I’ve been fascinated by uttapam for a long time. Uttapam is a Southern Indian gluten free fermented pizza made from urad dal and rice. The last time I ate this it got me thinking… Could I make an Italian type pizza base using red lentils and oats – a Vegan Lentil Pizza? Was it possible?
I’ve been craving the comforting texture and flavour of shepherd’s pie. One of my favourite meals before I went vegan I’ve been keen to see if I could mimic the flavour and texture using whole plant foods. This recipe came pretty close! The potato is so creamy without any butter or oil and the sauce with aduki beans and porcini mushrooms has a lovely rich flavour.