Curry Easy Vegetarian by Madhur Jaffrey

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    • Categories: Soups; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: split moong dal; onions; ginger root; red peppers; fennel seeds; turmeric; ground cumin; ground coriander; chilli powder; tomatoes
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    • Categories: Soups; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: whole cloves; onions; ginger root; ground coriander; ground cumin; chilli powder; turmeric; masoor dal; potatoes; coriander leaves; curry leaves; courgettes; yogurt; limes; green chillies; coriander sprigs
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    • Categories: Soups; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: toovar dal; turmeric; chickpea flour; tamarind concentrate; rasam powder; tomato passata; asafoetida powder; urad dal; brown mustard seeds; dried red chiles; curry leaves
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    • Categories: Soups; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cumin seeds; fennel seeds; onions; potatoes; ginger root; green chillies; ground coriander; ground cumin; turmeric; chilli powder; cauliflower; tomatoes; coriander leaves; double cream
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: paneer; chilli powder; turmeric; rice powder; chickpea flour
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Appetizers / starters; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cabbage; chickpea flour; chilli powder; ground coriander; turmeric; raw peanuts; curry leaves; coriander sprigs
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Appetizers / starters; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; chilli powder; ginger root; coriander leaves; green chillies; ground cumin; turmeric; chickpea flour
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Appetizers / starters; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: spinach; chickpea flour; rice flour; chilli powder; ground roasted cumin; green chillies; coriander leaves; nigella seeds
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Appetizers / starters; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: red onions; asafoetida powder; mustard seeds; onions; ginger root; green chillies; ground cumin; coriander leaves; limes; chickpea flour; rice flour; ajowan seeds; turmeric
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Snacks; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: onions; ginger root; dried red chillies; ground cumin; potatoes; sesame seeds
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Appetizers / starters; Snacks; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: plain flour; ajowan seeds; sooji
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Appetizers / starters; Snacks; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: okra; chilli powder; turmeric; chaat masala; chickpea flour; amchoor
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: portobello mushrooms; limes; green chillies
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    • Categories: Curry; Appetizers / starters; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: shitake mushrooms; oyster mushrooms; honshimeji mushrooms; brown mustard seeds; cumin seeds; curry leaves; shallots; green chillies; ground coriander; chilli powder; turmeric; coconut milk; limes
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    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Appetizers / starters; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: aubergines; tamarind concentrate; chilli powder; asafoetida powder; brown mustard seeds; red chillies; curry leaves; baguette bread
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: courgettes; ground roasted cumin; chilli powder; tomatoes; onions; green chillies; coriander sprigs; tamarind concentrate; turmeric; urad dal; mustard seeds; cumin seeds; curry leaves
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cucumbers; ground roasted cumin; chilli powder; brown mustard seeds; cumin seeds; curry leaves
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    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cherry tomatoes; brown mustard seeds; dried red chillies; curry leaves
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    • Categories: Salads; Side dish; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: heirloom tomatoes; ground roasted cumin; shallots; ginger root
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    • Categories: Snacks; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: dried red chillies; black peppercorns; fennel seeds; cumin seeds; fenugreek seeds; raw peanuts in the shell
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  • Orange & radish salad (Narangi aur lal mooli ka salaad)
    • Categories: Salads; Appetizers / starters; Side dish; Cooking for 1 or 2; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: navel oranges; radishes; ground roasted cumin; chilli powder; coriander sprigs
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    • Categories: Snacks; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: brown mustard seeds; green chillies; curry leaves; raw cashew nuts; raw peanuts; puffed rice; chilli powder
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    • Categories: Appetizers / starters; Lunch; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: baby cucumbers; onions; tomatoes; waxy potatoes; green chiles; coriander leaves; ground roasted cumin; chaat masala; chilli powder; mustard oil; limes; puffed rice
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    • Categories: Small plates - tapas, meze; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: aubergines; tomatoes; green chillies; shallots; mint; coriander leaves; limes; mustard oil
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    • Categories: Side dish; Indian; Vegan; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: aubergines; cumin seeds; fennel seeds; nigella seeds; onions; ginger root; green chillies; tomatoes; coriander leaves
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Notes about this book

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Okra fries (Tali bhindi)

    • MelMM on March 08, 2015

      Brilliant recipe, that will be a repeat in my house. The only thing I would change is to add salt to the chickpea flour/spice mixture, and then more salt when the okra slivers come out of the fryer.

  • Roasted cauliflower with Punjabi seasonings (Oven ki gobi)

    • MelMM on March 08, 2015

      Didn't thrill me. This recipe somehow lacked a certain depth of flavor. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great.

  • Peas & potatoes cooked in a Bihari style (Matar ki ghugni)

    • MelMM on March 08, 2015

      Rather bland. I think this would be better if the onions were cooked longer, until they start to brown, rather than just soften. This would be more like 20 minutes instead of the 5 minutes specified in the recipe. Also, like every single recipe in this book I've tried, it needed more salt.

