Gujarati Dal - the flavors of this are a delicate balance of spicy, sweet and sour.

My Grandma’s Gujarati Dal

Dal was a big part of my childhood. Pretty much every time my grandma cooked for us, there was dal. And she cooked for us a lot. My grandma’s Gujarati dal was different than my mom’s. While mom’s was spicy and comforting, grandma’s dal had a whole different flavor profile. Grandma’s dal was traditional Gujarati… Continue reading My Grandma’s Gujarati Dal

A white bowl of Cucumber Raita with a spoon on the side

Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita is one of the quintessential side dishes in Indian cooking. It is ever present on restaurant menus and equally so in homes across India. There are many variations of raita in Indian cuisine. In general, raita is made up of a combination of yogurt and cucumbers, beets, onion, pineapple or boondi. But even… Continue reading Cucumber Raita

Chicken Jalfrezi recipe by Indiaphile.info

How to Make Chicken Jalfrezi

Chicken Jalfrezi is such a delicious chicken curry that it’s hard to believe it’s a leftover chicken recipe dating back over a hundred years. Ever wondered what to do with that left over rotisserie chicken or the extra chicken breasts you cooked for dinner yesterday? Take a note from the British Raj and make chicken… Continue reading How to Make Chicken Jalfrezi

Slow Cooker Masoor Dal

Slow Cooker Masoor Dal

This masoor dal is so easy to make. Simply, throw some lentils, water and spices in the slow cooker, put on the lid and forget about it for several hours. There is no chopping vegetables or sauteeing onions. No fuss! Then, when you’re ready to eat, pour over the fragrant “vaghaar” by heating some ghee… Continue reading Slow Cooker Masoor Dal

Pineapple Lentil Soup

Spicy Pineapple Lentil Recipe

One of our biggest goals with Indiaphile is to take the mystery out of cooking Indian food. Despite the long, complex history of Indian food, most dishes are no more complicated to make than western dishes. A dosa is no more difficult to make than a pancake. The multitude of vegetable dishes, shaaks as we… Continue reading Spicy Pineapple Lentil Recipe

Potato Curry - This potato curry is ready in minutes using either a pressure cooker or instant pot

Pressure Cooker Potato Curry (Batata nu Shaak) Recipe

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.