I’ve been blogging for just over a year and a half now and in that time, I’ve come to appreciate fellow bloggers from near and far. You could be following someone’s blog in Turkey, Spain or Argentina, but also blogs from folks who live on the same continent as yourself. There are just so many facets that make up the blogging world, but one that I’m most passionate about is continuing to learn about the various cuisines around the world and forging friendships via a common medium. I’ve come across so many amazing blogs (mine pales in comparison), it definitely is a learning curve when all is said and done. There are a few favorite Indian bloggers that I follow, and I’ve got to say, whenever a dish strikes my fancy, I bookmark it and try it out. Today, I’m featuring Indian vegetarian cuisine.
I’ve made a couple of these dishes time and again and no matter where or when I’ve cooked them, everybody gives me the “thumbs up”. However, I don’t believe I should take all the credit as a couple of these recipes have been tried from Sonal’s blog @ SimplyVegetarian777.com. Sonal is an accomplished blogger, her blog site definitely portrays that. She is involved in many different areas of blogging and reaches out to folks globally, encouraging everyone along the way. Her photography is stunning, her arrangement and plating techniques extraordinary, and her recipes and general information on healthy eating is embracing. You can reach her blog by clicking on her link above and see for yourself, or better still try some of those yummy Indian vegetarian dishes, I promise they won’t disappoint.
The first two recipes are from Sonal’s blog. They include Mint and Pea Pulao and Paneer Tikka Masala Curry Click on them to follow the recipes. The Red Lentil and Swiss Chard recipe is my own, the swiss chard from the garden is still producing quite abundantly. It definitely added to the nutrition and color.
Just love this copper bottom pan with the coconut shell-wooden spoon that I found in my Mom’s kitchen when visiting her in England last month. She claims to have bought it on one of her trips to Goa, India. Goa as you know is on the west-coast of India and the cuisine is a blend of Portuguese and Indian influences. Coconuts are used fairly frequently in curries in Goa, and I sure like the idea of re-purposing the coconut shell, don’t you?
Linking this to Fiesta Friday #95.