Archive of ‘Vegetarian’ category

Muttar paneer

muttar paneer recipe food melaI’ve talked a lot about paneer in the past, there are already five recipes for paneer on this blog and there are many more I will share with you – that’s a promise! There aren’t many Indian people who won’t start waxing lyrical if mention paneer, and even fewer who will turn their nose up at it. (more…)

Quicker Romesco Sauce

romesco sauceHailing from Catalonia, this rich garlicky pepper and nut sauce is extremely dollapable (that is a word) and works on all manner of things. Its a great a dip, a spread for toast, with a grain salad or on top of white fish, chicken or halloumi. (more…)

Soffrito Ragu – Vegetarian Ragu Recipe

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Doesn’t this look like the real deal? I’ve become slightly obsessed, since the Mr became a vegetarian, at recreating the perfect ragu without meat. Lentils are nice but often to floury and strong in flavour, I’ve tried mushrooms before which are close, but nothing has come as close as this simple vegetable ragu. (Don’t even talk to me about soya mince).

Soffrito – onions, celery, carrot – is used at the beginning of many Italian sauces and stews, most for notably meat ragu. My ragu uses this basic trio as the bulk of the ragu, the fine texture resembles mince and the vegetables add their own flavour, as well as taking on flavour. It’s very easy to make and you’ll probably have the ingredients in your fridge anyway!

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Tuwar Daal

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Tuwar daal, sometimes known as toor daal or tuvar daal, is a split yellow lentil. In Gujarati cooking these lentils make one of the easiest, tastiest vegetarian mains, which also happens to be nourishing too. Vegetarian, and vegan, these lentils are warming, filling and gently spiced – substantial enough as a main course or to accompany other dishes. (more…)

Sweetcorn Fritters

sweetcorn frittersSweetcorn fritters are so cheery! Bright yellow kernels flecked with chilli and spring onion fried until crisp and then served with a rainbow salad can make your kitchen feel summery whatever the temperature.

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