Shrimp Bruschetta

These simple but innovative bruschetta with an Indian twist are delicious served as finger food at cocktail parties or as a starter. Best of all, these bruschetta can be whipped up at a moment’s notice, allowing you to feed unexpected guests and look like a gourmet cook. Try not to eat them all yourself while

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Spiced Garlic Poondu Kolumbu

This traditional south Indian side dish is known as Poondu Kolumbu in the south or Lahsooni Kari in the north, which simply means “garlic curry.” The pungent flavor of garlic is well complemented by the spices and tangy tamarind and tomatoes. Do not be put off by the quantity of garlic, although you might not

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South Indian Coconut Chutney Nariyal ki Chutney

This condiment complements crispy Indian snacks, breads, pancakes, grilled fish or chicken dishes perfectly. If you cannot find fresh coconut, use either unsweetened desiccated or shredded dried coconut that has been soaked in warm water to soften. I love to eat this with split pea fritters  but it goes well with anything fried

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Vindaloo Curry Paste

This spicy curry paste reflects the Portuguese influence in the western Indian state of Goa. Its primary flavors come from vinegar and dried red chilies. The term vindaloo derives from the Portuguese dish “Carne de Vinha d’ Alhos,” a dish of meat, usually pork, with vinegar and garlic. Vindaloo is a very popular restaurant curry

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A rice and lentil pancake stuffed with a spicy potato filling, the masala dosa is a fabulous vegetarian street food dish from India. The rice and lentils for the batter have a long soaking and fermenting time, and the fermenting process can be somewhat unpredictable, especially in colder climes. So give yourself plenty of time

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Kottu roti (literally ‘chopped roti’) is perhaps the defining street food of Sri Lanka, their equivalent of a burger in terms of sheer popularity. The curry recipe calls for a lot of ingredients and preparation, so I’ve made double the quantity you need, so you can freeze a batch for next time. You could also

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