Saturday, 23 May 2020

GELATIN-FREE LAYERED MANGO PANNA COTTA

This Vegetarian Mango Panna Cotta is a layered panna cotta that combines exotic Mango and silky cream.

This dessert needs few ingredients and is so simple to make.

Warm summers and Mango go hand in hand and this surprisingly light and airy pudding is the perfect recipe.

mango panna cotta severed in glass ramekins and topped with mango pieces, green mint and red raspberries

DEGUSTABOX MAY 2020

The Degustabox UK May 2020 theme is BBQ & Snacking.


Thursday, 21 May 2020

ORIGINAL MARU BHAJIA | MARU NA BHAJIA TOMATO CHUTNEY | CRISPY POTATO BHAJIYA

This Kenyan Maru Bhajia recipe is the original East African recipe for crispy potato bhajia. We love the Maru Bhajia tomato chutney recipe that accompanies these delicious potatoes fritters.

These kenyan style crispy golden potato fritters served on a pewter plate with red chutney.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

INSTANT POT HANDVO/ONDHVO BATTER | INSTANT POT DHOKLA BATTER

Handvo is a personal favorite of ours as a tea-time snack. Handvo is basically a savoury cake, a true gem of Gujarati cuisine!

Handvo is made of a batter of rice and various lentils and this is my go-to batter that makes soft, spongy, and delicious handvo all the time.  We have our Handvo recipe for once the batter is made.

The batter is made in a high-speed blender and fermented in the Instant Pot.

A fermented batter made with rice and lentils in an electric pressure cooker

Sunday, 17 May 2020

1 MINUTE INSTANT POT SHEER KHURMA - EID SPECIAL

This creamy and velvety Sheer Khurma recipe is prepared in the Instant Pot. The intense caramel-like taste of the Medjool dates makes this Eid sweet so rich and fragrant.

No one has to know that you have made this Sheer Khurma in 1 minute in the Instant Pot - your secret is safe with us...

Delicious vermicelli dessert served in terracotta colour clay bowl in a metal tray on dark backboard.

Friday, 15 May 2020

KERI NO RAS GUJARATI STYLE - Homemade Mango Pulp - AAM RAS RECIPE

Keri no Ras translates as Mango Pulp and is also called Aamras. It is a much loved sweet that is enjoyed all around India.

The pulp is extracted by hand (usually in keep anticipation of the treat to come) and then blended smooth.

This recipe is Gujarati style ras which is enjoyed with Poori - a deep fried Indian bread.


Indian style mango pulp served in two metal bowl, served with ghee and ginger powder on top with poori on a metal tray.

Thursday, 14 May 2020

NO ONION POTATO AND SWEETCORN SEVIYAN VERMICELLI UPMA

This savoury seviyan recipe is a vegan breakfast recipe without onion or garlic. Seviyan or vermicelli upma (can also be called Sevai ka Upma) is quick to prepare and is a deliciously mild and filling meal. This upma is Gujarati-style and has really fresh sweet and sour flavours.


Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Mango Shrikhand with cream - Keri Matho recipe - Indian style yogurt dessert

Exotic Indian mangoes are used in their prime to make this silky and creamy Indian dessert. This instant mango shrikhand with greek yogurt and cream, also called amrakhand shrikhand, is a much-loved treat for the whole family.

Mango Shrikhand is a take on the more traditional recipe of Shrikhand which uses only saffron and nuts to flavour it. Keri no Matho or Mango Matho is prominently flavoured with Indian mangoes.

Pale orange Indian style mango and yogurt dessert is served in a oblong bowl.

Saturday, 9 May 2020

HOW TO MAKE ROUND AND SOFT GUJARATI ROTLIS WITH VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

Rotis/Chapatis/Phulka (whichever you call them) are an essential part of an Indian thali and found daily in Indian households. Pillowy soft Indian style flatbreads are made on the stovetop to accompany a variety of Indian dishes.

First, we will show you how to make a chapati dough through step by step instructions and then how to make soft and round chapatis Gujarati style.

Thin wholewheat flatbreads stack served on a metal tray on black board.

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

INSTANT POT DIY MEDITERRANEAN ORZO PASTA SALAD

This is The Best Instant Pot Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad. This easy summer salad is bursting with fresh spring and summer flavours. Great for alfresco dining and garden parties, this salad can be prepared in no time with the help of the Instant Pot.


