Watermelon Rind Bhaji Is the No-Waste Summer Side Everyone Should KnowRecipes
Fry your watermelon rind in spices, never look back.
Jul 16, 2023
Sheet Pan Masala Egg Sandwiches Are the Ultimate Make-Ahead Breakfast FlexRecipes
The best thing to happen to breakfast.
May 23, 2023
Crunchy Papdi Chaat Is Your Next Must-Try SnackRecipes
It’s a party on your plate.
Mar 6, 2023
Nutty, Spiced Thandai Layer Cake Is My Best Bake for HoliRecipes
A festival of flavors and colors in every slice.
Mar 5, 2023
Naan Pizza Is the Weeknight Glow-Up We All NeedRecipes
It comes together in just 30 minutes.
Feb 16, 2023
Creamy Mulligatawny Stew Is Layered with FlavorRecipes
Tangy, slightly sweet, a little spicy, and chock-full of texture.
Jan 25, 2023
Keema Cottage Pie Is the Coziest Comfort Food Mash-UpRecipes
The pillowy turmeric mashed potatoes are irresistible.
Nov 18, 2022
My Mom’s Shortcut Gulab Jambu Is the MVP of Indian DessertsRecipes
They're sweet, spiced, fried, soaked in a saffron syrup, and deeply satisfying.
Oct 22, 2022
I'll Be Celebrating Diwali with These Crispy, Lemony Shrimp PakoraRecipes
Although not traditional, the brightness of the lemon plays beautifully with the citrusy earthiness of the turmeric and the fruity heat of the Kashmiri chilies.
Oct 19, 2022
Chicken LollipopRecipes
This Indo-Chinese dish is worth the effort.
Apr 13, 2022
This spicy chickpea curry is a total classic.
Mar 29, 2022
Celebrate Holi with Thandai, a Creamy, Refreshing Drink You’ll Fall in Love WithRecipes
It's made with a special blend of spices and nuts like almond, fennel, saffron, sugar, cardamom, and rose petals, which gets shaken with milk and served cold.
Mar 18, 2022
Pumpkin Gojju with Chow Chow Kootu Is the Perfect Sweet and Savory ComboRecipes
Any time I go to my parent’s house, this meal will just be there waiting for me. It's the dish that I associate with home.
Nov 5, 2021
Identity, Belonging, and the Oversimplification of South Asian FoodPeople
History Teacher Shreya Sunderram shares her perspective as an Indian-American, addressing problems with the way non-western food is looked at in the western world, and explaining how food is her family’s love language. 
Nov 5, 2021
Sweet, Spicy, and Crunchy: These Indian Home Fries with Peanuts Have It AllRecipes
Sweet potatoes never had it so good.
Nov 3, 2021
For the Best Instant Pot Butter Chicken, One Ingredient Makes All the DifferenceRecipes
You'll be making this on repeat.
Oct 27, 2021
One-Bite Wonders: My Love Affair with ChaatRecipes
One single bite of chaat encapsulates the vibrancy and richness of an entire subcontinent.
Aug 21, 2021
Chef Vinod's Papri Chaat Is Bright, Tangy, Sweet, and SpicyRecipes
This recipe combines papri (or any crispy, crunchy element of your choice) with boiled potatoes, drained chickpeas, and a variety of chutneys.
Aug 21, 2021
These Crispy Dahi Batata Puri Are Bursting with FlavorRecipes
Usually drizzled with tamarind and green chutneys, the puris are stuffed with a simple spiced potato mix and are meant to be enjoyed as one big bite.
Aug 21, 2021
Chef Heena Patel’s Best-Selling Dahi Wada Are Easy to Recreate at HomeRecipes
This chaat recipe involves making lentil fritters (wada), dousing them in a creamy yogurt (dahi) sauce, and then serving them with a variety of spicy and sweet chutneys.
