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How to cook the perfect aloo gobi

This Punjabi potato and cauliflower curry is now a prized dish across India and Pakistan. But for the best texture, should the potatoes be waxy or floury? And which spices bring out its comforting warmth?<p>According to chef Vivek Singh, this hearty cauliflower and potato dish is probably “the most …

Recipes

Homemade Curry with Babu Ji's Jessi Singh

<i>Tadka</i> refers to the hot oil and spice mix at the base of many Indian dishes; mastering its basic formula means having a myriad of curry options in your arsenal. On this episode of Savvy, <b>Jessi Singh</b>, chef and owner of New York’s East Village Indian hotspot Babu Ji, explains the <i>tadka</i> basics — plus …

50 KitchenAid Recipes That Stand, Mix, and Deliver

Monkey bread, pretzels, easy cakes, and more ways to let the stand mixer do the work. Your arms deserve a break.<p>Did you order a KitchenAid stand mixer that’s perfectly color-coordinated with the rest of your appliances? That’s nice. (Same.) But now it’s time to get even more use out of it, with …

How to Make Biryani Without a Recipe

<i>This rice dish from the Indian subcontinent is amenable to whatever spices and proteins you have on hand.</i><p>Growing up in a Pakistani home where all the women of the family held their biryani techniques close to their hearts, I had a romantic notion that it—a rice dish with spices, vegetables, and/or …

The Ultimate Hotel Room Workout: 7 Body-Sculpting Moves With Model Irina Shayk

It’s Monday afternoon at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, where, in a seventh-floor studio with slick concrete floors, Irina Shayk is busy stretching. “This will be fun!” she says, a towel grasped firmly between her hands, as she performs an extended, angular twist toward the Manhattan …

Save Your Apple Peels and Cores—For Tea

There are a number of time-consuming kitchen tasks that are not fun (or at least <i>I</i> do not think they are fun)—washing dishes, cleaning gritty greens, planning meals.<p>Peeling apples, on the other hand, is time-consuming yet enjoyable. It's meditative, almost.<p>I like taking each apple and slowing …

Skinny Lasagna Soup

It's so hearty, delicious and makes a wonderfully satisfying, main course soup. It has all the fabulous flavors of a meat lasagna and loaded with vegetables. The broth is divinely rich and thick. <b>Each large, 2 cup serving, including Parmesan cheese on top, has 262 calories, 6 grams of fat and 6</b> …

From Peach Cobbler to Banana Pudding: 10 Delicious Labor Day Desserts

Labor Day--the last summer hurrah. Next week, pumpkin lattes and apple spice muffins will be everywhere, so make your weekend extra sweet with these delicious summery treats.<p><b>1. Southern Peach Cobbler</b><p>In this classic Southern dessert, sweet summer peaches and warm spices are topped with buttermilk …

We're Giving You Permission to Embrace Velveeta

Chile con queso is the dip of choice at new Tex-Mex restaurants like Superica in Atlanta, HomeState in L.A. and El Original in New York City. Our …

Coconut Cream Pie with Macaroon Press-In Crust

Makes one 9" pie Servings<p>Tandem Coffee + Bakery’s coconut cream pie recipe riffs on the classic in all the right ways. Shredded coconut is a genius swap-in for cookie crumbs in the crust, and incorporating both coconut and regular milks in the custard gives it better flavor and a fluffier …

Chile-Cumin Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt and Cucumber

4 Servings<p>Chef Seamus Mullen serves these robustly flavored meatballs as a shared plate at El Colmado, his New York City tapas bar, but they’re also a great main.<p>April 2015Print<p>Ingredients<p>Chile Sauce<p>3 pasilla chiles, seeds removed, chopped<p>1½ teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes<p>1 tablespoon cumin …

22 Hits From the 90s

With the imminent return of Clearly Canadian, we can't help but get excited about the 90s' culinary legacy: It was the decade that brought us Surge Cola, the Macarena, and some totally unforgettable food trends. Millennials recall the excessive use of sun-dried tomatoes and the ubiquitous Chinese …

Homemade

Make Overnight Oats That Actually Taste Good by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

Faster, faster, faster! Make a better breakfast in a hurry by perfecting the art of overnight oats.<p>When it comes to fast, healthy breakfast options, it's hard to beat overnight oats. They're the ultimate big-batch food, meaning they easily double, triple, and quadruple in scale—and they get better …

Four-Layer Chocolate Birthday Cake with Milk Chocolate Ganache and Nutella Buttercream

12 Servings<p>This chocolate birthday cake recipe calls for dark chocolate in the ganache to balance out the sweetness of the Nutella. For a more kid-friendly cake, use milk chocolate. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Cake<p>½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, …

How to Make & Use One of the Most Popular Indian Spice Mixes

<i>With expert help from Nik Sharma of A Brown Table, cooking Indian food at home is going to be less intimidating than you think.</i><p><i>Today: You've stocked your pantry with the essential ingredients, and now it's time to grind those spices into garam masala, a flavorful mix that's the fragrant foundation</i> …

