Aloo Simla Mirch

Aloo Simla Mirch (Curried Potatoes with Bell Peppers) Like many Indian dishes, there are a lot of ingredients in a single dish; however, once you have the spices, it’s easy to make a wide variety of dishes. Also, you can make a bigger batch of curry powder and store in a jar with your other … More Aloo Simla Mirch

Prune Plum Tart

Prune Plum Tart Inspired by Molly’s recipe at Orangette and Dorie Greenspan’s “Crunchy and Custardy Peach Tart” For the crust: 1 ½ cups unbleached flour ½ cups confectioners’ sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, well chilled and in several pieces 1 large egg yolk For the filling: 12 small to medium prune plums … More Prune Plum Tart

Sneak peek

I could use a cake decorating book (and one of those rotating pedestals), but it didn’t turn out too badly. This is the “Perfect Party Cake” from Nick Malgieri and Dorie Greenspan, published in Baking: From My Home to Yours. This is a tender, lemony white cake with four layers filled with raspberry preserves and … More Sneak peek

Plum Crisp

Plum Crisp Adapted from Marian Burros and The Wednesday Chef I made this with only 8 plums, and as much as I love crisp topping, there wasn’t enough fruit. Also, taste your ginger before you add it—someone needs to develop a Scoville scale for crystallized ginger. For the filling: 12 Italian prune plums, washed, halved, … More Plum Crisp

Peach-Bourbon Sorbet

Peach-Bourbon Sorbet Adapted from The Perfect Scoop If you don’t like the taste of bourbon, you may want to halve the total amount in the recipe; it’s not terribly strong, but it does have an assertive flavor. 2 lbs fresh, ripe yellow peaches (freestone are easiest to deal with) 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup granulated sugar … More Peach-Bourbon Sorbet

Baingan Bharta (Smoky Eggplant with Yoghurt)

Baingan Bharta (Smoky Eggplant with Yoghurt) Adapted from Lord Krishna’s Cuisine 2 medium eggplants 2 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil 2 serrano chiles, seeded and minced ¼ teaspoon hing (a.k.a. asafoetida)* 1½ teaspoons cumin seeds 1½ teaspoons ground coriander seeds 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons finely chopped mint 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro ½ cups … More Baingan Bharta (Smoky Eggplant with Yoghurt)