My mom made these mini phyllo cups with peas and potatoes on Thanksgiving and they were such a crowd pleaser. So of course I had to try making them for myself and they turned out to be super easy and delicious.
This Masala Penne Pasta is the first recipe I tried from my new cookbook An Affair with Indian Cooking and all I can say is that the recipe is super easy, the pasta is simply amazing, and this is definitely going to be one of my new "go to" pasta dishes. I agree with Geeta, author and family friend, who describes this recipe as an "Indian twist to the Italian baked Ziti."
During my mom's last visit to Boston my sister and I learned how to make a few basic vegetarian dishes and this Indian dish was the first one we started with. I made this dish Sunday evening and served it with whole wheat naan and yogurt. And yesterday for lunch I put the leftovers in a sandwich with a little butter and shredded cheese and it was delicious.
mustard seeds and cumin seeds
We eat homemade pizza and Indian food weekly so I thought I would merge the two cuisines and make an "east meets west" pizza. Since we don't really eat chicken I used salmon and the tikka masala pizza turned out crispy, slightly spicy, and full of flavor.
Green chutney is one of the most popular Indian accompaniments and it has a taste that is spicy, tangy, and slightly sweet. It is typically served with appetizers such as samosas and kebabs, but it can also be used as a sandwich spread or as as a sauce for fish. There are many variations of green chutney but this one is my favorite because it's my mom's recipe.