The Chutney Life: 100 Easy-to-Make Indian-Inspired Recipes by Palak Patel

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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Sauces, general; Breakfast / brunch; Entertaining & parties; Cooking ahead; Indian
    • Ingredients: ground cardamom; ground cinnamon; unsalted pistachio nuts; eggs; egg yolks; rose water; half and half cream; saffron strands; brioche; plain Greek yogurt; cream cheese; raspberry jam; heavy cream; raspberries
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Quick / easy; Salads; Sauces, general; Breakfast / brunch; Mexican; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: corn tortillas; corn; cotija cheese; mayonnaise; ancho chile powder; limes; tomatillos; jalapeño chiles; poblano chiles; white onions; garlic; cilantro; ground cumin; green onions; radishes; red onions; fried eggs
    • Categories: Dips, spreads & salsas; Pizza & calzones; Quick / easy; Breakfast / brunch; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cherry tomatoes; cilantro; limes; ground cumin; cream cheese; naan bread; eggs; avocados; thecha chutney
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Egg dishes; Quick / easy; Breakfast / brunch; Turkish; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cilantro; parsley; serrano chiles; ground coriander; ground cumin; red chile powder; plain Greek yogurt; eggs; za'atar; dill; naan bread
    • Categories: Pancakes, waffles & crêpes; Quick / easy; Breakfast / brunch; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: basmati rice; chana dal; toor dal; zucchini; garlic; fresh ginger; serrano chiles; whole milk yogurt; turmeric; jaggery; ajwain seeds; cilantro; brown mustard seeds; hing powder; sesame seeds
    • Accompaniments: Cilantro chutney
    • Categories: Egg dishes; Quick / easy; Salads; Sandwiches & burgers; Lunch; Breakfast / brunch; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mayonnaise; curry powder; ground cayenne pepper; garam masala; cilantro; celery; hard-boiled eggs; mini croissants
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Sauces, general; Breakfast / brunch; French; Indian; Swiss; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: frozen hash browns; pepper Jack cheese; turmeric; parsley; ghee; mustard seeds; cumin seeds; serrano chiles; hing powder; asparagus; mayonnaise; garlic; lemons; tarragon; curry leaves
    • Accompaniments: Coconut cilantro chutney
    • Categories: Cakes, small; Quick / easy; Afternoon tea; Breakfast / brunch; Dessert; Indian
    • Ingredients: all-purpose flour; ground cardamom; ground cinnamon; nutmeg; bananas; eggs; store-cupboard ingredients
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Breakfast / brunch; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: raw peanuts; mustard seeds; sesame seeds; hing powder; curry leaves; turmeric; cornflakes; red chile powder
    • Categories: Mousses, trifles, custards & creams; Quick / easy; Breakfast / brunch; Dessert; Indian
    • Ingredients: chia seeds; almond milk; ground cardamom; ground cinnamon; orange blossom water; mangoes; sliced almonds; coconut chips; honey
    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol); Quick / easy; Summer; Indian
    • Ingredients: pineapple; tangerines; almond milk; mint
    • Categories: Beverages / drinks (no-alcohol); Quick / easy; Indian
    • Ingredients: coffee; milk of your choice; ground cardamom; unsweetened cocoa powder; tahini; frozen chikoo
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Thai
    • Ingredients: ramen noodles; unrefined coconut oil; fresh ginger; red bell peppers; shiitake mushrooms; vegetable broth; soy sauce; fish sauce; limes; gochugaru; cilantro; canned coconut milk; Panang curry paste; onions
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Indian; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: ditalini pasta; cumin seeds; hing powder; cinnamon sticks; whole cloves; bay leaves; whole star anise; onions; carrots; celery; fresh ginger; tomato paste; Italian seasoning; red chile powder; ground coriander; turmeric; garam masala; vegetable broth; green beans; canned chickpeas; Parmesan cheese; parsley; cilantro
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Appetizers / starters; Entertaining & parties; Italian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: brown lentils; bay leaves; yellow onions; russet potatoes; ground fennel; Cajun seasoning; Italian seasoning; crushed red pepper; vegetable broth; Tuscan kale; heavy cream; parsley; pecorino Romano cheese
    • Categories: Chutneys, pickles & relishes; Quick / easy; Soups; Lunch; American; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: fresh ginger; chile garlic sauce; ground cumin; ground coriander; red chile powder; ketchup; soy sauce; cilantro; canned tomato soup; sandwich bread; mayonnaise; Monterey Jack cheese; garlic; serrano chiles; limes; raw peanuts
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Japanese; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: ramen noodles; unrefined coconut oil; serrano chiles; green onions; carrots; fresh ginger; sweet white miso; cilantro; lemons
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Soups; Main course; Winter; Fall / autumn; Mexican; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: cumin seeds; serrano chiles; green onions; onions; tomato paste; taco seasoning; Mexican oregano; ground coriander; canned diced tomatoes with green chiles; cilantro; canned green chiles; canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce; canned pinto beans; vegetable stock
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Quick / easy; Salads; Side dish; Cooking ahead; American; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: mayonnaise; buttermilk; basil; chives; tarragon; parsley; dill; honey; white vinegar; red chile powder; garlic powder; ground cumin; ground coriander; romaine lettuce; radishes; red onions; feta cheese; baby creamer potatoes
    • Accompaniments: Korean-inspired baked wings
    • Categories: Salads; Dressings & marinades; Quick / easy; Side dish; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: honey; apple cider vinegar; curry powder; cauliflower; garlic powder; pecorino Romano cheese; crushed red pepper; quinoa; Tuscan kale; apples; pomegranate seeds
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Quick / easy; Salads; Appetizers / starters; Cooking ahead; Japanese; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: creamy peanut butter; fresh ginger; soy sauce; Sriracha sauce; honey; cilantro; limes; soba noodles; Tuscan kale; coleslaw mix; red bell peppers; roasted peanuts; jalapeño chiles; frozen shelled edamame; green onions; mint
    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Side dish; Indian; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: red chile powder; garlic powder; turmeric; sourdough baguette bread; ground cumin; chaat masala; onions; Persian cucumbers; plum tomatoes; mangoes; canned chickpeas; cilantro
    • Accompaniments: Too good to be true corn soup
    • Categories: Dressings & marinades; Quick / easy; Salads; Lunch; Side dish; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: tahini; balsamic vinegar; honey; garlic powder; red chile powder; chaat masala; naan bread; green lentils; za'atar; ground cumin; ground coriander; lemons; arugula; Persian cucumbers; seedless red grapes; parsley; mint; dill; roasted salted sunflower seeds
    • Categories: Pizza & calzones; Quick / easy; Main course; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: cream cheese; red onions; ground coriander; ground cumin; garam masala; red chile powder; turmeric; barbecue sauce; paneer; cilantro; naan bread; mozzarella cheese; red bell peppers; green bell peppers; jalapeño chiles; chaat masala; thecha chutney

