Zucchini and chickpea pancakes 3 medium zucchini, or about 4 cups shredded 2 zucchini flowers (optional; adds a bit of color) Some coriander or basil leaves (optional: adds flavor) 1 cup chickpea flour 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. garam masala 1/2 tsp. hot red chili powder 1/2 tsp. curry powder Olive oil for cooking
Off the Bookshelf: The New Persian Kitchen's Sesame Carrot Salad: This simple ribboned carrot salad might not be the first thing to jump off the beautifully photographed pages of Louisa Shafia's much-lauded cookbook The New Persian Kitchen, but skimming past it would make for a small tragedy.