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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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Restaurant Review: Manjit’s at The Wharf

Manjit’s at The Wharf is overlooking Sydney’s darling: Darling Harbour. They do a modern Indian cuisine style of food here which means they have a contemporary take on classic Indian dishes. It’s open kitchen so you get to see where your food is cooked and how it’s cooked. I must admit, it was quite an… Continue reading Restaurant Review: Manjit’s at The Wharf

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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)

Restaurant Reviews

Quilon, London – UK

After Istanbul, our first stop was London. Just before we left Sydney, we asked Ajoy Joshi of Nilgiri’s and Tellicherry if he could recommend any Indian restaurants in London and he came back with three! 1. Quilon 2. Rasoi 3. Benaras So, we started off with the first one on the list: Quilon. Quilon is… Continue reading Quilon, London – UK

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Tellicherry ‘Coastal Eats by Nilgiri’s’ Neutral Bay, Sydney

Named after famous Tellicherry pepper, this tiny little boutique place is actually Nilgiri’s sister restaurant. When Ajoy told us he was planning on opening a new, boutique restaurant in Sydney we were absolutely overjoyed. As we all know, if Ajoy does it, he does it spectacularly. What we didn’t know at the time, though, that… Continue reading Tellicherry ‘Coastal Eats by Nilgiri’s’ Neutral Bay, Sydney

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Nilgiri’s, St Leonard, Sydney

Our tastebuds are dancing with A-joy every time we go to Nilgiri’s; no exceptions! This has been the case since we discovered Nilgiri’s about 13 years ago. Soon after our discovery, we became friends with Ajoy Joshi (the owner of Nilgiri’s) and today, we are one of their regular customers. Of course, we introduced our… Continue reading Nilgiri’s, St Leonard, Sydney

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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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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