A lightened-up, spiced-up take on the classic creamed spinach, perfect as an addition to any kind of meal, fully Indian-themed or not.
Creamed spinach is a delicious dish, but sometimes it seems like it doesn't really deserve to fall into the "vegetable" category, with the addition of all that, well, cream! This version of the classic lightens things up a bit by replacing that cream with a yogurt and a bit of butter. The tanginess of the yogurt lends itself perfectly to the addition of Indian seasonings, so instead of just a sprinkle of nutmeg, this dish gets a combination of warm and savory spices that adds richness as well as flavor. Try this dish along with some basmati rice and another Indian dish or two, or serve it as a side dish to go with a protein or other main dish!
Serves 4 as a side dish. Adapted from The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking.
Subtle hints of classic pumpkin pie spices complement the sweet squash undertones of this perfectly-sweet pumpkin cheesecake.
Creamy raita and tangy tomato chutney offer the perfect accompaniment to these crispy, savory, Indian-spiced potato patties spiked with a generous amount of spinach.
These are the cookies that you should add to your stable of Christmas cookie recipes this year. You probably have most of the bases already covered - the classic iced sugar cookies, the beautifully spiced gingerbread, the buttery, crumbly shortbreads, the jam-filled thumbprints.
This is it, folks. This is the perfect, unexpected, amazing vegetable soup, adapted from Michael Solomonov’s beast of a cookbook Zahav. This recipe is the perfect example of his brilliant and unusual use of commonplace spices and other ingredients.
Both of these recipes are kind of magical -- they take super simple ingredients like water, flour, butter, salt, and Vanns Smoked Spanish Paprika and turn them into beautiful, impressive golden brown focaccia and a deeply orange-red, perfectly flavored smoked paprika butter to be spread on top. It makes a great appetizer for any occasion, but be careful that your guests don’t fill themselves up on it! It’s a little bit addictive.
A fairly simple set of ingredients combines with a blend of Vanns spices to create a complex and hearty dish that your guests might not even realize is vegetarian. A perfectly poached egg on top means this dish can be enjoyed from breakfast to dinner.
There’s a small restaurant chain in Los Angeles called Zankou Chicken that is well known for its super secret chicken shawarma recipe, which is crispy and juicy and beautifully spiced and comes with a crazy-good garlic sauce that will make your breath reek for at least the next few hours if not days.
Rice bowls are starting to be a big thing these days, and there's a good reason. Take something a little saucy, something with some great texture, something with protein or some bite to it, arrange on top of rice, add the condiments of your choice, and enjoy your healthy, delicious, and filling meal!
A classic comfort food dish, brightened up with the addition of Vanns Celery Salt and pickled jalapeño.