Curry and chiles, tempered with cooling yogurt sauces and raita, Indian food is all about exotic spices like fenugreek, garam masala, mustard seed, saffron and tamarind. Many dishes are vegetarian, but because of the spices and preparation, they’re hearty and filling.
Packed with Indian flavor, this grilled chicken is both spicy and sweet.
Harvest Vegetable Curry
Serve this colourful and flavourful main-course vegetable dish over couscous, bulgur or brown rice. The chickpeas and grain complement each other to form complete protein.
Chickpea Curry with Coconut and Tamarind
This festive and aromatic curry can be served as a main dish or a side but it should be offered at room temperature to best appreciate the flavors. It is perfect for parties
or large gatherings or great to have on hand for lunches or light meals.
This easy chicken curry uses just a few spices and is a snap to pull together. Serve with rice.
Indian paneer (cheese) is a low-fat, mild, fresh cheese that will hold its shape in this creamy spinach mixture.
Spicy Red Lentils
Also called Masoor Dal, this is a traditional Indian side dish. Once you get a feel for Indian cooking, the process goes fast.
Sweet Potato Mulligatawny
This classic Anglo-Indian soup is great served with grilled pita rounds and a Dry Riesling.
Garlic-California Raisin Wilted Greens on Pappadum
California golden raisins and greens top a wafer-thin Indian flat bread.
This mildly spicy condiment is the perfect complement to Indian and Middle Eastern grilled lamb or couscous.
Golden Raisin and Lentil Salad
Here’s a hearty and tasty salad. Whip it up in a hurry. Eat at leisure.
California Raisin-Almond Chicken Curry (Murghi Kismis Salan)
Spicy curry, raisins and almonds add Asian flavors to chicken breasts.
Creamy Split Peas (Channa Dal)
This dal is mildly spiced and creamy and can accompany just about any Indian-style dish.