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• Sanjana • K.O Rasoi •
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🌿 Creative takes on vegetarian Indian & East African food 🔸 Food memoirs, family tips & cheeky upgrades💡 Writer of recipes, stylist & photographer

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20-Minute Channa Bateta (Kenyan Chickpeas and Potatoes in Coconut Broth). This dish brings back so many memories for Indian East Africans. This is my dad’s recipe. Growing up, this golden broth made with coconut, raw mango, turmeric, chillies and lemon juice put the skin on our bones. Proper vegan comfort food packed with fresh ingredients and tangy delicious flavours. Top with salty potato or cassava chips, fresh coriander (stalks included), green chutney, red onions, chilli, Kenyan trail mix and daal fritters. Pick as many or as few as you fancy. Recipe link is in my profile. . . . . #africanfood #kenyanfood #chickpeas #potatoes #potato #broth #mango #turmeric #dinner #f52grams #feedfeed #eeeeeats @thefeedfeed.vegan @thefeedfeed #hautecuisines #indianfood #instafood #healthyfood #coconut @obsfood @food52 #huffposttaste @huffposttaste #ukfoodblogger #buzzfeast #veganrecipes #veganfood
Vegan Tandoori Tofu Puffs ready to be coated in a luxurious tikka masala sauce ? . . . Recipe for my homemade Tandoori Tofu Tikka Masala is on the blog, beauts ? . . . #vegan #veganfood #kebab #tandoori #photography #foodporn #foodphotography #f52grams #nomeat #korasoi #dinner #skewer #indian #indianfood #indianfoodbloggers #nytfood #buzzfeedindia #buzzfeast #vegetarian #vegansofig #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.vegan @pinterestuk @sundaytimesfood @quadrillebooks @obsfood @murdochbooks_uk @food52 #indianfoodie #tikka #tikkamasala
Throughout the winter months, I crave belly-warming dinners to soothe my soul after a long day at work and a chilly commute. This traditional Channa Masala with Fluffy Bhatura (or Chole Bhature, if you like) does the trick every time. I make a big batch of my own spice blend, keep it in an airtight jar and sprinkle it into an assortment hearty bean and lentil dishes to ramp up the flavours. It includes a medley of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg predominantly – earthy and aromatic enough to engulf the chickpeas in the wave of intense flavours they so demand. . . . Recipe is on the blog x . . . #indianfoods #indianfoodie #indianfoodbloggers #indianfood #chickpeas #cholebhature #bhature #eeeeeats #hautecuisines #thali #slowcooker #dinner #vegetarian #veggielife #f52grams #vogueindia #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @obsfood @quadrillebooks @sundaytimesfood @pinterestuk #foodphotography
Potato and Pea Coconut Milk Curry. Silky soft potatoes simmered in turmeric water until tender, sweet petits pois that just burst in your mouth, and a rich and spicy coconut milk sauce. I top this with crispy spring onions. Even though this is a slight upgrade on the comfort food of my childhood, all the basic elements are the same. You can’t beat the heavenly combo of peas and potatoes. But I’m a Yorkshire lass at heart, so I would say that. . . . Recipe is on the blog, lovely people x . . . #indianfood #indianfoodbloggers #indianfoods #indianfoodie #recipe #vegetarian #vegan #foodtalkindia #f52grams #eeeeeats #indiancuisine #curry #foodphotography @pinterestuk @food52 @hautescuisines @vogueindia @sundaytimesfood @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.vegan #feedfeed @murdochbooks_uk @quadrillebooks @sundaytimesfood @obsfood #dinner #peas #potatoes #comfortfood
Vegan Tofu Masala "Omelettes". Light, fluffy and packed with flavour. These faux omelettes have just the right amount of wobble. Recipe is on the blog, lovelies (check out my Ugandan Rolex recipe to find it). #vegan #huffposttaste #omelette #indianfood #tofu #foodstagram #thefeedfeed #foodpics #veganfoodshare #vscofood #breakfast #instafood #buzzfeast #thekitchn #seriouseats #fngrams #healthyfood #tofu #omlet #vscofood #indianfoodbloggers #indianfoods #indianfoodie #eeeeeats
Honey-Sesame Vegetable and Tofu Stir Fry. A tonne of veggies wok fried with ginger, garlic, chillies, veggie oyster sauce, honey, sesame seeds, soy sauce and a pinch of ground star anise. That's all! No recipe, just chuck it all in. Can't wait to have this with noodles. . . . . #seriouseats #vegetarian #buzzfeast #feedfeed #f52grams #foodphotography #ericksonwoodworks #tofu #stirfry #vegetariano #instafood #vogueindia #foodpic #eeeeeats #hungry #vegetarianfood #dinner #dinnerideas #whatimeating #vegetariansofig #indianfoodlovers #asianfood
