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Vangi Bhareeth- Aubergine Salad

Aubergine is such a versatile vegetable, and amongst vegans and vegetarians, it is a very popular vegetable that is meaty in texture, has a satiating mouthfeel and a savoury-sweet taste. Depending on the variety used and the recipe, it can have a vegetal bitterness or a sweet flesh. Aubergines absorb oil and spices, which gives...


10 Minute Mustard Prawns/ Fish.

 I have written this recipe especially for students who can cook it in 10 minutes in their student lodgings! Or for a lazy cook. The least of preparation and ingredients for any Indian curry! At the same time creamy, zingy & lip-smacking delicious. Ready in barely 10 minutes. The recipe is written for 1 person,...


Kadhi Pakora

This is a delicious and simple recipe for vegetarians with added proteins in the form of the pakoras. Yoghurt based sauce is very lightly spiced which can be eaten with rotis, parathas or on warm basmati rice. It is one of the staples and comfort food in many Indian homes. Traditionally, it was a recycling...


Chai masala Crème Brulée

The British left a legacy behind in India: Caramel custard (Crème Brulée), Trifle puddings, and jellies. I saw the same popular puddings as a legacy of the British in South Africa, too. I love its simplicity and its delicious creaminess. Besides, it stays in the fridge for a good 3-4 days, so I can make...


Okra Coconut Curry – Bhendi ghashi

This is my mother’s okra recipe, from Karwar in the West coast & Mangalore. I have been cooking it often at my Supperclubs and people new to okra, just love it. It was a favourite in our family, as it has a sour tang and the creaminess of the coconut. The blend of fenugreek and...


Aubergine Palms

Vangyachi boté This is a very Maharashtrian coastal specialty. Thick aubergine slices, slit ¾ way, that yet hold the slice like a steak together. The slits are filled with masala paste & the slices pan-fried to a crisp crust with a firm but soft flesh! Fantastic to snack on with a beer, or on a...


Black Sesame Chicken

Kale Til Diye Murgi Manxo Just a few simple ingredients transform this chicken dish into something special. Lightly spiced, this is a perfect chicken to cook when you wish to present something unusual. Or you want to have something that is mild and not spicy. There are many regional cuisines in India which are light...


Ekabari – Courgette Khichadi

A variation on many rice Khichadis that India has, this one is from Orissa located on the East coast of India. This is a festival recipe, one of the 56 dishes ( Chappan Bhog) cooked for the festivities of the God Jagannath in Orissa. It is one of the few khichadis that incorporate vegetables &...


Peanut Curry

Danyachi Aamti. My granny, Mai, used to fast on many of the sacred days, as well as once a week. My father often joked about it “she makes a feast on fasting days!” There used to be an array of small dishes cooked for herself. Of course, as kids we got a “Prashad” -sort of...

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