Collection by jenn

Authentic Falafels

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
These falafels are the closest thing to NYC street vendor falafels! Made the traditional way with dried soaked chickpeas! Great on a pita with lettuce, cucumber and yogurt. Asafoetida is usually found in Middle Eastern or Indian food stores. If you prefer, you can use 2 to 3 garlic cloves and 1 small chopped onion instead. This is a great base recipe, customize it to your own tastes.

Chef John's Shakshuka

Rating: 4.5 stars 284
This North African one-dish-meal is so fast, easy, and delicious. Be sure to cook your sauce until the veggies are nice and soft and sweet. Once the eggs go in, you can finish covered on the stove, or just pop the pan into a hot oven until they cook to your liking.

Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Rating: 4.5 stars 3722
Skip the freezer aisle, make these flavorful vegetarian black bean burgers.
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Aloo Phujia

Rating: 4.5 stars 458
Spicy potatoes, tomatoes and onions with an Indian kick! This is super spicy so be aware!

Absolutely Perfect Palak Paneer

Rating: 4 stars 240
This Indian dish combines fresh spinach and ricotta in a creamy curry. Use paneer if you can find it! It is absolutely wonderful with basmati rice or naan (Indian flat bread). The key is in the spices, which you can find at an Indian grocery.

Indian Dahl with Spinach

Rating: 4 stars 257
This is a very yummy, authentic dal. For variation, add coconut milk towards the end of cooking. Freezes well.

Chana Masala (Savory Indian Chick Peas)

Rating: 4.5 stars 219
A fragrant blend of herbs and spices make a delicious spin on chickpeas.

Aloo Gobi Masala (Cauliflower and Potato Curry)

Rating: 4 stars 74
Traditional Indian cauliflower and potato curry recipe from my mom. We used to eat this all the time growing up. My sister likes it with peas too.

Roti Canai/Paratha (Indian Pancake)

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
Breakfast, lunch, tea time, and dinner - this popular Indian pancake is available for a meal or snack. As kids we ate it sprinkled with sugar. It's typically served with curry and sambal if you choose to spice it up.

Punjabi Sukha Urad Dal

Rating: 4.5 stars 18
This is a very comforting dal for a cold day. Urad dal is stickier and heavier than other dals, so this is a thick-style dal. Serve with fresh phulkas with some chopped onion, tomato, and cucumber (kheera) salad on the side for crunch.

Spinach and Tomato Dal (Indian Lentil Soup)

Rating: 4.5 stars 25
This is an Indian lentil soup recipe that my mom always makes — a hearty and healthy dish that leaves you satisfied without overfilling you. You can substitute different vegetables and greens and follow a similar procedure, such as replacing spinach with mustard greens, kale, or Swiss chard. The cook time will vary. Serve with steamed rice.