Aloo Palak (Pakistani Spinach Curry)

Years ago I decided to expand my culinary horizons by attending a Pakistani cooking class and this curry, Aloo Palak or Pakistani Spinach curry was one of the first things I made.  At that time, I knew nothing about Indian and Pakistani cuisine.  I wasn’t even a big fan of it back then.  However, if…

Chili Paneer

  Who says vegetarian is lame? I have to admit, I always viewed vegetarian food as a bit of a bummer with tasteless tofu and stupid quinoa bowls.  Yes, a meatless meal made with sustainable local produce is more environmentally and socially responsible but come on….who really likes tempeh?????  It tastes like a litter box!…

Andy’s Balti Base Gravy

Why do we need a base gravy for this dish? It’s tough to pick a “biggest difference” between British Indian food and “real” Indian cooking – beyond the fact that one has come through the lens of the restaurant industry rather than the homes and street stalls of the subcontinent.  At home, most curries are…

Pasta Primavera

  Springtime is here! In Italian, Primavera means springtime.  Springtime with its awakening gardens and brighter days.  So it makes sense that a pasta primavera be filled with all the garden has to offer.  A colorful rainbow of fresh vegetables and mushrooms. Now if I am going to toss all those lovely fresh vegetables together with…

My Favorite Fresh Salsa

      Fresh salsa is a must in my household.  Fresh tomatoes chopped with garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and onions with a special seasoning mix is so versatile as a topping to most everything I eat and I simply can’t be without it. When it comes to salsa, homemade is best made.  You just can’t…