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.
Creamy Split Peas (Channa Dal)
This dal is mildly spiced and creamy and can accompany just about any Indian-style dish.
Curried Chicken Salad
Sweet and chewy raisins offset the spicy curry nicely in this filling chicken salad.
Bombay Sweet Potatoes
For a change of pace from marshmallows, flavor your sweet potatoes with Indian-style spices.