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Vegetable Dishes

Perfect Handvo (Gujarati Lentil Cake)

The most Perfect Handvo (Gujarati Lentil Cake) recipe. Gujarati Handvo is a golden, fermented rice and lentil cake with vegetables. Some Gujaratis call this delicious tea-time snack Ondhwo. This recipe for Handvo is one I make from scratch, using whole, soaked lentils and rice. No packet mix or handvo flour necessary. What is Handvo? The …

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Mushroom & Black Chickpea Rogan Josh

Try this Mushroom & Black Chickpea Rogan Josh; a hearty vegetarian take on Kashmiri Rogan Josh, which is usually made with mutton or lamb. My recipe uses juicy mushrooms and protein-rich black chickpeas for an aromatic curry that pairs beautifully with rice. Kashmir’s snow-capped mountains, deep valleys and rolling hills are the ultimate setting for …

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Jalfrezi Fries

Hot and spicy Indian masala fries in restaurant-style Jalfrezi sauce. Big flavours! These masala chips make for an amazing starter or side dish for fries lovers. I like to call them ‘Jalfries-i’! Make a tasty restaurant-style Jalfrezi sauce with onions, peppers and spices, then toss in freshly-cooked fries for a delicious meal. Enjoy these flavour-packed …

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Roasted Vegetable & Mascarpone Lasagne

This Roasted Vegetable & Mascarpone Lasagne is the ultimate vegetarian dinner. A hot, gooey and bubbling lasagne fresh from the oven is all I want from a winter comfort meal. Layer up lasagne sheets with a roasted vegetable and soy mince tomato sauce, mascarpone besciamella and melting mozzarella. The crowning glory is yet more cheese, …

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Garam Masala Potato Gratin

As soon as Autumn swings around I yearn for soothing, soul-warming Garam Masala Potato Gratin. This simple double potato concoction with cream and freshly-ground spices is a dish I crave often. I welcome the combination of wholesome and floury Maris Piper potatoes and sweet potatoes. While both are delicious in their own right, something rather …

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Guvar Dhokli nu Shaak

Guvar Dhokli nu Shaak is a cluster bean and dumpling curry enjoyed in most Gujarati homes. This easy version can be made in the Instant Pot for a speedy weeknight dinner alongside Rotli and Kachumber. The delicate beans pair beautifully with bouncy dumplings (“Dhokli”) made from chickpea flour, turmeric and ajwain (carom seeds). Each little …

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