Goat or Sheep Tongue Masala

Spicy tongue masala in a cream colored pot next to a pav bread.

Tongue masala is a dish much like brain masala or mutton masala. Made with the tasty offal meat, it’s an acquired taste. Mom’s recipe for this spicy tongue masala made from sheep or …

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Makli Khudi – Squid Curry – Calamari Gravy

Khudi curry of squid in a green platter.

A simply yet spicy curry, the East Indian makli khudi or squid curry is a completely different avatar of the butter garlic squid. More spicy, more tasty, more buttery, calamari khudi is perfect!

Onion Jeera Rice – Cumin Fried Rice With Onions

Front view of fried onion and cumin rice.

Onion jeera rice or jeera fried rice with onions is a tastier version of the cumin fried rice in ghee. This fragrant cumin rice with onions is the perfect accompaniment to any dish!

Desserts that use Coconut

Desserts made of coconut.

Desserts made with coconut are the best! Here are some of the yumtastic desserts we use coconut in.

East Indian Pork Sausages – Aussie Style

Drying the East Indian sausages

East Indian Pork Sausages are a traditional dish that can be made and stored for months. My Aunty Trilby and Uncle Orlando use a few good short cuts to make them in Australia.

Red, Green, and White Rice – East Indian Tricolor Rice

Strips of green red and white rice in a platter.

A more colorful version of the jeera rice or jeera fried rice, the East Indian tricolor rice is pink/red, green, and white in color. Fragrant and tasty, it’s often eaten for Christmas and other festive occasions!

Roast Chicken in a Kadai

Top view of whole Roast Chicken cooking in a vessel with spices and gravy.

The traditional East Indian roast chicken dinner is perfect for Sundays, feast days and family gatherings!

East Indian Wedding Pickle

Wedding pickle in a glass bowl.

Sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and tangy at the same time, the traditional East Indian wedding pickle takes a few weeks to prepare. This is our modified modern version of this mouth-watering East Indian raw papaya and carrot pickle.

Potato Chops filled with Minced Meat

Two full and one half potato chop on a plate.

Ground aka minced beef, lamb or chicken meat is seasoned with spices and cooked before being encased in a patty of mashed potato. For appetizers or as sides for your mains, these East Indian potato chops are just perfect!

Tongue Moilee (Curry) in a Pressure Cooker

Tongue moilee made dryish.

Tongue Moilee is a traditional East Indian dish that is so flavourful and juicy. The slow-cooked ox or beef tongue meat just bursts with the flavor of all those spices. Served with rice, foogias, apas, or chitaps, you’ll be going back for seconds soon!

How to boil and store Gaboli (Fish Roe/ Fish Eggs)

Frozen fish roe called gaboli in a tupperware box.

A delicacy among Indians and East Indians, the fish eggs or roe is the Indian version of caviar, and called gaboli in Marathi. Usually sourced from the hilsa or illish fish, it’s easy to store them for use in the winter months.

Easy Boiled Grams – East Indian Chickpeas Snack

Boiled grams in a white bowl.

An easy snack or homemade appetizer, these homemade boiled grams or spicy chickpeas are easy to make and disappear quickly. Simple and pocket-friendly, these boiled chickpeas are an East Indian must-have. You’ll find …

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(Clean) Keto versus Dirty Keto

Abbysplate icon for dirty keto - pizza chocolate meat.

Difference between clean keto versus dirty keto. If you crave variety and wanting to feel less restrictive, give dirty keto a try instead!

Canapes With Russian Salad

Russian salad next to it's ingredients.

The East Indian version of the famous Olivier salad, this is a cooling compliment to the spicy East Indian dishes. Perfect for the hot Indian weather, you can play around with the ingredients to suit your taste.

Pineapple Chicken Roast

Pineapple chicken roast in a pot.

My dad’s tangy and sweet pineapple chicken roast is an easy to make version of his other pineapple chicken curry. This Indian pineapple chicken roast goes perfect with white rice & rotis or …

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What to do with leftover Rice

Image collage of what to do with leftover rice.

Wondering what to do with rice leftover from yesterday? Here’s a recipe list of some amazing dishes to make with leftover rice.

Mass Pav – Moulded Almond Marzipan Dessert Bites

Pieces of Christmas marzipan shapes on a black plate.

Traditional East Indian Christmas sweets include one delicious dessert made from almond marzipan. They take a while to make, but these almond marzipan shaped like stars, Santa, trees, fruits, flowers, veggies, and more are the perfect Christmas treat for friends and family.

A Zillion Ways to cook Rice

Featured image showing different rice dishes for post on different ways to cook rice.

Rice is such a versatile food that it can be cooked in a zillion ways. Here are different ways to cook rice!

Pork Yellow Vindaloo Or Pork Ukra

East Indian pork ukra in a white dish surrounded by red chilies.

