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North Indian Cooking

Ruffled Pastry Vegetable Biryani

Say hello to my signature Ruffled Pastry Vegetable Biryani For me, biryani is absolutely symbolic of love. Why? Because if someone clears their busy schedule to make you this complex, multi-stage dish, you know you truly have a place in their heart. This beautiful preparation of basmati rice and freshly-toasted spices takes serious thought, time …

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Vegan Daal Makhani

Daal Makhani isn’t typical Indian home cooking. It’s slow and unmistakably rich. It’s unadulterated restaurant-style comfort food. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t make an excellent version of Vegan Daal Makhani at home. You absolutely can and should. You can also replace the dairy with plant-based ingredients with very little impact on flavour and texture. …

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Aloo Paratha (Potato-Stuffed Flatbread)

Crispy, flaky Aloo Paratha (Potato-Stuffed Flatbread) are an emblem of soulful South Asian home cooking. Almost every home has their own unique recipe and this is my technique for making delicious Punjabi Aloo Paratha at home. Aloo Paratha are crispy on the outside, with a tender potato filling. The word ‘aloo’ refers to the potato …

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Restaurant-Style Shahi Paneer

Soft, creamy Mughlai Restaurant-Style Shahi Paneer is a true celebration of rich flavours and treasured spices. Scoop this vegetarian curry up with hot paratha, naan or roti. If you’re not a bread lover, this Shahi Paneer also pairs beautifully with rice, should you wish to opt for a simple curry and rice bowl for dinner. …

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The Best Vegetable Samosas

When I think of Indian snack food, I instantly picture the three-pointed beauty of hot and crispy samosas, a.k.a. The Best Vegetable Samosas. Nothing says fast-casual Indian cooking more than a deep fried, carb-on-carb, potato-stuffed pastry. No two samosas are ever identical in shape and colour — you could say they’re as unique as we …

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