My grandma’s eggplant and potato curry or ringan batata nu shaak as we call it in Gujarati, was a staple in my house when I was growing up. My grandma made it often in the summer. I especially love it not only because it is super easy and really has a lot of flavor but… Continue reading Grandma’s Gujarati Style Eggplant and Potato Curry (Ringan Batata nu Shaak)
When people come over to my house for Indian food for the first time, I often serve Potato Shaak. I like it because it is so representative of the flavors of Indian cooking, and it just feels like a homestyle meal.
Ten years ago, tomorrow, I went to Las Vegas with a club I was in in college. It was my 21st birthday. Some of the group decided they wanted to go clubbing. The rest of us wanted to go to the big Oktoberfest event the hotel was having. They had a giant tent, huge beer… Continue reading Butter Paneer (Paneer Makhani)
Palak Paneer is one of the most popular Indian dishes in the U.S. Spinach and cheese is such a classic combination, think of Spinach Florentine or even spinach artichoke dip which has a cheesy base. Personally, I don’t really like spinach even though I eat it pretty often. I have to dress it up with… Continue reading Spinach and Cheese Curry (Palak Paneer)
This is a very special blog post for us. Only a few days after celebrating our wedding anniversary, we now celebrate our One Year Anniversary with Indiaphile! As a celebration we are holding our first giveaway, but before we get to that, I want to share a few reflections on our blog.
I am a total podcast junkie! I listen to them all day long. Most of my podcasts are NPR programs and one of my favorites is the Splendid Table podcast by Lynn Rosetto Kasper. I always learn a lot about food from her. A couple of weeks ago they had Indian cookbook author Raghavan Iyer on… Continue reading Eight Ways to Cook with Spices
The first time our friend K tasted Indian food was two years ago when Steve and I cooked for her. Since then, she’s totally fallen in love with the cuisine and comes over for weekly dinners and lets me experiment on her. A couple of weeks ago, she saw a large dosa at an Indian… Continue reading Savory Semolina Crepes with Potato Curry and Coconut Chutney (Rava Masala Dosa)
When it’s gloomy outside or I’m feeling low, I often make kadhi. It never fails to make me feel better. Yesterday was a super busy day and I came home pretty tired. All I wanted to do was put my legs up and sit on the couch with a steaming bowl of kadhi and rice…and… Continue reading My Ultimate Comfort Food: Yogurt and Garbanzo Bean Flour Gravy (Kadhi)
I love easy it is to cook this simple cauliflower curry. It is super healthy and it takes just a few minutes of prep and less than 20 minutes to cook from start to finish. It is a weeknight staple in our house.
Malai Kofta is a common indian dish made by frying balls of potato and paneer, then drenching them in a tomato cream sauce. I came across a variation a few years ago, made with cabbage instead of potato and paneer. The original recipe for Cabbage Kofta is at Married to a Desi, a wonderful food… Continue reading Cabbage Kofta
There is something amazing that happens when you mix a spicy tomato gravy with a simple boiled egg. The yolk adds a creamy texture and a silkiness to the dish that is just delicious.