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!

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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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!

Traditional East Indian Wedding Rice

East Indian wedding rice in a white platter.

East Indian Wedding rice is a delicious and tasty dish served at most East Indian weddings and special functions. This rich rice goes well with curries, dals and salads too!

East Indian Amboshi (Sun Dried Mango)

Amboshi is ready.

Amboshi is easy to make and can be stored for use throughout the year. Because of its tangy flavour, it’s used in several East Indian dishes.

East Indian Mutton Khudi Curry

Always sprinkle coriander on mutton khudi.

East Indian Mutton Khudi is a traditional curry that is loaded with flavour. This richer version of the local Maharastrian jungle khudi can be served with rice or foogias or chitaps, and a refreshing salad for a great meal!

How to fry Ray fish Pakat Fry

Serve fried ray fish with onions and sour lime.

Fried ray fish is a delicious dish that is easy to make and quick to cook. Serve fried pakat fish with rice, dal, and salad and you have a perfect meal!

Mutton Lonvas Curry With Pumpkin

Lonvas of mutton curry.

Mutton & Pumpkin Lonvas is a traditional East Indian curry that tastes delicious. Serve with hand-breads, chitaps, and a refreshing salad for a wholesome meal!

Easy Royal Icing Recipe

Green, pink and white royal icing in a yellow bowl with a fork and spoon.

The sweet Royal Icing is easy to make in a few minutes. Use royal icing to decorate cakes, cookies, or easter eggs.

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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How to make Chocolate Marzipan Easter Eggs

Yum Chocolate Marzipan Eggs for Easter.

Chocolate Marzipan Easter Eggs are an amazing treat to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus at Easter! A mix of chocolate and marzipan, these delicious and soft Easter eggs are the perfect dessert!

How to Make Almond Marzipan Easter Eggs

3 Almond Marzipan Easter Eggs on a wooden sheet.

Traditional East Indian Almond Marzipan Easter Eggs are a delightful way of celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ at Easter! They may take some time to make but they’re delicious and a good treat to both kids and grown-ups.

How to Cook Duck Moile (Curry)

East Indian Duck Moile in a bowl next to boiled rice and onion and lemon in bowls.

East Indian Duck Moile is a traditional dish that is full of flavour. Tender and juicy slow-cooked meat is served with rice, hand breads, or chitaps, and a cooling salad for the perfect meal!

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!

Boros – East Indian Coconut Cookies

Serve East Indian borose on a plate with tea.

East Indian Borose is a delightfully sweet coconutty cookie made with semolina. This traditional East Indian cookie is perfect for tea or as a Christmas dessert!

Dark Fruit Cake – Rich Fruit Cake

Cut the cake into slices and serve on plate.

East Indian dark fruit cake is so delicious and dense, it will tickle your taste buds. Serve for Christmas lunch or dinner with some great homemade wine.

Bol Lucrecia – A Rare Coconut Pie

Bol Lucrecia in a tin.

Bol Lucrecia is a traditional East Indian Coconut Pie dessert that is moist on the inside and crispy outside. So delicious, it will leave you craving for more! Bake any time of the year when you want to impress your family and friends.

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!

Bol de Coc – Bolos de Coco – Coconut Cake

Delicious Bol de Coc

Bol De Coc is a traditional East Indian coconut cake that’s quite similar to the Thalie sweet. This cake has a delicious coconutty taste and a moist crumb, and is the perfect tea time snack!

Thalie Sweet – Unique Coconut Cake

Yummy Thalie sweet on a black tray.

Thalie Sweet is a traditional East Indian coconut cake usually baked around Christmas Time. This yummy dense cake has a mouthful of coconut in every bite!

Bolings – Semolina Coconut Cookies

Bolings are ready.

Bolings are a sweet coconut semolina cookie that is made at Christmas time in most East Indian Catholic households! They are so simple and easy to make! What’s better; this yummy coconut treat can also be enjoyed as a tea-time snack any time of the year!

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!

Eggless Nankhatai Cookies

Homemade Nankhatai topped with tooti frooti on a black tray.

