East Indian GF Coconut Cordial Dessert

Traditional East Indian Cordial - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

Coconut Cordial is one of the easiest East Indian sweets for Christmas to make. And it tastes yummy too! Granny has always made the coconut version of cordial. Some people use almonds or cashewnuts instead of coconut. We’ve never tried that recipe for “Cordial No 1” as it’s called in the East Indian Recipe book. … Read more

East Indian Xmas Marzipan – Molded Mass Pav

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 Indian though, was tasting the smells. Or rather eating the traditional Christmas sweets that weren’t good enough to give to relatives and … Read more

Bombil (Bombay Duck) Pickle – Sukha Bomblache Lonche

Bombil Pickle is ready - Pic by Abby from AbbysPlate

The house stinks! That’s what my sister says every time mom makes a bombil pickle. And it actually does. The East Indian Lonchey or East Indian Dry Bombil Pickle stinks when you put it together, but it tastes amazing, just like the mango amboshi. What’s a Bombay Duck? A bombil is definitely not a duck. … Read more

East Indian 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!

Homemade Tomato Carrot Soup Recipe

Tomato and carrot soup in a blue bowl on a black table topped with cream and fresh coriander

This homemade creamy tomato soup recipe is the perfect variation of the simple tomato soup recipe. Why? It has carrots adding natural sweetness and turmeric powder for a dose of health. Here’s how to make this carrot and tomato soup recipe Indian style, or rather my mom’s style!

Majorcan Paella Mixtas: Traditional feast in Mallorca

Paella Mixtas - AbbysPlate

The mallorquin paella mixtas is a lot different from paellas in other parts of Spain. This traditional Majorcan paella mixtas recipe is by my friend Antonia whose ancestors have been living in Inca, Mallorca for generations.