East Indian Pork Ukra Recipe is what we call a yellow pork vindaloo. As tasty as traditional spicy vindaloo but yellow in color! If you love the traditional pork vindhial made by the …

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Indian Jeera Rice – Cumin Rice

indian cumin rice in a black bowl.

Jeera rice or jeera fried rice is an easy-to-make rice of cumin fried in ghee. Try this jeera rice recipe and you’ll start making it for everyone you know!

Ethnic East Indian Pork Tamriad – Pork Tamriale

Close up image of pork tamriad in a kadai next to rice.

The Spicy East Indian Pork Tamriad Recipe made by the East Indians of Bombay, India is a cross between the East Indian vindaloo and the sorpotel. Made with both dry and fresh masala, here’s how our family makes it for dinner!

How to Cook Rice Perfectly Like Us Indians?

Individual separate grains of plain boiled rice Indian style.

Have you ever wondered why these Indians (including me) keep boiling their rice with so much extra water? Why won’t they just use the right amount of water so the rice cooks! The answer is really simple!

How To Make Green Chilly Paste – Meal Prep

Indian food always includes spices, be it dry spices or wet spices. You’ll often find our recipes calling for ginger garlic paste or chilly ginger pastes or some combination of these ingredients. And …

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Ma’s Blancmange Easter Eggs Or Party Dessert

Hands holding a yellow tray with blancmange eggs.

My ma’s colorful blancmange-filled Easter eggs are a childhood treat so delicious that it’s etched my memory. So cooling and yum, these delightful eggs are a cooling treat for hot summer days!

Easy Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

A hand decorating a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting is a delicious topping for cakes and also cupcakes. This tangy, sweet, and creamy frosting is so good, you will want to use it for all your baked desserts. But it goes especially well with carrot cake!

Homemade Carrot Cake with Raisins

Carrot cake with cream cheese icing on top.

Carrot cake is a delicious and moist treat made with freshly grated carrots. This tasty and rich spice cake is best eaten warm or fresh out of the oven. Top with cream cheese frosting or serve with ice cream!

Paneer Stir Fry – Indian Cottage Cheese Side Dish

Stir fry veggies and indian cottage cheese in a wok.

This easy to make Indian Paneer Stir Fry (Indian Cottage Cheese Stir Fry) is a delicious side dish that is quite filling and satisfying too! Made with just a few veggies, it’s the perfect side dish or quick snack!

Moong Dal Halwa – Indian Mung Bean Dessert

Sprinkle with almonds and rose petals Moong Dal Halwa is ready to serve.

Moong Dal Halwa is a delicious and aromatic dessert from North India, but popular all over the country. Served hot with some lovely vanilla ice cream this moong dal sweet is just perfect!

Indian Cottage Cheese (Paneer) Appetizer

Tasty fried paneer is ready to serve from the pan.

This tasty Indian Paneer Appetizer is easy to make, spicy, and delicious! This soft and cheesy starter can be served as a starter, snack, or as a side dish for lunch or dinner too.

Homemade Rose Petal Wine (Not Rosé)

Pinterest images of close up of rose wine served.

Homemade rose petal wine is a heady wine drink with the aroma of roses. After some experimentation, we made this earthy wine with dried rose petals, and it’s perfect for celebrations or regular days in.

Carambolas: East Indian Starfruit Shaped Kulkuls

Once fried drained the carambolas in skimmer.

Carambolas are an East Indian dessert or East Indian ‘sweet’ as we call them that’s made around Christmas time. More commonly known as Kulkuls, this sugary frosted treat made by most East Indian Christian households are called carambolas when they’re star fruit-shaped.

How to Make Corned Beef Spread At Home

Corned beef mince sliced.

Home-made corned beef is so tasty, you’ll wonder why you never made it yourself before. Useful as an ingredient in a number of dishes, this corned beef is easy to make and delicious!

Rose Petal and Coconut Barfi – Indian Dessert

Muffin liners of coconut barfi covered with rose petals.

Simple and elegant, the coconut barfi infused with roses is perfect to indulge your sweet tooth! This version of the traditional Indian burfi is coconutty and creamy, sweet and rosy!

Kele Ki Barfi – Indian Ripe Banana Dessert

Another look at the burfi. to see if it has settled.

Made with ripe bananas, this Indian dessert is easy to make but requires some refrigeration time. The banana barfi is perfect to prepare a few hours or days in advance.

Rich Date and Walnut Cake

Date and walnut cake with walnuts and dates on a black board.

A delightful cake made of sweet pitted dates and crunchy walnut pieces, the Date and Walnut Cake is often made for Christmas, special events, and birthdays. Easy to make at home, this traditional East Indian version from Mumbai is a much sought after Christmas delicacy!

Chicken Liver (Giblet) Stuffing

Chicken liver stuffing on a white plate.

The traditional East Indian stuffing for Christmas meals consist of a chicken liver and bread pudding that’s stuffed into the chickens’ cavity before roasting. Here’s how to make this delicious homemade liver stuffing that’s sometimes called a giblet stuffing.