  • Mixed dal, Delhi style (Dilli ki mili jhuli dal)

    • MelMM on March 08, 2015

      Yet another recipe that was too bland from this book. It's becoming a theme. There was no need to mash the dal with a potato masher - after 45 minutes, it was already cooked to mush. The picture of the spices being fried on the previous page clearly shows turmeric in the oil, but the only turmeric in the recipe was added to the simmering dal, not to the oil. Annoying. The dish wasn't bad, but it wasn't particularly exciting either.

  • Simple seasoned yoghurt North Indian style (Dahi ka saada raita)

    • MelMM on March 08, 2015

      Very simple. Just yoghurt, ground red chiles, ground cumin, and salt. I doubled the salt, which made it about right. This was a nice condiment to serve with the other dishes I made from the book, and added a lot to their flavor.

  • Chana dal with spinach & tomato (Saag-tamatar wali chana dal)

    • SugarFree_Vegan on May 16, 2015

      pg 120 - I used much less oil (I used Coconut) to fry the spices and veggies for this delicious Dal. I also cooked my lentils in my InstantPot pressure cooker for 6 mins with a 10 min natural release, I'd soaked the dal for an hour prior to cooking and then tipped the lentils into the pan that I'd cooked the veggies in and then let it all bubble together for about 30 mins before adding the spinach.

    • etcjm on October 03, 2020

      Lovely. I had got into a bit of a rut with various dhals so looked quickly for an alternative. Enjoyed and will do again.

  • Vinita Pittie's stir-fried potatoes with chaat masala (Chaat masalay walay aloo)

    • VineTomato on April 19, 2020

      Not the best, however I didn't follow the method precisely. Madhur calls for you to fry the spices and then remove and grind them - ugh - grinding spices that have been fried in oil, that seems like an unnecessary mission. Especially as most of the spices are already ground, and there is no huge spices. So I just added the potatoes and fried them with the spice. As I say not the best. Won't be making these again.

  • Rita D'Souza's rice flour pancakes (Rice flour dosas)

    • VineTomato on April 19, 2020

      There is an error in the recipe, the method refers to spices that are not listed in ingredients. These were very hard to cook. I first tried on my dosa pan - complete failure and then had little success in a non stick skillet. There were hardly any edible dosas by the end, but I was starting to get the hang of it. Two reflections: heat is good, they don't appear to burn easily and the timing of 2 min per side was accurate.

  • Mynah Pemmaiah's simple Kodava mushroom curry (Kumme curry)

    • rionafaith on January 20, 2018

      Good flavor but needs some tweaks with the liquid component. I used chicken stock instead of water since I had it, but 3/4 cup was waaaay too much and I ended up simmering with the cover off for quite a while longer to try to reduce everything so it wouldn't be so watery. Next time I would only add 1/4 cup liquid. Coconut milk would also be great instead of water/stock!

  • Pan-grilled courgettes with a spicy tomato sauce (Tala hua courgette)

    • kgrainger on July 12, 2019

      Made the spicy tomato sauce with 2 fresh tomatoes from the CSA and one canned fire roasted diced tomatoes. Added pan grilled zucchini and chickpeas to the sauce and ate with naan on the side. It is a great base for a quick curry.

  • Whole red lentils with cumin & shallots (Sabut masoor)

    • etcjm on March 08, 2021

      Very simple to knock this up as a side - or even a lunch (which is what leftovers will be tomorrow). Not spicy, so adjust up if it's heat you are after. Took longer than an hour to cook the lentils down, so account for this. I will do this one again when feeding more people. Was lovely with peshwari naan.

    • anniecc on August 04, 2022

      This is my family’s favourite dal, although I normally cook it with split red lentils for speed. It’s not too spicy and the shallots add an amazing savoury flavour.

  • Stir-fried cabbage (Bandh gobi ki sabzi)

    • etcjm on March 08, 2021

      Perfectly good side. I used fresh red chillies. Always enjoy cabbage and there are quite a few recipes just like this one out there.

  • Fresh Indian cheese in a butter tomato sauce (Paneer makhani)

    • fealachan on December 01, 2019

      Very easy recipe. I substitute sour cream for the cream and lemon juice. The recipe works well with chicken instead of the paneer as a cheat's butter chicken.

  • Spinach with fresh Indian cheese (Saag paneer)

    • Avcount on January 03, 2022

      Love this recipe and make it frequently. Even better when using halloumi instead of paneer (though reduce the amount of salt).

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  • ISBN 10 0091949475
  • ISBN 13 9780091949471
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Sep 25 2014
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 352
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Ebury Press
  • Imprint Ebury Press

Publishers Text

Madhur Jaffrey is the queen of curries and the world authority on Indian food, having published over 15 cookbooks on the subject over the last 40 years. Following on from her bestselling cookbook, Curry Easy, Madhur is back with a beautiful new cookbook, Curry Easy Vegetarian. Offering over 200 brand new and simply delicious recipes, Madhur cooks a tantalising, mouth-watering array of meat-free dishes and proves, yet again, how easy it is to cook authentic Indian food at home.

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