Indian food

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.

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.

Khichuri, Yogurt And Pickle: Why Today Is Devoted To Indian Food

I would have also accepted a pastrami Reuben
Apr 23, 2014 9:00 am

Welcome to Around The World In 5 Editors. Each day this week, one of Food Republic's editors will present a lineup of stories, recipes and interviews devoted to a different country's cuisine. Next up, Senior Editor Jess Kapadia commandeers the spice ship and hits India hard.

The Ultimate Indian Road Trip: On The Bumpy Road From Delhi To Rajasthan

We found the best driver in India. And, dhabas.
Feb 27, 2014 3:00 pm

Writer Jenny Miller spent some timing bumping around northern India, sampling plates of palak paneer while getting up close and personal with some holy cows (and a Hollywood legend). Follow along on this exciting, remarkable, thrilling journey.

Curtis Stone's Onion Bhaji With Coriander Crème Fraîche Recipe

Aussie's bloomin' onion doesn't come from Outback
Feb 19, 2014 4:00 pm

Chef Curtis Stone became a household name after getting some quality time on-camera with shows like TLC's Take Home ChefToday on NBC and Bravo's chef superstar spin-off Top Chef Masters. Now that he's at the top of the TV chef mountain, he's decided to open his very first “tiny little restaurant” and guess what? It's really, really good, especially when fun Indian snacks pop up unexpectedly on the menu. Like this one.

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