Foogias: East Indian Balloon Bread

Ready foogias served in a plate.

Foogias are one of the many traditional East Indian varieties of bread. These golden-fried little balls of dough are soft as heaven and disappear as quickly as they’re placed on the table. Foogias are eaten with dinner or lunch and go especially well with moile, khudi, or sorpotel.

Lasoon Sirka – Laba Garlic – Pickled Garlic Recipe

Serve the green garlic pickle in a bowl.

Sirke wala lasoon is an easy to make pickled garlic recipe that uses only a few ingredients – garlic, chillis, vinegar, sugar, salt, and water. Call it pickled garlic cloves or jade garlic or laba garlic, it is delicious.

Sirke Wala Pyaaz – Indian Pickled Onions Recipe

Water, salt, chillies, vinegar, and onion rings in the glass jar.

The popular sirke wala pyaaz is an easy to make Indian pickled onions recipe that uses only a few ingredients – onions, chillis, vinegar, sugar, salt, and water. Here’s how to make pyaaz sirka easily.

Eggless Indian Custard Powder Cookies (Shortbread)

Custard powder shortbreads with butterscotch nuts.

These eggless custard powder cookies are some of the best Indian cookie recipes using custard powder! Using just a handful of ingredients, these vanilla custard shortbread cookies are easy to make quickly; and become the perfect tea time snack!

Tasty Fried Baiki – Indian Basa Fry Recipe

Best served with Onion

The baiki fish or fried Indian Basa fish has a delicious fatty and sweet taste that is just yum! Serve with dal and rice or pav and some pickled onions you have the perfect meal.

How to make Ginger Wine At Home

Clear ginger wine in a glass next to a blue book.

Homemade ginger wine is a light and refreshing drink for any occasion. Using ginger root, we make this spicy traditional East Indian ginger wine in 2 weeks with a few added flavors.

East Indian Stuffed Roast Chicken Recipe

Stuffed roast chicken on a bed of liver pudding.

A traditional roast chicken dinner for Sundays or feast days and family gatherings, this whole roast chicken is stuffed with a delicious homemade liver stuffing. The glazed crispy chicken skin tastes as delicious …

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Easy Cabbage and Corn Vegetable Recipe

Corn and cabbage sabzi (veggies) in a black pot.

Remember the easy fried purple cabbage vegetable we made last week? Well, this week was pretty busy too. So mom made her easy cabbage and corn stir fry; another one of those quick …

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Easy Pineapple Wine Recipe

Homemade pineapple wine in two glasses next to a yellow flower - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

Pineapple wine is an easy-to-make-at-home fruity wine that gets served for Christmas, Easter, or other family gatherings along with all the other wines, cocktails, and drinks. Here’s how we do it here in …

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Mom’s Green Pista Chutney recipe

Lather on toast or bread - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

We love chutney. Of course, we have to! We’re Indians. It’s one of the must-have vegetarian food items that we grew up with. And there are so many forms of chutney, red, green, …

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Corned Beef Tongue – Salted Ox Tongue

Corned tongue slices on a bed of lettuce with a bowl of green chutney.

The East Indian recipe for corned tongue or salted tongue takes a few days or a week to prepare but is delicious and perfect for many dinners and sandwiches.

Beef Tongue Roast – Ox Tongue Roast

Beef tongue roast in a vessel with spices.

The beef tongue roast is a tasty dish that’s popular in East Indian culture! Taking about an hour to make, this offal dish using simple ingredients is easy to make and tastes delicious. …

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Simple Buttery Oyster Mushroom Recipe

Oyster mushroom served in black vessel and buttered bread.

Looking pretty in pink and other colours, oyster mushrooms have a mild flavour that’s reminiscent of seafood. To retain the taste, we use this quick and simple buttery recipe with just a few ingredients.

Vegetarian Christmas Cookies With Honey

Shortbread cookies are ready to serve - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

So this Christmas we were looking at the list of Christmas dishes made across the world, but we just wanted to make some simple cookies that tasted like shortbread and were yummy too! …

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Moulded Walnut Fudge Recipe – Milk and Cocoa fudge

Walnut fudge on a thali.

Walnut fudge, also known as Milk and Cocoa fudge is a traditional East Indian dessert made for Christmas! This sweet is made in various shapes and sizes, chunks or molded. Try one and you can’t resist another!

Spicy Pork Vindaloo – Indyal

Pork Vindaloo in a pot.

The spicy vindaloo made by the East Indians of Bombay, India is derived from Portuguese Carne de Vinha D’Alhos dish. Made with dry or fresh indyal masala, here’s how our family makes it …

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Easy Indian Custard Powder Halwa Recipe

Chop into 1.5 inch squares

You know it’s nearing Diwali, when your family starts making many many sweets; and among them the traditional wheat halwas or Karachi Halwa or Cornflour Halwa or Custard Powder Halwas, or whatever your …

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