East Indian Mutton Paya Khudi Or Goat Trotters Curry

Goat Trotter Curry Recipe by TheWingedFork

How to make mutton paya curry? How to make goat trotter khudi curry? What is the recipe for the East Indian paya curry? Those are the questions that brought you here, aren’t they? My mom uses the same recipe that she uses for the East Indian goat tripe curry to make a gluten free paya … Read more East Indian Mutton Paya Khudi Or Goat Trotters Curry

Easy Cabbage and Corn Vegetable Recipe

Sauteed cabbage vegetable - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Remember the easy fried purple cabbage vegetable we made last week? Well, this week was pretty busy too. So mom made her easy cabbage and corn stir fry; another one of those quick and easy vegetarian dishes to cook when you’re in a hurry. Just chop, fry and eat! The traditional cabbage vegetable dish is … Read more Easy Cabbage and Corn Vegetable Recipe

Quick and Easy Fried Purple Cabbage Recipe

Purple cabbage Sabzi - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Some days you’re so busy that all you want is a quick and easy vegetarian meal that you can eat with bread or puris. That’s when this purple cabbage recipe my mom makes comes in quite handy. If you like a tongue twister, we call it baigani patta gobhi cha sabzi in Hindi. Or for … Read more Quick and Easy Fried Purple Cabbage Recipe

Easy Pineapple Wine Recipe

Pineapple wine is ready to drink - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Pineapple wine is an easy-to-make-at-home fruity wine that gets served for Christmas, Easter or other family gatherings. Here’s how we do it here in Bombay. Ingredients for the Pineapple Wine But first, the list of ingredients we use. 800 grams pineapple2 litres water750 grams sugar20 grams yeast – we use active dry yeast1 tablespoon sugar50 … Read more Easy Pineapple Wine Recipe

Gluten Free Vegetarian Strawberry Bread Recipe

Yummy strawberry bread is ready

Saw some yummy strawberries in the market and decided it was time to make some tasty strawberry bread or strawberry loaf. Since the recipe uses the same basic ingredients, we also made some strawberry muffins at the same time. I’ll post the muffin recipe soon. Anyways, back to the strawberry bread recipe. We made it … Read more Gluten Free Vegetarian Strawberry Bread Recipe

Tasty Naralchi Wadi or Kopra Pak Recipe

The yummy naralachi wadi we made at home

One of my favorite easy to make at home sweets is the traditional Maharashtrian Naralchi Wadi or Kopra Pak. It hardly takes an hour to put together, and you could also prepare the kopra pak after your visitors have landed. Maybe show off some of your Indian cooking skills while entertaining them in the kitchen, … Read more Tasty Naralchi Wadi or Kopra Pak Recipe

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 Quick Easy Gulab Jamun Mix Cookies Recipe

Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins Recipe

Glutenfree strawberry muffins ready to eat

Remember the strawberry bread that we made recently? Well, on the same day we made these yummy vegetarian strawberry muffins. Why? Because both the recipes include the same basic ingredients. So it’s easier to make the gluten-free strawberry muffins as well when you make the bread. Plus, we’ve used mostly healthy ingredients, so you don’t … Read more Gluten Free Strawberry Muffins Recipe

Mom’s Green Pista Chutney recipe

Lather on toast or bread - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

We love chutney. Of course, we have to! We’re Indians. It’s one of the must-have vegetarian food items that we grew up with. And there are so many forms of chutney, red, green, yellow, white, brown! And chutneys made of tomato, coriander, garlic, coconut, dates, and so much more. One of the staple vegetarian chutneys … Read more Mom’s Green Pista Chutney recipe

Glutenfree Jackfruit Flour Cookies Recipe

Jackfruit Cookies are ready - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So we had some leftover glutenfree jackfruit flour from the many packets I’d purchased for a friend in France. So we experimented with making glutenfree jackfruit flour cookies. We ended up making over a kg and a half the first time. But the times after that we did a little better, just making half a … Read more Glutenfree Jackfruit Flour Cookies Recipe

