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 bowl of south indian mixed vegetables with coconut


Avial is a delicious dish of mixed vegetables, yoghurt, coconut and seasoned with mustard oil and curry leaves.

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 of beetroot raita

beetroot raita

A south Indian raita, or pachadi. This is a vibrantly coloured dish, with fresh crunchy beetroot, cooling yoghurt and a hint of spice.

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 bowl of carrot halwa

carrot halwa

One of the most popular Indian desserts, gajar ka halwa is a rich dessert with grated carrots, milk, sugar and nuts.

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 stack of chapatis


The easiest of the Indian breads, chapatis are a simple unleavened flatbread. 

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 serving bowl of cucumber raita

cucumber raita

The coolness of the cucumber and yoghurt, with a touch of sweetness, makes this kheere ka raita the perfect accompaniment for hot food