Orzo salad served in a white platter, garnished with herbs, cheese.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

NO-COOK NEPALI CUCUMBER SALAD

This No-cook Nepalese style Cucumber Salad is refreshing and perfect as a side to a main meal. This cooling salad pairs great with spicy dishes or eat as it is and savour the delicious flavour and aroma of the mustard oil.

Refreshing green cucumber salad served on a light gray plate, garnished with coriander.

Superfood Broccoli, Bengal Gram and Fenugreek Seeds Stir-Fry with Indian Masala

This Superfood Steamed Broccoli Indian-style stirfry is the answer to your healthy eating woes. Prepare this super simple and quick dish to transform broccoli into a meal that you will want to make again and again!

This Indian style stir-fry is served in a blue bowl with lemon wedge.

Saturday, 2 May 2020

TRADITIONAL GUJARATI KADHI (GUJARATI KADHI)

This Gujarati Kadhi recipe is a warming Indian style soup made from yogurt and chickpea flour. Dahi Kadhi is creamy and mild and is a perfect accompaniment to a typical Gujarati Thali. Why not treat yourself to a wholesome meal of Gujarati kadhi khichdi, which is perfect for the whole family.


This Indian style yogurt soup is served in a metal bowl and garnished with green fresh coriander.

Thursday, 30 April 2020

SWEETCORN AND PEANUT CURRY - KASOLI NU SAAK

This Gujarati Sweetcorn Curry recipe or Kasoli and Jugu nu Saak is an East African recipe and is made by Gujarati Indians who grew up in East Africa. My Aunties taught my Mum this recipe many years ago and it is one of our top favourite curries!

This corn on the cob curry is served in a terracotta bowl, garnished with green freshly chopped coriander.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

EASY POTATO CHIPS CURRY-DRY

This Potato Chips Curry or Bateta Chips nu Saak is a Gujarati vegan potato curry that can be ready in under 15 minutes. It is a perfect pantry staple curry that requires few ingredients. Best served with Sadi Bhakhri

This dry version of potato curry is served in a blue ceramic bowl in a pewter plate.

Sunday, 26 April 2020

MELT-in-the-MOUTH CHURMA LADOO WITH SUGAR

These Authentic Gujarati Churma Ladoos simply melt in your mouth. When we have a little more time on our hands, we love to treat the family with these! We have also included bonus recipes of Step by step Bhakhri Na Ladoo and M/W method Churma Ladoos.  

These sugar Churma ladoos are equally as delicious as our Gujarati Gor Churma Ladoo.  See the step by step recipe and Recipe video of Churma Ladoos below. 


Saturday, 25 April 2020

VEGAN WATERMELON CARPACCIO SALAD WITH TAHINI

This Watermelon and Dill Salad is vegan and totally on-trend - perfect for al-fresco dining as we begin to move into spring and summer.

It is a beautifully refreshing and summery starter or side that is so light. Serve at lunch or alongside a barbeque with Hibiscus, Rose and Basil Seeds cooler.



Thursday, 23 April 2020

INSTANT POT TREVTI DAAL (THREE LENTILS DAAL WITH SPINACH)

Trevti Daal is a delicious daal recipe made using three different lentil varieties. Here is the Daal recipe that my Grandma used to make, its one of my favourite Daals called Trevti Daal with fresh spinach. This daal comes together so quickly without much effort when made in an Instant Pot.

Make a delicious meal by pairing it with soft and fluffy Gujarati Rotis.

Three lentils daal or stew made with spinach served in an Indian style pot called kadai.

Saturday, 18 April 2020

HOMEMADE INSTANT SHRIKHAND WITH CREAM

We've always associated homemade Shrikhand with a sizzling hot summer, so naturally, it is made every year! This easy instant shrikhand recipe makes a creamy sweet shrikhand with greek yogurt and whipped cream without straining the yogurt. We like to use any leftover Shrikhand in our Piyush drink.


Indian style yogurt based white dessert served in a brass bowl and garnished with green pistachio, rose petals and saffron.

Friday, 17 April 2020

PIYUSH LASSI RECIPE - STEP BY STEP

Piyush is a chilled, creamy drink that hails from Gujarat and Maharashtra in India. It is deliciously smooth and sweet making it a perfect accompaniment to a spicy meal. This Piyush recipe is made from Shrikhand and then blended with fragrant nuts and spices. It conjures up images of a sizzling hot day - fit for a royal!