East Indian Corned tongue or Salted Ox Tongue Recipe

That's how the tongue looks up close - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So the East Indians of Bombay in Indian or should I say Mumbai eat tongue as a delicacy for parties and events and birthdays and weddings. Anyways, apart from the regular East Indian beef tongue roast recipe, there’s also the East Indian corned tongue or East Indian salted tongue that everyone loves. So here’s how … Read more East Indian Corned tongue or Salted Ox Tongue Recipe

East Indian Beef Tongue Roast Recipe

Ox or Beef Tongue Roast

One of my favorite East Indian foods at any time of the year is tongue. Tongue roast, salted tongue, tongue moile, pickled tongue, tongue this and tongue that. Now many people in other cultures consider tongue offal and discard it. But in my culture, beef tongue is relished and served at family gatherings or parties. … Read more East Indian Beef Tongue Roast Recipe

Sweet Beetroot Puris Recipe

Beetroot puris are ready - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Puris or pooris always taste yummy! Give someone a choice between bread and puris, and most Indians will any-day pick puris. What are puris you ask? Puris are deep-fried Indian bread that are made using whole wheat flour without any leavening agent such as baking powder or yeast. Puris can be eaten for breakfast, or … Read more Sweet Beetroot Puris Recipe

Christmas Cookies Recipe (Vegetarian)

Shortbread cookies are ready to serve - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So this Christmas we were looking at the list of Christmas dishes made across the world, but we just wanted to make some simple cookies that tasted like shortbread and were yummy too! Keeping our vegetarian friends in mind, we decided to make eggless Christmas cookies. And of course, to keep the processed sugar at … Read more Christmas Cookies Recipe (Vegetarian)

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cake Recipe

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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 Chocolate Chip Coconut Cake Recipe

How to make East Indian Date Rolls?

Traditional-East-Indian-Date-Rolls

What’s your favorite not-too-sweet Christmas dessert? Mine are date rolls. What are these East Indian date rolls? Date rolls are simple and easy to make bites that are similar to buttery shortbread cookies but are stuffed with walnuts and dates. And they taste as heavenly as vanilla cream or marzipan. Well, almost! Nothing will ever … Read more How to make East Indian Date Rolls?

East Indian Walnut Fudge Recipe

Walnut Fudge is ready! - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Ever wondered why the traditional walnut fudge made by East Indians can be moulded? Me too! I haven’t found any real answer to this other than ‘It’s because we dry the milk a different way!’ or ‘It’s because we use the vanilla cream recipe!’ Anyways, if you’re wondering how to make the East Indian Walnut … Read more East Indian Walnut Fudge Recipe

Traditional East Indian Vanilla Cream recipe

Traditional East Indian Vanilla Cream Recipe

Recipe for how to make Gluten-Free Milk Cream? Little drops of heaven that melt in your mouth, that’s what we think they are. But some people just call this the East Indian milk cream or traditional vanilla cream, one of the many delicious East Indian sweets. Little melt in your mouth pieces made of milk … Read more Traditional East Indian Vanilla Cream recipe

Spicy East Indian Pork Vindaloo Recipe

East Indian Pork Vindaloo Recipe - By Abby from TheWingedFork

The traditional East Indian Port Vindaloo tastes as glorious as the East Indian pork sorpotel, or even more so! The blend of chillies and other East Indian masalas makes your mouth water, literally! And it is served with as much pomp as the corned tongue or any other precious East Indian dish. Want to try … Read more Spicy East Indian Pork Vindaloo Recipe

Easy Indian Custard Powder Halwa Recipe

Chop into 1.5 inch squares

You know it’s nearing Diwali, when your family starts making many many sweets; and among them the traditional wheat halwas or Karachi Halwa or Cornflour Halwa or Custard Powder Halwas, or whatever your family calls them. This custard powder halwa uses a base or gluten-free custard powder or cornflour, and so is considered gluten free. … Read more Easy Indian Custard Powder Halwa Recipe

Best Dessert and Dinner Recipes with Dates

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I love eating dates! A handful of the sweet luscious fruit is more than enough to satisfy my sugar cravings after each meal. I sometimes eat them as snacks too. Don’t you? I mean what’s better than eating a natural guilt-free energizing gift from God that’s full of all the right vitamins and minerals to … Read more Best Dessert and Dinner Recipes with Dates

