Vegetarian Indian Feast


I just moved in to my new condo, and the best thing about it (besides having a space all to myself) is my gas stove! Cooking with gas is just better- don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

I wanted to put my new stove to good use, so invited a friend over for a nice homemade dinner. We’re both vegetarians and love some good Indian food, so I put together an easy and delicious Indian-inspired meal.

The green dish on the left of the photo is Saag Paneer. When ever I go out for Indian food I usually order a paneer (type of cheese) dish. My mum found this recipe for a saag paneer…and it is amazing! If you can’t find paneer, you can easily sub in halloumi cheese.

The dish at the bottom is Curried Red Lentils. Like most things I make, it is quite simple:

What You’ll Need

2 tbls canola oil

half a diced onion

1 clove diced garlic

1 tbls fresh ginger

1 tsp Curry Powder

1 tsp cumin

1/2 cup red lentils

1 cup vegetable broth

What To Do:

Heat oil in a medium saucepan, add onions, garlic and ginger. Cook a few minutes until onions are soft. Add curry powder, cumin, and lentils. Stir to coat. Add broth. Reduce heat and simmer until broth is absorbed and lentils are cooked (about 20 minutes)

I also made some Roasted Curry Sweet Potatoes.

What You’ll Need:

1 medium Sweet Potato

1 tbls olive oil

1 tbls curry powder

What To Do:

Preheat oven to 450. Chop sweet potato into cubes and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pour over oil and curry powder, combine. Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes.

Place all 3 dishes on a large platter and serve with some roti or naan, and mango chutney.

VoilĂ !