This Glossary is an ongoing list - if you have any Indian ingredients that you have come across is recipes, which you are unsure of, then please comment below and I will try to make sense of it!
I have been dreaming of cooking Methi Corn nu shak ever since I planted methi seeds in my garden. This is a curry that is often served at special events - parties, wedding celebrations. Perhaps that's why it always makes me feel so happy!
The sweetness of the corn is the perfect accompaniment to the natural bitterness of the methi (which also has many health benefits). I used a tomato base in my version, which also added a slight tanginess. Needless to say, there were no leftovers.
Everybody uses different ratios of methi to corn, depending on their taste preferences. I love methi, but having picked all that was available from my garden, this was about half a cup or so. I also used a "special ingredient" which made this dish taste awesome...you can find out more in the Tips section below!
Who doesn't love pizza?! This Tandoori Tofu Pizza is off-the-chart. It's tasty, moist and completely vegan.
I used a pizza dough recipe from BBC Food, which made a gloriously fluffy deep pan base. You can make your own or use a ready-made pizza base.
I love rice. Mixed vegetable fried rice is the dish I am drawn towards when I am struggling for ideas of what to cook, or when I'm trying to use up the veg in my fridge, or when I am looking for a quick and easy meal...basically whenever I am hungry!
This fried rice dish is easy peasy to make and you can completely personalise it by adding the veg you like.
Kadhi is a staple dish is many Gujarati households; yet when I translate it into English it always sounds so strange. This is a tempered yoghurt based 'soup'...might not sound particularly appetising but don't knock it 'til you've tried it!
This kadhi recipe is a vegan friendly version using soya yoghurt, which works really well. As with most of my dishes it is mild so feel free to add fresh or dried chillies to give that extra heat.
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