Recipe for Dairy free Gluten free Khajur Dry Fruit Barfi

Add the nuts to the anjeer paste and continue to stir - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So last week we made the sugar free gluten free anjeer barfi or fig barfi for dad that’s really yummy to taste. But this week we figured we’d show you how we do it when we want just dry fruit energy bars. No dairy, no gluten, no sugar! Sugar-free is good for diabetics like my … Read more Recipe for Dairy free Gluten free Khajur Dry Fruit Barfi

Sugar Free Gluten Free Anjeer Barfi Recipe

Cover with almonds and draw rough cutting lines - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

How to make Anjeer Dry Fruit Barfi at home I love sweets, just like my dad. But dad is diabetic, so we try to keep his sugar intake under control. That doesn’t stop him from finding something or the other in the fridge to eat though. Even on the days we skip sweets, we’ll find … Read more Sugar Free Gluten Free Anjeer Barfi Recipe

East Indian Coconut Cake Recipe

East indian Coconut Cake Recipe

My cousin Dan says this coconut cake is his favorite East Indian sweet. It’s mine too! The coconut cake is just a little different from the traditional East Indian Thali Sweet. Okay, maybe it’s a lot different. After all, it’s got loads more eggs in it. But if you don’t have time to make the … Read more East Indian Coconut Cake Recipe

Spicy Brain Masala Recipe

Brain Masala is ready - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Brain Masala, a mouth-watering dish among Indian non-veg enthusiasts can be made in different ways. As East Indians, we also have our own method of preparing the traditional East Indian Brain Masala. And this too differs from home to home! Here’s my mom’s version of the spicy brain masala recipe! The difference from the regular … Read more Spicy Brain Masala Recipe

Gluten Free Meaty Spicy Corn Muffins

Corn Muffins are ready for serving - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

I’ve always loved eating sweet corn muffins. They’re delicious and have a grainy but smooth texture all in one. So one day back in July 2014 I figured why not make savory corn muffins? I mean, since dad has diabetes, it’s better to make savory than sweet, right? Because there’s really no keeping him away … Read more Gluten Free Meaty Spicy Corn Muffins

Gluten Free Sand Cake or Rice Cake Recipe

Beautiful sand cake or gluten free rice cake - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

I love sand cake. The soft grains melting in your mouth, the strong taste of butter… It tastes yummier than regular cake. And it’s so light and airy that you can’t stop at just one piece. What is sand cake? Well, it’s definitely not cake made of sand. Sand cake is the traditional East Indian … Read more Gluten Free Sand Cake or Rice Cake Recipe

Breadfruit Chips or Nachos Recipe

Fry the breadfruit - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

We love breadfruit! It’s sometimes crispy and sometimes mulchy snack, depending on how you cook it. It’s also really a perfect family member of the jackfruit, although like every cousin, it’s really different. We only get breadfruit in India during Feb or March. It’s locally called नीरफणस or nir phanas in Marathi. It’s also called … Read more Breadfruit Chips or Nachos Recipe

Gluten Free Chitaps or Rice Crepes

Fluffy light chitaps - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

I love chitaps, always have, always will. They’re sweet and light to eat and look like handkerchiefs. So instead of getting them from our local East Indian auntie like we do almost every Sunday, I figured why not make them myself. You know, then I can have them whenever I want. Anyways, mom and dad … Read more Gluten Free Chitaps or Rice Crepes

Traditional East Indian Kimad Recipe : Sukhala!

Ingredients for the East Indian Kimad - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

So some nights it’s really cold outside and you need a liquid to warm your bones. That’s when the East Indian kimad makes a warm entrance into the hearth and home. Quite similar to mulled wine or brandy, the traditional East Indian kimad is a mix that keeps you warm on those cold nights. This … Read more Traditional East Indian Kimad Recipe : Sukhala!

