During my few meat-eating years as a kid, I had been a big fan of my mother's amazing chicken curry. She rarely made this exotic dish, as Indian cuisine is not very prevalent in South America, and it always felt like a big treat. All the unexpected flavors that came together in that dish were exciting and so enticing that not a single grain of rice or drop of sauce was ever left on my plate.
When I moved to college, in England, is when I realized that Indian gastronomy was a vegetarian's dream come true. Curries are just one of an endless list of possibilities, and one that I like to make whenever I want a hardy dish that will keep me warm, and where I can put all the seasonal vegetables in my kitchen to good use.