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Thomasina Miers’ recipe for potato and chickpea curry | The simple fix | Food

When I was growing up, my father would cook a Madhur Jaffrey potato curry that I still make a version of to this day. Over the years, mine has evolved quite a bit – it’s saucier than Madhur’s and I love to add chickpeas or fresh peas. There is something pleasing about the way tooth meets the tender-firm cubes of potato, not to mention the spicy sauce that envelops them, flooding the mouth with flavour and heat. It always hits the spot. There is time to make flatbread while the curry cooks (to mop up that sauce), but otherwise sit back, crack open a beer and think about how much you didn’t spend on a takeaway.

Potato curry with chickpeas and turmeric

In summer, I often swap the chickpeas for peas.

Prep 10 min
Cook 45 min
Serves 4-6

6 large potatoes
5 tbsp vegetable oil
½ tsp mustard seeds

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When It Comes to a Recipe, What’s in a Name?

Back in May, the response was swift when Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi uploaded a video of what she called her “flaky bread.” Instagram commenters quickly pointed out that the unleavened rounds were essentially South Asia’s paratha by another name, while Tosi’s recommendation to add scallions might also call to mind a riff on Chinese scallion pancakes. With neither mentioned in Tosi’s description, critics on social media saw the dish as another food industry whitewashing gaffe. But this wasn’t the first time “flaky bread” caused problems online.

In 2014, Bon Appétit posted a similar dish. Developed by Alison Roman, that “flaky bread” recipe was simple, accompanied by no context besides a quick prep tip in the headnote. As with Tosi’s recipe, keen observers homed in on its similarity to paratha, and by May 2020, readers had begun weighing in with comments like: “Not a single mention of where

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