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Suvir Saran

  • Recipe

    New Year’s Black-Eyed Pea Curry

    Throughout the Southern states of America, black-eyed peas are served for good luck on New Year’s Day. They’re excellent with stir-fried cabbage—also considered a good-luck food, since it supposedly represents…

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    Almost-Flourless Caramel-Lacquered Chocolate-Peanut Torte

    This torte is a cross between a brownie and a chocolate cake that is topped with a crème brûlée–style crackled sugar crust. It’s wonderfully decadent. The ground peanuts and peanut…

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    Indian-Spiced Turkey Cheddar Burgers

    These turkey burgers are unlike any you’ve ever had—absolutely exploding with flavor and masala, thanks to the addition of curry leaves, cumin, cilantro and chiles, plus a sweet-and-spicy tomato chutney…

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    Glazed Meatloaf with Peppers & Warm Spices

    For a twist on this American classic, this recipe incorporates warm Indian spices like garam masala, coriander, and cumin, which add an unexpected earthy undertone, and a spicy-sweet glaze. Try…

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    Garam Masala

    Garam masala, which means hot spice, is the Indian equivalent of the French herbes de Provence or the Chinese five spice powder. The recipe changes from region to region in…

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    Mushroom Stir-Fry with Onions & Tomatoes

    If you can find fenugreek leaves, by all means, use them—their bitterness nicely counters the sweetness of the caramelized onions. This would be lovely with steak or chicken.

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    Green Bean Stir-Fry with Shredded Coconut

    Instead of green beans, you could make this with another vegetable cut into bite-size pieces—try zucchini or cabbage, two of my favorites.

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    Potato Stir-Fry with Mint & Cilantro

    This would go well with a roasted chicken or even scrambled eggs.

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    Cabbage & Carrot Stir-Fry with Toasted Cumin & Lime

    This is really versatile—you can serve it as a side dish, as a chilled salad (like coleslaw), or use it as a filling for enchiladas. To speed preparation, you can…

  • How-To

    Spice Up Your Vegetable Stir-Fries, Indian Style

    A few sassy spices and a simple one-pan technique are all you need to create these flavorful side dishes