• Curried cauliflower cheese pie – Ottolenghi


    This curried cauliflower cheese pie turned out utterly, incredibly delicious. It’s an amazing vegetarian master piece to impress your friends and family. This recipe is from « OTK : Ottolenghi Test Kitchen – shelf love », new Ottolenghi’s cookbook co-wrote with Noor Murad. They described this pie as a «  molten hot cheese lava », I couldn’t find better words to describe how indulgent, creamy and very delicious this pie is. It’s true that is very easy to prepare, but I have to say that it takes some time. So I decided to make it Friday for lunch as a weekend project. The…

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  • Wild mushroom pilau – Meera Sodha


    Before I came to Dubai, Indian cuisine was very new to me, and the fact every time I would try it I can only feel a burning sensation as most restaurants here sadly don’t give an option to tone down the spiciness level. Owing to the large Indian community, Dubai offers some pretty good options authentic, comfort to fine dining etc… I also came across few places where it’s great food and low to mild spicy and I stated to fall in love and decided to buy an Indian cook book “ Made in India by Meera Sodha”. One of…

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  • Curried lentil, tomato and coconut soup – Ottolenghi


    New ottolenghi recipe from his cookbook “Simple” and new love at first bite.  I love lentil soup, and this one is different, it has the consistency and all the flavors found in “dal”, which is one of the most popular dishes in India. It’s delicious, creamy, mildly-spiced. And of course you can adjust the heat level with less or more chilli flakes, ginger and depending of  which curry you’ll use. Vegan, healthy, hearty and very easy to make. Grate some ginger and garlic, finely chop an onion, open some cans and add the water or a stock if you want, cook…

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  • Whole baked tandoori-spiced cauliflower by chef Gordon Ramsay


    There are so many different ways to cook cauliflower like this recipe of mustardy cheese cauliflower by Ottolenghi, it’s a versatile vegetable.  But I find the fact to keep it whole and roast it, it’s the most visually stunning way to cook a cauliflower. This whole spicy cauliflower will make a star centerpiece at any dinner party specially Indian one. It’s easy to make, very flavourful and guaranteed to impress your guests . It can be served as a side or a vegetarian main dish. And the best of all, you can make the yogurt sauce ahead of time and marinate the cauliflower overnight, and cook it the next day. Tandoori is a traditional spice blend from India, it can include paprika, cayenne, cumin, ginger, and coriander. You’ve probably…

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