Indian Recipes & Food Ideas
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Recipe: Collard Green Chicken Salad WrapsRecipes
I’ve always loved collard greens, but usually in a stewed, completely cooked-down form, with lots of broth flavored with smoky meat. But eating the greens raw never occurred to me until recently, when they were suggested as a sandwich bread substitute. Turns out they’re a great, light alternative when you’re looking for something other than bread. I always assumed raw collard greens would be tough, fibrous, and have an unpleasant vegetal taste.
Jan 29, 2020
Make-Ahead, Freeze-Ahead Recipe: Spiced Lamb MeatballsRecipes
Meatballs! At big dinner parties and potlucks, meatballs seem to cause a stampede like nothing else. They’re crowd-friendly, kid-friendly — and so convenient. Many of you ask frequently about meals to make ahead and freeze, and honestly, meatballs are at the top of my list. These meatballs are my all-time favorite: Warmly spiced with garam masala, fragrant with onion, ginger, and garlic, and so tender and juicy. These are also my ultimate make-ahead meal.
Jan 29, 2020
Breakfast Recipe: Mango Yogurt SmoothieRecipes
Is it hot where you are? I’ve been hiking around New York City in 94°F heat, and I’m about to head back to the Midwest where it is still in the high 80s. It’s so hot, most food doesn’t even sound good. Drinks, on the other hand, especially fruity drinks, sound heavenly. Here’s one that I’ve been sucking down for breakfast, since it offers both nourishment and refreshment.
Jan 29, 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
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.
Jan 22, 2020
Recipe: Pudla (Indian Chickpea Crepes)Recipes
When I visited cookbook author and blogger Mallika Basu at her home in London last year, I found her ready and waiting to whip up a batch of pudla, chickpea crepes with cilantro, green chili, and ginger — a quick and easy breakfast staple she makes frequently for her family. I loved how light yet satisfying these gluten-free, vegan pancakes were, soft in the middle, and with a crisp edge. I asked her for the recipe and tried a batch in my own kitchen, and here are they are for you today.
Jan 21, 2020
Word of Mouth: ChapatiSkills
Chapati [chuh-pah-tee] noun: Pan-grilled unleavened flatbread eaten in India, East Africa, and most of South Asia.Chapati is ubiquitous in Kenya; big golden wedges of this flat, chewy bread were served at almost every meal. We loved it; the fried golden taste is so delicious, and it’s handy for sopping up extra meat and sauce. We were already familiar, too, with chapati from Indian cuisine.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipes for Ramadan: A Mango Treat to Break the FastRecipes
Mangoes are divine any time of year, but this month they are used in a special dish for Ramadan. Do you celebrate Ramadan with any specific treats or traditions? We caught up with Pakistani food blogger Shayma for some ideas on breaking the fast.“Ramadan” refers to the ninth month in the Islamic year, and it is the holiest month on the Islamic calendar.
Jan 21, 2020
South Indian Recipe: Brown Rice AppamsRecipes
Have you ever tasted an appam? These lacy rice pancakes are served for breakfast and alongside dinner (frankly, they’re fantastic anytime of day) in many parts of South India and Sri Lanka. They require a little advanced planning and preparation, but are so worth it!This recipe was modified from my notes while traveling in India and cooking with aunties and grandmothers in their home kitchens.
Jan 21, 2020
Inside the Spice Cabinet: Curry LeavesSkills
If you’ve ever cooked Indian or other Southeast Asian recipes, you’ve probably seen curry leaves listed in the ingredients. These unique leaves have a distinctive fragrance and add that special something to a dish that one can’t get from any other ingredient, so don’t omit it just because you feel it’s unfamiliar or impossible to find. Taste: Bitter, sour Most Popular Use: Rice, soup, stew Curry leaves come from the curry tree, Murraya koenigii.
Jan 21, 2020
Recipe: Puff Pastry Samosa PocketsRecipes
Unlike traditional samosas, these are made with puff pastry for a buttery, flaky crunch. The filling, however, is very much full of South Indian ingredients and flavors.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Make Naan at HomeRecipes
Naan is an Indian yeast-leavened bread, traditionally baked in a clay oven called a tandoori. You’ve probably eaten it alongside curry at your favorite restaurant, grabbed it from the bakery, or maybe you’ve already made it at home. While we often associate naan with Indian food, it can be a staple of the everyday dinner routine, as this is one of the fastest, most versatile breads you can make at home. Like most yeast breads, naan is made of flour, yeast, water, and salt.