Gujarati style rich white yogurt drink, garnished with pistachio, saffron and rose petals served in a glass on silver tray.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

MARWARI DUM ALOO - PANTRY STAPLE BABY POTATO CURRY

This Dum Aloo without onion and garlic is easy, quick and comes together in less than half an hour. Shallow fried golden baby potatoes are cooked in a delicious red chilli and yogurt gravy.  Here is our easy video recipe to make Marwari Dum Aloo.

Spicy orange colour baby potato curry served in cast iron bowl with indian flat breads.

Saturday, 11 April 2020

QUICK SEVIYAN KHEER (SWEET VERMICELLI WITH MILK) + VIDEO

This Seviyan or Sewai Kheer recipe is a deliciously creamy milk based dessert that hails from South Asia. This easy and quick sweet dish gets ready in only 15 minutes.  If you want to make this without milk, then you can make Meethi Seviyan too.

Sweet vermecelli with milk served in a metal bowl and garnished with green pistachio and red rose petals

Friday, 10 April 2020

DEGUSTABOX UK APRIL

It's always nice to receive a food parcel. With Degustabox UK you can rely on a monthly delivery of the tastiest food and drink on the market!

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


Degustabox UK April



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Tuesday, 7 April 2020

KOTHIMBIR VADI WAFFLES -SAVOURY CAULIFLOWER LEAVES WAFFLES

Crispy, low-carb and vegan Kothimbir Vadi Waffles made with leftover cauliflower leaves, instead of coriander. We had cauliflower leaves leftover after we made our Tandoori Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos where we couldn't use the leaves.

This is our protein-packed savoury take on Indian waffles.

These savoury waffles served on a black plate, topped with chopped re


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

Saturday, 22 February 2020

GREEN MINT AND CORIANDER CHUTNEY (CHUTNEY FOR CHAAT)

Green chutney or hari chutney is a tempting accompaniment made with fresh mint and coriander and used in Indian cuisine. It is slightly spicy, tangy and ever-so-slightly sweet making it a great chutney for street food chaat recipes. 

This green chutney known as hari chutney for chaat is vegan and made with fresh coriander and mint.

Friday, 21 February 2020

RED GARLIC CHUTNEY (CHUTNEY FOR CHAAT)

Red Garlic Chutney is a piquant chutney. This 2-ingredient chutney is very striking due to its bright red colour and conjures up a gastronomic experience even before eating. Add it to Papdi Chaat for flavour enhancement. 

This red garlic garlic chutney is specially for Indian chaats, made with only two ingredients garlic and red chilli powder.

VIRGIN CARDAMOM MOJITO

This is a recipe of how to make a refreshing Virgin Mojito using just 5 ingredients. We have used the best, warm and sweet spice Cardamom to bring a unique flavour to a traditional mojito.

Just serve with plenty of ice and let it this mojito be the talk of the town!


This post is sponsored by Rajah Spices.

Cardamom mojito without alcohol made with real cardamom pods.

Saturday, 15 February 2020

SMASHED POTATO CHAAT

What best way to marry two cuisines than with creating the ultimate snack food - chaat. This Smashed Potato Chaat combines the intense burst of flavours of Indian street food Chaat with Western Smashed Potatoes.


This post is sponsored by Rajah Spices

Smashed potato chaat is a street food of india, prepared with smashed potato and lip smacking chutneys.

Friday, 14 February 2020

DEGUSTA BOX JANUARY 2020

It's a new Decade! January is all about health and what better way to ease yourself back into the trend than a little help from Degustabox Jan. This month is all about Breakfast on the Go.




Product of the Month - Nescafe Gold Almond Latte - £2.98




This vegan almond latte from Nescafe gold arrived in Degustabox January 2020.


I love Nescafe Gold coffees and definitely have my firm favourite flavours from the range. The Almond latte is the non-dairy alternative with the same smooth and creamy taste.

Friday, 7 February 2020

WAGAMAMA KATSU SALAD DRESSING

I keep getting drawn to the Wagamama Katsu Curry, not because of the Katsu Curry itself, but the Wagamama Katsu Salad Dressing! The dressing is quite tangy, fragrant and strong in flavour but definitely memorable! This 5-minute Asian style salad dressing is perfect when paired with fresh mixed salad leaves.


Picture of salad leaves with wagamama style side salad dressing

Sunday, 26 January 2020

KALA JAMUN RECIPE (BLACK GULAB JAMUN)

A scrumptious classic Indian dessert Kala Jamun | Black Gulab Jamun Recipe with step by step images - these perfectly shaped, deep-fried jamuns are prepared with khoya, paneer and stuffed with nutty filling then drenched in sugar syrup. Easy to make, it's so perfect in every way. Think of these as the first cousin of Kesar Gulab Jamun.


