The Secret to Making This Popular Indian Chicken Taste so GoodRecipes
Psst: It’s all about that marinade.
Jun 22, 2024
You’ll Want to Make This Easy Saag Paneer on Repeat All Winter Recipes
It’s got greens for days.
Jan 23, 2024
How To Make Paneer Cheese in 30 MinutesRecipes
Paneer is the star ingredient in some of my most favorite Indian dishes — and probably yours too! I often find myself scooping just one more nibble of chewy, milky-tasting paneer from the dish long after I’m officially full. Sure, you can buy this firm cheese at the store to make your own homemade curries, but where’s the fun in that?! If you have a pot, a strainer, and some cheesecloth, you can have fresh homemade paneer cheese in about 30 minutes.
Sep 5, 2023
Slow Cooker Chicken & Rice BiryaniRecipes
Chicken biryani is a dish for celebration. If you need to feed a crowd or host a dinner party, choose this biryani which will excite your guests with the aromas of the dish made in a slow cooker. The biryani is made with par-cooked rice and marinated chicken before they go into the slow cooker. The traditional method for cooking biryanis includes covering a large brazier with dough to trap the heat. In this recipe, the slow cooker is sealed with foil to produce a similar steamed effect.
Aug 10, 2023
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?
Jul 29, 2023
Watermelon Rind Bhaji Is the No-Waste Summer Side Everyone Should KnowRecipes
Fry your watermelon rind in spices, never look back.
Jul 16, 2023
Naan Wraps with Homemade Cucumber RaitaRecipes
They're filled to the brim with cumin-spiced lamb, shredded iceberg lettuce, and a quick homemade cucumber raita.
Jul 16, 2023
How To Make the Best Lentil Dal at HomeRecipes
Ready the rice!
Jun 11, 2023
Slow-Cooker DalRecipes
A fragrant dal for those who love lentils and spice.
Jun 7, 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
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.
Oct 1, 2022
Ingredient Spotlight: Banana BlossomSkills
If you’ve ever seen a banana tree, perhaps you have noticed the teardrop-shaped purple flower at the end of the banana fruit cluster. This is the banana blossom, also called the banana heart. It is an edible flower used in Southeast Asian and Indian cooking, where they consider it a vegetable. You might be surprised that banana blossoms have a lot in common with a more well-known and popular vegetable. Can you guess what it is?
Sep 29, 2022
How To Cook Perfect Basmati RiceRecipes
Perfectly cooked rice grains are like brothers, close, yet separate, and definitely not stuck together. – Indian proverb A simple pot of basmati rice can defeat even the most experienced cooks, especially when it comes to getting it right, night after night. The perfect rice is soft and fluffy, with each grain perfectly separate. Is this possible at home? Definitely. Just follow these easy, foolproof steps. Basmati is one of the best known varieties of rice out there.
Sep 25, 2022
11 Essential Spices for Indian CookingSkills
One of the things that people find intimidating about cooking Indian food is the vast array of spices used — both whole and ground, which are often combined into complex spice mixes. However, having taught classes on Indian food, I find that as soon as people are able to identify and understand the spices we use, then suddenly they find this cuisine is not as hard to make after all. Here are the 11 spices I reach for most often when cooking Indian food and how I use them!
Sep 22, 2022
A Visual Guide to 10 Varieties of Asian GreensSkills
I love the vegetable section in Asian grocery stores because there are so many greens to choose from, especially when I’m tired of kale and chard. But for those who haven’t cooked a lot with Asian greens, the produce aisle might be a bit overwhelming, especially since the greens can go by multiple names. As with most greens, Asian greens can be steamed, stir-fried, stewed, braised, chopped, and cooked in dumplings or soups. Some of these can even be served raw in salads!
Sep 6, 2022
Easy Vegetarian Tikka MasalaRecipes
This version goes full steam ahead with lots of hearty vegetables, like cauliflower, thick-cut carrots, and peas.
Sep 4, 2022
5 Mistakes to Avoid with Canned Coconut MilkSkills
It could greatly affect the outcome of the dish.
Aug 21, 2022
Recipe: Watermelon CurryRecipes
A curry? Made from watermelon? You don’t get it. Neither did I — at least at first. When I came across this traditional dish from Rajasthan, the largest state in India located in the northwest corner of the country, I didn’t quite know what to think of it. I can eat pounds and pounds of watermelon in all forms throughout the summer, but this isn’t one I expected. I tried it anyway, and guess what? It works — it works extremely well.