Aug 21, 2021
Priyanka Naik's Baby Eggplants in Peanut-Basil Sauce
Eat More Plants
This recipe was inspired by a very traditional Indian dish and my travel experiences. You’ll find a variation of Badanekai Tumbida, or stuffed eggplant, in a lot of Indian households (including mine), mainly from Maharashtra and South India. The stuffing is generally a mix of sautéed onions, garlic, peanuts, and a lot of different spices. You make an x-shaped cut in the rounded end of the eggplant, stuff it, then flash sear the eggplants in a hot pan.
Jun 7, 2021
Chicken Biryani Is a Comforting Delight. Here's My Favorite Way to Make It. Recipes
This abundant Indian dish is layered with spiced marinated meats and aromatic long-grain rice.
May 6, 2021
Cool, Creamy South Indian Yogurt Rice Is a Taste of Home and My HeritageRecipes
The staple dish is the perfect gateway into South Indian cuisine.
Apr 22, 2021
Creamy, Veggie-Packed Coconut Shrimp Curry Is the Most Satisfying Dish I KnowRecipes
The sweet butternut squash breaks down as it cooks, combining with the coconut to make a luscious sauce.
Feb 18, 2021
Nik Sharma’s Roasted Cauliflower in Turmeric Kefir
Cookbook Club
Yes, it's as good as it looks.
Feb 10, 2021
These Light and Airy Cream Puffs Are Bursting with Rose-Cardamom CreamRecipes
This extra-special dessert is our current baking obsession.
Feb 8, 2021
Nik Sharma’s Baked Sweet Potatoes with Maple Crème Fraîche
Cookbook Club
A combination of steaming and roasting makes for the best-ever sweet potatoes.
Feb 8, 2021
It's Not Diwali Without My Mom's Sooji HalwaRecipes
This cozy and comforting warm dessert is perfect for an after-dinner treat.
Nov 13, 2020
It Wouldn’t Be Thanksgiving Without a Large Bowl of Matar Paneer on My Table
Thanksgiving Food Fest 2020
It looks fancy and tastes complex, and yet it's not hard to make.
Nov 10, 2020
The Flavor-Packed Slow Cooker Dish I Keep Coming Back To Recipes
It's been a favorite ever since I was a kid.
Sep 29, 2020
Lal Masala Is the Superpowered Flavor Booster I Always Keep on Hand
Kitchn Love Letters
It's my secret weapon in the kitchen.
Aug 21, 2020
Potato Palya Is the Buttery Potato Stir-Fry You’ll Make on Repeat
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
Fill it into dosa, pile onto corn tortillas, or serve alongside eggs.
Jul 28, 2020
This South Indian Sambar Is Spicy, Tangy, and Veggie-Packed
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
This smart shortcut version is easy to love.
Jul 28, 2020
This Vibrant South Indian Rice Dish Is Packed with Cabbage, Peanuts, and Lime
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
It's crunchy, tangy, and incredibly vibrant.
Jul 28, 2020
6 Essential Tools for Making Dosa at Home
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
Here's everything you need before you get started.
Jul 28, 2020
A Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Very Best Dosa from Scratch
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
Here's how to make dosa at home, including a from-scratch dosa batter and instructions for how to cook it.
Jul 28, 2020
Tempering Spices Is the Most Important Lesson in South Indian Cooking
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
This step-by-step guide will show you how it's done.
Jul 28, 2020
Your Essential Shopping List for Cooking South Indian Food at Home
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
Here's everything you need (and where to buy it!) to get started.
Jul 28, 2020
Coconut Chutney Is One of the World’s Most Extraordinary Sauces. Here’s How to Make It.
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
The versatile South Indian condiment is ready in 15 minutes.
Jul 28, 2020
South Indian Cooking Deserves Far More Attention. Chitra Agrawal Will Teach You How to Make It a Weeknight Favorite.
South Indian at Home with Chitra Agrawal
From a beginners’ guide to dosa to tips for stocking a South Indian pantry, here’s Chitra’s collection of recipes and inspiration to make South Indian food part of your own weeknight cooking.
