CURRY// Rati, Hindu Goddess of Love

As Rati is a Hindu goddess, her offering is a completely vegetarian option for the dinner party. Garlic and onion are usually at the base of curry recipes, but foods offered to (and, in our imaginations, made by) Hindu gods go without because, apparently, alliums act as sexual stimulants and mental suppressants, according to Vedic scriptures and Ayurvedic medicine. Unless you are a Hindu god or close observer of the Hindu faith, a couple of cloves of garlic and a yellow onion can (and should) be added to Rati’s curry recipe. And, um, isn’t the whole point of Valentine’s Day to “sexually stimulate”, anyway?

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