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PUNJABI POTATO CURRY

PUNJABI POTATO CURRY

Every state in India has its own potato curry. We Gujaratis have our own “batata nu shaak,” but I’ll happily move it to one side to make room for a plate of Punjabi “dum aloo.” In this dish, baby new potatoes are fried until they color, then mixed with a happy...

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NEW POTATO + CHICKPEA CHAAT

NEW POTATO + CHICKPEA CHAAT

The flavors in this incredibly popular Indian street-side snack will dance in your mouth. Buttery potatoes wrap around the chickpeas in an open embrace. They’re followed by a flourish of shallots, a smouldering slick of date and tamarind chutney, and the crunch of...

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LEEK, PEA, + MINT SAMOSAS

LEEK, PEA, + MINT SAMOSAS

These hot and sweet tangled leeks work really well with peas and mint to make an elegant and light samosa. Best served in the summer with a glass of crisp white wine. Follow the instructions here on how to fill, fold, and bake your samosas. Makes 18 to 22 1½ pounds...

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BAKED ONION BHAJIS

BAKED ONION BHAJIS

These are a step forward from the deep-fried favorites: they are healthier, more pleasant to cook, and just as tasty. I like to serve these with a fresh cilantro or mango chutney, or beet raita (see here). Makes 24 ½-inch piece of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped1...

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BEET SHAMI KEBABS

BEET SHAMI KEBABS

Deep in the midst of Lucknow Chowk, beyond the donkey carts and men with their piles of saffron naans, is Tunday Kebabs. It serves one of India’s most prized kebabs, the stuff of legend. The story goes that it was created by a one-armed man, Haj Murad Ali, for a...

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White Bean Stew with Winter Squash and Leeks

White Bean Stew with Winter Squash and Leeks

VEGAN WITHOUT THE CHEESE /// MAKES 6 SERVINGS Winter squash makes a great partner for white beans—or most types of beans for that matter. It sweetens the broth as it simmers, as do the leeks. This is a perfect winter stew. The method is slightly different from the...

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