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Thu Feb 23, 2017

Paratha

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Paratha

No Indian meal feels complete to me without some form of bread. I tend to opt for buttery, soft naan, but equally delicious are light and airy poori and flaky, layered paratha. I've been on kick of making Chinese scallion pancakes at home lately, and I couldn't help but notice that the interior texture of those layered breads were very similar to paratha. Not only did this make me crave some of that Indian bread, but also made me think I could essentially use the same process as scallion pancakes, just swapping some ingredients, and end up with pretty perfect paratha, so I tried just that.

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Thu Feb 16, 2017

Indian-spiced Vegetable and Paneer Skewers

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Paneer Kebabs

There's a reason I rely heavily on skewers to feed my guests at a number of Meatwaves—they can be totally prepped beforehand, quickly grilled, and then easily consumed without the need for plates or utensils. My biggest problem with skewers though has been finding a variation for guests who are veggie inclined that can satisfy and fulfill in a way that sticks loaded with meat do. The only ones I've done so far that have meet that requirement were halloumi and veggie skewers, where that salty, squeaky Cypriot cheese added a heartiness that made a couple sticks feel like the start of a satisfying meal. So seeing cheese as a solution to a problem, I upped my veggie-friendly skewer game by taking on an Indian-spiced version featuring some excellent homemade paneer.

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Mon Sep 22, 2008

(Sans)Tandoori Chicken

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Tandoori Chicken

Indian is one cuisine I have rarely attempted to make at home. Since the closest grocery to my house abounds with Indian specialties, I always feel like I should be cooking it, but Indian recipes' lists of ingredients and procedures usually tend to be prohibitive, especially with such an inexpensive and delicious Indian restaurant only blocks away. Contemplating a move in the new year, I thought I should take advantage of the access I have to these spices and pastes and learn how to cook some of my Indian favorites. The grill, of course, was the first place I started.

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