New to Indian cooking or looking to delve deeper? Asha's new book Masala & Meatballs, Incredible Indian Dishes with An American Twist is packed with inspiration to tempt your culinary prowess. From Asha's new book, Lentil Risotto with Rainbow Chard and Crispy Carrots is a creamy, flavor packed main. With an easy risotto method, dinner is ready in about 45 minutes. vegan + gluten free *Ingredient note: I subbed a few ingredients from the original recipe - see notes where directed.
Ingredient Notes: *Asha calls for a pinch of asafetida. Because I was unable to locate this ingredient, a quick google search recommended I sub onion and garlic. Also, I was unable to locate curry leaves locally (but will be ordering some for this and other Indian recipes). **For photography aesthetics and because I wanted more carrots, I simply peeled a bunch of carrots and pan fried them. This resulted in crunchy carrots, rather than crispy. I will be trying the crispy carrots soon, however!
Recipe adapted from Masala & Meatballs
and reprinted with permission from Masala & Meatballs: Incredible Indian Dishes with an American Twist by Asha Shivakumar (Page Street Publishing, 2017). Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Masala & Meatballs for review. All opinions are my own.