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A bowl of vegetarian mulligatawny soup.
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Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup | Vegan and Dairy Free

This vegetarian mulligatawny soup recipe is made with red lentils, carrots, onions, potatoes and seasoned with Indian spices. With origins in India, it is a rich, hearty, and comforting lentil-based soup that is also vegan and dairy free. What is the meaning of Mulligatawny? To learn about the history of Mulligatawny soup and how to make it, I consulted two cookbooks. One “Classical Indian Cookery” by Julie Sahni and the other “Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery” by of course Madhur Jaffrey.…

Assorted mini cheese balls set on a black slate platter. There are a 6 mini cheese balls coated with herbs, almonds and onion flakes. There are also mini toasts with cream cheese spread on them along with a cheese knife.
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Assorted Mini Cheese Balls

These assorted mini cheese balls look super pretty and are a cinch to make. Serve with crackers and mini toasts and have a fancy snack night at home or serve it on a platter to impress the guests at a party. One of my favorite appetizers to make are these mini cheese balls. They are made with cream cheese and coated in spices and herbs. They are super easy to make and look super pretty. They can also be made…

A bowl of roast vegetable salad with halloumi salad. Next to the bowl is a fork, a small bowl of crushed almonds, and a bowl of garlic yoghurt dressing.
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Roast Vegetable Salad with Halloumi | Roasted Vegetable Salad

This hearty and comforting roast vegetable salad with halloumi has assorted salad greens, roast vegetables that have been flavoured with dukkah, an Egyptian nut and spice blend. Finally, it’s topped with pan fried halloumi cheese, a tangy garlic yoghurt dressing and almonds. Though I have classified it as a salad, this roast vegetable salad with halloumi is by no means a side salad. This salad can easily be the centrepiece of a meal due to its vibrant colours and flavourful…

A baking tray with roasted vegetables on it cut in cubes - the vegetables are sweet potato, beetroot, red capsicum / red bell pepper and zucchini.
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Guide to roasting vegetables | How to roast vegetables

A guide to roasting vegetables – things to keep in mind when deciding to roast vegetables, how to roast different types of vegetables, and how to serve and use the super delicious roasted vegetables. Let me be honest. I have struggled with roasting vegetables many times – it’s not a common technique in a Pakistani or Indian household. Even when we make full chicken (or charga) we cook and fry it, but rarely roast.  It’s only in the last few…

A copper coloured saucepan filled with mushroom sauce topped with five golden brown mushrooms, salt and black pepper. This copper saucepan is placed on top of a black and white striped napkin and on the top of image, the edge of a wooden spoon is peeking through.
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Creamy mushroom sauce | A mushroom sauce that goes with everything!

I planned on clubbing this mushroom sauce with a steak recipe but then I remembered all the ways I actually eat this sauce, and then realised that no – this creamy mushroom sauce deserves to have a post of its own.  I actually made this mushroom sauce to serve with steaks, but ended up having with everything else. With the grilled chicken I made for myself since I rarely eat steak, with the mashed potatoes, with the vegetable sides, and…

A white plate with a black rim is filled with boiled rice and red yellow lentil curry. The lentils are topped with a garnish of cumin seeds, onions and coriander. There is a mini blue bowl on the left of the plate with red mango pickle in it, along with a bronze coloured teaspoon. Behind the plate is a black bowl filled with more of the red and yellow lentil curry. Finally, on the right is a black and white patterned napkin.
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Moong Masoor Dal | Red and Yellow Lentil Curry

Dal is a staple food in the Indian subcontinent and can be eaten at any time of the day. There are many preparations of dal depending on the region the recipe originates from, the ingredients used and what it is served with. Such as this kaali daal that is made with black gram lentils which I love having with rice.  Today I am sharing another favourite recipe of mine for moong masoor dal or dal made with red and yellow lentils.…

Aloo chana chaat is a Pakistani and Indian street food style snack made with potatoes and chickpeas. It’s super simple to make and is a perfect blend of spice with tanginess!
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Aloo chana chaat | Vegan potato and chickpeas snack

Today I am sharing a recipe for aloo chana chaat – a vegan Pakistani and Indian snack made from potatoes and chickpeas. The ingredients used in this recipe are super simple (pantry staples in a Desi household) but the flavour is such that it will make you finish the whole bowl in minutes. It’s also immensely adaptable so if you don’t have one of the ingredients, just skip or substitute for something else. So what exactly is chaat? The simplest…