Gobi Manchurian is just about the best thing you can do with a cauliflower. Soft, bite-sized florets of cauliflower, coated in a light and crispy tempura batter, deep fried and served in a sweet, spicy and sticky sauce. What’s not to like?
Courgette and Chickpea Fritters; hardly the most raucously popular Indian snack. Though there’s little doubt the combination has been explored before this point – and it seems one or two recipes do exist – its status must progress. Flavoured correctly, courgette and chickpea fritters have the potential to mount a serious challenge to the kingly onion bhaji. Talk about a constitutional crisis…
For me, the most enjoyable aspect of Indian food – something we indulge in twice weekly – is the sheer variety it presents. You could go for weeks on end and never eat the same dish twice. A recipe for Onion and Carrot Bhajis may not be what you were expecting, but it makes a tempting change from the usual accompaniments.
A popular street food in Mumbai, Pav Bhaji is a vegetable curry served alongside soft bread. As with most Indian recipes – street food or otherwise – it is a dish with innumerable variations. But with variation must come a certain level of consistency, and you can rest assured that Mumbai pav bhaji will regularly contain potato and peas.