In terms of ingredients, readers should hunt out the very best Indian spices they can find. Nowadays, there’s a wealth of online spice specialists, and with ever-expanding supermarket ranges and excellent local Indian groceries, finding the staple spices for Indian cooking is no longer such a challenge. Wherever you find them, ensure you’re not keeping your spices for too long – the flavours lose their vibrancy over time. The one piece of advice that I would give you would be to not announce that your menu is meatless in advance. Sometimes telling meat-eaters up front that there is no meat on the menu can sow the seeds that perhaps they won’t be satisfied. Instead, do what I do, and make ‘good food’ instead of ‘vegan food’ or ‘vegetarian food’, choose simple things with lovely fresh flavours, and do multiple dishes so there is colour and variety.
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