Savory Semolina Crepes with Potato Curry and Coconut Chutney Traditional dosa are made with a rice and lentil batter that needs to first be soaked overnight, then ground into a batter and then fermented overnight. Rava dosa is simpler because it doesn’t have to be fermented. I love the flavor and how easy they are… Continue reading Rava Masala Dosa
Egg curry, or anda masala, is a a curry eaten all across India. It is a Dhaba food, that is, inexpensive food commonly found in roadside stalls — India’s version of takeout. There is something amazing that happens when you mix a spicy tomato gravy with a simple boiled egg. The yolk adds a creamy… Continue reading Egg Curry (Anda Curry)
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 Palak Paneer (Spinach and cheese curry)
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
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