Friday, 28 December 2012

Gujarati Kadhi Recipe (Yogurt based savoury soup)

Good day Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers!

This week's recipe is Gujarati style Kadhi.


This is a picture of the final product:
(serves 4)


First of all, I would like to apologise for my absence; having been unwell, I was unable to share a recipe with you last week. Having said that though, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas/holiday season.

Gujarati Kadhi is a yogurt based savoury soup that is usually eaten in Gujarat with rice or khichdi.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Jeera Rice (Cumin Rice Recipe)

Good day, Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers!

This week's recipe is Cumin Rice also known as Jeera Rice.

The final product:
(serves 4)

Today, I thought it would be sensible to give you the recipe for a basic staple of any Indian cooking and that is rice, but with a flavoursome twist! The last recipe posted on here was Gujarati Tuvar ni Dal (Lentil Soup) - http://gujaratifoodmadeeasy.com/2012/12/07/tuvar-ni-dal-gujarati-lentil-soup/ and this cumin rice is best eaten with the Gujarati Tuvar ni Dal.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Tuvar ni Dal/Dar Recipe (Gujarati Lentil Soup Recipe)

Good afternoon Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers!

Today, I am going to share with you, the recipe for Gujarati Lentil Soup, otherwise known as Gujarati Tuvar Dal/Dar. 
(quantity in recipe will serve 4 people comfortably)

This soup is generally mixed in with rice and eaten together with a side vegetable to form a complete meal in terms of nutritional value. Tuvar is also known as split pigeon peas in English. It can be bought in your local, Indian, grocery store or even in the World Foods aisle of any big supermarket.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Thank you for your continued support! xx

Thank you!!! ... Great news everyone! 

After 4.5 months of writing my Gujarati food blog, I have had over 2,000 visitors!!! Many thanks for your continued support; please do come and check out my blog and I encourage you to follow it to receive new recipes each week:

http://gujaratifoodmadeeasy.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Fansi nu Shaak (Fine Green Beans Curry Recipe)

Good day Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers!

Today, I will be putting up the recipe for fine green beans, Gujarati style otherwise known as Fansi nu Shaak. This is a very simple yet tasty dish and a perfect accompaniment to any meal or a light meal in itself. 

Here is a picture of the end result:
(serves 4)

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Enjoy my other blog as well...

Dear Readers,

I hope you are having a glorious day! Thank you for your continued support on this blog. I would like to bring to your attention that I also make cakes and have a separate blog for them.

Here is the address: http://www.buttercreammagic.com/

I also have a Facebook page that you can'Like' to keep up to date with my latest creations:

www.facebook.com/buttercreammagic

Please do feel free to check these out and follow/'LIKE' them as well!

Many thanks!
Love and Namaste! xx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Chana nu Shaak (Chickpea Curry Recipe)

Good morning Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers!

Sorry for my absence; it is with great regret and sorrow that I announce the death of my grandmother who was one of the main inspirations of this blog. In her honour, I will continue to share recipes on here to keep her spirit alive.

Today, I am going to be showing you how to make chickpea curry otherwise known as Chana nu Shaak.

Here is a picture of the final result:
(Serves 2)

Friday, 2 November 2012

Sambharo Recipe (warm, Gujarati salad/side dish)

Good evening Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers!

This week's recipe is Sambharo which is a warm, salad recipe.

It is one my favourites; quick and easy to make - warm, Gujarati salad. A whole load of healthy, crunchy and wholesome goodness! :) M-mmm!!!

Sambharo is a dish that we have been eating since we started chewing as kids; very refreshing and fragrant as well!

Here is a picture of the final result:
So, I hear you saying, where's the recipe? Well, here we go! It serves 4 people...

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Bataka/Bateta Vada Recipe (Spicy Potato Balls)

Good day Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers!

This week's recipe is Bataka/Bateta Vada otherwise known as Spicy Potato Balls.

Today, at the request of a very dear friend whom I regard as my elder sister and mentor, I am going to show you the recipe for Bataka Vada which is generally eaten as an appetiser to a meal or as a savoury snack. It is one of my personal favourites and they are very moorish! I really hope you try this recipe out and enjoy it! :)
(serves at least 4 people)

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Chaas Recipe (a light yogurt based drink)

Good day Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers!

This week's recipe is Chaas - a refreshing, yogurt-based, drink.

This is generally made to drink any time during the day to keep cool from the searing, Indian heat. Even though in the UK our summers are unpredictable (understatement I know!), this drink can be consumed any time of year. 

It's actually a great accompaniment to my last Gujarati Vegetable Rice recipe: http://gujaratifoodmadeeasy.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/gujarati-vegetable-rice/
(serves 2 people)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Gujarati Vegetable Rice Recipe

Good day Gujarati Food Made Easy enthusiasts!

This recipe is the Gujarati take on vegetable rice; a healthy, nutritious, vegetable base with a spicy zing. Give it a try! :)

Here is a picture of the final product:
(serves 4 people)

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Aubergine & Potato Subze/Baingan ane Bataka/Bateta nu Shaak (Curry) Recipe

Good day Gujarati Food Made Easy enthusiasts!

