If you like Indian, have you tried Manjula's Kitchen
Following her instruction was my first adventure in Indian cooking - everything turned out yummy.
She is a Jain, so everything is vegetarian and she uses no onion or garlic - substitutes asofoetida (hing) and you'd never know the difference. If you've never used hing, watch out! The stuff smells like old socks (seriously!) in the jar, but as soon as it hits the hot oil - voila, essence of onions + garlic.