Anjum’s Indian Vegetarian Feast by Anjum Anand

I love this book because it’s packed full of delicious vegetarian recipes that are so good that even the biggest carnivore you know won’t have any complaints. Here are some of the recipes I have tried.

Crisp aubergine with sweet spiced yoghurt and pomegranates

Succulent slices of aubergine make a perfect bed for fragrant yoghurt, with ruby pomegranate seeds adding a tangy sweetness. This is great as a starter or a side dish.

Juhu Beach pau bhaji

This is an indulgent, flavour-packed recipe that is perfect for a weekend brunch. It consists of a spicy, buttery mash of potatoes and other vegetables such as peas and tomatoes, spread onto buttered toasted bread. You can buy ‘pau’ bread, make your own, use normal burger buns, or use brioche buns as I did for extra indulgence. Anand suggests buying the pau bhaji masala but I made my own using this recipe, replacing the black cardamom with green cardamom as that’s what I had to hand.

Goan egg balcho

This is a delicious dish in which sweet caramelised onions form the basis of a thick tangy sauce that complements the richness of soft-boiled eggs. You can adjust the cooking of the eggs to your preference.

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