Today, at a friend's request, I am going to show you how to make Aubergine/Eggplant & Potato Curry/Baingan ane Bateta/Bataka nu Shaak. It's something we have grown up on and for a time was one of my favourite dishes; in fact, I still love it today but as I have discovered new cuisines, I don't have favourites but I savour all, well made foods!

Here is a picture of the final product:
(serves 4 people)

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Family of Bloggers Award! Thank you!


Thank you to Peri from Peri's Spice Ladle http://perisspiceladle.com/ for this lovely award of recognition! I am honoured seeing as I have only been blogging for a short while. :) I, too, enjoy reading your informative posts!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Potato and Onion Subze (Curry) Recipe

Good evening Gujarati Food Made Easy enthusiasts!

This week's recipe is Potato and Onion Curry/Subze also known as Bataka/Bateta Kaanda nu Shaak. It is a dish that can be eaten with many different dishes.
(serves 3 or 4 people)

It is such a staple in the Gujarati diet, that it can be eaten as a main course, a side dish, it can double up as a filling for South Indian dosas (thin pancakes made of rice flour and lentils),

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Aubergine/Eggplant Subze (Curry) Recipe

Good evening Gujarati Food Made Easy enthusiasts!

This week's recipe is Aubergine/Eggplant Curry/Subze.

Here it is:
(serves 3 to 4 people)


This is one of my favourite 'curries' ever so I had to share it with you all :) This is not a dish that we used to eat much growing up in Zambia, rather it's something that my mum picked up after we arrived in the UK. I did ask her where she had acquired the recipe,

Monday, 10 September 2012

Khichdi (rice and lentils) Recipe - South Asian comfort food! :)

Dear Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers!

This week's recipe is Khichdi/khichri (rice and lentils).

A very well known, vegetarian, comfort food that is highly satisfying, filling, nutritious, fantastically aromatic and most importantly, tasty!

(serves 3 to 4 people)

(The Khichdi is the rice and lentil mixture at the bottom half of the above picture. The top half is an aubergine and potato curry.)

Monday, 3 September 2012

Mango Lassi Recipe

A sweet and refreshing mango, yogurt based drink often consumed to have a cooling effect on the taste buds after savouring some spicy, delicious Indian food!

Monday, 27 August 2012

Recipe: How to make Paneer (Indian Cheese)

Dear Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers,

This week's recipe is how to make Paneer (Indian Cheese).



A couple of weeks ago, my blog post showed you how to make Chilli Paneer for which you could use fresh or ready made paneer: http://gujaratifoodmadeeasy.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/chilli-paneer-the-perfect-comfort-food/ 
This post will give you the recipe for how to make fresh paneer. Enjoy!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Ivy Gourd/Tindora/Galoda Stir Fry Recipe - a very uniquely Gujarati dish!

Dear Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers!

This week's recipe is Ivy Gourd/Tindora Stir Fry, also known as Galoda/Tindora nu Shaak in Gujarat.

(serves 4)

The final product! Absolutely delicious!

Ivy Gourd is a very typical vegetable eaten by people in and from the Indian subcontinent. It is rich in beta-carotene and is known to have medicinal properties. Readily available in most Indian grocery stores,

Monday, 13 August 2012

Chilli Paneer Recipe - the perfect comfort food :)

Dear Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers!

This week's recipe is Chilli Paneer.

The end result!
(serves 4 people)

Chilli paneer is a very popular, Indian dish served in a plethora of Indian restaurants with a varying degree of quality. I have found that the best chilli paneer I have tasted is the one I make at home. ;) Chilli paneer is basically a mixture of spicy peppers and onions, and paneer is Indian cheese.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Indian 'Chai' (tea) Recipe

Good morning readers!

Britain is famous for it's 'cup of tea' though I thought it would be appropriate to bestow upon you the original recipe from which this British tradition was derived. India is famed for its' wonderful, unique and delicious food and drink but one of it's most famous and favourite, national drinks is the Indian Chai. :)

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Thikhi Puri Recipe - the equivalent of small, spicy, fried chapatis!

Hello again readers and Gujarati Food Made Easy enthusiasts!

Today, I will be showing you how to make 'Thikhi Puri' which is a common snack eaten while drinking spicy, flavourful, Indian 'Chai' (tea), commonly in the morning for breakfast. Of course, you can eat these puris with other Indian dishes if you so wish or on their own as a snack as well, depending on how flexible you would like to be!

A picture of the final product:

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Hello world!

Greetings readers and Namaste!

Welcome to my blog!

As a little girl, living with my grandma in Zambia in the 1980s, I had it drilled it into me that I would be a nobody when I grew up if I didn't know how to cook Indian food and feed my future husband.

Over 25 years later and still no husband ;), I decided to write this blog to help alleviate the pressures put upon young, modern, Indian women to be all things to all people.