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 Post subject: World Vegetarian
PostPosted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:35 pm 
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So I bought this cookbook today by Madhur Jaffrey and it's huge! I don't want it to sit there like How to Cook Everything.. . does so I was hoping that some of you had tried and tested some recipes and have some input on what I should start with.

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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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You should look at Vegan Eats and Treats. She has been cooking a lot from it this month and it's why I bought it. I've only had it a few weeks but I've made 2 things - the greek split pea puree thing and the mushrooms in coriander thing and served them together with flatbroad and tzatziki and it was an excellent meal.

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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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I've used it lots and there are very few that I didn't like. If you eat lots of beans and greens then this is the book for you. I've especially enjoyed anything Indian or Tinidadian. I don't have the book with me or I would list some of the stand outs. The main one I can think of is Nigerian Baked Beans.

If you do buy the book, I recommend you take notes in it. I didn't do that and I would later go back to find a recipe I loved and was unable to figure out which one it was. There are just so many recipes in there.


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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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Chickpea and Potato Curry, Caribbean Style (this has got to be my favorite thing ever)
Red Kidney Beans for Jamaican "Peas and Rice" (so simple and delicious, I usually use only one can of coconut milk and replace the rest with water)
Androche Markidis' Lentils with Rice
Chickpea Flour Pizza

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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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Some of my favourites are the Sri Lankan green bean curry, Dhansak (I think the main heading is something involving mixed split lentils in the Parsi style), masoor dal soup, the tofu spread with walnuts and peppers in the salad section, red lentils and zucchini (dalcha, I believe), chickpea pizza, chickpea pancakes, tofu with mushrooms, broccoli with walnut sauce, sweet and sour cabbage with orange marmalade, all the recipes involving corn and tomatoes, the spicier of the two sweet potato recipes (I think it's the second in the section) and a lot of other recipes I'm probably forgetting. I didn't like the stuffed peppers, but I think it was the parsley in the rice filling that I couldn't handle.

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Chickpea and Potato Curry, Caribbean Style (this has got to be my favorite thing ever)

How have I never made this?


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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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Chipmunk wrote:
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Chickpea and Potato Curry, Caribbean Style (this has got to be my favorite thing ever)

How have I never made this?


It looks a little fussy? But after you make the spice mix it's dead simple.

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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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I love Chickpeas and Chana Dal Cooked Together in a Mint Sauce. The first time I made it I followed the recipe, but the second time I made it I used canned chickpeas and tomatoes. It was much easier and just as good.


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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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The mister and I are BIG fans of World Vegetarian! It's the book that finally taught me how to cook Indian food, along with a bunch of other good stuff.

Try out any of the dal recipes. They're all good, and after you make a couple you'll realize that they more or less boil down to the same thing: some type of dal + a tarka of your choice.

Garlic-Ginger Bean Curd... best super fast super impossible to mess up tofu recipe ever.

Her flatbreads are pretty good.

The cold swiss chard salad (Young Swiss Chard With Sesame Seeds maybe?) is one of my favorite simple lunch sides.

I could really keep going for a long time about this.

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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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I loooooove this book. It has one of my favorite recipes ever in it - Crumbled Potatoes and Peas, aka Aloo Matar. I made it tonight, in fact. So good.

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I made Baked Beans with Nigerian Seasonings tonight, I would be happy eating this everyday for the rest of my life.


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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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I know how you feel as I got this gift from a PPK swap (thanks bex!) and, although I am intrigued by every single recipe, I am helplessly overwhelmed.

So basically I got nothin'.


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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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I made the Spanish-Style Spinach with Chickpeas and have been happily eating it with couscous for days.


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 Post subject: Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian
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I've been lusting after this book for ages and finally decided I could afford the soft cover since I found it gently used. I intend on reading it cover to cover and definitely jumping into some of the recipes (the South Indian recipes, pickles, sauces, spice blends, and bean recipes are the most exciting to me at first glance). Does anyone have any absolute favorites from this book?

If I had any sort of discipline, I'd aim to cook my way through the whole book, veganizing everything that needs it.


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 Post subject: Re: Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian
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There is so much in there I flip through it and wonder what to do. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian
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I have wanted this book for-EVER.


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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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Merged. Please search before you post!

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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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I haven't had it long, but I'm hopelessly in love with the chickpea flour omelets.

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Merged. Please search before you post!

I did, but I guess my searching skills need refining. Sorry!


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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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Dr. Apricot wrote:
Chipmunk wrote:
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Chickpea and Potato Curry, Caribbean Style (this has got to be my favorite thing ever)

How have I never made this?


It looks a little fussy? But after you make the spice mix it's dead simple.

I finally got around to making this and am eating it right now. It is indeed awesome. I was out of non-staple ingredients, so this was perfect. I don't mind spice mixes, since my immersion blender has a mini-processor attachment that works well for this sort of thing.


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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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Ooh! I got this for 99p in the charity shop I volunteer at, and have been a little overwhelmed. As I'm currently trying to broaden my cooking skilz, I'll try that Nigerian bean dish tomorrow.

Thanks!

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I really, really need to get this book. I have been collecting indian spices so I can start making indian recipes as written instead of just leaving certain things out and subbing spice mixes.

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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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I think it's good book when you can't think of anything to do with a certain vegetable. If you have a well stocked spice rack, you can often just pick a recipe without needing to buy lots of extra ingredients.


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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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This book was one of my very first vegetarian cookbooks! The Nigerian Kidney Bean Stew is stellar, uses mostly staples, and super easy. It's one of my standbys for when I'm almost out of food.

I also love the Punjabi Potatoes (I usually add chickpeas and peas) and her mujadarrah recipe.


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I just put this on hold at the library, it sounds great.

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 Post subject: Re: World Vegetarian
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Ooh! I got this for 99p in the charity shop I volunteer at, and have been a little overwhelmed. As I'm currently trying to broaden my cooking skilz, I'll try that Nigerian bean dish tomorrow.

Thanks!

99p! Mega Score! I never think to check out charity shop cookbook sections...


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