Jan 21, 2020
5 Things I Learned About Indian Food from Eating at Babu JiPeople
We don’t often write about buzzy new restaurants, but we couldn’t help catching a little bit of the fever around Babu Ji. The Alphabet City spot, which opened last summer, has been widely credited for shaking up the Indian food establishment with its cheeky decor and delicate, flavorful fare.
Dec 17, 2019
Recipe: Wild Rice Bowl with Red Lentil Curry and SpinachRecipes
The best part about this vegetarian bowl recipe is how easy it is to make. This makes it an ideal candidate for one of those hectic mid-week dinners when all you want is a delicious meal on the table without having to think too hard. It’s made with hearty red lentils, fresh ginger, plenty of spices, a couple handfuls of baby spinach, and coconut milk — a perfect balance of heat and creaminess.
Dec 16, 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.
Dec 3, 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
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.
Nov 21, 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.
Nov 20, 2019
Soup Recipe: Tangy Mulligatawny with TurkeyRecipes
At the beginning of Soup Week we asked our readers what soups they would like to learn. One soup that cropped up with surprising frequency was mulligatawny. I decided to tackle it myself, and so I turned to my latest soup handbook: Clifford Wright’s The Best Soups in the World. I grabbed his version of mulligatawny and tasted it, tested it, and ultimately tweaked it for a gently spicy, fragrant soup chock-full of turkey, onions, ginger and garlic.
Nov 14, 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
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.
Oct 18, 2019
How To Make Butter Chicken in the Instant PotRecipes
Think of butter chicken as tikka masala's cooler younger brother.
Oct 18, 2019
Make the Saag Paneer of Your Dreams with Spinach and Feta
Cookbook Club
So much better than takeout.
Oct 8, 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 7, 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 24, 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
How I Cook: Mallika Basu’s 10 Tips for Quicker Weeknight Indian CookingKitchen
Yesterday I shared a peek into Mallika Basu’s home kitchen in London, England. Mallika (a.k.a. Miss Masala) is a mom of two toddlers, a PR executive, and the proprietress of a popular food blog called Quick Indian Cooking. I was charmed and impressed by her energy and inventiveness in cooking, but I was somewhat boggled — how does she do all this and cook traditional Indian food, which I find quite time-consuming (and not usually light or healthy).
Jul 30, 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
5 Recipes That Prove Indian Food and Slow Cookers Are Meant to BeRecipes
Soups, veggie dishes, and one fragrant curry.
Jun 9, 2019
A Week of Fast Dinners for Adventurous EatersRecipes
I’ll be completely honest: Being a food writer and photographer means my family is used to eating odd food at even odder times of the day. During the summer holidays, this is not much of an issue – my daughter will happily eat breakfast for dinner if I’ve been shooting pancakes in the bright afternoon light, or sit down for supper at 8 p.m. after I’ve taken advantage of the soft evening light to get a nicely shadowed shot.
Jun 9, 2019
Recipe: Butternut Squash & Coconut CurryRecipes
How does a warm and creamy squash curry sound to you right now? Good, right?! This vegan curry is made with rich coconut milk and infused with enough spices to make your tongue tingle. It’s the kind of dish that makes you look forward to dinner all day long. Most of the ingredients are readily available in urban areas. Some of you may already have all this stuff in your kitchens.
Jun 9, 2019
Recipe: Spiced Chickpeas with AnardanaRecipes
Earlier this week, we highlighted one of the latest additions to our spice cupboard, anardana, or dried pomegranate seeds. Experimenting with the souring ingredient led to this recipe for warmly spiced chickpeas with a touch of sweet tartness. Served with grains or tossed in a salad, they make a zestful and wholesome vegetarian meal.Note: Anardana may be found in the form of whole seeds, powder, or something in-between.
Jun 5, 2019
What Is Ghee?Skills
I grew up hearing rumblings of the word “ghee” from my aunts at an early age. When I’d visit for dinner, I’d see them grab a big spoonful of it from a jar by the stove before cooking practically everything. But that’s really where my knowledge stopped — I never understood quite what it was, and perhaps was too afraid to ask.
Jun 5, 2019
Recipe: Curry Coconut Savory GranolaRecipes
It’s about to begin, the parade of sweet treats through your office, your holiday parties, and probably your very own kitchen. Consider this granola a much-needed savory break for you and anyone lucky enough to receive it from you as a gift. Savory curry granola?, you may be thinking. That’s right: salty, crunchy, curry-spiked granola studded with toasted pecans and browned coconut chips.
