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Sunday Supper: Pork Meatball Vindaloo With Pearl Couscous

Jennifer Olvera 9 comments

This vindaloo is made with pork meatballs, an array of peppers, juicy tomatoes, and a finishing sprinkle of cilantro. Serve it with pearl couscous, which stands up nicely to the bold sauce. More

Pork Meatball Vindaloo With Pearl Couscous

Serious Eats Jennifer Olvera 5 comments

This vindaloo is made with pork meatballs, an array of peppers, juicy tomatoes, and a finishing sprinkle of cilantro. Serve it with pearl couscous, which stands up nicely to the bold sauce. More

Indian Spices 101: How to Work With Dry Spices

Beyond Curry Denise D'silva Sankhe 5 comments

Many of my friends, new to Indian food, think that it's all spice and fire. But that's not true. Sure, there are spices, but it's not all chili. It's cumin, cinnamon, cardamom; fragrant spices, robust ones, peppery ones. And they're used carefully and thoughtfully. Each has its own aroma and adds its own character to a dish. Today we're going to go through the basics of dry-roasting to help get the most out of those spices. More

Quick and Easy Butter Paneer With Spinach

Max Falkowitz 6 comments

Paneer makhani, or butter paneer, is a staple dish in American Indian restaurants for a reason: it's hard to beat chunks of fresh cheese in a creamy, buttery tomato sauce. It's also drop-dead simple to make at home. More

Easy Butter Paneer With Spinach

Serious Eats Max Falkowitz 16 comments

Paneer makhani, or butter paneer, is a staple in America's Indian restaurants for a reason: it's hard to beat chunks of fresh cheese in a creamy, buttery tomato sauce. It's also drop-dead simple to make at home. More

Beyond Curry: Anglo-Indian Coconut Clam Stew

Beyond Curry Denise D'silva Sankhe Post a comment

Clams are a great way to get into seafood stews and curries if you aren't quite ready to take the plunge into fish, and this stew, made with chilies, ginger, turmeric, tomatoes, and coconut, is a particularly good way to enjoy them. More

Anglo-Indian Coconut Clam Stew

Serious Eats Denise D'silva Sankhe Post a comment

Clams are a great way to get into seafood stews and curries if you aren't quite ready to take the plunge into fish, and this stew, made with chilies, ginger, turmeric, tomatoes, and coconut, is a particularly good way to enjoy them. More

Beyond Curry: Quick Indian Cabbage Salad

Beyond Curry Denise D'silva Sankhe 2 comments

This salad of crisp cabbage, carrots, and coconut is one of those Indian dishes that takes minimal effort, doesn't involve a whole range of spices, and is ready in minutes. Dressed in an infused oil, it's the perfect side dish for a meal of rice and chicken. More

Quick Indian Cabbage Salad

Serious Eats Denise D'silva Sankhe 4 comments

This salad of crisp cabbage, carrots, and coconut is one of those Indian dishes that takes minimal effort, doesn't involve a whole range of spices, and is ready in minutes. Dressed in an infused oil, it's the perfect side dish for a meal of rice and chicken. More

Om is an Upper East Side Indian Standout

New York Lauren Rothman 1 comment

When you're dining meat-free, Indian restaurants are usually a good bet; even those not devoted to southern Indian cuisine have plenty of vegetarian options to offer. Om on the Upper East Side is a neighborhood standout for just that kind of eating. More

Top-Notch Indian Street Eats at Chai Pani in Asheville, NC

Eating Asian Jay Friedman 4 comments

Casual lunch from Meherwan Irani, James Beard semifinalist for "Best Chef: Southeast," brings lots of surprises, with food that offers a flurry of bold flavors and textures. More

Beyond Curry: Crab Masala Fry

Denise D'silva Sankhe 2 comments

The delicate, sweet crab meat is a perfect contrast to the punch of the spices. Scoop out the delicious gravy with bread or mix it with some steamed rice for a wholesome dinner. More

Crab Masala Fry

Serious Eats Denise D'silva Sankhe Post a comment

Crab Masala Fry is a fragrant medley of spices and aromatics. Its spicy punch is set off deliciously by the sweet crab meat. More

Beyond Curry: Spiced Indian Yogurt (Chaas)

Denise D'silva Sankhe Post a comment

Chaas is an easy drink to prepare and makes you instantly forget the heaviness of a big meal. Black salt gives it a unique taste and, according to many, also packs in a host of health benefits. More

Spiced Indian Yogurt (Chaas)

Serious Eats Denise D'silva Sankhe 2 comments

Chaas or Indian buttermilk is a mild drink that uses spices which are known for their digestive properties. It's a must-have after an indulgent meal and takes all of five minutes to rustle up. More

Beyond Curry: Lamb or Chicken Biryani

Beyond Curry Denise D'silva Sankhe Post a comment

The aroma of a good biryani is intoxicating as it cooks away slowly. Meat, spices, and the fragrant Basmati rice make it a hearty, robust, all-in-one meal. More

Lamb or Chicken Biryani

Serious Eats Denise D'silva Sankhe 9 comments

The aroma of a good biryani is intoxicating as it cooks away slowly. Meat, spices and the fragrant Basmati rice make it a hearty, robust, all-in-one meal. More

Beyond Curry: Easy Spiced Basmati Pilaf

Beyond Curry Denise D'silva Sankhe Post a comment

A mix of fennel seeds, cinnamon, and dry bay leaf perfumes this basmati rice pilaf, releasing a comforting, delicious aroma that lingers long after the dish is done. And even though the recipe itself is simple and quick, its elegance and complex flavor profile impresses my guests without fail. More

Easy Spiced Basmati Pilaf

Serious Eats Denise D'silva Sankhe 1 comment

A mix of fennel seeds, cinnamon, and dry bay leaf perfumes this basmati rice pilaf, releasing a comforting, delicious aroma that lingers long after the dish is done. And even though the recipe itself is simple and quick, its elegance and complex flavor profile impresses my guests without fail. More

Easy 30-Minute Pressure Cooker Chicken and Chickpea Masala

J. Kenji López-Alt 35 comments

What I know about you: You like fast. You love easy. You lurve chicken. You're pretty wild about recipes that taste awesome. You like gadgets. This recipe for a pseudo-Indian chicken channa masala hits every one of those points. It takes about half an hour, it's easy enough that a very large and particularly precocious child could make it, it features chicken, it tastes incredibly awesome with a creamy and tangy spiced tomato sauce (think: chicken tikka masala), and it's made in a pressure cooker to boot, delivering long-simmered flavor and tender chicken in a fraction of the time. More

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