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Recipe: Vegetarian Fish Masala

I just wanted to have something Indian the other night. A vegetarian fish masala is not a dish I make very often but this was exactly what I craved for. Recipe Notes: I used Vegetarian Fragrant Seaweed Soy Slices in this recipe. The description of the product doesn’t suggest fish. However, it is the best… Continue reading Recipe: Vegetarian Fish Masala

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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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Mushroom and Corn with Cilantro (Khumb makki hara dhania)

As promised, Mushroom and Corn with Cilantro (Coriander) or Khumb makki hara dhania is the dish that Dad cooked for us during his visit to Sydney from Ajoy Joshi and Jay Purser’s book; Indian Home Cooking. Happy Birthday Dad 🙂 Ingredients: 2 ears (cobs) of corn 2 tsp vegan margarine 3 tbsp vegetable oil ½… Continue reading Mushroom and Corn with Cilantro (Khumb makki hara dhania)

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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