East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing

$ 35.00

This is my favorite cookbook of 2020! I'm too busy cooking all the recipes to have written a full review yet. But I wanted to get it up in the shop, so the generic book review will have to do. :)


"Enticing, inviting and delicious. Vegan and vegetarian dishes that are hard to resist (and why should you)." -YOTAM OTTOLENGHI

Modern, vibrant, easy-to-make food. East by Meera Sodha is a must-have whether you're vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more delicious meat-free food. Drawing from her 'New Vegan' Guardian column, Meera Sodha's collection features 120 brand-new recipes inspired by Asian cuisine - from India to Indonesia, Singapore to Japan, by way of China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Here are a few recipes you'll learn:

  • Roasted Paneer Aloo Gobi
  • Caramelized Onion and Chili Ramen
  • The Sodha Family Masala Omelette
  • Salted Miso Brownies

There are seasonal specialities, warming noodles and curries, tofu and rice dishes as well as salads, sides and sweets - all practical and surprisingly easy to make - and bursting with exciting flavors.

To cook all of the recipes in this book, you will need:

  • birds eye chiles (fresh if you can get them)
  • cardamom (ground)
  • chili flakes
  • cinnamon stick
  • cinnamon (ground)
  • chaat masala
  • chinese 5 spice
  • clove (ground)
  • cloves (whole)
  • coriander (ground)
  • coriander (seed)
  • cumin (seed)
  • cumin (ground)
  • curry
  • fennel (seed)
  • garam masala
  • ginger (ground)
  • kashmiri chile
  • mustard (black seed)
  • nigella seeds
  • nutmeg (whole)
  • pepper (black)
  • sesame seeds (black and tan)
  • saffron
  • smoked paprika
  • szechuan peppercorns
  • turmeric
  • vanilla extract

And you'll also want gochugaru if you need to make homemade gochujang sauce. 

"Meera can take a packet of noodles, some peanut butter and a hunk of tofu and work magic. East is the vegetable book for people who aren't vegetarian. A joy - I want to cook every dish." -DIANA HENRY


"She has a seemingly magic ability to tell you exactly the detail you need to make a dish sing. This book is a godsen."' -BEE WILSON, SUNDAY TIMES