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Vegan Daal Makhani

Daal Makhani isn’t typical Indian home cooking. It’s slow and unmistakably rich. It’s unadulterated restaurant-style comfort food. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t make an excellent version of Vegan Daal Makhani at home. You absolutely can and should. You can also replace the dairy with plant-based ingredients with very little impact on flavour and texture. …

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Village-Style Gujarati Khichdi (Buttery Rice & Lentils)

Let’s make Village-Style Gujarati Khichdi (Buttery Rice & Lentils). This is a nourishing Indian one-pot dish with basmati rice, lentils, turmeric, ghee and black pepper. The clattering of pots, pans and spoons in my kitchen is a sound that fills me with comfort and joy. It’s the first dish I crave after a long trip …

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Little Mung Daal and Paneer Samosas

Isn’t miniature food always better than supersized food? Take cupcakes for instance; tiny morsels of individually iced, fluffy cake is so much more alluring than a massive, calorie-laden, brick-ish cake. Well, for me anyway. In the same way, I would always pick a box of tiny chocolate truffles over a chunky chocolate bar. If you …

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