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A few days ago I went to review Sagar Restaurant, which specialises in Pure South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Recipe green curry paste The menu allows you to explore other regional veg dishes especially infamous chaats from Mumbai!

My initial impression was that it was lovely. Recipe for yellow curry sauce The decor was simple, clean yet striking, a quiet and calming space, very zen like to be able to eat in peace and comfort. Thai kitchen green curry paste chicken recipe Traditional music was floating in the air which definitely added to the ambiece of the restaurant.


The staff were extremely attentive, helpful and knew their dishes well. Indian chicken curry recipe with potatoes I fancied the Idli Sambhar, my mum who had accompanied me, was recommended to have the Medu Vada.

The idli were like soft clouds that just melted away on my tongue. Indian chicken curry recipe in hindi The silky texture of onion in the sambhar and its consistency was spot on!

The medu vada, simple crispy battered fried doughnuts, not greasy but cooked to perfection, was stunning when dipped into the coconut chutney and drenched in the tasty sambhar!

I was also pleasantly surprised having ordered an orange juice that I received a freshly squeezed sweet and tangy oj.

For my mains the Traditional Udapi thali was getting prepared and the chilli & onion Uttapam for my mum.

The thali is one of their best sellers and I can totally understand why and I agree! Presented well and all the individual dishes were named and shown to me by Shridhara the manager.

I found all the elements of the thali complimented each other. Indian chicken curry recipe coconut milk A mixture of curries, dry and saucy. Indian chicken curry recipe bbc Two types of dal to go with the heaped mountain of rice. Indian chicken curry recipes punjabi The over generous puri/flatbread binded each portion together.

My favourite in particular had to be the dry cabbage bhaji. Indian chicken curry recipe youtube A soft, salty, crunchy dry curry. Indian chicken curry recipe jamie oliver Extremely tasty and so very moreish! The creamy yogurt based coconut curry was amazing too!

“Rasam…ummmm!” Was how my mum described the thin almost transparent soup. Indian chicken curry recipe sanjeev kapoor It was to her liking due to the chilli factor. Indian chicken curry recipe slow cooker It hit the back of your throat with a warming sensation! I just loved how she reacted.

My siro, a sweet semolina pudding had started to disappear mysteriously. Thai chicken skewers peanut sauce recipe Yes you guessed right, my mother couldn’t help herself. Thai chicken peanut sauce recipe She said she never eats siro unless it’s homemade but the look of Sagar’s siro tempted her. Thai chicken satay peanut sauce recipe I too loved it. Chicken curry recipe punjabi dhaba Sweetly balanced, the cashews were toasted and cardamom notes stayed on my palette ~ Divine!!

Overall I can’t rate this restaurant enough. Thai red curry coconut milk recipe I have to admit so far it is THE BEST SOUTH INDIAN restaurant I have been to and I have been to a few!

There’s no surprise that there are two more branches of Sagar in Central London.

If you fancy traditional South Indian food, good service and great prices, Sagar is the place to go!

I would sincerely like to thank Shridhara and Jay Kumar for awesome service and the management for having us over for the review

Please feel free to visit their website http://sagarveg.co.uk/ and try this yummy restaurant for yourselves

If you would like me to review your vegetarian restaurant dishes in the UK, please feel free to message me on dhmakani@gmail.com

Posted in Chutneys, food blogs, Food Review, great finds, Indian, Lunch time, restaurant review, review, Rice Dishes, Soups, Starters

Tagged India, professional asian, sagar, South Indian, vegetarian food Spinach, Pea and Paneer Curry

So today I decided to put two famous paneer curries into one.

Palak and matar paneer reinvented and super tasty. Recipes using curry paste Using fresh spinach adds such a rich flavour. Red curry recipe without coconut milk I can’t wait to delve in!

Heat the oil on a medium heat in a large saucepan with the mustard, cumin, chilli flakes, asofoetida and star anise. Thai red curry chicken recipe coconut milk Once the seeds start to sizzle stir in the chopped onion, garlic and ginger

Reduce the heat to slow. Red curry chicken recipe coconut milk Add the tomatoes with the rest of the spices

Combine and cook for 5 minutes. Chinese chicken curry sauce recipe Place the paneer into the tomato base, cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes stirring occasionally

Last thing is to add the pureed spinach and peas. Kerala chicken curry recipe without coconut milk Cook off for a further 10 minutes and your curry is ready to eat!

Tagged curry, indian, paneer, spinach, tomatoes, vegetarian recopes Pure Vegan Goodness

It’s been a while since i have blogged only because recently my children have become so very fussy and I don’t have time as i’ve been concentrating on my photography work!

But today I was determined to cook something super healthy and blog on the same day like I used to.

I bring with me a super duper trio of broccoli, kidney beans and sweetcorn style filling for the ever popular tortilla wrap!

