A jar of apple, peach and apricot chutney

apple, peach and apricot chutney

Our family apple, peach and apricot chutney, or seb aroo aur kabani chutni. Sweet and spicy, it is an ideal accompaniment to almost every Indian dish.

a mound of beans with coconut

beans with coconut

Fansi poriyal is a simple South Indian stir-fried green bean dish, generally prepared to accompany an everyday meal.

a serving bowl filled with cabbage poriyal

cabbage poriyal

A dry, stir fried curry of shredded cabbage, spiced with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Known as muttaikose poriyal, it is from the coastal region of Kerala.

a pan of cauliflower in pickling spices

cauliflower with pickling spices

A simple cauliflower dish from Lucknow. The pickling spices are the spices to make pickles, hence the name. Achari Gobhi could accompany almost any other dish or is great as a simple meal on its own, with a chapati or two.

a heap of chaat masala powder

chaat masala

Chaat masala is used to sprinkle over snacks, vegetables, fruit and into drinks.

a bowl of chickpea, tomato and onion salad

chickpea, tomato and onion salad

Chole chaat is a street food favourite that can be served on it's own, as a snack, a nourishing lunch or as a side dish to a more complex meal. The flavour combinations from the chickpeas, tomato and onion, the chaat masala and the chutney and the crunch of the sev make this a quite … Read more

a platter of corn salad

corn salad

This corn salad, maaki chaat, looks appealing and is healthy, light and full of flavour. The spices and the corn work well together.

a dosa on a plate with sambar and chutneys in serving bowls


Dosa are south Indian rice and lentil crepes. They are gluten-free, and are just wonderful as an alternative to bread for your gluten-free friends and family.

a serving dish, filled with the fried eggplant curry

fried eggplant curry

Kathrikkai kulambu is fried eggplant in a simple tomato masala with a touch of tamarind.

a bowl of fruit chaat

fruit chaat

Phala chaat is a mix of fruits, tossed with potatoes and chaat masala. A great example of Delhi street-vendor food, easily prepared at home.

a heap of garam masala

garam masala

Of all the masala mixes that exist in Indian cookery, garam masala is the best known. It is usually added to a dish towards the end of the cooking process.