You might need to buy:
  • Green Chili Sliced
  • Tomatoes Roughly chopped
  • Water
  • Ghee
  • Marinade
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Cloves
  • Amchoor AKA mango powder
  • Ground Turmeric
  • Ground Cumin
  • Kashmiri Chili Powder
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • garlic ginger paste
  • Lemon Juice
  • Coarse Sea Salt
  • Jaggery or Coconut Sugar
  • Tamarind Pulp
  • White Vinegar
  • Cardamom Pods Bashed
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • oil
  • cumin seeds
  • mustard seeds
  • garlic minced
  • inch ginger minced
  • hot green chile finely chopped
  • coriander powder
  • turmeric
  • large potato cubed small
  • water
  • salt
  • cayenne pure red chili powder or garam masala to taste
  • cilantro for garnish
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You might need to buy:
  • cilantro
  • lemon or lime juice
  • water
  • grated unsweetened coconut
  • grated ginger
  • sea salt and/or raw honey to taste
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ready in about an hour; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • fresh jalapeno pepper
  • ground unsalted cashews.
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
  • potatoes cubed
  • minced fresh ginger root
  • Ghee

Curried chicken summered in coconut milk and tomatoes. Good with rice and veggies.

ready in about an hour and 15 minutes; serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • chicken breasts
  • curry powder
  • stewed
You might need to buy:
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • cinnamon
  • paprika
  • cumin
  • tumeric powder
  • Garam masala
  • olive oil
  • plain yogurt
  • bay leaves
  • heavy cream
  • cornstarch
  • Lemon juice from half a small lemon
ready in about 35 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • olive oil
  • large red onion
  • inches fresh ginger
  • minced garlic $
  • turmeric
  • cumin
  • garam masala
  • crushed red pepper
  • whole bay leaf
  • taste salt & pepper
  • Jasmine rice
ready in about an hour and 15 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • plain nonfat yogurt
  • lemon juice
  • cumin
  • black pepper
  • ginger
  • salt
  • chicken breasts
  • butter
  • cayanne pepper
  • garlic
  • jalepeno pepper
  • paprika
  • garam masala to taste
  • 8oz can of tomato sauce
  • coconut milk
  • fresh cilantro to garnish

Serves 4 as a side dish
If you like, olive oil can be substituted for the butter depending on what you are serving with the pilaf. Soaking the rice overnight in water results in more tender, separate grains. If you’d like to try it, add enough water to cover the rice by 1 inch after the rinsing process in step 1, then cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it stand at room temperature 8 to 24 hours; reduce the amount of water to cook the rice to 2 cups. For the most evenly cooked rice, use a wide-bottomed saucepan with a tight-fitting lid.

To make rice pilaf, rice is toasted or browned in fat to build flavor before being cooked through in liquid. The result should be rice that is fragrant, fluffy, and tender. Traditional recipes insist that for a truly great pilaf you must soak or at least repeatedly rinse the rice before cooking. We wondered if there was more to making perfect rice pilaf than this. The variables included the kind of rice to use, the ratio of rice to cooking water, and whether or not to soak the rice before cooking. Testing revealed that using basmati rice was preferable, as was using a lower amount of water than is traditional for cooking rice. The step of rinsing the rice was also important for grains that were more tender, with a slightly shinier, smoother appearance. We also sautéed the rice in plenty of butter before adding the water. After the rice was cooked, we covered it with a kitchen towel and a lid and let it steam off the heat.

You might need to buy:
  • basmati rice or long-grain rice
  • water
  • table salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • unsalted butter

Serves 4
We prefer this dish with whole-milk yogurt, but low-fat yogurt can be substituted. If garam masala is unavailable, substitute 2 teaspoons ground coriander, ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom, ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, and ½ teaspoon ground black pepper. It is important to remove the chicken from the oven before switching to the broiler setting to allow the broiler element to come up to temperature. Serve with basmati rice and a few chutneys or relishes.

We weren’t going to let a 24-hour marinade or the lack of a 900-degree oven keep us from turning this great Indian classic into an easy weeknight dinner. We set out to reinvent this traditional dish as a recipe that could be made year-round in the oven.

Traditional tandoors produce moist, smoky meat because the fierce heat allows protein molecules on the meat’s surface to cross-link and contract, trapping moisture inside. Juices fall on the coals along with rendered fat, creating smoke that flavors the food. Trying to mimic the tandoor by cooking chicken in a very hot oven gave us disappointing results. Instead we turned to a technique we use to preserve the juiciness of thick-cut steaks. We baked the chicken in a low-temperature oven until almost done, then gave it a quick broil to char the exterior. To get flavor into the meat, we turned to a salt-spice rub made with garam masala, cumin, and chili powder bloomed in oil with ginger and garlic. We massaged the rub into chicken pieces to lock in juices and infuse flavor, then left them to sit. Following a dunk in yogurt flavored with the same spice mix, the chicken was ready for the oven. The results? Juicy, lightly charred, well-seasoned meat with just the right degree of tenderness.

You might need to buy:
  • vegetable oil
  • grated fresh ginger
  • ground cumin
  • chili powder
  • table salt