Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian - Favorites?
I suppose your due date has long come and gone, but I thought I'd post-in anyway.
We are not vegetarians at my house, but we LOVE this book. I'[m not sure about the exact titles of these dishes, since my computer is at work and my cookbook is at home, but our favorites so far are:
Black Eyed Peas with herbs (simple, satisfying, and my baby daughter loves them)
Lentils with browned onions and spinach
Cardamom chai tea
That's all I can remember, but I know there are others.
I've loved all of Jaffery's books ever since I bought a paperback of her Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook. I have her World Veg (and almost everything else she's written). Here are a few of my faves:
Chickpea and Potato Curry, Caribbean Style (p. 35)
Basic Chickpea Flour Pancakes (with lots of variations) GREAT (p. 37)
Weirdly wonderful is Cashews in Green Spice Paste (119)
I also like the Green Beans with Garlic and Preserved Lemon and the next recipe with roasted red pepper and pres. lem. (p.205)
Rajas (p. 267) and Greek baked potatoes (p. 277)
Moroccan sweet potatoes with raisins and cinnamon (285)
Any of the pilafs (in the 380s-390's)
Pancakes (savory rather than sweet) starting on 466.
I've had less success with the breads, although they always look so good to me.
Indian French Toast (542)
She also has some good chutneys and yoghurt cheeses
And spice mixes at the back of the book
I hope this isn't overwhelming.