Jun 5, 2019
Recipe: Vegetable Biryani RiceRecipes
Fluffy fragrant rice, richly spiced vegetables, and a scattering of raisins, cashews, and herbs make up this colorful and warming biryani. Whether you eat it as a one-dish meal or as part of an Indian feast, it’s well worth the effort to prepare. Biryani – of which there are dozens of variations in India, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East – is comprised of layers of rice and vegetables or meat.
Jun 5, 2019
One-Pot Coconut-Chicken Curry from The Cookie EditorsRecipes
CookieHere’s a recipe, and a few more thoughts on this book, which is honestly just as good for busy singles as harried mommies.I see many, many books every year that promise quicker, easier cooking. (Quick! Fast! 30-minute meals!) My tolerance of these books reached a limit long ago; they often feel dumbed-down and slightly disingenuous in their promises of ever-quicker meals.This book, though, doesn’t fall into that camp.
Jun 5, 2019
Simple South Indian Recipe: PongalRecipes
Pongal is a fabulous, quick, any-time-of-day base for a healthy and hearty meal. It’s sort of like an Indian risotto.I first encountered Pongal at a typical family restaurant in Mysore, India. We ordered it by pointing at another diner’s plate, our usual technique when we didn’t understand anything on the menu. The mountain of glossy, creamy rice looked simple, safe and not too heavy.Well, After one bite of the mellow, risotto-like, savory rice dish, I was smitten.
Jun 5, 2019
Recipe: Breakfast PohaRecipes
In Devesh and Tara’s Spice Pantry kitchen tour we were led on an Indian spice adventure in Tara and Devesh’s Manhattan apartment. Devesh shared two recipes: one for a typical western India breakfast item of “flattened rice,” known as “Poha” and another for the authentic way to prepare Chai. Both dishes were rather extraordinary: the poha was an unexpected, full-flavor, mildly spicy, fluffy rice full of different elements.
Jun 5, 2019
Weekend Snack: Sev Puri (Chaat), an Indian Street SnackRecipes
Chaat always brings back memories of carefree weekends spent at my parents’ beach house in India. I’d walk over to the beach in the afternoon when the tide is low enough to pick sea shells. I’d return home with my pail full and stomach empty. A gorgeous bowl of chaat would be waiting for me – crunchy, sweet, tangy, spicy, filling all at the same time. I’d sit on the verandah eating chaat, listening to the waves crashing near by and watching the kites sail over me.
Jun 4, 2019
A Modern Take on Classic Indian RecipesPeople
Whether you know it or not, you’re probably already familiar with Anjali Pathak’s connection to the food world. Her parents started Patak’s Original, the line of bottled sauces, relishes, chutneys, and more that you can find in the international aisle of your local grocery store. But Anjali’s contribution to spreading Indian culture and cuisine takes a different form.
May 30, 2019
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?
May 29, 2019
Recipe: Peach LassiRecipes
Grab that blender!
May 29, 2019
A South Indian New Year’s Eve: 5 Festive Recipes to Welcome the New YearRecipes
Our goal for ringing in the new year? Do it with a flash of color, vibrant flavor, heat, soulfulness, and, of course, sparkle. And no food said that for me this year like the creations coming out of Asha Gomez’s kitchen. Last year year, the chef and restaurateur became a cookbook author and published one of the year’s most celebrated cookbooks: My Two Souths.
May 29, 2019
Where I Cook: Mallika in London, EnglandKitchen
Who cooks and eats here: Mallika Basu, her husband, and two young children Where: London, England Rent or Own? Own Entering Mallika Basu’s southwest London home involves a moment of transition, and then surprise. From the entrance, her home looks quite the same as its neighbors in a long row of Clapham townhouses. The front hallway and staircase signal the Victorian heritage of the home, down to the carefully restored tile in the entryway.
May 24, 2019
This Is What You Should Know Before You Go to IndiaPeople
Whenever you’re traveling somewhere new, local customs can be daunting (and sometimes go completely over your head without your knowledge). India, with its awesome breadth of color, noise, and exuberance, can be especially overwhelming at times. This list offers a general rundown of some things to know before you go. By all means, I see this as a starting-off point — feel free to add more in the comments below. Happy trails!
May 24, 2019
Goa Ahead, Fall in Love with This Pantry Staple from IndiaPeople
Earlier this year, I traded the frigid New York-Paris grind for a tiny beach hut in Goa. Situated on the Arabian Sea, midway down India’s southwest coast, the former Portuguese enclave is known for its miles of beaches and (for lack of a better word) enthusiastic full-moon parties.