Jul 28, 2020
Recipe: Deep-Dish Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato and Chicken CurryRecipes
This version of a shepherd’s pie plays with the regional flavors of India, and in actuality, probably shouldn’t be called a real shepherd’s pie because it has no lamb. Perhaps an Indian chicken-wrangler pie would be a better name. Notwithstanding nomenclature and food history’s neurotic exactness, this dish embodies the flavors of the subcontinent.
Jan 29, 2020
Garlic, Anchovy, and Olive Spaghetti Is an Easy Pantry Favorite Recipes
You probably already have (most) of the ingredients to make this!
Dec 19, 2019
Cranberry–Cherry Chutney Is the Best Version of the Classic Thanksgiving Side Recipes
Nandita Godbole of Atlanta, Georgia, is originally from India, and she wanted to create her own version of Thanksgiving for her family. No matter the menu, this cranberry-cherry chutney is always on the table.
Nov 24, 2019
Forget Pumpkin Pie Spice — This Is the Ultimate Fall Blend
Taste Makers
If you haven't tried the warming flavors of garam masala, it's time.
Nov 6, 2019
The Most Colorful Dessert to Make This DiwaliRecipes
We can't get enough of this Indian-inspired parfait.
Oct 25, 2019
Tomato Rice with Crispy Cheddar Is Basically Pizza Recipes
We're obsessed.
Oct 17, 2019
Make the Saag Paneer of Your Dreams with Spinach and Feta
Cookbook Club
So much better than takeout.
Oct 10, 2019
9 Essential Kitchen Tools for Indian Cooking
If you're following along with our Cookbook Club, you'll want to check this list out!
Oct 9, 2019
These Indian-Ish Baked Potatoes Are the Best Appetizer You Haven't Made
Cookbook Club
Filled with chiles, chaat masala, onions, and ginger.
Oct 8, 2019
These Curried Lentils Taste Way More Complicated than They Actually Are
Kitchn Love Letters
It's as impressive as it is easy to make.
Sep 26, 2019
The Easiest 30-Minute Butter ChickenRecipes
It's just as creamy and comforting as the original.
Aug 27, 2019
Forget Cucumbers, Make Lemon Pickles Instead (Yes, Really)Recipes
Nik Sharma says this recipe represents California due to the bounty of gorgeous citrus in the Golden State, and the recipe’s celebration of the state’s ever-growing immigrant cuisine.
Aug 1, 2019
Smashed Cucumbers with Turmeric, Coconut, and Peanuts Are Totally Irresistible Recipes
Turmeric-spiked coconut oil travels into the nooks and crannies of smashed cucumbers, while toasted coconut flakes and peanuts add a welcome crunch to the mix.
Jul 23, 2019
The Best (and Worst!) Indian Groceries at Trader Joe’s
Number two was surprising, a little confusing, and yet very delicious.
Jul 18, 2019
The Fast & Flavorful Spiced Lamb Curry That Pays Homage to My MomRecipes
This curry is simple, flavorful, and made to fit the life of my mom — a harried cook, but someone who valued the texture and taste of a meal made with love.
May 8, 2019
Recipe: Carrot HalwaRecipes
Carrot halwa, also known as gajar ka halwa, is an unusual Indian dessert. It’s made with grated carrots, whole milk, dried fruit, and nuts, and it has a delicious light fudgy texture. Traditionally served at Indian festivals and in temples, this classic dessert is a favorite in Indian households during Diwali, the festival of lights, which is this week! Diwali — the festival of lights — is one of the best-known Indian festivals.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Saag Paneer PizzaRecipes
I love how easy it is to find naan bread nowadays, from the fresh ones at Whole Foods to the frozen garlic naan at Trader Joe’s. Lately this soft Indian flatbread has been my go-to base for sandwiches and, to my pleasant surprise, pizzas. Here’s a tasty pizza inspired by one of my favorite Indian dishes, saag paneer. Saag paneer is a spiced, creamy spinach stew finished with soft pieces of mild paneer cheese.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Upside-Down Chicken Curry BowlRecipes
I adore Indian food, and while my tastes range wide in that nation’s incredibly diverse cuisine, I have to admit that the rich, Westernized chicken tikka masala was my gateway love and still a guilty pleasure. But what does it look like when you flip the bowl and leave the curry until last? Can chicken curry be a lighter, fresher meal?
