Sunday, 31 May 2020

MOGO CHIPS | CASSAVA OR YUCCA CHIPS | EAST AFRICAN RECIPES

Nothing beats the simplicity of Mogo Chips. Sometimes we have to trust our ingredients and let their natural flavour shine through, and that is exactly what this East-African style Cassava chips recipe does. Frozen mogo or cassava is deep-fried then lightly dusted with a special masala and served with an array of chutneys and sauces.

Image of serving of mogo chips with tamarind chutney

Saturday, 30 May 2020

FRESH WATERMELON MINT MOJITO SALAD

Watermelon Mojito Salad is an invigorating vegan salad perfect for hot summer days. This "deconstructed" watermelon mojito is with no alcohol making it great for the whole family to enjoy! And at only 4-ingredients, it is one of the quickest salads to prepare!

mojito salad served on a gray rustic metal tray with lime wedges and mint.


INSTANT POT EGGLESS MANDAZI/MAHAMRI | HOW TO MAKE VEGAN MANDAZI

Is there anything better than a cup of hot Indian Chai and a delicious sweet treat to go alongside it? This eggless East-African Mandazi or Mahamri is the perfect solution. With just the right amount of sweetness and a hint of coconut, prepare to keep making these Kenyan doughnuts again and again.

We love using our Instant Pot to prove the dough for bread, naan and doughnuts.


Image of risen mahamri

Thursday, 28 May 2020

JERSEY ROYAL POTATO BUTTER MASALA | ALOO BUTTER MASALA

New Potato Butter Masala made with summery Jersey Royals is a luscious vegetarian curry with a British twist.  It has a slight sweetness to complement the silkiest of gravies. This is our new potato or aloo version of Paneer Butter Masala. 

We loved it with Restaurant Style Garlic and Coriander Naan for an indulgent meal.  


Aloo butter masala served with naans, salad and cucumber raita

Tuesday, 26 May 2020

MANGO AND LIME LASSI | BEST INDIAN MANGO LASSI RECIPE

Mango and Lime Lassi is a delicious Indian Mango Yogurt Drink.

This 4-ingredient mango lassi recipe with mango pulp and a squeeze of lime is so silky. Try this Indian restaurant-style mango lassi which will whisk you away on a tropical sandy beach!

This yellow Indian style mango yogurt drink is in bottled jar and served  with yellow paper straw.

Monday, 25 May 2020

GRANDMA'S SPRING ONION KADHI | RAJASTHANI PYAAZ KI KADHI RECIPE

Warming and comforting Lili Dungri ni Kadhi is one those meals you just can not go wrong with. Kadhi and chawal is a firm winter favourite in our household. 

This Rajasthani kadhi recipe made with spring onion/pyaaz has passed down generations in our family.

This spring onion gram flour soup is served in a small black saucepan.

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.