As it always is when returning from a holiday, I crave vegetables when we come back. We’ve just returned from 5 lovely days in Cornwall where we became very well acquainted with the local delicacies of proper fish and chips and clotted cream.
Sev Khamni a widely available Gujarati street food snack, – or ‘naasto’ – which describes a small snack, usually in the afternoon with masala chai. The ‘khamni’ is the main part of this dish, a soft chickpea ‘porridge’ with ginger, garlic and chilli, it is then topped with ‘sev’ which are small fried chickpea noodles. It’s meant to be soft and comforting, to fill you up in the afternoon – the sev on top provides crunch and texture, the mix of soft and crunchy is very important in most Gujarati snacks. (more…)
Make your own cheese! Homemade paneer is surprisingly easy, and you only need two ingredients – whole milk and lemon juice. You just need to slowly boil milk, add the lemon and then strain when it separates into curds and whey. (more…)
Earlier this month I celebrated a very important birthday in the beautiful city of Paris. We’ve visited once before and it was lovely to see the city again, we revisited some of our favourite places to eat and tracked down some new places. From my research it seemed like Paris was becoming easier for vegetarians, the hipsters have certainly landed (I think they are called bobos in Paris) and this means their cafes and restaurants nearly always have a vegetarian option, and it’s not your usual salade au chevre either. Mr was very happy for the few days we spent in the city as he ate well instead of being drowned in cheese based dishes.
Following on from my last post about a Baked Celeriac Sunday roast, here is a quick recipe for using up the leftovers! I had about 1/4 of celeriac left so I combined this with some mashed potato (if you have roast potatoes left these work too) and lots of spices to create an aloo tikki style cake, which made for a simple Monday dinner. (more…)