May 1, 2019
How To Make Chicken Tikka Masala in the Electric Pressure CookerRecipes
There’s no need to order chicken tikka masala takeout when you can make it lightning-fast in the pressure cooker. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs bring lots of flavor and tenderness to this recipe. Before cutting the thighs into pieces, remove any excess fat. You want the chicken pieces to be bite-sized, so aim for a cut about 1 1/2 inches. Traditional chicken tikka masala recipes start with marinating the chicken in a yogurt sauce.
May 1, 2019
From Ajiaco to Za’atar: Around the World in 30 SoupsSkills
We've teamed up with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globe-trotting adventure highlighting soups from across the globe.
Feb 28, 2019
Recipe: Trader Joe’s Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka MasalaRecipes
Of all the many frozen meals at Trader Joe’s, their Chicken Tikka Masala is definitely a fan favorite. Devotees feel pretty strongly that it’s the next best thing to the version served at their local Indian restaurant. This slow cooker version is equally as lazy, and we’d argue it’s even more tasty. If chicken tikka masala is your go-to Indian restaurant order but you’ve never tried making it at home, here’s your invitation.
Feb 26, 2019
Recipe: Baked One-Pan Vegetable CurryRecipes
Takeout curry is one of my favorite mid-week pleasures. Warmly spiced vegetables over a bed of rice, in all its creamy glory, is nothing short of soul-soothing. However, this year my family has been laser-focused on reigning in our food budget, leaving little room for impulse takeout purchases.
Feb 12, 2019
Easy Vegetarian Tikka MasalaRecipes
This version goes full steam ahead with lots of hearty vegetables, like cauliflower, thick-cut carrots, and peas.
Jan 18, 2019
Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka MasalaRecipes
This is a curry dish that benefits from a nice, long simmer anyway, so why not let that happen while you're off doing other things?
Nov 28, 2018
Recipe: Padma Lakshmi’s Rice PuddingRecipes
There’s no denying that rice pudding is at the top of the list when it comes to comforting desserts. This classic Indian version, called kheer, is spiced with cardamom and flecked with golden raisins and pistachios, and is sure to become a new favorite. This recipe comes courtesy of Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi; it’s one of her favorite things to make for Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
Nov 5, 2018
10 Recipes to Make for DiwaliRecipes
If you don’t already have plans to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, these recipes might make you reconsider. Like so many holidays around the world, food is an important part of Diwali. Snacks and sweets are especially present, along with many of the classic Indian dishes you know and love. It’s the perfect excuse to get into the kitchen and cook! Read more: What Is Diwali?
Nov 3, 2018
Recipe: Slow Cooker Coconut Lentil CurryRecipes
Now that fall has settled in and a chill has returned to the air, it’s the perfect time for stocking up on hearty stews and curries to take you through the season. Meaty brown lentils star as the base of this wholesome and comforting vegan curry. It’s kissed with warm, sweet spices like garam masala and turmeric, laced with fire-roasted tomatoes, and finished with a can of creamy coconut milk for just a touch of richness.
Oct 2, 2018
The Best Canned Goods to Get at an Indian SupermarketGroceries
Chitra Agrawal, the cookbook author behind Vibrant India and the creator of a line of authentic Indian condiments called Brooklyn Delhi, also has a blog: It’s called the ABCDs of Cooking (and it’s not because the URL for the ABCs of Cooking was already taken). According to Chitra, ABCD stands for “American Born Confused Desi, a term sometimes used to describe a South Asian born and brought up in the U.S.
Sep 25, 2018