Mass Pav – East Indian Almond Marzipan shapes

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.

East Indian Pork Ukra or Yellow Vindaloo

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

East Indian Pork Ukra Recipe made by us East Indians of Mumbai is what we call a yellow vindaloo. As tasty as traditional spicy vindaloo but yellow in color! If you love the traditional East Indian Pork vindhial made by the East Indians of Bombay, India or our spicy sorpotel, and pork tamriad, you’ll love … Read more

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 even if they’re not pastes, Indian recipes almost always have chilies or ginger and garlic in them in some form or the … Read more

Don’t Let The Garlic Turn Green! Make Pickled Young Garlic

Pickled young garlic in a bowl.

If you want to prevent your pickled garlic from turning green or blue, here’s how to do it! Here in India, sirke wala pyaaz is an easy-to-make pickled garlic recipe that uses only a few ingredients – rred onions, chillis, vinegar, sugar, salt, and water. It’s popular in dhabas and eateries all over the country. … Read more

50+ Savoury Mushroom Recipes

50+ Savoury Mushroom Recipes

Who would think that a fungus would be the life of so many dishes? From humble home-cooked meals to expensive delicacies, mushrooms are eaten all around the world in cuisines and cultures in different ways. We’ve put together 50+ savoury mushroom recipes for you to try at home!

Indian Red Pumpkin Dessert (Kaddu Ka Halwa)

Red pumpkin dessert served in a blue bowl with sliced almonds.

Kaddu ha halwa is an Indian pumpkin dessert that is quick and easy to make. A seasonal dish that is widely made by North Indians during festivals, this yummy sweet dish can be served cold, hot or at room temperature. Pumpkin Halwa is a speciality from North India that is now popular all over the … Read more

Why add Turmeric to Rice while Cooking?

Rice served with coriander and tomatoes.

Rice is a staple food all over India. It is eaten as a main dish, with a variety of dals, curries, and is even used in a few sweet dishes. Who doesn’t like Pulao, Fried rice, paella, or Biryani? The options are innumerable. But here’s why we Indians add turmeric to rice! Rice is a … Read more

East Indian Mango Pickle 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.

Batata Bhaji – Aloo Sabzi – Indian Potato Dish

Just a closer look at the batata bhaji that is served with pav and lime - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

Potato Bhaji, also known as Aloo Sabzi or Batata Bhaji is a simple Indian vegetarian dish made of potatoes that is easy to make. It doesn’t have as much grease as French Fries and can be eaten as the main course or even a side-dish. We love having it for meals with puris.

EI Mutton Paya Khudi – Goat Trotters Curry

The masala gives the trotter curry a rich red color

How to make mutton paya curry? How to make goat trotter khudi curry? What is the recipe for the East Indian paya curry? Those are the questions that brought you here, aren’t they? My mom uses the same recipe that she uses for the East Indian goat tripe curry to make a gluten free paya … Read more

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 and easy vegetarian dishes to cook when you’re in a hurry. Just chop, fry and eat! The traditional cabbage vegetable dish is … Read more

Quick and Easy Fried Purple Cabbage Recipe

Purple cabbage Sabzi - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

Some days you’re so busy that all you want is a quick and easy vegetarian meal that you can eat with bread or puris. That’s when this purple cabbage recipe my mom makes comes in quite handy. If you like a tongue twister, we call it baigani patta gobhi cha sabzi in Hindi. Or for … Read more

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, yellow, white, brown! And chutneys made of tomato, coriander, garlic, coconut, dates, and so much more. One of the staple vegetarian chutneys … Read more

East Indian 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. One of my favorite East Indian foods at any time of the year is tongue. Tongue roast, salted tongue, tongue moile, pickled … Read more

Traditional East Indian Vanilla Cream Dessert

Traditional East Indian Vanilla Cream Recipe

Recipe for how to make Gluten-Free Milk Cream? Little drops of heaven that melt in your mouth, that’s what we think they are. But some people just call this the East Indian milk cream or traditional vanilla cream, one of the many delicious East Indian sweets. Little melt in your mouth pieces made of milk … Read more

Traditional Spicy East Indian Pork Vindaloo

East Indian Pork Vindaloo Recipe - By Abby from AbbysPlate

The Spicy East Indian Vindaloo Recipe 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 for dinner! The traditional East Indian Port Vindaloo tastes as glorious as the East Indian pork sorpotel, or even … Read more

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 family calls them. This custard powder halwa uses a base or gluten-free custard powder or cornflour, and so is considered gluten free. … Read more

22 Dessert and Dinner Recipes using Dates

Collage of Dinner-and-Dessert-Recipes-with-Dates.

I love eating dates! A handful of the sweet luscious fruit is more than enough to satisfy my sugar cravings after each meal. I sometimes eat them as snacks too. Don’t you? I mean what’s better than eating a natural guilt-free energizing gift from God that’s full of all the right vitamins and minerals to … Read more

DF GF Khajur Dry Fruit Barfi – Dates Dessert

Anjeer barfi ready to serve.

So last week we made the sugar free gluten free anjeer barfi or fig barfi for dad that’s really yummy to taste. But this week we figured we’d show you how we do it when we want just dry fruit energy bars. No dairy, no gluten, no sugar! No added sugar is good for diabetics … Read more

Sugarfree GF Anjeer Barfi – Indian Fig Dessert

Cover with almonds and draw rough cutting lines - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

I love sweets, just like my dad. But dad is diabetic, so we try to keep his sugar intake under control. That doesn’t stop him from finding something or the other in the fridge to eat though. Even on the days we skip sweets, we’ll find dad right there in the kitchen rummaging through the … Read more

Gluten Free Meaty Spicy Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins are ready for serving - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

I’ve always loved eating sweet corn muffins. They’re delicious and have a grainy but smooth texture all in one. So one day back in July 2014 I figured why not make savory corn muffins? I mean, since dad has diabetes, it’s better to make savory than sweet, right? Because there’s really no keeping him away … Read more

Chitaps – Glutenfree East Indian Rice Crepes

East Indian gluten free rice crepes called chitaps folded in triangles on a black tray.

I love chitaps, always have, always will. They’re sweet and light to eat and look like handkerchiefs. They’re especially popular at East Indian dinners and Christmas celebrations. So instead of getting them from our local East Indian auntie from the Sunday bazaar like we do almost every week, we try our best to make them … Read more