festivals. This sweet vermicelli recipe uses very few ingredients and can be made in less than 15 minutes.


Meethi seviyan without milk and served in a metal bowl.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

RED KIDNEY BEAN AND COCONUT CURRY (STEP-BY-STEP + VIDEO RECIPE)

Red Kidney Bean and Coconut Curry is a delicious fusion recipe of African and Indian cuisines. This vegan curry is mild and creamy but still flavourful. Serve with rice and Mixed Fruit and Nut raita for a complete and filling meal.

African and Indian style red kidney bean curry served with rice in a bowl.

Friday, 27 March 2020

CHAAT MASALA HUMMUS

This Chaat Masala Hummus is an Indian style hummus and is so much better than shop-bought! Tangy chaat masala takes this chickpea dip to new heights! Make your own hummus with easy to find ingredients and only in 3 minutes!


Indian style hummus made with tangy chaat masala, served in a blue bowl

DEGUSTABOX MARCH 2020

Not all surprises are welcome, but there are some that we embrace and one such surprise is our monthly Degustabox!

Let's see what's in the box...

DEGUSTABOX MARCH 2020


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Thursday, 26 March 2020

RED KIDNEY BEAN AND SWEETCORN CURRY

Red Kidney Bean and Sweetcorn Curry is a delicious curry from the East African region. This hearty recipe is warming yet nutritional.

This curry goes wonderfully with soft and fully Garlic and Coriander Naans if you feel like indulging a little! See the video below for step by step instructions.

Red kidney bean and sweetcorn curry served with garlic naan and cucumber salad.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

CARAMEL LASSI

This sweet Caramel Lassi is a delightful Indian yogurt based drink and is flavoured with silky caramel sauce. Make this easy Punjabi lassi within 5 minutes with just 4 ingredients! Hot weather just got tastier!  


This post sponsored by Ciao Gusto Italian Deli 


A yogurt based Indian drink flavoured with caramel and served in a glass.

Thursday, 5 March 2020

BEST SOOJI GUJIYA (SEMOLINA GUJIYA)

This is the Best Sooji Gujiya recipe you will ever make, with step by step recipe pictures. These Gujiya are stuffed with sweetened roasted semolina or rava, coconut and nuts and are flavoured with cardamom and nutmeg. They are like Indian style sweet empanadas.

They are crispy yet flaky on the outside and melt in your mouth inside. A must-try recipe for any festive season, make sure whenever you serve don't forget to brew a big pot of Karak Chai to accompany with. 


Image of Sooji Gujiya placed in a brass bowl surrounding with lit up clay lamps.

Monday, 2 March 2020

FARALI SABUDANA VADA CHAAT

We know that chaat is not just food for Indians, it's a feeling. In our quest to find more chaat recipes, this Sabudana Vada Chaat hits the nail on the head.

Crispy Sabudana or Sago vada is complemented wonderfully with our much-beloved chaat toppings to make a wonderful snack. The recipe is best made with leftover Gujarati Sabudana Vada.

Image of sago fritters served with chutneys and yogurt in a black bowl.

Friday, 28 February 2020

CRISPY GUJARATI SABUDANA VADA

Sabudana Vada or Sago Vada are popular during Hindu fasts. These deep-fried crispy sago fritters are made with the addition of sugar and lemon juice to give that authentic Gujarati taste. We love eating them during Mahashivratri, Navratri and Janamasthmi and serve them with piping hot sweet Masala Chai.


An image of sabudana vada in a metal tray.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

BEST EVER BHEL PURI WITH STEP BY STEP RECIPE

Just the words Bhel Puri ignite joy in every Indian person. Bhel Puri is a mouth-watering Indian street food that falls into the chaat category. 

Bhel means "everything mixed together" and this easy to follow Bhel Puri chaat recipe is loaded with Indian snack favourites such as sev, puffed rice or mamra, chevdo and papdi or papri (which is a crispy flat puri).


Bhel puri is lip smacking snack item that is prepared with fried flat bread, puffed rice and chutneys.

DEGUSTABOX FEBRUARY 2020

Easter is Coming ...

Sounds like the Game of Thrones meme but not as ominous as it's the title for the new DegustaBox for February 2020!

With Christmas and New Year out of the way, we pave the path for Easter and that is what DegustaBox is all about this month. Let's see what they have in store for us ...


Monday, 24 February 2020

EGGLESS BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES

Kick-start your day with these 5 ingredients Eggless Buckwheat Pancakes that are packed with protein, contain no added refined sugar and are gluten-free. The end result is a soft and fluffy pancake that can be topped with whatever you fancy! Treat yourself to a Ruby Chocolate Latte while you're at it.


Image of a stack of pancakes with fruit as a topping