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Ultimate Chicken Curry (Tamatar Murghi) from 'Indian Cooking Unfolded'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 7 comments

Chicken curry is an obvious choice when assembling an Indian menu: it is often fairly simple, the subtle flavors of the poultry take Indian spice well, and it's generally a crowd pleaser. But obvious doesn't have to mean dull or predictable. In fact, chicken curry is a good place to show off carefully layered spices and a rich, voluptuous sauce. Raghavan Iyer's version in Indian Cooking Unfolded is just the ticket. More

Sweet Corn with Toasted Coconut (Thénga Makkaí) from 'Indian Cooking Unfolded'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 1 comment

This toasted coconut and chile spice blend from Raghavan Iyer's new cookbook, Indian Cooking Unfolded, is a wonderful way to jazz up a pan of sautéed corn—the nuttiness of the coconut tones down the sweetness of the kernels, the dried chiles add intensity, and the citrus notes of the coriander seeds brighten the richness of the coconut. More

Braised Beet Salad with Golden Raisin Vinaigrette from 'Indian Cooking Unfolded'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 1 comment

In Indian Cooking Unfolded, Iyer offers seven Indian-esque salad recipes that blend Western-style raw greens with robust Indian spice. This beet salad is a perfect example of Indian-American fusion, with heat from ginger balanced by grassy cilantro and candy-sweet golden raisins. More

Poppadums with Chile-Spiked Onion and Avocado Pomegranate Dip from 'Indian Cooking Unfolded'

Serious Eats Kate Williams 1 comment

My only experience eating poppadums has been in Indian restaurants with a couple of chutneys alongside. The crackers have always seemed ethereally light and magically crisp. I never would have thought to serve them at home, or even knew the first thing about preparing them. This dead-simple appetizer recipe from Raghavan Iyer's new cookbook, Indian Cooking Unfolded, takes away that mystique and serves the crackers with an Indian twist on a couple of dips. More

Kerala Style Egg Gravy

Serious Eats Denise D'silva Sankhe 2 comments

Delicately poached eggs covered in a delicious fennel and curry leaf gravy, this is the egg dish you should have in your repertoire for a quick dinner. More

Mangalorean Beef and Bacon Gravy

Serious Eats Denise D'silva Sankhe 5 comments

Wonderful smokey bacon and chunks of tender beef are bathed in Indian spices in this unique dish. More

Beet Foogath (Beet Coconut Stir-fry)

Serious Eats Denise D'silva Sankhe 3 comments

This gorgeous, bright red stir-fry is a wonderful way to savor the flavor of the beet. It's mildly spiced and the coconut adds a lovely textural contrast. More

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