May 24, 2019
8 Things to Bring Back from DelhiSkills
Whenever I start planning a trip, my focus is on food, which makes sense: Besides eating to live, I write about and style food for a living. Most of the time the planning centers around what I’ll be eating while traveling, but preparing for any trip also means mindfully leaving space to carry treats to bring home.
May 24, 2019
An Insider’s Guide to Eating Out in IndiaSkills
When planning my most recent trip to India, I focused on where to eat, what to eat, and how to eat as much of it as possible. Just as importantly, though, I wanted to be cognizant of local customs, tips, and tricks. Enter Carishma Mehta — Delhi resident, organic farm owner, and intrepid eater.
May 24, 2019
Escape to Italy with a Recipe: Straccetti con Rucola e FunghiRecipes
During this month of Escapes we asked some of our food blogger friends to share their food experiences and home cooking inspiration from travel and faraway places. Here’s a Roman trattoria-style recipe from the delightful Maggie of Pithy & Cleaver.When a friend of mine moved to Rome, I was consumed with pasta envy: every day, he could get amazing Spaghetti Carbonara, Cacio e Pepe, Bucatini all’ Amatriciana…what a life!
May 24, 2019
White Rice: A Love StoryPeople
I didn’t always love white rice. Raised on my Southern grandmother’s cooking, I grew up thinking of rice as an “instant” food — something Grandmother Maye dumped on the plate next to my pork chop on those nights when she didn’t have time to make mashed potatoes. White rice constituted a cheap, bland filler, made interesting only once or twice a year, when Maye indulged her Cajun roots and dished it up with chicken gumbo.
May 24, 2019
The Best Freezer Finds in an Indian Grocery Store, According to Chitra AgrawalGroceries
We talked to Chitra Agrawal, cookbook author and owner of Brooklyn Delhi condiments, to get her picks when shopping in the freezer aisle.
May 24, 2019
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.
May 24, 2019
Recipe: Chicken 65Recipes
Spicy, crispy, and packed with flavor, Chicken 65 is considered an Indo-Chinese recipe; a cuisine that is hugely popular in both India and Pakistan.
May 17, 2019
Inside the Spice Cabinet: Garam MasalaSkills
Comprised of many of the spices we associate with fall baking, garam masala is a popular spice blend used in Indian cooking. And while you’ll find it in the ingredient list for curries, meat, and soups, this warm blend also has a place in many of the dishes you regularly cook. Taste: Warm Most Popular Use: Meat, poultry, vegetables, soup Garam masala, which literally means warm spice, is a staple blend used in Indian cooking.
May 3, 2019
Culinary Cocktails: The Spicy/Cool Flavors of India Straight Up CocktailsRecipes
Cool slabs of watermelon and cucumber. Fiery slivers of hot pepper. Dark dollops of sour tamarind. Bright dashes of orange juice and muddled cilantro. These are some of the unexpected flavors and textures featured in the cocktails I sampled at the New York, New Indian restaurant, Tabla, this week.The best part? Each deliciously different drink was simple enough to make at home.
May 3, 2019
Recipe: Very Simple Dal PalakRecipes
We like to think of this as our Stone Soup recipe. With a few basic ingredients and handful of lentils, we can make enough to feed and satisfy an entire crowd. While we can’t claim that this is the most authentic dal you’ll ever eat, we can promise a darn tasty meal! Take a look…Think of this recipe as a guideline. You can add more or less of any of the vegetables depending on what you have available and then adjust the spices as needed.
May 3, 2019
Ingredient Spotlight: Indian Bay LeafSkills
These were labeled “bay leaves” at our local Indian market, but we knew they weren’t exactly the same as the standard bay laurel leaves in our spice cupboard. The intensely sweet cinnamon aroma convinced us to take a bag home. But what were they?According to our Indian cookbooks and spice guides, these are known as Indian bay leaves, cinnamon leaves, cassia leaves, or tejpat/tej patta in Hindi.
May 2, 2019
Inside the Spice Cabinet: FenugreekSkills
Used for both its leaves and its seeds (both whole and ground), fenugreek, also known as methi and shambalileh, is a unique and highly fragrant ingredient. Taste: Bitter, sweet Most Popular Use: Curry powder, spice blends, teas Native to Asia and the Mediterranean, both the seeds and the leaves (fresh or dried) of the fenugreek plant are edible. The seeds are small, hard, and have a shrunken rectangular shape similar to dried beans or corn kernels.
