A subtle South Indian curry from Das Sreedharan which goes well with Tamarind Rice or Indian breads such as Paratha. He recommends using white pumpkin if this is available, but any variety will work well.
A refreshing and light dish from Das Sreedharan, chef and owner of the Rasa restaurant chain . Be careful not to overcook the tomatoes. Serve with plain rice or chapatti.
Tamarind Rice is a speciality of the high caste Brahmin people of Tamil Nadu and a high popular dish in Das Sreedharan’s Rasa chain of restaurants. The recipe is from his book “Fresh Flavours of India.”
An easy egg curry from ” Fresh Flavours of India ” by Das Sreedharan. When i lived in Stoke Newington I had two of his Rasa restaurants within a 15 minute walk. Although I didn’ t eat there often ( what a missed opportunity…) I can honestly say it was the best South Indian food I have ever eaten in the UK. I serve this with a spinach curry alongside and some rice or naan.
Another recipe from Das Sreedharan which is very easy to make at home.
A Keralan recipe from Das Sreedharan. When i lived in Stoke Newington I was very fortunate to have two of his restaurants within walking distance. The first was wholly vegetarian, and the second included some meat and fish. I would alternate between the two, but the crab curry at Rasa Travancore was well worth getting messy fingers. Now I live in Bristol I haven’t yet found an Indian restaurant to equal these two, although I am sure there is one out there somewhere!
A little messy to eat, but this recipe from Das Sreedharan is well worth the effort.
This is a recipe for spinach that i return to often. Its from Das Sreedharans ” Fresh Flavours of India” (1999). Das has a small chain of restaurants in London . The first opened in Stoke Newington Church Street in the nineties and is called Rasa. This restaurant is solely vegatarian and has a fairly extensive range of dishes from Southern India. For those who prefer meat and fish there is another branch of the chain almost opposite called Rasa Travancore. Both are recommended if you are visiting the area.
Serve this dish as a side dish, or with a naan bread.