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Faux-prawns in a Coconut Cream Sauce

Yesterday, I was tidying up my Indian recipes on my computer. All of a sudden it occurred to me that I haven’t done much Indian cooking recently. I was especially missing my Aloo Matar (potatoes and peas) and it seemed like I may have cooked it a million and a half years ago. I quickly… Continue reading Faux-prawns in a Coconut Cream Sauce

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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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Vegan Prawns in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

I found this recipe in Meena Pathak’s Flavours of India cookbook long time ago and it is called Karhai Jheenga. As Mrs Pathak says and I quote: “It takes its name from karhai, the round-bottomed, cast iron pan in which it is cooked.” I used to have one. I remember buying it from Fiji Market… Continue reading Vegan Prawns in a Spicy Tomato Sauce

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Ajoy Joshi’s Chili Chicken has gone vegan

Ajoy Joshi’s Chili Chicken has gone vegan and made our tastebuds dance with A-joy! When Dad came to see us some months ago, we booked him in for a cooking class with Ajoy Joshi –the chef and the owner of Nilgiri’s. We thought that would be a great present for him; 1. He does the… Continue reading Ajoy Joshi’s Chili Chicken has gone vegan

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Deep-Fried Spiced Baby Potatoes

I am the queen of doing things differently. Let me explain; the recipe below is from Meena Patak’s cookbook called Indian Cooking for Family and Friends. I remember making it once before although I cannot remember what changes I made on the day. Because this is something I do. I add something, change things. This… Continue reading Deep-Fried Spiced Baby Potatoes

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Cauliflower Pakoras and Mango Chutney

This is a very much loved Indian snack/starter in our family. Both recipes –cauliflower pakora and mango chutney- came from an Ayuvedic cooking class notes that we did together with my husband during my early days in Sydney. Serve these lovely pakoras with Mango Chutney –recipe below- or any other chutney you like. You will… Continue reading Cauliflower Pakoras and Mango Chutney

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Stir-Fried Okra with Onion and Spices

This was a side dish to all the other Indian dishes we had two days ago. Because, I already posted some of the other recipes before I thought this one, too, deserves the same fame as the others. Ingredients: 300 gr okra 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 tsp ground cumin 1… Continue reading Stir-Fried Okra with Onion and Spices