May 2, 2019
Inside the Spice Cabinet: SaffronSkills
Saffron is responsible for that distinctive bright yellow color and flavor of Italian risotto milanese, French bouillabaisse, Spanish paella, and Indian biryanis. Like truffles, some people find saffron completely intoxicating and addictive. But what is it, why is it the most expensive spice out there, and is it really worth it? Taste: Sweet, bitter Most Popular Use: Rice, vegetables, baked goods Saffron is the dried orange-red stigmas of a particular kind of crocus flower.
May 2, 2019
Sweet South Indian Soul Food: Kesari BathRecipes
It’s flowery, creamy, yellow, studded with pineapple and flecked with aromatic cardamom. Have you ever had the South Indian breakfast, Kesari Bath?spices for Kesari Bath include saffron, cardamom and vanillaKesari Bath is a traditional sweet creamed wheat dish served in many South Indian States. I had the best versions of this perfumey grain in Karnataka, India. It was served to me, as well as hundreds of other guests before a grand Indian wedding–a celebrated “love marriage.
May 2, 2019
Savory South Indian Soul Food: Khara BathRecipes
Khara Bath, the savory preparation of Kesari Bath (featured Monday) is so satisfying, tasty and delicious, you may become addicted! This past weekend, I made it for dinner two nights in a row. Have you tried Khara Bath?Grits, polenta, Cream of Wheat, risotto, bulgur, oats, wheat berries, barley — every culture has their way to transform an innocent little grain into something sublime, but it’s the South Indian Khara Bath that steals my heart.
May 2, 2019
Edible Gift Idea: The Best Chai Tea Mix!Recipes
This is one of my absolutely favorite things to give away at the holiday time. It makes a great gift, especially if given with a hand-thrown mug and one of those long, involved novels that are best read in January. (Armchair optional.) It’s also great to keep a few batches on hand as hostess or last-minute gifts.The beauty of this recipe is its flexibility. You can adjust any of the spices to your taste and even eliminate one altogether.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Vij’s Tilapia in Yogurt and Ginger CurryRecipes
Vikram Vij and his wife, Meeru Dhalwala, own maybe the most splendid Indian restaurant I’ve ever eaten at: Vij’s, in Vancouver, BC. It has many unique facets: A women-only kitchen, run by Meeru; a warm, welcoming environment dim and flickering with candles, presided over by Vikram; an incredibly fragrant, fresh interpretation of Indian dishes that each take your breath away.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Braised Coconut Spinach & Chickpeas with LemonRecipes
Are you in the mood for some comfort food? Of course you are. But now that spring is here and summer is on the horizon, you might, however, be leaning towards something with vegetables — perhaps even a vegetarian dish? I have a proposal for you: fresh baby spinach and chickpeas, slow-cooked with ginger, garlic, and onion in a creamy coconut milk sauce, finished off with a healthy dash of lemon. But it doesn’t stop there.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Masala Chai TeaRecipes
When I moved to New York City almost fifteen years ago, a friend took me on a downtown tour of inexpensive places to fill my belly. One stop was the Lahore Deli, a Pakistani joint on the edge of Soho where for four dollars I could have a little box of rice, dal and veggies plus a hot cup of sweet milky chai. The chai’s share of that bill was one dollar; these days it’s a buck fifty.
May 2, 2019
7 Refreshing Asian-Style BeveragesRecipes
All week we’re sharing Asian food recipes and inspiration here at The Kitchn. Here are some refreshing drinks to sip alongside your East, South, and Southeast Asian meals – or just to cool down on a hot summer day.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Mixed Bean Masala with Fragrant Yellow RiceRecipes
My stepdad brought Indian home cooking into my life. He and my mother had been high school sweethearts, American students at an international school in the foothills of the Himalayas where my stepdad had grown up, stuffing himself on dal and pappadums throughout childhood and cultivating a lifelong craving for fragrant vegetarian curries. Thanks to him and to recipes like this mixed bean masala, it’s a craving I now share.
May 2, 2019
Indian Vegetarian Feast by Anjum AnandPeople
“Indians are alchemists of the vegetarian table,” writes Anjum Anand, and her new cookbook merges India’s rich culinary traditions with a fresh, modern perspective. Indian Vegetarian Feast should appeal to both vegetarians and omnivores looking for simple, healthy weeknight recipes and beautiful dishes to impress dinner party guests.
May 2, 2019