Wines to Drink with Indian Food

Before I plunged into writing cookbooks, I used to host secret suppers – dinner parties of a dozen strangers, for one evening a month, for an authentic, multicourse Indian meal. One of the great joys for me, as the mastermind behind our shenanigans, was creating a menu that allowed the layers of flavor to develop... Read More

Smoky Lamb Chops with Key Lime Pinwheels

When I was researching my family food stories for my last book, ‘Ten Thousand Tongues: secrets of a layered kitchen,’ I encountered many funny and sweet tales. Within them, the ones I loved most were those of my maternal great grandparents. Their stories, particularly of my great grandmother, Ajji’s care of my great grandfather Ajja, are... Read More

Rogan Josh: Kashmiri Lamb

Rogan Josh is a rich, succulent lamb dish, particularly wonderful during the winter months. This particular recipe is an adaptation of the classic Kashmiri delicacy where I make one key departure: I marinate the protein. Marinating the protein infuses the spices and flavors better and makes it easier to cook.