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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Lentils, carrots, and okra

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This week’s Indian meal was surati dal, sambar (with bottle gourd and okra), and carrot fry.

indian platter

Pasta with roasted vegetables

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pasta

This week’s Indian meal: okra, cauliflower, and rice/lentils

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I made bendakaya vepudu (okra), Bengali moong dal khichdi, and gobi masala (cauliflower).  The cauliflower in the creamy cashew sauce was certainly the star of the plate, despite my lack of fondness for cauliflower in general.

indian platter

Another menu for a hot day: meze

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I brought meze to a friend’s house for dinner.  It included yogurtlu havuc salatasi (carrots in yoghurt), hummus, baba ghanoush and borani esfanaaj (spinach in yoghurt), served with fresh homemade pita.

meze

A simple summer meal: farinata and courgette/zucchini

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Tonight I cooked farinata which I served with courgette/zucchini with lemon, mint, and pistachio dressing.

farinata

The weekly Indian dishes: spinach, green beans, aubergine/eggplant

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This week I made egg roast, green beans patoli, vankaya gasagasala kura (eggplant with poppy seeds), and lassoni dal palak (spinach and lentils).

Indian platter

Vegetable tagine, for a rainy summer dinner

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Tonight I made a vegetable tagine.  I used sweet potato instead of squash and added a courgette as well, but otherwise stuck with the recipe.

tagine