What do you call them? In Gujarati they are called rotli, and in other parts of India roti, and also chapati – which is often used outside of India. They are a soft, unleavened, flat bread made from a mixture of brown and white wheat flour, used to scoop up your curry. (more…)
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One of the things I remember most vividly about being a child is visiting Leicester and trawling up and down Belgrave Road looking at sarees before finally getting to the Indian sweet mart and stocking up on ladoos and pendas. I love Indian sweets, or mithai, and miss them a great deal now I don’t go there as often.
Delhish make handmade Indian mithai, which I was delighted to hear about – mithai in the post! (more…)
Pudla (sometimes called Poodla or Pooda) are one of my favourite snacks, they’re traditionally eaten at breakfast time with a cup of masala chai, as kids we had them as a snack on the weekend or for a light evening meal. Poodla are spiced pancakes made with a mixture of wheat flour and chickpea flour (also known as gram flour or besan flour) with green chillis, garlic and ginger added. Serve them with natural yoghurt and your favourite Indian pickle. (more…)
Dal, soupy fragrant lentils, and Bhartt, basmati rice, is probably what most Indian people will tell you is their absolute comfort food. The dal varies from region to region in India, thick or soupy, using different lentils or using sugar like Gujarati dal. Gujarati dal for rice is soupy and hot, sweet and sour all at the same time, a flavour combination you’ll find in a lot of Gujarati food. (more…)
I was recently contacted by a new Indian restaurant in Saffron Walden (Essex / Cambridgeshire border), Red Onion, to try out their menu. This post is two things really, a review of the restaurant and some ponderings about Indian food in the UK. (more…)
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