A scrumptious classic Indian dessert Kala Jamun | Black Gulab Jamun Recipe with step by step images - these perfectly shaped, deep-fried jamuns are prepared with khoya, paneer and stuffed with nutty filling then drenched in sugar syrup.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

19 BEST BARFI - PEDA RECIPES

Big time Barfi or Peda fan? This collection of 19 Best Barfi-Peda Recipes you must try. You won't be stuck for ideas for as it's all here. Everything from basic Mawa Peda to Pistachio to Chocolate Barfi, Delhi's Malai Dodha to Rajkot Na Peda and even Peda with Ricotta Cheese - there is always something for everyone!



Monday, 13 January 2020

ROSE, PISTACHIO, COCONUT TIL GAJAK

rose, pistachio, coconut til gajak video recipe - this moreish winter treats, only takes 30 minutes to prepare with sesame seeds and other basic ingredients, an ideal dish for makarsankranti and lohri.


if you have already made and enjoyed eating mixed dry fruit and seeds brittle then make this gajak in your own kitchen. 

learn how to make the best til gajak in this post. 

rose, pistachio, coconut til gajak video recipe - this moreish winter treats, only takes 30 minutes to prepare and not required tons of ingredients, an ideal dish for makarsankranti and lohri.

Saturday, 11 January 2020

TAL PAPDI OR TIL CHIKKI | SESAME BRITTLE {STEP-BY-STEP RECIPE}

Tal Papdi or Til Chikki is easy and made with only 3 ingredients. These sesame brittle are made from scratch in 30 minutes. The ingredients you'll require are sesame seeds, jaggery, and ghee. In the Hindi language, this crispy and irresistible sweet sesame treats are called Til Ki Chikki.  

This authentic and popular treat is a must-try on winter festivals like Makarsankranti and Lohri.

Til papdi or Sesame Brittle, a winter special traditional Indian sweet that crispy outside but melt in the mouth inside, prepared with only 3 ingredients - Sesame, Jaggery and ghee!

BEST-EVER GAJAR KA HALWA (CARROT HALWA)

Try my best Gajar Ka Halwa with step-by-step recipe - it is one of the most popular classic Indian desserts you can find in Indian households. 

It is very rich, creamy, tasty with the goodness of khoya and milk, nuts and natural sweetness of carrots. This so easy and fuss-free dessert is a near-universal treat during any Indian festival and happy occasion!


Gajar halwa, a sumptuous winter delicacy which is prepared with fresh carrots, milk and sugar, enriched with rich and warm nuts and cardamom

Thursday, 9 January 2020

SURTI UNDHIYU (GUJARATI UNDHIYU)

undhiyu recipe step by step - is an exciting one-pot winter treat that is prepared with a blend of indian vegetables. this traditional gujarati dish has surti papdi, methi muthia and purple yam as the star ingredients and loaded with lots of textures and flavours.


serve this uber delicious and moreish undhiyu with soft poori, with a bowl of yummy gajar halwa which is another indian delicacy that should not be missed during this season or with desi ghee wali jalebi for a satisfying meal.

undhiyu recipe step by step - is an exciting one-pot winter treat that is prepared with a blend of indian vegetables. this traditional gujarati dish has surti papdi, methi muthia and purple yam as the star ingredients and loaded with lots of textures and flavours.   serve this uber delicious and moreish undhiyu with soft poori, with a bowl of yummy gajar halwa which is another indian delicacy that should not be missed during this season or with desi ghee wali jalebi for a satisfying meal.

Sunday, 5 January 2020

EGGLESS CHOCOLATE ORANGE CAKE {1000th POST}

This is the best eggless chocolate orange cake recipe with step by step pictures out there. It is an easy, simple and tasty cake recipe that is made with basic baking ingredients. this moist, delicious and flavourful chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with creamy chocolate and orange frosting and decorated with candied orange slices.


Serve a slice of this cake with our homemade billionaire's latte or authentic indian masala chai for a blissful experience!

This is the BEST Eggless Chocolate Orange Cake recipe with step by step pictures out there. It is an easy, simple and tasty cake recipe that is made with basic ingredients such as plain flour, chocolate and orange juice. This moist, delicious and flavourful chocolate sponge cake is filled and topped with creamy chocolate and orange frosting and decorated with candied orange slices.