May 18, 2022
Recipe Review: Indian Spiced Carrot Soup with GingerRecipes
We had a bunch of carrots to use this week and were craving something Indian-inspired. It being Escapes Month and all, this soup from Bon Appétit sounded like the perfect recipe to celebrate far-flung locations and exotic flavors. Read on for our full review…The process of making this carrot soup is pretty much identical to our own technique for how to make soup from almost anything — sauté carrots and onions with some spices, pour in chicken broth, simmer, then purée.
May 12, 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.
Apr 5, 2021
Indian Recipe: Basic RaitaRecipes
Raita is a mixture of yogurt, vegetables, and often fresh herbs (sometimes a little fruit makes its way in here too) that’s served alongside spicy curries across India. It is the ultimate cooling agent when your mouth starts to burn with heat from chilies. It’s also just wonderful atop a bed of wilted greens or swirled into soup. Raita is the perfect thing to have hanging around in the fridge. Have you ever had raita? Here’s a very simple recipe to make a bowlful at home.
Feb 15, 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
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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
How to Make Clarified Butter and Ghee on the StovetopRecipes
The trick to making butter last forever and pan-frying friendly
Apr 12, 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
These Light and Airy Cream Puffs Are Bursting with Rose-Cardamom CreamRecipes
This extra-special dessert is our current baking obsession.
Feb 11, 2021
Nik Sharma’s Roasted Cauliflower in Turmeric Kefir
Cookbook Club
Yes, it's as good as it looks.
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 5, 2021
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.
Feb 5, 2021
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.
Feb 5, 2021
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.
Feb 5, 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
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
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
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
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
Spiced Yellow Dal with Rice (Kitchari)Recipes
It’s been a long few months of rich cooking and eating, so the idea of eating simply and clean as summer approaches is attractive. In Ayurveda, a dish called Kitchari is often prescribed for its ease of digestion and detoxifying qualities, and lately I’ve been eating it a ton. Kitchari literally means a mix or a mess, so this dish is a mess of rice, usually basmati, and beans, usually split mung beans.
May 27, 2020
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.
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: Slow Cooker Vegan Pumpkin CurryRecipes
I go back and forth on what I think is the most useful piece of equipment in my kitchen. My cast iron skillet is always high on the list, as is a good Dutch oven. But these days, as it gets colder, I think my slow cooker is definitely in the top spot. When you realize that you can make wonderful dishes like this vegan pumpkin curry while you are gone, it’s easy to see why the slow cooker is #1. See those lovely cubes of fresh pumpkin? That is seriously the hardest part of this recipe.
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: Vegan Creamy Curried Cauliflower SoupRecipes
A simple puréed soup is something I turn to often. Lately, I’ve been relying on a lightly spiced cauliflower soup to tide be over between the richness of the holidays. The nice thing about this recipe is that it takes very little time to pull together. You simply cook down the onions and garlic with cauliflower, broth, and warm spices and ready your favorite toppings (I like crispy parsley, toasty cashews, and spicy red pepper flakes — all with a dash of olive oil).
Feb 5, 2020
Recipe: Vegan Slow Cooker Chickpea Tikka MasalaRecipes
Swap the chicken for chickpeas in this deeply delicious vegan take on tikka masala.
Feb 5, 2020
The Easiest 30-Minute Butter ChickenRecipes
It's just as creamy and comforting as the original.
Feb 4, 2020
Tomato Rice with Crispy Cheddar Is Basically Pizza Recipes
We're obsessed.
Feb 3, 2020
Garlic, Anchovy, and Olive Spaghetti Is an Easy Pantry Favorite Recipes
You probably already have (most) of the ingredients to make this!
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Tofu Tikka MasalaRecipes
I want to tell you so much about this tofu tikka masala, but let me start with the sauce. It’s layered with a mess of warm spices plus the smoky flavors of charred onion and ginger all infused into the requisite tomato cream sauce. That’s what you want from tikka masala, but at the same time, this dinner wouldn’t be the stand-out star it is without the firm cubes of tofu infused with a hint of tangy yogurt and lemon juice and a light spice that seeps all the way through.
Feb 3, 2020