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  1. I enjoyed reading your blog. I have been cooking Indian food since 1984. The first veggie recipe that most western born Punjabi girls learn is “allo gobi” (curried potatoes and cauliflower). It’s easy, fast and nourishing and all the ingredients, except the spices, are found in North American markets. Allo Gobi is usually served with yogurt (or raita) and tava di roti (hand rolled, fresh cooked on a stove top griddle) and a “salad” (sliced tomatoes and purple onions garnished with salt, pepper and fresh lime quarters). It’s a great vegetarian meal. Omit the yogurt and you could call it vegan. I look forward to future posts.

    You are correct that there are many regions of India and a variety of cooking styles and ingredients. Most Americans are familiar with North Indian cuisine and in particular Punjabi food, due to the large numbers of Punjabi immigrants found throughout the US, Canada, Britian and Australia.

    • Thank you so much for the thoughtful comment, Nancy! I’m still tentatively experimenting with Indian cooking. For some reason, it’s pretty intimidating to me. I’d love to take an Indian cooking class one of these days.

  2. Love the name of your blog! Happiness is indeed a warm oven, and I especially love the sweet things coming out of that warm oven 🙂
    Good luck with your moving!

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