Main Dishes

Chicken Curry

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoon finely grated ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3/4 cup plain yogurt 2 1/2 lb skinless chicken thighs, bone in (2 thighs per person) 2 dried red chiles, crushed 2 cups finely chopped yellow onion 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon ground […]


Chicken Tikka

Yields 4 to 6 portions Ingredients 2 lb skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes Salt, as needed Ground black pepper, as needed Juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons ghee 1 tablespoon paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons ground Korean chili pepper 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground ginger 2 […]

Main Dishes

Lamb Biryani

Makes 8 servings Biryani is a signature rice dish in Indian cuisine known especially for its scrumptious, colorful presentation. Made with basmati rice, it can be created with lamb, chicken, beef, or vegetables and features generous amounts of sweet spices, as well as nuts and raisins. In this recipe, it’s […]

Beverages and Cocktails

Masala Chai

Chai is a popular Indian beverage made from black tea, milk, a sweetener, and spices. Mixtures known as chai masala may include cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, and peppercorns to give the drink its heady aroma. Some sugar or honey is essential to bring out all the flavors. Makes 8 servings

Side Dishes

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 head cauliflower (about 3 lb), cored and cut into florets 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons curry powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, curry powder, and salt until a smooth paste is […]

Main Dishes

Tandoori Chicken

Makes 6 to 8 portions We use two whole chickens for this recipe, but you can use any mix you like, such as all thighs, legs and wings, or breasts. Bone-in cuts will help keep the chicken tender through roasting. Ingredients 2 whole chickens (about 3 lb each), broken down […]

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The Flavors of Southeast Asian Curries

One of the most flavorful ways of cooking meat is in curries. In Asia, there are literally thousands of recipes, but the most common styles can be categorized as Thai, Malaysian, or Indian in origin. While it’s impossible to pinpoint the exact origin of each, the word “curry,” or kari […]

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What Makes Food Spicy?

Do you like spicy food? If the answer is yes – join the club! If the answer is no – well, join the other club, because there are lots of people just like you! Have you ever wondered why certain foods are so spicy? Spicy foods burn our mouths thanks […]