Channa Bateta has been a family favourite for years. It’s my dad’s speciality and I have the best memories of him rustling up this Kenyan chickpea, potato and coconut stew. It’s fresh, fast and packed with a lemon and lime tang that cuts through the richness of the creamy coconut milk. The spices are subtle and limited to just chilli powder and turmeric. Traditionally, we top it with crushed up Ready Salted Crisps (for real), jinni sev (thin and crunchy chickpea vermicelli strands) and Kenyan-style chevda (a kind of trail mix with puffed rice, potato strands, peanuts, fried curry leaves, salt and sugar). It’s SO addictive and has a special place in my heart. Coriander and lime wedges add a final zap of freshness. Best of all, it only takes 20 minutes to make! Comment below if you want the recipe and I’ll try to wrangle the original and most delicious version from my dad. . . . . #kenyan #indianfood #eastafrican #mombasafood #africanfood #channabateta #chickpeas #potatoes #vegan #vegetarian #glutenfree #glutenfreevegan #indianfoodlovers #ukfoodblogger #f52grams #saveur #feedfeed @thefeedfeed @sundaytimesfood #beautifulcuisines
[NEW RECIPE] Sticky, Crispy Chilli Khichi (Gujarati Rice Flour Dumplings). Khichi, khichu, khichiya and papdi no lot are all names for one iconic Gujarati savoury snack made with rice flour and a few very basic spices. It can be prepared and served in a number of different ways depending on the particular family style and recipe. My favourite way is to shape and steam the rice flour dough for perfect little pucks with a chewy dumpling texture. Other popular methods include cooking it in a pan from start to finish, pressure cooking or even microwaving it. Traditionally, khichi or papdi no lot (which literally translates to “cooked dough” is served with a bowl of oil. No BS, a bowl of regular plant-based oil like groundnut, sunflower or vegetable oil. Not olive oil, not ghee, not butter. Just oil. I liken it to dipping bread in olive oil in the West, except the point is not to add flavour, but to transform the texture of the dish. The reason why it makes so much sense is because it completely changes the texture of the dish. A slick of oil on the khichi after steaming stops them sticking together and dipping them in oil whilst eating gives the chewy rice flour dumplings a soft, slippery texture that’s not entirely unlike the feeling of eating buttered noodles. Growing up with something as comforting as that gives the most intense cravings! Here I’ve shared my recipe for both classic rice flour khichi or papdi no lot, as well as a more playful recipe for a dish I’ve called Sticky, Crispy Chilli Khichi which is perfect for using up leftover khichi. It’s a play on popular Indian restaurant dishes like Chilli Paneer, Chilli Mogo and Chilli Idli which use Chinese ingredients like soy sauce and 5-spice. . . Recipe link is in my profile. . . . . #khichi #indianfood #gujarati #spicy #foodphotography #foodstyling #glutenfree #vegetarian #vegan #f52grams #eeeeeats #starters #appetizers #recipe #foodblogger #moodygrams #vogueindia #buzzfeast #feedfeed @thefeedfeed.vegan @thefeedfeed @thefeedfeed.glutenfree
Rasmalai French Toast. My mum's sweet badham kesar doodh (sweet almond and saffron milk) was the inspiration behind this vegan French toast. It was a miracle tonic that sent even the unruliest of tots (me) to the land of nod in a heartbeat. It's the ultimate nectar for soaking slices of bread in this recipe. Give them a flash in the pan for a golden crust and bathe in maple syrup. I chose to pile this high with strawberries because who doesn't love strawberries and saffron? . . . . . #latergram #instafood #feedfeed #asianfood #beautifulcuisines #vegetarian #vogueindia #veganrecipes #veganeats #vegan @thefeedfeed.vegan #buzzfeast #f52grams #saffron #indianfoodbloggers #instagood #almonds #seriouskitchen #ericksonwoodworks
More of that Shrikhand-inspired baked cheesecake. Saffron, citrus and a ginger base. So good and 100% eggless. . . . . #cheesecake #baked #saffron #shrikhand #indian #eggless #indianfoodblogger #f52grams #feedfeed #buzzfeedindia #buzzfeast #eeeeeats #thekitchn #dessert #foodbloggers #ukfoodblogger #foodphotography