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Recipe: Aloo Matar (Potatoes and Peas)

Aloo Matar (Potatoes with Peas) is one of my favourite vegetarian Indian dishes of all time. Partly because it was the first Indian dish I ever learnt to cook. Aloo means potato and matar means peas, by the way. It is a dry style Indian dish which can be added to other dishes like a… Continue reading Recipe: Aloo Matar (Potatoes and Peas)

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Fried Zucchini with Garlic-Dill Dressing and Smokey Tomato Sauce

VeganMoFo Day 12 This recipe goes out to a dear friend of mine, Asuman, who loves her zucchini very much. May her kitchen be abundant in zucchini department 🙂 Please note that zucchini will shrink after being acti-fried. Fried Zucchini with Garlic-Dill Dressing and Smokey Tomato Sauce Ingredients: 4 zucchini (gray variety), sliced 1 tbsp… Continue reading Fried Zucchini with Garlic-Dill Dressing and Smokey Tomato Sauce

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Turkish Stuffed Peppers or Zeytinyağlı Biber Dolma (My Mum’s recipe)

We have this supermarket called Gima in Auburn. For those of you who don’t know; Auburn is a suburb located in Western Sydney. Gima was the name of a supermarket chain back in Turkey. Although it doesn’t exist there anymore, it is still alive in Auburn, Sydney. The bigger portion of Turkish community lives in… Continue reading Turkish Stuffed Peppers or Zeytinyağlı Biber Dolma (My Mum’s recipe)

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Stuffed Zucchini Boats

These stuffed zucchini boats are eaten cold and great for hot summer days. Normally cubed feta cheese is added to the mixture but I decided not to substitute. The stuffing mixture is just enough to fill the cavities anyway. Here’s the recipe for Stuffed Zucchini Boats: Ingredients: 2 large and thick zucchinis 1 onion, sliced… Continue reading Stuffed Zucchini Boats

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İmam Bayıldı or Turkish Stuffed Eggplant with Onion and Tomato

İmam Bayıldı or Stuffed Eggplant with Onion and Tomato This dish is a Turkish classic and originally vegan! The name means; imam (Muslim cleric) was exhilarated. He was said to be so impressed with the dish when he first tried it. I have an old recipe in my archive without measurements which I've had for… Continue reading İmam Bayıldı or Turkish Stuffed Eggplant with Onion and Tomato

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Mediterranean Style Deep-Fried Cauliflower and Potatoes with Sweet and Sour Dressing

This is a recipe from Southern Turkey  which is actually Mediterranean part of the country. It is simple yet delicious. There were some ratio problems with the original recipe so I had to tweak it. I also substituted Turkish pepper paste with  sweet chili sauce which is easier to get from Western stores. Although the… Continue reading Mediterranean Style Deep-Fried Cauliflower and Potatoes with Sweet and Sour Dressing

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Summer Eggplant Dish

They say that there is probably 1000 -or nearly- different eggplant dishes in Turkish cuisine. Given the fact that eggplant is quite versatile, it could be true. When you think about it, you could create a lot of different dishes with eggplant, including an eggplant jam! This dish is called Zeytinyağlı Patlıcan and is the lightest eggplant… Continue reading Summer Eggplant Dish

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Vegan Harissa Pumpkin

Ian Hemphill convinced me to buy his Tunisian spice mix when we were at Herbie’s in Rozelle but my first experiment with it was somewhat "blah" to be honest. I actually LOVE Harissa mix and I was expecting the same full fragrant result from the Tunisian one too. So, what I did in the end… Continue reading Vegan Harissa Pumpkin

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Hot and Sour Baby Leeks

When I was a kid, I never liked leeks. Probably due to slippery texture of them that put me off. Later on, I learnt to appreciate it although I still don’t like a particular Turkish dish. In Kusadasi area (Turkey), when you buy baby leeks, the bundle comes with a miniature celeriac with long sticks… Continue reading Hot and Sour Baby Leeks

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Zucchini and Potato with Vegan Mince

Another dish that I made some time ago and didn’t write it down anywhere just so that I can make it difficult for myself. In times like this, I look at the photo and try to figure the recipe out. This is me; figuring it out. Ingredients: 1 potato, peeled and cubed 1 zucchini, trimmed… Continue reading Zucchini and Potato with Vegan Mince