Indian food

Bordeaux And Biryani: French Winemakers And Indian Chefs Are The Hot New Couple

Here's proof that this pairing has legs
May 14, 2014 3:00 pm

Put down the Kingfisher and take-out chicken tikka masala and listen up: Bordeaux wines are the new pairing for biryanis, curries, elevated takes on street food and more. When master winemakers and world-ranked chefs team up to launch the most famous bottles around in a brand-new consumer market thirsty for fine wine, the impossible suddenly becomes a very good idea.

Introducing Biryani, The Pizza Hut Way. Really?

Someone let Birizza happen. Justice must prevail.
May 5, 2014 11:01 am

That photo can illustrate a general concept all it wants, I still don't understand the mechanics behind Pizza Hut India/Sri Lanka's Birizza (captured here in a full-page color Mumbai newspaper ad). Peek under the awkward naan-pizza-crust thing, after the jump.

Our Favorite Stories From Around The World In 5 Editors Week

Japan, Israel, India, Germany, Russia highlights
Apr 27, 2014 10:00 am

We hope you enjoyed Around The World In Five Editors as much as we did. We highlighted food topics from far and wide, bringing you in-depth stories, recipes and interviews from around the globe. Here are some of the highlights of our tour de cuisine, from sushibots to vodka shots, plus the Israeli junk foods you should be importing. Or hey, go to Israel — the food's great!

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. 

Indian Chili: Keema With Peas Recipe

The only Indian ground beef recipe you need to know
Apr 23, 2014 3:30 pm
keema with peas recipe

Actually, keema is the only Indian beef recipe I've ever heard of, period (though about half the time I go with lamb intead). As opposed to whole pieces of meat, ground meat really allows garam masala to penetrate in, resulting in an extremely flavorful dish. When I make it for friends, I call it "keema-it's-like-Indian-chili-but-better." When I'm home, I ask my mom to make it because her version, even blindfolded with one hand tied behind her back, is still way better than mine. 

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.

Indian Slow-Braised Chicken Dum Pukht Recipe

A fragrant, filling curry you'll make over and over
Apr 23, 2014 2:00 pm
chicken dum pukht recipe

This curry is a great blank canvas, and a superb way to feed a bunch of people who are tired of the same-old dishes one makes for a crowd. It's also an ultimate comfort food — our freezer is full of this dish at various stages, from the onion-garlic-ginger blend to the finished product. 

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.

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