I've been cooking my way through one of my new favorite cookbooks. Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen is a creative twist on traditional Indian recipes designed for the home cook. It's beautiful to browse through, with plenty of mouthwatering photos and ideas for little bites and meals, breakfast, sides, vegetable and legume curries, mains, flat breads, accompaniments and even desserts. There are easy recipes for those days when you don't want to fuss too much and other slightly more complicated ideas for those days when you have more time to hang out in the kitchen. All of the recipes are easy to follow and beautifully presented. For those new to Indian cooking, this is a great introduction with lots of useful information regarding the fundamentals of Indian cuisine. Your taste buds will thank you.
One of the earliest recipes I bookmarked to try is this one right here, with a few adaptations. I adore little bites and when I saw that quinoa was made into patties with potatoes with Indian spicing, I was sold. Somewhat spicy, with a nutty flavor from the quinoa in addition to the potato, these simple patties have crisp golden-brown crust and a soft delicious interior. They're a well suited side to pair with tomato-based curries or just as light meal on their own with some chutney or sauces. Tamarind chutney was my choice and it added a lovely tangy bite to the patties.
Note: The opinions expressed here regarding Richa's book are my own. I purchased a copy because I follow her blog and feel in love with the book right away.
|Quinoa Potato Patties|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook
Published on September 14, 2015
Golden-brown potato and quinoa patties with Indian spicing — simple, nourishing and delicious paired with your favorite chutney
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Other Indian savories to enjoy from Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen:
Potato Patties Stuffed with Spiced Green Peas (Aloo Matar Tikki)
Chana Vada (Chana Dal Peanut Patties) with a Tamarind Chili Sauce
Spicy Baked Chickpea Koftas
Savory Chana Dal Fritters with Tomatoes and Spices