Category: Palak’s Indian Kitchen: An Indian Holiday

  • Eggplant Dip

    Serves 6 Ingredients 1-2 globe eggplants (totalling 2 lbs), peeled and coarsely chopped 2 red onions, coarsely chopped 1 large red bell pepper, coarsely chopped 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1-2 garlic clobes, chopped 1 teaspoon fresh oregano Juice of one lemon – about 2½ tablespoons 2-3 tablespoons roasted tahini (sesame paste) ¼ cup […]

  • Bite Size Samosas with Apple Chutney

    Makes 20 Samosas Apple Chutney Ingredients 6 tart apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped 1¼ (inch) pieces fresh ginger root, peeled 1⁄3 cup white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons white sugar 3 tablespoons brown sugar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon white pepper ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom Pinch of ground nutmeg Pinch of salt Directions In a […]

  • Spiced Mini Lamb Burgers with Lemon Aioli

    Serves 4 Lemon Aioli Ingredients 1 raw extra-large egg yolk ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard Juice of 1 lemon 1½ cups lemon zest 1 teaspoon chopped thyme Salt to taste Freshly ground pepper Directions In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine the egg yolks, mustard and process until smooth. Add the lemon juice […]

  • Indian Style Tart

    Serves 6-8 Tart Dough Ingredients 2½ cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water Directions In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. […]

  • Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

    Serves 6 Ingredients 2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon cumin powder 1⁄8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne) 1 teaspoon garam masala Kosher salt to taste Lime wedges Directions Preheat the oven to 400°F. Rinse and drain the chickpeas and dry by rolling them around in a kitchen towel. Combine the oil, […]