The food of India

with Adam D'Sylva, Helly Raichura and Sandeep Pandit.

Intermittent fasting is a way of life for many in India. This is how it's done.
Freshness and seasonality are at the heart of traditional Punjabi cuisine.
Naan isn't the only bread eaten in India. There's also chapati, paratha, puri and many others.
Regions, states and even cities in India have their own street-food specialties.
Flatbreads are an indispensable part of Indian cuisine, but did you know over 30 varieties exist?

Celebrate: Diwali

Enjoy Hinduism’s most celebrated festival with recipes from a South-African-Indian kitchen. Diwali in 2014 takes place from 23-27 October.

Celebration: Diwali

Enjoy a traditional “Diwali” feast – Hinduism’s most celebrated festival – with recipes from a South-African-Indian kitchen.
Not just your average vegetarian slice, bakro’s humble presentation never ceases to amaze unsuspecting diners with it’s medley of vibrant flavours. Simple to make...
A buttery, biscuit-like slice often served at Hindu festivals, chana magaj is sweet, spiced, and textured, the perfect accompaniment with a cup of masala chai. A...
A dry variation of the syrup-drenched Indian gulab jamun, this sweet dumpling is a favourite dessert among South African Indians. There’s no doubt this golden,...
A deep-fried lentil dumpling that will keep your guests salivating for more, bara is a popular canape served at weddings, Hindu festivals, and casual dinner...
These thin pancakes are similar to dosa but made with green mung beans instead of urad dal. They can be made soft and flexible or fried a little longer for a...
Hyderabadi biryani is traditionally cooked in the dum pukht method which is low and slow. Pots can be sealed with a dough top, but a lid will do just fine for...
Quail can be found cooked in a variety of ways across India, but here Helly prepares it in southern Indian style inspired by the flavours of Telangana.
Now a beloved dish around the world, korma's origins lie within the Mughlai cuisine of India. When cooked with yoghurt, it must be braised low and slow to keep it...
Indrahar is a savoury deep-fried dal cake. It's got all the flavour of dal with the texture of a crispy hashbrown.
The natural starches present even in sweet corn will thicken it into a pleasant pudding when cooked with milk. It can be made sweet with sugar but this dish is...
Pakoras can be filled with various vegetables but Adam plays on the sweetness of corn to match with mellow paneer and the spicy chickpea flour batter that makes...
This deep, spicy goat curry is slow-cooked to bring out all the floral notes from the Kashmiri chillies and sweetness from garlic. The recipe is so easy, it's...
Ghewar is luxurious crispy batter that's fried in ghee, traditionally served during Teej and Raksha Bandhan festivals. Typically it's soaked in or served with a...
Milk-based desserts are a common sight in India. These are made from khoya (also called khoa or mawa) which is milk that's simmered down for hours until thick and...
Rasgullas are a dumpling made from cheese curds and semolina, cooked in a sweet sugar syrup. Sandeep uses them to make a shorcut version of the celebratory...
Indian's see your carrot cake and raise you this decadent carrot halwa. This rich, sweet, spiced pudding can be eaten either hot or cold.