Indian food

The Quintessential Indian Omelet Recipe

By the way, the Asia Society's café is doing brunch
Dec 13, 2014 10:00 am
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Photo: Jess Kapadia

We popped into the Asia Society for an exhibit one evening to discover their in-house restaurant, the Garden Court Café, serves excellent food! Art and fine cuisine, all in one huge, beautiful place you've probably never visited. This Indian omelet recipe was originally conceptualized by Chef Calvin Ng's sous-chef, Litesh, who grew up eating this classic breakfast/snack in India.

What Exactly Is Caraway, And Why Is It Such A Cool Secret Ingredient?

Found in braised lamb shanks, cookies, ice cream
Nov 5, 2014 11:00 am

Just one bite of a Reuben will immediately reveal whether or not you’re a fan of caraway, the anise, pepper, citrus packed — and often polarizing — seed that’s been added to rye bread historically for its digestion benefits. And just as the Romans fostered the ingredient’s growth by spreading its seeds throughout Europe more than 5,000 years ago, chefs and bartenders today are hard at work ensuring this spice rack underdog gets its due, extending its recognition beyond the traditional Indian, Eastern European and North African dishes for which it’s become best known. Let us take a close look.

Nira Kehar's Cuisine Channels Art, Hold The Boundaries Please

Montreal-born Delhi chef on (lamb) brains, beauty
Oct 30, 2014 9:00 am

Nira Kehar, the Montreal-born chef/owner of award-winning New Delhi restaurant Chez Nini, is one of a kind. Seriously, there are no other young female Indian-Canadian classically trained chefs launching their own genre-defying, Montreal-inspired (read: largely meat-based) culinary experiences in Delhi right now. We sat down to talk about her "artistic narrative" book, Delhi's stret kids and what the monsoon tastes like. Don't worry, it's actually delicious. 

Epic Mealtime Makes Tandoori Fried Chicken, Praises Jeffrey Tambor

Saffron bacon, butter nuggets, Big Mac samosas
Oct 15, 2014 3:00 pm
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Lamenting the lack of Indian fast food in the United States and baffled that over a billion Indian people couldn't think this up themselves, the kings of calories' latest challenge is converting everyday dollar menu items into spicier and more flavorful dollar menu items. Ready for the latest Epic Mealtime?

No Butter? No Cream? No Fooling? Floyd Cardoz Is Sticking To His Healthy Story.

Indian-American chef wasn't always so anti-dairy
Oct 15, 2014 9:00 am

How can an Indian-American chef, raised in Bombay, eschew such a crucial element? Butter specifically the clarified kind, or ghee, as it's called is an important building block in many Indian dishes. But, not for White Street's Floyd Cardoz. He calls it wholly unnecessary. "I use spices and I use acids to make food interesting."

Yellow Mung Beans With Fresh Spinach Recipe

Tender beans topped with fried garlic and ginger
Sep 22, 2014 11:00 am

Slow-cooker chili is great, but if you're looking for a "set it and forget it" recipe with a little more spice, pick up a copy of author Neela Paniz's The New Indian Slow Cooker. This collection of classic Indian recipes made even simpler with your slow-cooker is a surefire way to ease into fall and winter cuisine.

Chai-Brined Pork Chops With Apple Chutney Recipe

Embrace autumn with sweet, spiced pork chops
Sep 12, 2014 11:00 am

Who's everyone's favorite Next Food Network Star? Aarti, of course! And best of all: she's actually awesome. Make her delicious everyday recipes from her new cookbook, Aarti Paarti, streaked with Indian and Middle Eastern influence, and enjoy her stories while you're at it. Indian spiced pork chops? You bet.  

Slow Cooked Curried Chickpeas Recipe

Whip up this "set it and forget it" channa masala
Sep 9, 2014 3:15 pm

Slow-cooker chili is great, but if you're looking for a "set it and forget it" recipe with a little more spice, pick up a copy of author Neela Paniz's The New Indian Slow Cooker. This collection of classic Indian recipes made even simpler with your slow-cooker is a surefire way to ease into fall and winter cuisine. First up, the most appealing chickpea dish we've heard of in a while...

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