With the beginning of autumn this week, I am looking forward to a great variety of autumn vegetables. I bought potatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplants and parsnip yesterday to make an Indian dish that caught my attention in a recent issue of Food and Travel magazine. I also bought the first pumpkin yesterday. Today it popped into my head that in the 90’s my parents used to make tons of pickled pumpkin every year (I think it was some kind of trend back then) and that I very much disliked it. Maybe I will try it this year and reevaluate the taste.
This recipe is very interesting as it contains various taste-intensive spices. I have often cooked with coriander and cumin, but I have never heared of Ajwain seeds and Asafoetida powder before. The latter is something. It is also called devil’s dung or stinking gum. When raw, it really smells, but when cooked it delivers a nice flavour similar to garlic. It definitely gives this dish a special taste.
I have been pampered with good food this weekend. On Friday we all gathered in front of the Ministry of Justice to pick up my sister from her last oral exam. She is now officially a lawyer and I am very proud. We went to a nice French restaurant to celebrate and the food was fantastic. And then today my friend Gesa made a very tasty apple pie for me. Life is good when you eat good food.
What you need for 2 people:
For the Masala
For the vegetables: