East Indian Dark Fruit Cake for Christmas

Cut the cake into slices and serve on plate.

East Indian dark fruit cake is so delicious and dense, it will tickle your taste buds. Serve for Christmas lunch or dinner with some great homemade wine. Dark fruit cake is a must for Christmas. This dense and moist plum cake will bring a smile to your face. Any East Indian will tell you that … Read more

East Indian Bol Lucrecia | A Different Coconut Pie

Bol Lucrecia in a tin.

Bol Lucrecia is a traditional East Indian Coconut Pie dessert that is moist on the inside and crispy outside. So delicious, it will leave you craving for more! Bake any time of the year when you want to impress your family and friends.

East Indian Bolings Recipe | Christmas Desserts

Bolings are ready.

Bolings are a sweet coconut semolina cookie that is made at Christmas time in most East Indian Catholic households! They are so simple and easy to make! What’s better; this yummy coconut treat can also be enjoyed as a tea-time snack any time of the year!

Tomato Chilli Sauce Recipe | Sweet & Spicy Tomato Chutney

Spicy tomato Sauce is ready.

This homemade tomato chilli sauce is easy to make and tastes just delightful! Use it for spreads, dips, or even as a base for curries and you have a perfect dish.

Homemade Dark Choc Coconut Bites | Healthy Snacks

Sugar free coconut dark choc bites are served.

Homemade Dark Choc Coconut Bites are a yummy and easy-to-make dessert or snack. Chocolatey and coconutty at the same time, these kurmura bites are just delicious!

50+ Savoury Mushroom Recipes

50+ Savoury Mushroom Recipes

Who would think that a fungus would be the life of so many dishes? From humble home-cooked meals to expensive delicacies, mushrooms are eaten all around the world in cuisines and cultures in different ways. We’ve put together 50+ savoury mushroom recipes for you to try at home!

20+ Savoury Pancake Recipes

Image of 6 different savoury pancakes.

Delicious and mouth-watering recipes, savory pancakes are the perfect quick dish to make the next time you need to figure out what to cook for your family meal. Easy to put together and cook, these recipes range from Vegan to Vegetarian to Non-Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free to Dairy Free. There’s something for everyone!

Easy Valentine’s Day Dessert Recipes

6 different Valentines day desserts collage.

From cakes to cookies, from indulgent to healthy, here’s a list of valentine treats to surprise your sweet love! And it doesn’t just have to be for a special someone. Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your parents or siblings that you love them. What a better way to sweeten the day than baking some goodies for your loved one.

Indian Purple Yam Snack (Konfal or Kand)

Purple Yam served on a plate with salt and pepper.

So simple and easy to cook, the purple yam called kand or konfal is a tasty healthy snack or appetizer. Sprinkled with a bit of salt and pepper this tuber makes a perfect vegetarian starter to any meal! No wonder it’s called Indian cheese!

Red Pumpkin Halwa (Kaddu ka halwa)

Red pumpkin dessert served in a blue bowl with sliced almonds.

Kaddu ha halwa is an Indian pumpkin dessert that is quick and easy to make. A seasonal dish that is widely made by North Indians during festivals, this yummy sweet dish can be served cold, hot or at room temperature. Pumpkin Halwa is a speciality from North India that is now popular all over the … Read more

Why add Turmeric to Rice while cooking?

Rice served with coriander and tomatoes.

Rice is a staple food all over India. It is eaten as a main dish, with a variety of dals, curries, and is even used in a few sweet dishes. Who doesn’t like Pulao, Fried rice, Paella, or Biryani? The options are innumerable. But here’s why we Indians add turmeric to rice! Rice is a … Read more

East Indian Mango Pickle Recipe

Mango Pickle in a small white dish on a blue table.

If you love Indian food, mangoes will become an indispensable part of your diet. Other than as a dessert, mangoes find prominent use in curries and pickles. One popular one, this traditional East Indian Mango pickle is sweet and mouth-watering. Easily and quickly cooked, it can be stored for months.

Easy Chicken Gizzard Chilly Fry | East Indian Potha Fry

A white bowl with chicken gizzard fry and a chapati.

Chicken Gizzard Chilly fry is a healthy offal dish made of chicken stomachs that can be served as an appetizer with toast, or for lunch or dinner with chapati or chitiaps.

Masoor Dal Recipe – Indian Red Lentil Curry

red lentil curry or Masoor dal, ready to serve in a white dish

Mom’s easy to make Masoor Dal recipe is an everyday favourite in most Indian households. Served with fried vegetables, fried eggs, or even fried fish on the side, this healthy dish is gluten free, vegetarian and as tasty as ever.

Egg Bhurji – Spicy Indian Scrambled Eggs with Turmeric

Tasty egg bhurji in a glass plate in front of a blue board

Egg Bhurji is an easy to make Indian spicy version of scrambled eggs. It can be your go-to food when you’re not sure what to cook or need something made quick. Anda bhurjee well with Pav (bread), puri, roti, chapati, or even plain boiled rice.