East Indian Tomato Kusondi Recipe

Tomatoes, ginger, garlic, chillies for the kusondi - TheWingedFork

The East Indian Tomato Kusondi is a much lovelier version of the regular Maharastrian tamtar kusandi; using almost the same ingredients, but with a lot more zing. It’s the perfect accompaniment for lunch or dinner, and can also go well with just bread, chappatis or toast. Mom’s version of the tomato kusondi has found it’s … Read more East Indian Tomato Kusondi Recipe

Traditional East Indian Pancake Recipe

Pancakes ready to serve - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Pancake Tuesday is just around the corner, and my friends have already called dibs on my mom’s pancake recipe. It’s the recipe she got from granny but tweaked a bit, and it’s perfect! Anyways, East Indians celebrate pancake Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday or Mardi Gras with pancakes. They’re a bit different from chocolate pancakes which … Read more Traditional East Indian Pancake Recipe

Trick to make puris or pooris quicker

Your crispy puris are ready

Puris are literally one of the oiliest Indian flatbreads around, and tasty too! They’re well worth the time it takes to roll them out for your dinner. But if you’re looking for an easy trick to get them done sooner, here’s what we do! Step 1 – Make the puri dough. Simply take these ingredients … Read more Trick to make puris or pooris quicker

Tu BiShvat Cookies

Bake until cookies are lightly golden – Pic by Renana from Renana’s Kitchen

Tu BiShvat is the Jewish holiday that occurs on the 15th of Shvat (Hebrew month) and is celebration of the New Year of the trees. The holiday marks the season in which the earliest-blooming trees in Israel emerge from their winter sleep and begin a new fruit-bearing cycle. The most common tree to bloom in … Read more Tu BiShvat Cookies

East Indian Coconut Cordial Recipe (Gluten Free)

Traditional East Indian Cordial - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

Coconut Cordial is one of the easiest East Indian Christmas sweets to make. And it tastes yummy too! Granny has always made the coconut version of cordial. Some people use almonds or cashewnuts instead of coconut. We’ve never tried that recipe for “Cordial No 1” as it’s called in the East Indian Recipe book. We’re … Read more East Indian Coconut Cordial Recipe (Gluten Free)

Mass Pav or (Moulded) Marzipan: East Indian Series

East-Indian-Mass-Pav-or-Marzipan Recipe - TheWingedFork

Growing up, the house started smelling of Christmas from early December. Literally! You could smell marzipan, vanilla cream, thali sweet, cordial, Christmas cake and so much more. The best part of being East Indian though, was tasting the smells. Or rather eating the Christmas sweets that weren’t good enough to give to relatives and were … Read more Mass Pav or (Moulded) Marzipan: East Indian Series

Kaka Baptista East Indian Museum, Manori Mumbai

Old East Indian artifacts - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

How to get to the East Indian Museum in Manori? The East Indian Museum is in Manori. So we need to cross the Marve Creek by ferry to get to Manori Jetty. (Marve Creek is also called Manori Creek or Malad Creek.) It’s 10 am and there’s a boatload of people already coming off it from … Read more Kaka Baptista East Indian Museum, Manori Mumbai

Spicy Love Apple Pickle

After frying for some time the love apples reduce in size - Pic by Abby from The Winged Fork

Who cares if the love apples aren’t originally from India? We love them anyway, in any form. Most of us have grown up with love apple trees nearby. Me and my siblings; we used to climb the tree at our grandparents place and get the juicy and crisp fresh ones to eat. They’re always the … Read more Spicy Love Apple Pickle

East Indian Bombil Pickle (Sukha Bomblache Lonche)

Bombil Pickle is ready - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

The house stinks! That’s what my sister says every time mom makes a bombil pickle. And it actually does. The East Indian Lonchey or East Indian Dry Bombil Pickle stinks when you put it together, but it tastes amazing! What’s a Bombay Duck? By the way, did you know that the Bombil fish in English … Read more East Indian Bombil Pickle (Sukha Bomblache Lonche)

East Indian Mango Chutney Recipe

Murabba or Chunda - By Abby from TheWingedFork

Being brought up in India, we’ve grown up on lush sweet mango chutney every summer. Sometimes, although rarely, the traditional East Indian mango chutney lasts through the monsoon and into a bit of winter. It’s a version of the Gujarati murabba and chunda, but not exactly. Or the Russian and Eastern European varenye.  What is … Read more East Indian Mango Chutney Recipe

