Category Archives: Indian

Tayyab’s Urad Daal

Daal is such an important part of my life. And more than that, PERFECTING an authentic tasting Indian daal is one of my ultimate life goals. I can’t blabber on enough about how incredible lentils are, they’re so healthy and … Continue reading

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Coconut and Sesame Stuffed Okra

So the background to this dish involves my awesome cousin Val. She recently bought a cookbook called “Indian Vegetarian Feast” or something like that and was emailing me incessantly, commanding me to buy the book and also to update me on … Continue reading

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Spiced Butternut Squash and Red Lentil Soup!

First time using a butternut squash! Definitely not the last. This was another Sunday night soup, I made it while quite drunk from all the mimosas I consumed earlier in the day at a Christmas brunch we hosted at our … Continue reading

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Chevti Daal: Nectar of the Gods

I’m obsessed with a restaurant in Leeds called Hansa’s. It’s  Gujrati vegetarian food with some Kenyan influence. Sounds incredible? It is. I go every couple weeks, usually with my friend Bronia (one of the rare vegetarians I’ve met here in … Continue reading

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Bhopal Beet and Mango Salad

When I was living in Bhopal in February, 2008, and volunteering at the Sambhavna Trust Clinic  I was feasting on delicious meals prepared by Jaishree twice a day. Although the volunteers were well-fed, we often used the communal kitchen to prepare our … Continue reading

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A Masterpiece: Cumin Lime and Ginger Plum Chutney

  Back in the “summer” I bought some gorgeous  sweet yellow plums from a local produce market. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to eat all the plums before they started to…age…and I really didn’t want to throw them away. So I threw … Continue reading

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Baingan Bharta AKA Smoked Eggplant Curry!

What a treat this one was. This curry truly tasted like India and the aromas in my kitchen really made me miss Bhopal. This is the kind of vegetarian food that can even make hard-core carnivores weak at the knees–because … Continue reading

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