Some more love for vegetarians...

Some more love for vegetarians…

Indian food is great for vegetarians looking for some ways to spice up their diets.  I’ve included a couple of new vegetable dishes – the first is a classic from North India, Baingan Bharta (mashed aubergine/eggplant curry).  It’s great if you want a simple vegetarian side dish or something substantial, but doesn’t have a lot of spice in it.  Traditionally/ideally, you’d cook the aubergine over a charcoal grill to infuse it with a smoky flavour, but that’s not always possible, so under a grill [broiler] also works (but doesn’t offer the same smokiness).

The second dish is a simple side salad, Kachumber, which is great for cutting through the richness of some of the meatier dishes.  It’s simple to make and full of flavour – it’s also a great way to teach the kids knife safety.  It’s elegant and refined in its simplicity, in my mind.

Hope you enjoy the new additions!