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Lemon Quinoa

Lemon Quinoa

Of late, talented food blogger Sonal, of simplyvegetarian777 has been trying to convert us to ‘cult of Quinoa’. One dish at a time. Having tried it a few years ago, both V and I had not really been impressed by it, and so it became one of those things lying buried deep in the back of the store cupboard. But seeing the variety of quinoa recipes Sonal has been coming up with of late, we were tempted to try again.

I love citrus flavours and I love the south indian lemon rice, with its tangy hits of lemon, with the earthiness of the peanuts and the wonderful aromas of the curry leaves. And when Sonal came up with a Lemon Quinoa recipe, I knew we just had to try it. And the results were fabulous. We are now the latest acolytes to the cult, and quinoa is a regular rice-substitute on our menu. I’ve even had it plain, as an accompaniment to chinese and indian curries. But this recipe stands out as an all-time favourite.

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Spicy cod roe with coconut

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This is a delicious little dish with west and south Indian influences. I’ve used cod roe, which is occasionally available at local fishmongers and even supermarket fish counters. It doesn’t look all that great raw, but cooked down, it has a nice crumbly texture and not a very overt and strong fishy taste. We usually cook it similar to a masala bhurji (scrambled eggs) but this recipe really hits the spot too.

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