Food, Recipes

Aubergine Parmigiana a great vegetarian meal

Aubergine, Eggplant or Brinjal is an edible fruit used in various dishes around the world. With its deep purple colour it is indeed a thing of beauty but does come in white and shades of pink. As a child I hated this vegetable and would literally pull faces when Mum cooked this vegetable. My lil well when she was three…

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Vegetarian Kebab Recipe

#MeatFreeMonday is becoming more and more popular around the globe. People are including more vegetables into their diets and there is defo an increase in the number of vegetarians. Restaurants  now have more vegetarian options on their menus considering this new eating trend. Born into a Hindu family, we abstain from eating meat and meat products for 2 days a…

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Finally the Truth about Chickpeas

Chickpeas are from the legume family. They are extremely popular in Middle Eastern and Indian cookery. Chickpeas come in a variety of types and sizes. It was about ten years ago during my living in London days that I feel in love with this legume.   These nutritious legumes are made into hummus ,falafels,curries ,snacks and salads. In the Hindu…

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A simple & quick vegetarian meal

During the month of Purtassi, one tends to run out of ideas for Vegetarian meals.As I child,mum always cooked vegetable curries and it made the month long fast even longer.Besides longer it became so boring. Since I have started cooking and reading recipe books, I am always keen to experiment and try out new dishes.I love fusion cooking and bring…

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Purtassi Diaries 2015

For some reason this year more than others,I have looked forward to this beautiful month of prayer and fasting.I guess as one gets old we realise what brings us comfort and strenght and often it is religion and prayer.The last few years have been filled with so many tough lessons and blessings. Every religion has periods where their followers fast…

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Frys Veg Polony Topping #Recipe

As a hindu , there are several days in a week where one does not eat any form of meat,fish or eggs.Coming up with tasty meals that the family will enjoy can be a difficult task.With the month long fast coming up later this month , all mums are on the look out for something yummy to make. This recipe…

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Baked Potato Gnocchi #Recipe

A few weeks ago while in conversation with my aunt in London the topic of Potato Gnocchi came up.Random I know but hey we are a foodie family.My aunt said how she uses fresh store bought Potato Gnoochi as dumplings in an Indian Lentil based soup dish. My mum always keen to try out new products and methods added Potato…

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#MeatFreeMonday Recipe – Stir Fry

In almost all traditional Hindu homes ,Monday is a day where no meat is eaten.It is a prayer day and the diet is made up of vegetables.So when the concept of #MeatFreeMondays was introduced it was welcomed as we already dont eat meat on Mondays.Frys has an awesome range of soya vegetarian products to make meal times interesting.As a family…

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My famous Butter Paneer Recipe

A few weeks ago I was invited to the Mothers Day lunch with a twist hosted by Megan Deane of http://stuffedfeeling.co.za. Thank you Megan as you finally got me to share or should I say write down my recipe.Writing a recipe down is much harder than it actually seems.This vegetarian dish is a dish I adapted from one my mum taught me,…

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