India

Goa Is For Pork Lovers: India's Beachy, Portuguese-Influenced State Is Big On Pig

Coastal location offers exceptional seafood, too
Jun 23, 2014 9:00 am

Like many touristy destinations, it's remarkably easy to spend a week or two in the beachy paradise of Goa, India, and never sink your teeth into the region's native cuisine. That's a shame, because this is not your typical Indian food. Leave your preconceived notions of curry at the door.

15 Recipes For The Indian Food Fan

Ideas for dinner from the great Indian subcontinent
Apr 23, 2014 4:00 pm

We've got the perfect dinner idea for you whether you fall into the veg or non-veg category, North or South, mild or spicy and hey, even if you just want to make some naan to liven up your sandwich game, you're covered. In honor of #IndiaDay, 15 of our favorite curries, stews, snacks and sides from the great Subcontinent. 

Heads Up NYC: Asha Gomez Is Coming To Town To Cook The Flavors Of Kerala. Yes!

Atlanta-based chef is heading to City Grit
Apr 23, 2014 3:00 pm

Asha Gomez had her "South India meets Southern America fried chicken" long before she was named a James Beard Award Semifinalist and editors from Bon AppetitFood & WineCountry Living and Garden & Gun started calling up her Atlanta restaurant Cardamom Hill. Oh man is it good. And now she's hitting New York City.

New York's First Native American Restaurant Was Run By An Indian-American Chef

Talk about complicated
Apr 23, 2014 2:30 pm

Rahul Akerkar, chef/owner of Bombay's world-ranked Indigo restaurant worked a number of jobs in NYC kitchens while working through a Master's in biomedical engineering from Columbia University. This, of course, was before he ran a restaurant empire. When I asked for a gritty story from a NYC kitchen, circa 1980, he granted me two. You read that headline right.

10 Places To Eat Pani Puri In America. And You Can Hold The Cholera!

Just get it to your mouth before it disintegrates!
Apr 23, 2014 1:00 pm

Pani puri is a fried crisp with a hole punched in the top, stuffed with onion, whole chickpeas, potato, tamarind chutney and some chili-fueled spice mix, dunked in a spiced water and ferried to the mouth immediately. It's some of the most addictive street food around. Want to try? Head to one of these 10 places around the United States.

Indian Entrepreneur Chooses Chocolate-Making Over Dentistry. We Support This.

New Delhi's artisan truffles are infused with spice
Apr 23, 2014 12:00 pm

Pragati Sawhney founded Chockriti in New Delhi after taking a chocolate-making class in 2011...after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry and a Master's in Public Health. After finishing her studies, Sawhney realized that her passion for chocolate was greater than the desire to become a dentist, and the resulting treats are incredible. Mango chaat truffles and more after the jump.

Bombay Chef Rahul Akerkar On Street Food Advice To Bordeaux Pairings

Plus, how he brought a gourmet deli to Delhi
Apr 23, 2014 11:00 am

Rahul Akerkar, owner of Bombay's famed Indigo restaurant, started his career bussing, washing dishes and cooking in the kitchens of New York City. Fast-forward to the epic pairing of Chateau Margaux wines with Indian cuisine, the succulent lox topping the bagels at India's first gourmet appetizing shop, deli and cafe and a few stories from 80s-era New York kitchens that would make Bourdain himself grin. All about this international man of mastery, after the jump.

Speedy Patel: Watch A Street Food Master Make 14 Dosas In 5 Minutes

India Standard Time doesn't apply at snacktime
Apr 23, 2014 10:00 am

His name is probably not Speedy Patel, I absolutely made that up. Go ahead, top it. Hurry the Currywallah. No no, wait, RACE Malai! So check it: nobody makes one dosa at a time in India, the demand is simply too high. Watch this street food master spin more than a dozen at breakneck pace. And suddenly you'll know what you want for snacktime.

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