Asparagus with Coconut and Cardamom

This is my interpretation of one of Floyd Cardoz‘s creations at his former restaurant, the now-closed Tabla. Opened in 1998, Tabla was an instant hit amongst New York City’s food cognoscenti. It heralded the arrival of what would be called “New Indian cuisine”, where classical Indian dishes and concepts were re-interpreted via a modern American …

Chana Masala

One of the discussion groups I participate in on Facebook currently revolves around the topic of food resolutions for 2014. One person has said she would like to try a new recipe once a month. Another wants to master the art of puff pastry. A third resolved to eat healthier — less meat, more vegetables …

Indian Snapshot

Pineapple curry, over lemon and almond rice, with spiced lime pickle You can view the recipe for the curry here and the lemon rice here. The pickle is store-bought, from Kalustyan’s.

eGullet Foodblog Snapshots

Baked eggs, asparagus salad Braised lettuce, with shallots, mushrooms and peas Gold cippolini onions, shoulder bacon, sherry vinaigrette Broccoli rabe, with chickpeas and heirloom beans One-egg omelette with ramps Butter-braised celery and Japanese turnips Carrot and cippolini onion confit Pearl barley “biryani” Asparagus, with pistachios, coconut and Indian spices Insalata di funghi (mushroom salad) “Potatoes …

Saturday Snapshot

Spiced rock shrimp with heirloom tomatoes This was just something I whipped up on the spur of the moment for tonight’s dinner. There isn’t a recipe for this, since I vary the ingredients almost always … based on mood and what’s in the pantry. Fry a bunch of spices and aromatics in ghee. These can …

Saturday Snapshot

Sorry for the drop-off in posting, as I haven’t been feeling well lately. Hopefully this pic will make up for some lost time. This was shot a couple of weekends ago. This is a savory version of a corn pancake recipe that appears here, with the omission of the honey and vanilla, and chopped blanched …