12 June 2019 Lorraine

I know when we say Chilli Bites to a foreigner I don’t think they quite understand what we are referring to. Here in South Africa our chilli bites are similar to Pakoras. It’s a delicious spicy Indian snack. South African Spicy Chilli Bites is made with chickpea flour or gram flour and spices, it’s crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. We also refer to them as Bhajias here in South Africa. I know I always refer to myself as a lazy cook but trust me there are some things that are worth a little more effort. Making…

13 April 2019 Lorraine

My family are Hindus and therefore we often abstain from meat, it’s either for a religious occasion or sometimes just as a sacrifice to say thank you for all the blessings in our lives. In our home we are meat-free every Monday and Tuesday and that includes staying away from eggs too. Vegetable curries are delicious but I don’t cook a curry more than twice a week and with my picky eaters I have to get creative with veggies. I must admit I’m not all that creative with vegetarian dishes but sometimes I even surprise myself. This Roast Sweet Potato,…

11 February 2019 Lorraine

  Indian Vegetarian Dish Yellow Dal is comfort food at its best, it is a simple dish but a staple in most Indian homes. Growing up my mum always cooked us Yellow Dal with Rice and it something we devoured. I’m so glad I’ve introduced this Yellow Split Pea Dal Recipe to my kids. On our meat-free days my boys are content with a bowl of steaming rice and dal. The yellow split peas is boiled until it’s soft and it is then cooked with a variety of spices. The tempering of the spices is what takes the dal to…