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.
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.
Subtle hints of classic pumpkin pie spices complement the sweet squash undertones of this perfectly-sweet pumpkin cheesecake.
A simple Spanish stew uses technique and a bold combination of spices to elevate affordable, healthy ingredients.
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.
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.
A classic comfort food dish, brightened up with the addition of Vanns Celery Salt and pickled jalapeño.
There’s nothing like an appetizer of pate to set dinner off to an elegant start. Smooth, creamy, rich, and with a little tinge of mineral funk from the livers, this is a dish that says sophistication.
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!
These toasted and spiced nuts couldn’t be simpler, and couldn’t be more of an impressive dish to toss together to bring to a cocktail party. A combination of earthy coriander, cumin, and turmeric play beautifully off the natural nutty sweetness of cashews, with cayenne and salt adding a pop of salt and spice.