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Gujarati-Style Matar Bhaat

My special version of Gujarati-Style Matar Bhaat with fluffy rice, fresh peas, potatoes and paneer. Serve it with Kadhi or as part of a larger thali. This Indian rice dish is simple, comforting and utterly delicious. If you’re looking for something a little more traditional, skip the paneer. You’ll need 10 ingredients. The dish is …

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Ruffled Pastry Vegetable Biryani

Say hello to my signature Ruffled Pastry Vegetable Biryani For me, biryani is absolutely symbolic of love. Why? Because if someone clears their busy schedule to make you this complex, multi-stage dish, you know you truly have a place in their heart. This beautiful preparation of basmati rice and freshly-toasted spices takes serious thought, time …

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Vegan ‘Butter’ Cauliflower and Perfect Jeera Pilau

Bring me a head of cauliflower over a bunch of flowers any day. Yep, I’ve always been this easy to please. My first memories of cooking with cauliflower began at the supermarket where mum trained me in how to pick the freshest veggies for our homemade vegetarian feasts – all reliant on the senses. Think …

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Saffron Rice Pudding with Banana Brûlée

I’ve been rushing around like a mad woman on too many jalebis this month. Developing recipes (which I’ll show you later), catching up with friends I haven’t seen since our wedding and generally thinking about what to blog about next. Sifting through my mum’s handwritten recipes, clippings and annotations on pudding recipes, I once again …

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