Category: Tomatoes

  • Paneer in Creamy Cashew Tomato Sauce

    Indian restaurant paneer makhani is next level comfort food…creamy tomato sauce, mild spice in the background and pillowy cubes of chewy paneer. It’s not surprising that paneer makhani has become Surya’s go to Indian food. Of course, this means that any paneer makhani that I make at home has very strong competition to measure up […]

  • Sunday Masala Meal Prep

    I may need a second Instapot. And if the second one can be the adorable little 3 quart Instapot then all the better. It sounds a little over the top but when you really think about it, it’s very practical. The number of times I’ve found myself thinking, “If only I had another Instapot, right now […]

  • Key Ingredients – Really Juicy Tomatoes

    Have you ever made a dish once, had it turn out perfect and then made it again following the same steps with still good – but not great – results? Sometimes I chalk this up to kitchen karma. But really it may be the quality of the ingredients you’re using. When I was recipe testing […]

  • Curried Tomato and Arugula Salad

    Do you ever come back from vacation with memories of a dish that you ate during your trip and then try to recreate it at home?  I have at least 3 dishes from our last trip that I’m trying to deconstruct and recreate. Sometimes it can be cumbersome to vacation as a strict vegetarian, but […]

  • Indian Cure for a Cold: Tomato Garlic Rasam

    Tangy, spicy heat massaging my vocal cords.  Roasted mustard seeds, cumin, garlic and pepper steaming towards my nose.  Each maintaining a soft cadence under direction of the nutty paste of toor dhal.  Filling my belly.  Warming my throat.  Reviving my olfactory senses.  Cold cold go away.  Please don’t come back another day. R and I were not […]