1 Curry dishes. Make large vegetable curries and freeze the leftovers in smaller portions. Have some that night and fill glass or ceramic dishes of it to freeze for dinner parties. Meat substitutes: soy chunks or granules, kidney beans, chick peas.
2 Dhal substitute. Lentils do not suit all blood types – yellow peas (pigeon peas) do. Cook up a large quantity of yellow peas without salt until they soft and tender. Then use a stick blender to make a paste, adding oil, salt, cumin, coriander and especially MSG to make it more digestible.MSG is not a toxic chemical.
3 Poppadums. Instead of frying in oil, spray them with olive oil (upper side only) and grill under a glowing element - about 15cm away on a baking tray. Be careful and watch them all the time as they only take a few seconds. Using a microwave gives consistent results. 3 large oiled or plain dry poppadum’s on a plate usually take about 2 minutes.
4 Paneer. Green: cook up some spinach, stir in a little olive oil and seasoning. Pound it into a paste and add paneer cheese. Use feta or haloumi as a substitute.) Quick spicy paneer: use leftover vegetable curry and make it into a puree before adding cheese.
5 Rice dishes. For pilaf, you need to add cinnamon, star aniseed, cloves, cardamom, fennel seeds and black pepper. Biryani is a combination of meat (use soya chunks), vegetables and a spicy mixture that includes turmeric.
6 Breads: going gluten free will save a lot of heartburn! Bake naan and chapatti with a gluten free flour. Alternatively, make thick pancakes out of rice flour, baking powder, water and egg as a base. To make it more pliable, add 30% quinoa, potato or tapioca flour.
7 Pancakes. Roti wraps and masala dosa pancakes can be made in a similar way, using a thinner batter. Masala dosa pancakes are cooked on 1 side till very crispy (use more oil). A chunky potato curry rich in turmeric is spooned onto one side and folded over.
8 Salads and greens. Raita is grated cucumber that is slated, squeezed dry and added to yoghurt. Curries are topped with green coriander leaves called dhania. Try other sambals made of chopped onion, tomato, peppers, etc.
9 Pickles. Buy mango pickle or lime pickle to serve. If you have to make a mild curry, this gives more heat.
10 Beverages. Lassi is drinking yoghurt with mint and is for cooling the fiery palate. Local beer is the usual choice.