Category: Main Dish Recipes

  • Grilled Cauliflower with Spicy Tomato Sauce

    Too many wasted meals of grilled vegetable plates for the vegetarian diner at restaurants had left me a little cynical. That changed this summer as we experimented with grilling.  There was lots of grilled corn, grilled stuffed tomatoes, grilled potato kebabs and this grilled cauliflower with a spicy tomato sauce. I tried to cut the […]

  • Crunchy Whole Spiced Potatoes

    We’ve been spending our weekends since August on Shelter Island – which means room for Surya to run and play in between “beach time” and “pool time” (and occasionally “ice cream time”). A few times, I’ve carefully toted my masala dabba along with me  to cook Indian food. Cooking in someone else’s kitchen – especially […]

  • South Indian Style Farro with Carrots and Peas

    I used to think of grains as a bit bland and boring. There. I said it. Sad but true. For years I avoided the bins of farro (barley), oats, wheat berries and quinoa assuming they were meant for vegetarians who didn’t like salt and spice in their food. Oops. There were years where I completely […]

  • Farmer’s Market Vegetable Tian

      It’s summertime which means I can literally start feeding my farmer’s market obsession. What’s popular in your farmer’s market right now? Ours is full of golden, yellow squashes, green zucchinis and pearly white onions. And juicy red tomatoes. My crisper was pretty full before Surya and I [and my dear friend Jason who I […]

  • Paneer Makhani Recipe

    As promised, here’s the paneer makhani recipe that I shared at yesterday’s New York Times Cafeteria.  Their team did a great job of recreating the recipe. It was a lot of fun to step into their kitchen to be greeted with the smells of an Indian home kitchen with packages of authentic Indian spices littering […]

  • Paneer Makhani Burrito

    I’m hosting a chef’s table in the New York Times Cafeteria today featuring a Paneer Makhani Burrito…unfortunately you have to work in the building to come up and enjoy a taste. If you do work in the building, please swing by and say hello!  And check back tomorrow for a very easy paneer makhani recipe […]

  • Indian Falafel – Squash Kofta

    When you see Kofta on an Indian restaurant menu, it is usually for Malai Kofta. Malai Kofta is a decadent affair – a deep fried cheese dumpling in a creamy tomato sauce.   I wanted something healthier and fresher.  I also wanted to use up a bottle gourd squash in my fridge. Then last Sunday, […]

  • Crunchy Cumin Seitan Tacos

    Have you ever combined unlikely ingredients only to discover unexpected deliciousness?  Tamari sauce and pecorino romano cheese don’t exactly scream best friends.  But the combination of salty tartness from the tamari and musky cheesiness from the pecorino romano just works. And with crunchy bits of cumin, these tacos are a family favorite. Even the baby […]

  • Crunchy Kale Noodle Bowl

    Kale chips have been everywhere. Every magazine and food blogger seems have to have shared a method, recipe and variation.  With each article and post, I rolled my eyes a little. Because we already love kale in my house. In my head I was thinking “I don’t need to transform it into a faux potato […]

  • Channa Saag (Spinach and Chickpeas) Made Easy

    There are lots of people who seem to love hating Rachel Ray and Sandra Lee types.  But isn’t a 30 Minute Meal or one that’s Semi-Homemade better than takeout?  I’m not talking about the type of fast and easy processed foods that got Ruhlman riled up.  I’m talking about cutting some “traditional” corners while still […]