Skip to Content

The Ultimate Mumbai Sandwich

Meet The Ultimate Mumbai Sandwich. Stuff this ultra-crispy vegetarian toastie with masala potatoes, melting cheese, beetroot, onions and, wait for it… an extra slice of toast soaked in green chutney — a.k.a. the ‘Moist Maker’. Top with crunchy sev (fried chickpea flour noodles) for a true taste of Mumbai street food. What is a Mumbai …

Read More about The Ultimate Mumbai Sandwich

Sabudana Vada (Tapioca Pearl Fritters)

Sabudana Vada are treasured potato and tapioca pearl fritters from Maharashtra, India. The crispy, golden vadas are a popular choice for fasting (upvas/vrat) but can be enjoyed at any time. They’re vegan, free from onions and garlic and can be suitable for a gluten-free diet. Serve them alongside your favourite chutney and masala chai. Tapioca …

Read More about Sabudana Vada (Tapioca Pearl Fritters)

The Best Vegetable Samosas

When I think of Indian snack food, I instantly picture the three-pointed beauty of hot and crispy samosas, a.k.a. The Best Vegetable Samosas. Nothing says fast-casual Indian cooking more than a deep fried, carb-on-carb, potato-stuffed pastry. No two samosas are ever identical in shape and colour — you could say they’re as unique as we …

Read More about The Best Vegetable Samosas

Aloo Chaat Potato Skins

Let’s make Aloo Chaat Potato Skins. Hot, sour, sweet, salty and spicy are the famous characteristics of perfect Aloo Chaat. As well as having what’s known as ‘chatpata’ flavour, the potatoes must be crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. It’s the law. This spud-packed street food dish that’s traditionally served in a …

Read More about Aloo Chaat Potato Skins

20-Minute Channa Bateta (Kenyan Chickpeas and Potatoes in Coconut Broth)

I had five new recipes lined up, ready to photograph and post but last week when I shared a photo of my dad’s signature Channa Bateta, I was inundated with requests on Facebook and Instagram for the recipe. This made me super nostalgic, thinking back to the days when I’d come home from school and …

Read More about 20-Minute Channa Bateta (Kenyan Chickpeas and Potatoes in Coconut Broth)

Mini Kenya-Style Packed Potatoes with Coconut and Coriander Chutney

During my lifetime, I’ve been lucky enough to be extremely close to so many wonderful food cultures. The Gujarati cuisine made by my mother’s hands was the stuff that put the skin on my bones, next were my dad’s favourite East African dishes inspired by his childhood in Mombasa. Later came various recipes from other …

Read More about Mini Kenya-Style Packed Potatoes with Coconut and Coriander Chutney

Best-Ever Bombay Sandwiches

Triple-decker toasted sandwiches filled with potatoes, spicy coriander and mint chutney, red onions, grilled paneer and tomatoes are what makes these pimped-up Bombay sandwiches the ultimate Indian-inspired snack. With Indian street food vendors popping up all over the UK, selling everything from Kati Rolls to Pau Bhaji, and Masala Dosa to Samosas, we’re becoming accustomed …

Read More about Best-Ever Bombay Sandwiches