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News: Editing of Indian vegetable dish names - 1st October, 2019

In Northern India, where I come from, when vegetables are cooked without gravy/sauce, they are simply called Bhaji or Sabji. For example, potatoes cooked without a sauce will simply be called Alu Sabji or Bhaji. When they are cooked with gravey or sauce, they will have an additional word 'Rasedar', meaning 'with gravy.

When I first started the website, mamtaskitchen, many, many years ago, very few people here in UK recognised this, so I called bhajies 'dry curry', meaning a curry without a sauce/gravy, technically an incorrect name.

Now that many TV chefs have familiarised the public with correct Hindi words, I think that it is time I removed the word 'Dry Curry' from my recipes too. It irritates me every time I read it!

A recipe's name of the dish is the same, I have just removed the words 'Dry Curry' from their title.

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