Summer Green Beans with Cashews, Coconut & Ghee

Summer Green Beans with Cashews, Coconut & Ghee

This time of year is just overwhelming for me. I am constantly inspired by the abundance of beautiful summer produce available in gardens and farmers markets. If you find yourself taking home (or picking!) a basked of fresh summer green beans, here’s what to do with them…

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Chennai Vibes Coconut Rice

Chennai Vibes Coconut Rice

I've been perfecting this one for years. The combination of buttery rice, sweet toasted coconut, caramelised onions and magical curry leaves is undeniably perfect. This rice is also tempered with black mustard seeds and cinnamon giving it a distinctly South Asian taste, and brings back loads of sensory memories for me from some incredible times spent in Chennai Madras. 

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Kosambri --Spiced Raw Veggie Slaw!

Kosambri --Spiced Raw Veggie Slaw!

Kosambri is a South Indian style veggie slaw that's been doused with loads of citrus and spiced oil. It's a vibrant and unique salad that is the perfect accompaniment to a bowl of dal, fluffy rice, or a spicy roast chicken! 

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'Vibrant India' Red Lentil Sambar

'Vibrant India' Red Lentil Sambar

I recently received "Vibrant India" by Chitra Agrawal as a gift, and I can already tell that I will be using it a lot this year the way I spent most of 2017 methodically studying "Fresh India" by Meera Sodha. The cookbook's author focuses on recipes originating from Karnataka, (Central, Southern India) and uses a lot of my favorite ingredients such as coconut and curry leaves. This recipe for a South Indian lentil dal -- sambar is easily one of the best ones so far! 

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