Beans are a common vegetarian food in many parts of Thailand, and this easy recipe for Curried Chickpeas is definitely one of my personal favorites. I love this dish so much that I sometimes just eat it on its own for lunch (with or without rice). Also makes a great side dish or main course for dinner.
This simple eggplant recipe is aromatic and flavorful, owing to the generous amount of fresh garlic (this also makes it extra healthy). This eggplant recipe works with any type of eggplant - whatever is fresh and available where you live. You can also adjust the spice level, taking it anywhere from mild to spicy hot, according to your liking.
This saffron rice may just be the easiest rice recipe you'll ever make. Just put together a few ingredients and let them simmer in your rice cooker while you get on with other things. Saffron rice makes a delicious accompaniment to all types of Southeast-Asian and East Indian dishes, but is equally beautiful to serve alongside nearly any Western dish you might be making. ENJOY!