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Laal maas or Rajasthani fiery red mutton

Laal maas or Rajasthani fiery red mutton

Laal maas is the most iconic of Rajasthani dishes, but it is also the most abused dish in the state. It’s popularity, served in every...

Eggplant stacks with tomato jam

Eggplant stacks with tomato jam

Basque cuisine is full of dishes that have unusual flavor combinations. This is one of those dishes that stand out and sets the tone for...

Pasta alla puttanesca with breadcrumbed herbed chicken

Pasta alla puttanesca with breadcrumbed herbed chicken

This is a simple pasta dish from Naples, Italy, and one that has very interesting history. "Puttana" in Italian means whore, and the dish...

Qatari chicken and rice

Qatari chicken and rice

The world of biryani, layered rice, though originally from India, crosses out of its borders in today world of migration and trade. This...

Toasted coconut, mango and carrot salad

Toasted coconut, mango and carrot salad

This is a Tropical salad, fresh, light and full of fun flavors. It is a super simple salad to make too. This Maldivian salad if about...

Chilled cucumber and lettuce vichyssoise with homemade sourdough croutons

Chilled cucumber and lettuce vichyssoise with homemade sourdough croutons

A vichyssoise is a very traditional French summer soup made with potatoes, allums (onions, leeks), and a touch of cream for smoothness....

Chicken Chettinad pepper masala (Milagu masala kozhi)

Chicken Chettinad pepper masala (Milagu masala kozhi)

Chettinad, the land of the Chettiar community, is a collection of 76 villages and 2 towns in Tamilnadu, in Southern India. The Chettiars...

Himachali walnut chutney

Himachali walnut chutney

I would walk by Akasa Boutique Homestay every morning and eventually got to know the young couple that owned the property. Karan and...

Himachali masala grilled mountain trout, masala mashed potatoes and garam masala grilled vegetables

Himachali masala grilled mountain trout, masala mashed potatoes and garam masala grilled vegetables

I was thrilled to find rainbow trout frequently on the menus in Manali,Himachal Pradesh. Trout is one of my favorite fish, and it is...

Tiny meatballs in saffron sauce (Albondiguitas al azafran)

Tiny meatballs in saffron sauce (Albondiguitas al azafran)

This very traditional tapas is quite common all over Spain, and bars compete for the best version of this dish. The dish is the perfect...

Chilled yogurt and saffron soup (Khatyk shurva va zafaran)

Chilled yogurt and saffron soup (Khatyk shurva va zafaran)

This is a loaded chilled yogurt soup. Usually yogurt soups are subtle and tend to be plain, not in this case. Yogurt is one of the most...

Zhanyi chili chicken

Zhanyi chili chicken

The science of chili has shown us that eating very spicy food causes people to sweat, a body reaction that helps us cool down. It is the...

Contemporary zaru soba with mango and avocado

Contemporary zaru soba with mango and avocado

Zaru soba is a very traditional Japanese side dish made during the summer months. It is paired with lightly grilled fish typically for a...

Mulberry (or blackberry) sorbet with lime on meringue nests

Mulberry (or blackberry) sorbet with lime on meringue nests

I do love mulberries, the light tart-sweet flavor is beautiful. The wild grown mulberries we get here are small, delicate and delicious....

Himachali sweet and sour pumpkin (Kaddu ka khatta)

Himachali sweet and sour pumpkin (Kaddu ka khatta)

The cuisine of Himachal is new to me. This northern mountain state is filled with spectacular natural beauty, the enormous snow capped...

Junglee maans

Junglee maans

I am currently visiting my sister-in-law in Gurgoan. The neighbors in the condominium are constantly asking her for this dish, and I was...

Burmese green mango salad

Burmese green mango salad

I love it when a salad comes together beautifully. Fresh greens, a light dressing with caramelized onions are perfect for this tart green...

Garlic shrimp (Gambas al ajillo)

Garlic shrimp (Gambas al ajillo)

This is a recipe from the famed José Andrés of El Buli restaurant. It is a very simple recipe but the simplicity does belie its wonderful...

Phil's nearly world-famous potato salad

Phil's nearly world-famous potato salad

Making a great potato salad is an art. Most commercial potato salads are drenched in mayo, bland and mushy, completely lacking character....

Traditional cold zaru soba with tsuyu dipping sauce -- for very hot days!

Traditional cold zaru soba with tsuyu dipping sauce -- for very hot days!

Hot days call for cold foods, fresh, light and with subtle flavor. This is just the type of cold meal that is perfect for the hot...