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Savory Black-Eyed Peas

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Potato Dry Curry

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

750 g/11/2 lb potatoes
2 tablespoons ghee or oil
1 teaspoon panch phora
1 large onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder or to taste
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint or coriander
11/2 teaspoons garam masala
squeeze of lime or lemon juice

Directions

Peas with Fresh Cheese

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Food & Recipes

It is made with homemade cheese and fresh peas, but a short-cut is to use baked ricotta and convenient frozen peas.

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

Moth Beans with Seasonal Vegetables

Food & Recipes

Serves 6.

Ingredients

100 g/31/2 oz/1/2 cup dried moth beans
220 g/7 oz cauliflower sprigs
220 g/7 oz tender green beans
125 g/4 oz carrot or potato
11/2 teaspoons salt

For seasoning
1 tablespoon ghee
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/4 teaspoon ajowan seeds
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala

Directions

Mixed Vegetable Stew with Mustard

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Food & Recipes

A hearty vegetable stew featuring vegetables in season. Make a selection of 4 or 5 varieties and if any need longer cooking than the others, blanch them briefly in a little water first and use the cooking water for the liquid in this dish. Serve with rice.

Serves 4

Ingredients

Lentils and Vegetables with Meat

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Food & Recipes

This recipe is a perfect example of how many different kinds of lentils may be used together, and even combined with meat which can be omitted for the vegetarian version. An example of Parsi cooking, the recipe has many parts, but is not a difficult one.

Serves 10-12

Ingredients

Indian Sweet-Sour Potatoes

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

750 g/11/2 lb potatoes
2 tablespoons ghee or oil
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
2 fresh chillies, sliced
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder or to taste
1 tablespoon dried tamarind pulp
2 teaspoons palm sugar or brown sugar

Directions

Herbed Mashed Potatoes

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb potatoes
2 tablespoons melted ghee or butter
3 tablespoons boiling milk
3 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
6 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
3 tablespoons finely chopped spring onions (scallions)
mint sprigs for garnish

Directions

Eggs on Spinach

Food & Recipes

Serves 4.

Ingredients

1 bunch spinach
1 tablespoon ghee or butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
pinch chilli powder (optional)
salt and ground black pepper to taste
6 eggs

Directions

Wash the spinach thoroughly, discard any tough stems and cook the leaves in very little water in a covered pan for 10-12 minutes or until soft. Drain and chop the spinach.

Cauliflower Pilau

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Food & Recipes

Serves 4-6.

Ingredients

375 g/12 oz/2 cups basmati rice
500 g/1 lb cauliflower
2 tablespoons ghee
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons Indian green masala paste
125 ml/4 fl oz/1/2 cup natural yoghurt
3 cardamom pods, bruised
1 cinnamon stick
1 litre/2 pints/4 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons sultanas (golden raisins)

Directions