Vegetarian

Latkes

Latkes

According to some, latkes originated in Eastern Europe, while others claim they evolved from Italian ricotta pancakes. Regardless, these potato fritters are made by home cooks for Hanukah in Israel […]

Read more

Sakkarai Pongal

Sakkarai Pongal

During the four-day harvest festival of Pongal, celebrated by Tamil Hindu community of south India, Sakkarai pongal or sweet pongal is made. Flavoured with cardamom, this creamy pudding is made […]

Read more

Risalamande

Risalamande

This rich, lightly sweet rice pudding is topped with a warmed tart cherry sauce and served on Christmas Eve in Danish homes. According to tradition, the pudding is made to […]

Read more

Hummus

Hummus with pita chips

The trick to making hummus that’s as smooth as silk is removing the skins from the chickpeas. Admittedly, while I find it mindless, it can take a while to do. […]

Read more

Northeast Pumpkin Soup

Northeast Pumpkin Soup

Not all fresh pumpkins (gourds or squashes) are best for soup. Use a sugar pumpkin (also known as a pie pumpkin), otherwise you can try one of the following squashes: […]

Read more

Onion Bhajis

Onion Bhajis

At their best, onion bhajis (or pakoras or vadai) are crispy and light; at their worst, they are stodgy and greasy. The trick lies in the batter. Too thick, the […]

Read more