Love Indian food but never quite sure how to make it? Are you vegetarian and looking for flavour and spice? Do you long for your mum’s cooking and wish you paid more attention when she was teaching you how to make chapatti and shaak (Gujarati style bread and curry)?
Well you are in the right place! I am going to show you how to cook authentic Indian food, plus some of my own vegetarian recipes from all around the world. I will uncover the secrets of Indian, Gujarati and vegetarian cooking and share recipes which have been passed down to me over the generations. This blog is for people who love food, especially Indian food, and for those who are looking for a healthy vegetarian diet.
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I will share recipes which I grew up eating and which I have been taught by my mother, grandmother and aunties through years of love and passion. I will also be showing you how to cook some of my own recipes, where I have found inspiration from my roots, growing up in Great Britain and from my various travels.
If you are a newbie to Indian cooking, don’t worry. Check out my post about spices, ingredients and equipment. It takes time to get Indian cooking right so I will show you my tips and tricks to make it less painful and worth the effort. I would suggest you start with these simple recipes which will get you off to a good start as they require the least amount of experience and ingredients.
I moved away from home when I was 18. Whenever I came home my mum would ship me off with lots of homemade Gujarati goodness which I would share with my friends and still have enough to keep me going until my next visit. I would help my mum in the kitchen at every opportunity to learn as much as possible. However, it was always hard cooking on my own without my mum’s knowledge and fully stocked kitchen with all the essential ingredients and equipment.
It’s not easy cooking Indian food. This is what has inspired me to start this blog so I can teach you and my future children to carry on the wonderful tradition of learning how to cook the beautiful food of India and Gujarat.
I am currently living in Munich with my boyfriend and dog. I have been an expat a few times so I know how hard it is to get hold of the right ingredients to make Indian food but we will overcome that challenge together with some of my tips and tricks. I am totally new to the blogging game, so I am excited to learn about photography, videography and writing. I am hoping that you will help me along the way with your comments and suggestions.
PS: that is really how you spell my name: Pretty Patel. A traditional Indian name spelt with a twist by my unique and amazing parents!