Indian vegetarian

Dum Aloo (Indian Potato Curry)

After trying this popular Indian potato curry in a creamy and delicious spiced yogurt gravy, I wondered why I had never tried preparing this dish at home….well that’s not until last week.  It is known to be popular in the Kashmiri region.  Knowing how much my husband loves potatoes, I knew this would be a treat for his taste buds.  The authentic way of cooking Dum Aloo is to cook it under pressure.  The edges are sealed with a dough to ensure that no steam escapes, but naturally I took a short cut 🙂

 

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Cauliflower, Pea and Potato Bhaji

In keeping with the heart healthy theme for the month of February, here is another example of what I serve on the dinner table at least once or twice a week.  An all vegetarian meal incorporating Indian spices and flavors.  We enjoy all types of cuisines from around the world, but I’ll have to say we’re both partial to Indian cuisine.  I try to add fish to our weekly menu too.  There’s nothing quite like a fresh catch grilled, pan fried or barbecued.

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Spinach and Sweet Potato Curry

As promised, here is another curry that will warm you up from head to toe.  We are finally going to experience our first substantial snowfall of this season, (which is projected to be a blizzard), so what better way than to celebrate with a couple of hearty and robust curries.  The paneer dish (Indian cheese) below was replicated from Naina’s Blog “Spice in the City”.  Take a peek around her blog, it is simply amazing with an array of recipes all strikingly showcased. I especially liked the creaminess of this dish derived from the ground cashews with a dollop of sour cream.  I made a few adjustments to her recipe, but if you’d like her full recipe, click here.

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A sumptuous Indian Vegetarian feast!

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.

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A vegetarian medley

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In the hopes of incorporating some more vegetarian meals in our diet, I set out to explain to hubby why we should be eating purely vegetarian at least 3-4 times a week.  I hear his grunts, his moans and I ignore them.  Don’t get me wrong, we do try to eat sensibly, fish, vegetables and often chicken or turkey.  We try to stay away from red meat, but do indulge every so often.  There’s nothing like a nice roast lamb, a good beef stew, a juicy steak and hubby’s favorite pork chops. There are a few vegetarian bloggers that come up with such a variety of dishes, it just blows me away.  I’ve made a couple of vegetarian dishes today, including my surprise dessert at the end of this post.

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