Indian Potato Vegetable Recipe (Batata Bhaji)

Just a closer look at the batata bhaji that is served with pav and lime - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Potato Bhaji, also known as Aloo Sabzi or Batata Bhaji is a simple Indian vegetarian dish made of potatoes that is easy to make. It doesn’t have as much grease as French Fries and can be eaten as the main course or even a side-dish. We love having it for meals with puris.

Quick Easy Gulab Jamun Mix Cookies Recipe

Add tooti frooti on top - Pic by Sarah from TheWingedFork

Now that Mom is kind of a pro at using Youtube, she keeps running through different videos about gospel music, prophecy and of course food.  One day she came across a recipe using the premade Gulab Jamun mix to make cookies. So since we had a packet at home already, I figured why not give … Read more

Light Fruit Cake for Christmas time

Serve Tooti frooti cake on a plate.

Light Fruit Cake is a delicious treat for Christmas or even at tea time. So yum and fruity, you won’t be able to stop at just one. Who can resist a yummy fruit cake? With so many kinds of cake around, how do you choose? For us, cream cakes have never been a favorite, they’re … Read more

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cake Recipe

Add in the chocolate chips - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

That sister of mine keeps asking me to write down all of the recipes that I throw together ever so often. I mean, I just throw them together. It’s not like I plan on making the same thing again. I could make it again, but it will probably be with different measurements, just randomly thrown … Read more

Easy Nutmeg Cake Recipe

Doesn't the cake look lush - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So come tea time and we want something sweet and spicy to eat. And the easiest thing to make is of course cake. So this time I made an easy nutmeg cake. It’s not that much different from other regular cake recipes. Just a bit of nutmeg and spice powder is all it takes! But … Read more

Homemade Tomato Carrot Soup Recipe

Tomato and carrot soup in a blue bowl on a black table topped with cream and fresh coriander

This homemade creamy tomato soup recipe is the perfect variation of the simple tomato soup recipe. Why? It has carrots adding natural sweetness and turmeric powder for a dose of health. Here’s how to make this carrot and tomato soup recipe Indian style, or rather my mom’s style!

Mamba! Crocodiles at Haller Park, Mombasa, Kenya

Okay fine you can have it this time - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

I wanted to see Owen and Mzee at Haller Park when I visited this nature park in Mombasa, Kenya last month, but they weren’t on display. I did get to see a lot of animals in this national park, including fish, snakes, antelopes, hippos, monkeys, birds and Mamba! That’s Swahili for crocodile, and they are one … Read more

Elco Pani Puri Restaurant in Mumbai, India

Elco's Bhel Puri is a delicious mix of sev, puffed rice, and more

Since we’ve been young, a trip to Bandra for shopping meant we got to eat some tantalizing snack at Elco Pani Puri Centre and Restaurant on Hill Road in Bandra. Hill Road has always been a street shoppers paradise. I remember coming here since I was 4 or 5, with mum and my siblings. And … Read more

Nairobi: See David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

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God’s resting place – Kenya As soon as the plane landed in Nairobi, I knew that I had made the right decision visiting that amazing country. Kenya or Kiinyaa, Kirinyaga and Kirenyaa means “God’s resting place” in Kamba, Kikuyu and Embu. And Nairobi is taken from the Masai phrase ‘Enkare Nairobi’ which means ‘place of … Read more

Chocolicous Café Olé in Puducherry

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 Zuka in Pondicherry If you’re ever in Pondicherry, two places that you absolutely have to visit are Zuka and Café Olé. Located almost side by side, they are havens for choco-crazed folk like me. Zuka is a store with a wide range of chocolate goodies to offer, from cakes to pastries to little miniatures. Although for … Read more

Naturally Eilat – Visiting the southern-most tip of lsrael

Eilat Dolphin Reef.

‘Where else?’ That’s right, ‘WHERE ELSE’ is an Israel Tourism Conference organized each year by Ortra that helps travel agents from around the world learn about everything Israel has to offer. I had the opportunity to be a part of this amazing journey, and it was well worth it!! As part of the group that … Read more

One Wine Day in SA!

South Africa Wine Region - TheWingedFork

It was some time ago that I visited the beautiful country of South Africa with my folks… and what an amazing experience it was! We saw plenteous stunning places, but the one that stood out the most for its scenic beauty and landscape was the Winelands. It being the first leg of our journey, we … Read more

Crafting a Checkerboard Lightning McQueen Cake

Lightning McQueen – Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

And then there was the child in India called Arnav who loved Lightning McQueen. So his mom ordered a Lightning McQueen cake for his 4th birthday. And although we’ve seen a few lightning McQueen cakes before, we haven’t seen one with a checkerboard sponge inside. So we set out on her voyage to craft a … Read more