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!

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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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.

Easy Fried Zucchini

Warm fried Zucchini slices in a bowl.

Zucchini anyone? Fried Zucchini is a snack or appetizer that is easy to make. Just a few ingredients and you have some delicious finger-licking starter grub!

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.

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!

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!

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.

Making Hummus Without Tahini

Tasty homemade hummus in a glass jar.

This easy homemade hummus recipe is what mom makes for us when we need something wholesome to add to our breakfast toast. A sort of hummus made from scratch, it’s made with the sesame instead of tahini and tastes yummy too.

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!

My Mom’s Easy Sesame Potato Side Dish

Masala potato wedges with sesame seeds next to green chutney.

Sesame Potato is an easy-to-make side dish that tastes really delicious. Taking just about 20 minutes to cook, this yummy side dish can be served plain or with green chutney!

Purple Cabbage Stir Fry

Purple cabbage stir fry with raisins and cashews

Purple Cabbage Stir fry is easy to cook with soy sauce, and can be topped with mince, butter, or dry fruits!

Mom’s Easy Masala Potato fry

Serve the masala potato in a bowl.

Masala Potato fry is a delicious dish made from the humble potato in just 15 mins. Simple and easy to make , it can be had for lunch or dinner. Serve with Chappati or Puris.

Indian Purple Yam Snack (Konfal or Kand)

Purple Yam served on a plate with salt and pepper.

So simple and easy to cook, the purple yam called kand or konfal is a tasty healthy snack or appetizer. Sprinkled with a bit of salt and pepper this tuber makes a perfect vegetarian starter to any meal! No wonder it’s called Indian cheese!

Vegan Ratatouille | Easy + Healthy By Anna

Vegan Ratatouille in a white baking dish on a white table.

This healthy baked vegan ratatouille is easy to prepare, gluten-free and vegan. For your daily dose of veggies try this light dinner recipe made by Anna from the food blog About Annella.

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.

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.

Pan-fried Sweet Potato Chips

Sweet potato fries are soft and completely cooked.

Sweet potato chips are easy to make and delicious! They can be served as a snack or starter for any meal.

Egg Bhurji – Spicy Indian Scrambled Eggs & Turmeric

Tasty egg bhurji in a glass plate in front of a blue board

Egg Bhurji is an easy to make Indian spicy version of scrambled eggs. It can be your go-to food when you’re not sure what to cook or need something made quick. Anda bhurjee well with Pav (bread), puri, roti, chapati, or even plain boiled rice.

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.

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 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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Mom’s Boiled Egg Chilli Fry Recipe

Boiled egg chilly fry in two white bowls in front of some toast for final step of serving the boiled egg chilly fry with toast or bread

Boiled egg chilly fry is an irresistible dish that has a lovely creamy texture. It is so easy and quick to make! All it takes is half an hour and you can relish it with family or friends.

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.

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 …

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Mom’s GlutenFree Homemade Chicken Soup

Egg drop chicken soup in a bowl with a brown spoon next to it

The monsoon and winter come around and it’s time for flus and colds. But it’s also time for some chicken soup for the soul. Or that’s what we call it. Here’s the recipe for mom’s egg drop chicken soup made from scratch. It’s heartwarming and delicious and you can easily make it at home with a little time and patience!

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!

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.