Simple and easy to make these Indian Nankhatais are a perfect treat for Christmas but are loved throughout the year. Ready in a short while, this melt in the mouth eggless biscuit leaves you wanting more!

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.

Mango Pickle – Mumbai East Indian Recipe

Mango Pickle in a small white dish on a blue table.

If you love Indian food, mangoes will become an indispensable part of your diet. Other than as a dessert, mangoes find prominent use in curries and pickles. One popular one, this traditional East Indian Mango pickle is sweet and mouth-watering. Easily and quickly cooked, it can be stored for months.

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.

Simple Boiled Egg Salad Recipe

The Egg Salad is Ready - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

Mom’s easy egg salad recipe uses just a few gluten free ingredients; mayonnaise, boiled eggs, spring onions, cucumbers, green peppers, salt, pepper.

Home-made Rich Mustard Paste Recipe

Picture of Mustard Paste.

Home-made Yellow Mustard paste is an awesome accompaniment for your sandwiches, burgers. It even goes well with a wholesome Chicken or Mutton dish by lending a unique flavor!

Easy Prawn Chilli Fry Recipe

East Indian prawn chilli fry in a brown kadai.

Prawn Chilly Fry is an easy to make in 20 minutes stir fry of prawns, tomatoes, onions and turmeric. Here is mom’s recipe for this traditionally Catholic Indian dish.

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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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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Light Fruit Cake or Tooti Frooti Cake

Serve Tooti frooti cake on a plate.

East Indian Light Fruit Cake is a delicious treat for Christmas dessert or even as a regular tea-time snack. So yum and fruity, you won’t be able to stop at just one.

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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Coconut Cake Recipe

A coconut cake log and a coconut cake slice on a black plate.

This traditional East Indian coconut cake is different from regular coconut cakes. It’s dense and moist, and a delight to eat. Traditionally made with fresh coconut, you can also use desiccated coconut.

Spicy Brain Masala Recipe – Goat Brain Dish

Spicy homemade brain masala.

Brain Masala or bheja masala is a mouth-watering dish among Indian non-veg enthusiasts that can be made in different ways. Forget the chicken roast and duck moile, here’s smoother and yummier! What is …

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Pancake With Coconut Filling – Elijao

Colourful coconut filling pancake ready to eat.

The traditional pancakes made by the East Indian community of Mumbai are different from what Westerners would conceive as pancakes. But these tasty coconut-filled crepe-like sweet pancakes called Elijao are a delight to eat!

Coconut Dessert named Cordial

Traditional East Indian Cordial - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

Coconut Cordial is one of the easiest desserts to make for Christmas. And it tastes yummy too! Granny has always made the coconut version of cordial. Some people use almonds or cashewnuts instead …

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Mass Pav – Moulded Almond Marzipan Dessert

East-Indian-Mass-Pav-or-Marzipan on a black plate.

Growing up, the house started smelling of Christmas from early December. Literally! You could smell marzipan, vanilla cream, thali sweet, cordial, Christmas cake and so much more. The best part of being East …

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Mango Chutney – Aam Ka Murabba – Chunda

Indian pickles murabba and chunda in two white dishes on a black background.

Here in Mumbai, we make this lush sweet mango chutney every summer. Sweet and slightly spicy, it’s similar to the aam ka murabba or chunda; and tastes as good as a dessert. This mango pickle perfect as an accompaniment to meals or as a spread on bread or roti for snacks or breakfast!

Raw Mango Kadmat Salad Recipe

Picture of Kadmat Salad

The East Indian Kadmat or Cuchumber is a traditional East Indian salad made from raw mangoes, onions and chillies, and can be made in a matter or minutes.

Goat Tripe Curry – East Indian Vajri Khudi

Add-in-the-chopped-potatoes-and-the-goat stomach-pieces to the curry - AbbysPlate.

The traditional East Indian Vajri Khudi or Vajadi khudi is a gluten free goat tripe curry from the East Indians of Bombay, India. This recipe that’s been handed down from my grandmom to my mom can be made in about 70 minutes. We use the same recipe to cook sheep tripe as well.