Salads & Dressings
CAULIFLOWER + POMEGRANATE CHAAT

CAULIFLOWER + POMEGRANATE CHAAT

Soft, charred, creamy, crunchy, sweet, and sour. Good for lunch with hot bread, or as a side to dal or chicken. Chaat masala is a spice blend made with dried sour mango powder, pomegranate seeds, and ground ginger, and gives food real zing and perkiness. You can make...

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STOLEN MUSTARD GREENS

STOLEN MUSTARD GREENS

Many a time when I was growing up, my mum would tell my dad to stop the car alongside a mustard field in Lincolnshire while she ran in, gleefully bounced around, and stole some leaves for dinner. In her defense, back then no one but Indians really ate these leaves, so...

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SHREDDED BRUSSELS SPROUT THORAN

SHREDDED BRUSSELS SPROUT THORAN

A thoran is a sort of quick Keralan stir-fry. Here it involves cooking shredded sprouts hard and fast, then tossing them with some sweet onions and the lively flavors of curry leaves, chile, lemon, and coconut. This is Kerala, via wintry England, on a plate. This dish...

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SHREDDED ROTI WITH RED CABBAGE + CARROT

SHREDDED ROTI WITH RED CABBAGE + CARROT

This dish is a tasty jumbled heap of shredded bread, crispy vegetables, and egg, seasoned with a fiery mix of spices. It’s a perfect way to use up old rotis and any veg that might have overstayed its welcome in the bottom of the fridge. Part roadside spectacle, part...

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Seaweed Salad

Seaweed Salad

Did you know that the seaweed salad offered in sushi bars often contains dried fish? If you love seaweed salad but don’t eat fish, this salad will help satisfy your cravings. Prep Time: 15 minutesMakes 4 servings 3 oz (85 g) dried mixed seaweed½ cup (125 ml) Amazu...

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Party Spinach Salad

Party Spinach Salad

A classic potluck favorite gets a snazzy update! Mango takes the place of canned mandarin oranges, and wasabi-flavored peas offer a fun surprise. Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 5 minutesMakes 6 servings Two 3 oz (85 g) packages ramen noodles1 cup (80 g) slivered...

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Daikon Slaw

Daikon Slaw

If you need a make-ahead side dish, look no further. Daikon holds up well when refrigerated; this slaw tastes fresh even after 4 or 5 days. Prep Time: 5 minutesMarinating Time: 1 hourMakes 2 servings One 4-in (10-cm) length daikon radish, peeled2 large carrots2...

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