Green Masala with Chickpeas and Zucchini

This was one of the first dishes I learned how to make, and to this day it is one of my all-time favorites and most beloved by my friends and family.  My best friend growing up was from Pakistan, and lucky for us her mother used to make this spicy green masala on a regular basis….

Vegan Khao Soi

During our honeymoon in Southeast Asia, my husband and I spent a few days in northern Thailand’s Chiang Mai.  On our first day we set out on foot without any guidebooks or recommendations, in search of a local spot for lunch.  We found one just a few blocks from our hotel: an indoor/outdoor no-frills restaurant with no tourists in…

Spicy Chana Masala

I live in Jackson Heights, Queens, which is home to much of New York City’s best Indian food, including some amazing chickpea curries.  I have been trying to get my version of this dish to taste like the ones that I have in our neighborhood restaurants, without loading on the ghee (which I suspect is at least one…

Ethiopian Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk

I found this recipe in one of the many food magazines I read, when I was looking for ideas for Thanksgiving last year.  This is from Marcus Samuelsson (so you know it’s going to be good), from his own Thanksgiving menu.