Batata Vara

I had some friends around for dinner the other week and I made these for starters. I promised to put the reciepe on here for my friends as they loved them so much. This is my mums reciepe for batata vara, its a great snack dish and can be servered any time of the day with chutney, ketchup or chilli sauce. Feel free to add other ingriedients into the potato mixture to experiement let me know what you come up with.. ENJOY…. 🙂 Continue reading “Batata Vara”

Cauliflower Pea Curry

This is a super simple curry that you can make with very simple ingriedients. Cauliflower has an impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals. I make this atleast once a week its one of the best meals to have after a good work out at the gym, IMHO. Give it a go and let me know what you think. Continue reading “Cauliflower Pea Curry”

Flattened rice and potatoes

This is a gluten free , vegan and super comforting dish that is ideal for a simple and savory weekend breakfast or as a yummy snack. The Gujarati name for this dish is Bateta Poha, poha is easy to digest, rich in iron and provides you with a full feeling far longer than a stick of celery would! If you do not want to have double carbs you can make this without the potatoes, Give it a go and I assure you it will change your breakfast forever! Continue reading “Flattened rice and potatoes”

Green Bean Curry

When you are thinking how do I ensure I get my 5 day? The answer is simple make a long green/french bean curry. In Gujarati this is called Posho nu shak. These beans are humble and full of flavour, known for being rich in fibre, potassium, magnesium calcium and vitamin A,B and C. You can add potatoes to this recipe if you like but i prefer the sweet flavour of the beans with the perfect balance of spices. Serve with paratha or chapati. Continue reading “Green Bean Curry”

Cabbage Pea Curry

So I know what you are thinking cabbage and curry! EH! In Gujarati this is called Gobi Matar nu shak. Its pretty easy to make and the crunch of the cabbage and the sweetness of the peas makes it an amazing combination. I am not sure why but it does taste better the next day after you reheat it. I am guessing its something to do with the flavours being soaked up into the vegetables more. You will not know what you are missing till you try. Continue reading “Cabbage Pea Curry”

Spicy Rice

This is my tried and trusted spicy rice. Its quick and simple to make. It might be something genetic from my Indian heritage, I really hate wasting food so  I usually make this when I have left over rice, I am hungry and confused and want something substantial that packs a punch. You can add more vegetables such as peas, sweetcorn and mushrooms. Give it a go make it your own and send me snaps of how yours turns out. Continue reading “Spicy Rice”

Paneer Makhani

Another secret recipe from the family recipe treasure chest, a rich paneer dish that is very addictive so be warned! It goes amazing with nan bread and will warm you up in this cold weather. If you are a fan of Paneer this is a must make dish. Continue reading “Paneer Makhani”

Spinach Dokla

This is a new recipe my amazing mother showed me this weekend. She was in town so we did a massive cook out. Dokla is a Gujarati dish it is healthy and packed full of iron, amazing any time of the day breakfast, lunch, dinner or a sneaky supper.  Continue reading “Spinach Dokla”