Heat up oil and cumin seeds in a large saucepan on a medium heat. Chicken curry recipe kerala style with coconut milk Once the seeds sizzle, cook off the shalots for a minute or so.

Put in the crushed tomatoes, kidney beans and garlic. Best homemade chicken curry recipe Stir well. Healthy homemade curry recipe Cover for another 10 minutes

Now the filling is ready to put into tortilla wraps! Don’t forget the grated cheese! If you’re not vegan.

Posted in Beans, chilli, Comfort Food, Healthy recipes, Low Fat, Quick Meals, Vegan

Tagged bean recipes, broccoli, food blogging, shivaay delights, vegan Chilli, chilli popcorn!

The perfect sauce for your gnocchi. Yellow curry chicken recipe coconut milk Smoked Chipotle chilli flakes with fleshy tomatoes crushed with garlic salt and pepper and a little bit of rape seed oil. Thai yellow curry chicken recipe coconut milk Which in turn gives you a wonderful aromatic spicy and yet tantalizing sauce for any pasta dish!

All you do is blitz all the ingredients and gently cook through to fuse all the flavours.

Heat the oil in a medium saucepan. Chicken curry filipino recipe without coconut milk Sprinkle in the chipotle flakes, pepper, dried oregano and garlic salt as the oil heats up

Keeping on a slow heat, pour the tomato blended mix. Homemade curry powder recipe Season with salt, stir and cover the saucepan

Posted in chilli, Comfort Food, cooking, Dairy Free, food blogs, Gluten Free, Italian, Pasta, sauces

Tagged Italian food, tomatoes, vegan, vegetarian Healthy Chocolate Snowballs

I made these on request of my 5 year old who said to me that he hasn’t had these little treats in a very long time!

I altered my recipe a little and removed the sunflower oil therefore there is no added fat in this recipe.

Chocolate Snowballs

Posted in Chocolate, Christmas, Cocoa, Healthy recipes, Sweet Treats

Tagged chocolate, cocoa, coconut, dates, healthy treats Healthy Chocolate Snowballs

I made these on request of my 5 year old who said to me that he hasn’t had these little treats in a very long time!

I altered my recipe a little and removed the sunflower oil therefore there is no added fat in this recipe.

Chocolate Snowballs

Posted in Chocolate, Christmas, Cocoa, Healthy recipes, Sweet Treats

Tagged chocolate, cocoa, coconut, dates, healthy treats A Mediterranean Ebli Salad

Shivaay Delights has definitely turned a leaf this year by going more healthy. Green curry chicken recipe jamie oliver That’s not to say I don’t crave my sweet baked treats! Some brownies have just been taken out of the oven! ??

This salad attempts to capture strong tangy Mediterranean flavours that really make you appreciate good food!

Assemble all the salad ingredients. Green curry chicken recipe thai Toss well to mix and pour over the salad dressing

*I roasted the aubergine on the stove. Tikka masala recipe easy You can roast it in the oven with the skin on until crinkly and tender

Posted in Healthy recipes, Low Fat, Quick Meals, Quick Recipes, Salad, Vegan

Tagged gardening, Low Fat, salad, shivaay delights, spinach, tomatoes, wheat Crushed Mushroom Pasta Sauce

Mushrooms = A no go zone for children!! But this yummy sauce will have them eating them in front of your very own eyes!!!

Heat up the oil with the oregano and chilli flakes. Chicken tikka masala sauce recipe easy Wait for the oil to sizzle

Add in the mushrooms and garlic. Curry recipes using chicken thighs Saute until a little water is released from the mushrooms

Pour in the crushed tomato with salt. Chicken thigh curry recipe coconut milk slow cooker Stir and cook through on a slow heat for 20 minutes, Stirring occasionally

Tagged kids friendly recipes, mushrooms, pasta, Tomato sauce, vegan Crunchy Quinoa & Roast Aubergine Salad

Summertime calls for easy and fresh salads. Low fat chicken curry slow cooker recipes Full of goodness and yumminess! Here I bring you my new recipe made today. Curry recipes chicken madras Extremely healthy and incredibly tasty! I am one happy lady!

I roasted the aubergine directly on the gas of my stove. Curry recipes chicken with coconut milk Very Indian style! I kept the gas on low and kept turning the aubergine as it was slowly roasting. Low fat indian curry recipes When the skin wrinkled and the flesh was tender. Low fat curry recipes slimming world I removed it and let it cool down

Gently removed the skin and then cut the aubergine into small chunks

Placed in a large salad mixing bowl with the rest of the salad ingredients. Thai green chicken curry paste recipe I then combined all thoroughly. Recipe for yellow curry paste Lastly the dressing was added and infused in

Posted in Dairy Free, Healthy recipes, Low Fat, Protein, Quick Recipes, Vegan

Tagged aubergine, beans, Quinoa, salads, shivaay delights, summer recipes, vegetarian food Post navigation

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