Pastry Twists with Spiced Sugar-Honey Glaze

makes about 20 Servings<p>May 2010Print<p>Ingredients<p>pastries<p>1 1/2 cups all purpose flour<p>1/4 teaspoon (generous) salt<p>1/8 teaspoon (generous) active dry yeast<p>1/4 cup lard, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, room temperature<p>1/2 cup dry white wine, room temperature<p>Extra-virgin olive oil (for frying)<p>spiced sugar-honey …

15 Recipes to Help You Use Up a Carton of Cream

Maybe you bought a carton to make Yogurt Whipped Cream. Or perhaps you whipped a cup to mound atop a lazy lemon, saltine-crusted pie. Whatever the recipe, we've all been faced with leftover cream and a lack of a ideas. It's the dreaded dregs. But don't give cream the cold shoulder. A few leftover …

Cookie-Shaped Churros are Easy to Make (& Easier to Eat)

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: The long, fluted churros are easy on the eye, but this rustic,</i> …

10 Ways to Cook with Coconut Milk

Good things come in tin cans. Case in point: sardines, whole tomatoes, beans galore—and coconut milk. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Coconut milk is one sexy, dreamy canned good. It's sweet but not cloyingly so, rich but not heavy. It's cheap! It adds depth to the savory and the …

21 Beers You Need To Drink Before Summer's Over

Because you can't day-drink with vodka. Just don't do it.

How to Make Indian Fried Chicken

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Michelle Peters-Jones of The Tiffin Box shows us why it's time for Indian spicy fried chicken to take the spotlight.</i><p>Chicken 65 might have an …

50 Indian Recipes We Love From Tikka Masala to Tandoori Cauliflower

Forget takeout with these 50 recipes for delicious Indian food at home.<p><b>Who needs takeout when you can bring home the sultry spices of the Indian kitchen?</b><p>Most of the ingredients called for in these recipes are available in supermarkets. If there’s something you can’t find, go to a local Indian …

Cooking

7 Tips for Crispy, Totally-Not-Soggy-at-All, Hash Browns

Yes, you can (and should) make perfect hash browns. Here's how.<p>Confession: Until 2 weeks ago I was a full-on hash brown-hater. To be fair, the only hash browns I had experienced were soggy, greasy, half-raw piles of shredded potatoes sitting alongside imperfectly cooked eggs (why can no one serve a …

Breakfast

75 of Our Best Cake Recipes (Yep... 75!)

If it's not clear from these 75 recipes, we just really like cake... a lot.<p><b>Sometimes you just need a slice of cake.</b> Or...75 of 'em. We rounded up some of our favorite cake recipes, and then kept finding more that we loved, and well, here we are. Happy baking!

Dessert

25 Easy Desserts for Those Last-Minute Sugar Cravings

When you want something sweet and you want it now, look no further than quick-fix treats.<p><b>We love making weekend projects</b> out of elaborate cake, pastry, and pie recipes. But when we get hit by a sudden, unstoppable sugar craving, we turn to these no-fuss desserts. From the easiest cookies to the …

Dessert

6 Homemade Takeout Dishes Your Family Will Love

Why spend money on take-out when you can make the same dishes even better at home? These flavorful and family-friendly recipes will one-up your favorite restaurant meals.<p><b>1. Thai Shrimp Curry</b><p>Sweet, plump shrimp are simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce infused with lemongrass, ginger, hot …

Chicken Tikka Masala

6 Servings<p>Active Time: 1 min<p>Total Time: 5 min<p>For this chicken tikka masala recipe, the yogurt helps tenderize the chicken; the garlic, ginger, and spices in the marinade infuse it with lots of flavor. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>April 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>6 …

8 Chicken Dinners That Are Anything but Boring

<b>1. Thai Minced Chicken Lettuce Cups</b><p>If you like Thai food, you'll love these minced chicken lettuce cups boldly flavored with fresh ginger, lime, chili pepper, fish sauce and brown sugar. The recipe is easy to make with ingredients found at your regular supermarket. <b>GET THE RECIPE</b><p><b>2. Middle Eastern</b> …

How to Make Addictive Flaky Bread—Plus Dips!

The warm, buttery, pull-apart 'flaky bread' at Brooklyn’s Glasserie is versatile and easy to throw together<p>There are certain restaurant dishes that become instant classics, even if the restaurant hasn't been around for long. The flaky bread from Glasserie in Brooklyn is one of those dishes. At the …

Indian-Style Nachos with Warm Spices and Tamarind Chutney

4 to 6 Servings<p>Indian grocers sell prepared tamarind chutney, which you can easily substitute for the homemade version here.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Spicy Chickpeas and Potatoes<p>1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed<p>1 russet potato, peeled, cut into ½” pieces<p>3 tablespoons olive oil<p>1 teaspoon garam masala<p>¼ teaspoon …