Bottle gourd also known as Dudhi , Lauki, Calabash, opo squash or long melon is a long green vegetable full of hidden benefits. Made of over 90% water makes it very easy to digest. In the Ayurvedic world, bottle gourd is known to be cooling, calming, rich in vitamins and minerals, popular for… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Lentil dal with bottle gourd and spinach.
Who loves savoury spicy snacks? Every Indian household will have a cupboard full of these delicious savoury snacks . Whether it’s for breakfast, snack or tea many of you will agree we just can’t resist temptation but the downside is? They’re all fried, oh yes, there is nothing greater than delicious khakra (gujarati thin crackers),… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Baked Millet flour and fenugreek crackers
Are you looking forward to the Hindu festival of Holi on Monday 17th March 2014? Where there is so much love, life, fun and frolicks and not to forget all the delicious and decadent food on offer. Holi is a major festival in the Hindu calender as it marks the start of harvest and we… Continue reading Holi Special: Thandai – rose, milk, almond and spice mixed drink
Samosa…..hmmm a truly popular snack enjoyed by adults and kids and known by all, so many fillings and flavours to choose from, sweet to savoury hands up if you are a fan of eating samosa’s? Personally I love the traditional mixed vegetable samosas although a variety of different vegetarian fillings such as paneer, soya mince,potato… Continue reading Healthy option: Filo Pastry Vegetable Samosa Pie
So did you all enjoy eating wonderful pancakes with a variety of toppings on pancake day? Do you feel maybe you can have some more but a different variety perhaps? Well to carry on with the theme of pancakes free from Friday’s brings you this delightful Gujarati recipe of besan pudla (chick pea flour pancakes).… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Gluten and Dairy free spiced Besan Pudla.
How many of you buy broccoli as part of your weekly shop and then tend to “forget ” about it in the fridge? Hands up I am one of them, never really been a huge fan of broccoli however, over the years by cooking it in different ways I found my self starting to enjoy it… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Masala Broccoli,Pepper and Potato Parcel
Do I hear you say really? Gluten free roti’s? Yes, you are absolutely correct, this week’s post focuses on gluten free and that even roti to go with a range of free from curry dishes. In Indian cuisine, a meal isn’t complete without roti (also known as chappati )or paratha or naan bread, for those… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Gluten free roti’s