Honey Balls or Snow Balls: East Indian Series

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Brown balls and white balls. Those are our punny names for gulab jamuns or rosgullas. But I’ve not heard any jokes about honey balls or snow balls yet. Is it because East Indian honey balls or snow balls are lesser known and only belong to a small part of society? Honey balls or snow balls are … Read more Honey Balls or Snow Balls: East Indian Series

East Indian Vajri Khudi (Goat Tripe Curry Recipe)

Add-in-the-chopped-potatoes-and-the-goat stomach-pieces to the curry - TheWingedFork

The traditional East Indian Vajri Khudi or Vajadi khudi is a gluten free goat tripe curry from the East Indians of Bombay, India. This recipe that’s been handed down from my grandmom to my mom can be made in about 70 minutes. We use the same recipe to cook sheep tripe as well.

Easter Eggs, Bonnets & Chicken : East Indian Series

My-Sister's-colorful modern marzipan easter eggs-ready-for-pick-up-by-our-clients---TheWingedFork

Easter! Spring and redemption and everything anew. New life in Jesus and new life on earth. A celebration of hope!  And sweets! Or eggs rather? Legend tells that quite like Saint Nicholas or Santa Claus, the Easter bunny called ‘Easter’ along with the spring bunny come with egg filled baskets to the homes of children. They … Read more Easter Eggs, Bonnets & Chicken : East Indian Series

Traditional East Indian Christmas Sweets

christmas-sweets-in-boxes - TheWingedFork

Two East Indian aunties meet on the street. “Hello Lucy, how are you re?” “I’m good men, how are you and the babas?” “We’re all good men. Where you went?” “To the bakery on the corner to bring pav men. That pav is better than Bertrand’s pav men. So nice and soft-soft. My dokra Aggie … Read more Traditional East Indian Christmas Sweets

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 Elco Pani Puri Restaurant in Mumbai, India

Cooking up a Sorpotel Pav : East Indian Series

About Sorpotel or Sarapatel Sorpotel or Sarpatel or Sarapatel, the dish that makes mouths water anywhere it’s served, no matter how you spell it. And as we always say, our East Indian version tastes ten times better than the Goan version of this age old traditional Portuguese recipe. Wink wink! Today, the versatile Jude Fernandes, … Read more Cooking up a Sorpotel Pav : East Indian Series

The East Indians of Mumbai and their Food Culture

The culture and food traditions of Bombay's indigenous East Indian Christians

This post researches the indigenous East Indian community of Mumbai, India and their rich food culture.

Majorcan Paella Mixtas: A lazy Sunday lunch with a traditional feast

Paella Mixtas - TheWingedFork

A lunch invitation We’re renting James and Antonia’s place in Inca in Mallorca aka Majorca for a few weeks this summer. It’s lovely, the rustic and the modern merging into a beautiful new character. I love the feel of being so far away from the town of Inca, even though it’s just on the other side of the … Read more Majorcan Paella Mixtas: A lazy Sunday lunch with a traditional feast

Enchiladas: A Taste of Home and a bit of Spice

Sara's-enchiladas - TheWingedFork

I live in the United Kingdom and to be brutally honest, their food is not the best. They tend to lack the flavour that South Americans are used to. Most of the meals I tasted after moving to the country have been a bit bland to the taste. Even though I’ve been living here for … Read more Enchiladas: A Taste of Home and a bit of Spice

How do you add balloons to a heart cake?

The final Balloon Heart Cake - Pic by Abby from TheWingedFork

The balloon question How do you add balloons to a heart cake? That was the question my sister was just thrown. She had just received an order for a surprise cake for a first wedding anniversary. Her client Karishma wanted to surprise her brother Bhavin and sister-in-law Esha with an eggless cake that had hearts … Read more How do you add balloons to a heart cake?

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 from my sister, Sarah 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 Sarah set out on her … Read more Crafting a Checkerboard Lightning McQueen Cake

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