Category Archives: pakistani and indian

Tandoori Tacos

Finally we made tandoori tacos! Tandoori Tacos: roti tandoori chicken salsa verde a la Pakistan (below) beet slaw (below) Serve chicken, salsa verde, and beet slaw on the roti, as a taco. Salsa Verde a la Pakistan: 1 tbsp ground … Continue reading

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Chile Relleno Chaat

This is a Pakistani-Mexican creation of our own. The amounts for different components are approximate, but all of them are easily reused in other recipes. Chile Relleno Chaat (serves 2-3): 6 chiles poblano 1/2 recipe┬áPotato and Pea Samosa Filling Pudeena … Continue reading

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Chicken boti, naan on the grill, and more

I bought this great book a couple months ago in anticipation of grilling season. It is called “Planet Barbecue” (see books and websites page). We tried out some Pakistani/North Indian seeming recipes. They were quite good. The raita and chutney … Continue reading

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South Indian Bites

This is not the entire meal, I made a dal too, but it didn’t turn out well. The following recipes were all successes. Peanut Chutney (1 1/2 cups): 1/4 cup oil 1 1/4 cups raw shelled peanuts 12 green chiles … Continue reading

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Pakistani Mutton Enchiladas

We are experimenting with Pakistani-Mexican fusion food. Here are some tasty enchiladas. Mutton Tikka: 1 lb boneless mutton, in cubes 1/4 cup garlic-ginger paste 1 tbsp red chile powder 1 tbsp garam masala 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp salt … Continue reading

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La Samosa Famosa

Actually, if I wanted to keep my gender agreement correct while mixing languages, it would be El Samosa Famoso. But that doesn’t rhyme. I’m going to toot my own horn here: these samosas are great. And it really isn’t that … Continue reading

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Kale Paneer and Pindi Chana

Typically one would make palak paneer, that is, spinach. But we have an overabundance of kale. Pindi chana is a dish of chickpeas sauteed with spices. The (poorly shaped) samosa is topped with my mint chutney. I’ll put the samosa … Continue reading

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