Mushroom Biryani

Mushroom biryani is an easy, one-pot vegetarian meal, perfect for a weekday dinner. With the exception of morel mushrooms found in Kashmir, mushrooms have not historically been a part of Indian food. That started to change in the 1990s, when mushrooms started to appear in local markets. Mushrooms are a great addition to biryani since… Continue reading Mushroom Biryani

The Hundred Food Journey

The Hundred Foot Journey (Movie Review)

The Hundred Foot Journey captures the rise of Indian influence in the world’s culture. When an Indian family opens a restaurant across the street from her Michelin-starred restaurant in a village in France, Madam Mallory (Helen Mirren) disdainfully dismisses the food of these invaders– it’s much too spicy, she says.

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Savory Puff Pastry Bites (Khari Biscuit)

My last two posts were about chai masala and chai, so I thought I’d round it off with a post on Khari biscuits. Khari biscuits are simple puff pastry bites. They can also be made the way I like them, sprinkled with spices for extra flavor. They are perfect dippers for a cup of chai.

Potato Tikki

Cauliflower Patties (Tikki) with Cilantro Pea Chutney

I have always loved the little vegetable patties known as tikki. Traditionally the most common ones are aloo tikki (potato patties). My mom is the tikki queen and makes many variations of them including some with paneer and greens.

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Cabbage Kofta

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

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Tandoori Paneer Pizza

In the last three weeks, I’ve made 4 pizzas from scratch, eaten countless frozen Trader Joe’s pizzas, been to Oggi’s twice for pizza and beer, had Round Table at my in-law’s and had Little Caesars for a lazy dinner. Wow! I’m a little shocked at my pizza consumption after seeing it all together in one… Continue reading Tandoori Paneer Pizza