Curried lentil and sweet potato stew

Oh, England! Living in London has given new meaning to that song “In the Bleak Midwinter” – thanks to the cold, damp British weather. However, Brits are great at keeping their spirits up during the dark and chilly months with loads of Christmas markets, epic holiday decorations that go up as early as October, mulled…

Saag with homemade paneer

We’ve arrived at a varsity-level technique: cheese making! It sounds scary and impossible, but making fresh cheese at home is surprisingly simple and delicious. The only special ‘equipment’ I had to go out and buy was a piece of muslin (I found that traditional cheesecloth was a bit too porous on my first go-round). The…

Indian Summer Stew

I haven’t disappeared, I swear! I’m always full of excuses, from “the internet hates me” to “being a grad student is glorified slavery”, blah blah blah, so I suppose I’ll spare you, for the most part. Let me just tell you that while I’ve been away, I’ve been working on a lot of recipes, and…

How to make your own curry powder

I have a confession – I’m a bit of a spice snob. And Indian food happens to be my FAVORITE, and that is one place where the spices have to reign supreme. I’ve always found the ‘curry powder’ mixes you can buy at the grocery store to be rather lackluster. This mix is easy to…