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complex vegetarian dish

Hi hounds! A friend and I consider ourselves fairly accomplished cooks,and would like a complex cooking project with lots of steps to keep us busy. The only caveat is, we're both vegetarians - and not big on the fake meats. All I can think of is a homemade ravioli - any other ideas?

Thanks!

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  1. How about molé? Many ingredients, many steps and totally worth the effort. Then some corn/green chili tamales to go with it.

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    1. Indian food, you've got a whole universe and array of regions to draw from and no need or desire for the fake meat things.

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      1. re: hill food

        We are both of Indian descent, so the spice palette is something we are both very comfortable with. I'm thinking of learning to make parathas, something like that which requires technique. Thanks for the suggestion!

        1. re: enjilico

          oops, hope I didn't sound condescending, I'd love to master pakoras and samosas myself.

      2. Thomas Keller's Curried Cauliflower Salad in Ad Hoc

        1. absolutely perfect for your adventure and my fav high maintenance dinner.... what better than a thomas keller recipe
          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

          1. You might enjoy flipping through Viva Vegan. Lots of dishes that can be pieced together. Tamales, empanadas, etc with recipes to even make your own tortillas!