Lamb With Cilantro and Curry Leaf Sauce

I like to play with cooking techniques when I come up with new dishes. For example–I like to take the French techniques I learned in culinary school and apply them to other cuisines. Usually what happens is I end up with a recipe that tastes both traditional and sublime–the flavors of the original cuisine are […]

Indian-Appalachian Fusion: Spiced Creamed Peas and New Potatoes (With an Aside on the Creative Process)

I always knew it was early summer when creamed peas and new potatoes appeared on Grandma’s dining room table. Peas and new potatoes are ready at the same exact time, so there’s the seasonal reason the two are classically paired; it just also happens that the two taste perfect and heavenly together, much better than […]

Roasted Radishes and Turnips with Ghee, Cumin and Mustard Seed

This recipe was an experiment, and to my taste, if I was going to do it again, I would do it all with turnips, and leave the radishes for another day. But those red radishes in the picture sure do look pretty sprinkled in with the white turnips, don’t they? But, there was something about […]

Meatless Monday: Making The Richest Paneer Ever

So, I can be lazy. That’s the only excuse I can possibly have for not making my own paneer regularly. Paneer, for those who don’t know, is the only native cheese of India, and is made by heating milk to a boil and then adding an acid such as lemon juice or white vinegar, and […]

Meatless Monday: Indian-Spiced Twice Baked Potatoes

I thought of this dish the last time we had baked potatoes with dinner, which was oh, just last week. I thought of it, because while I love twice baked potatoes, I hardly ever make them. Why is that? No good reason, really. I guess that while I like them, I just don’t much often […]

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