From: "Classic Vegetarian Cooking from the Middle East & North Africa"-Arabian Gulf. This is the BEST fruit salad my husband or I have ever tried! It's easy, healthy, refreshing and WONDERFUL. You have to like cardamom to really appreciate it though. You may find yourself doubling the sauce in the future because you want to drink it up. I don't repeat very many recipes because there are too many new ones to try but this one is repeated over and over during cantaloupe season. I'm sure it would work with other fruits as well but I like this combo so much I haven't experimented.
I found this on a Ralph's grocery store recipe card. I LOVE hearts of palm! I think mushrooms, olives and onions would be great in this also. And I'll probably try it with tuna and I bet it would be good with salami too! Oooh...and I'll be topping mine with feta. Yum!
Adapted from: 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer. Great book! I really enjoyed this made mild. If you like it hot but don't have fresh chilies use crushed red pepper flakes. This is one of the best Indian recipes I have made at home and it's quick! Great with Indian bread, rice and cucumber salad or raita. *This says you can sub feta for the paneer but to half the salt and don't add it until just before serving.
I finally measured everything so I could post this recipe that I made up over 10 years ago. I used to serve them with diced fried potatoes cooked in the same spices. Might be weird but I like sour cream with them too. Leftovers are yummy and I've even eaten them in a sandwich!
From: "The Vegetarian Epicure" by Anna Thomas, first edition 1972. This book was a real find! When I make this I will probably add cinnamon. I don't like shredded coconut but think for those of you that do that toasted shredded coconut would be great on this.
From: "The Vegetarian Epicure" by Anna Thomas, first edition 1972. This book was a real find! It says, "This is a fascinating way to start a dinner, or even to end it." and "This is a very aromatic, potent liquid."
From: "The Vegetarian Epicure" by Anna Thomas, first edition 1972. This book was a real find! Serve with coarse-textured black bread, crackers, fresh veggies or pickled veggies. Also a good accompaniment to soup.