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Exploring Indian Cuisine in Your Own Kitchen

Insanely complex and varied, Indian food is one of my favorites. And while it can be intimidating for the home cook, these recipes are a cinch once your pantry is stocked with the right spices. From classic saag paneer to a fast weeknight vegetable curry, here are 8 Indian recipes to try at home.


Floyd Cardoz's Shrimp Curry

Shrimp Curry with Cauliflower

Adults appreciate the excellent taste of the mild, tender cauliflower and sweet, toothsome shrimp simmered in coconut milk with lots of aromatic flavors. Kids just really enjoy it because it’s yummy and different without being particularly spicy. Get the recipe >>>



Traditional Saag Paneer

This classic dish of spinach and paneer is one of my favorites from the Indian repertoire. Paneer is fun and easy to make at home, but you can also use store-bought paneer if you’re in a hurry. Get the recipe >>>



Kulcha Flatbread

Kulcha Flatbreads

North Indian Punjabi flatbread is called kulcha. Kulcha is ideally served with spicy pulses, dals and (most famously) choley, which are spice-braised chickpeas. Kulcha is less well-known than naan, but it’s easier and simpler to make because it doesn’t include yeast. Get the recipe >>>


Crispy Soft-Shell Crabs with Bangalore-Style Dipping Sauce

Crispy Soft-Shell Crabs with Bangalore-Style Dipping Sauce

Indian seafood recipes are not as popular as other dishes from that amazing culinary culture—but they should be. Check out this recipe and you will be sold. Get the recipe >>>



Vegetable Curry

Vegetable Curry

This Indian-inspired curry is a healthy, meatless main dish that makes for a quick weeknight meal (and great leftovers). Serve with basmati rice and a cool cucumber salad seasoned with mint and lemon juice. Get the recipe >>>



Wild Rice Bhel Puri

One of our favorite dishes in India is also one of the freshest. This dish can be made with all prepared goods, or you can make it all from scratch… we recommend the latter. Get the recipe >>>


Chicken with black limes

Chicken with Black Limes

I got hooked on salted dried limes in India and then fell in love when I ate them in Syria. This amazing braise is ideal for all seasons and is delicious cold as well. Get the recipe >>>



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Char Grilled Chili Shrimp

I learned this technique in Goa India, and it’s my favorite shrimp recipe. The tomato and tamarind marinade is beyond insane. Get the recipe >>>

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