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  • Barbecue chicken dip

    • Logan92995 on November 14, 2023

      Made this for a Diwali party and it ended up being really well received! I was skeptical of it's authenticity when I read the recipe card, but addition of some Indian spices really packs a punch and made this quite the crowd pleaser at the party!

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  • ISBN 10 141976439X
  • ISBN 13 9781419764394
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Oct 24 2023
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 272
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Abrams

Publishers Text

On her blog, The Chutney Life, Palak Patel breaks down the intricacies of Indian cooking into accessible recipes for all home cooks. From the importance of a good tadka—a means through which whole spices are tempered in oil to increase their flavor profile—to countless easy hacks such as upgrading a classic can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup with a little ginger, garlic, and coriander, these recipes are fresh, inventive, and irresistible. With Patel’s signature snacks—spreading lasan ni chutney (a spicy spread made by pounding together fresh garlic cloves and chili powder in a mortar and pestle) inside of a quesadilla or adding just a touch of cumin and coriander powder to cream of cauliflower soup—you’ll never get bored by the same old stuff.

The recipes in this cookbook will not only celebrate the Indian food Patel grew up eating but also the loving hands that made that food. Filled with anecdotes, love notes to Patel’s favorite kitchen tools, and many time-saving tips, Patel’s recipes find inspiration in resourcefulness. Busy moms and curious cooks alike will find new, exciting flavors here, inspired by souvenirs of Patel’s travels, makeovers of classics, and Indian remakes of favorites, including: Patel’s Tandoori Shrimp Po Boy; Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos; Thai-inspired Chicken Pot Pie covered in beautiful delicious golden puff pastry; simple and healthy dishes such as her brother’s Lemon Fish recipe; and secret recipes for Patel’s unbeatable chutneys. By embracing the magic that happens when flavors transcend continents and cultures, The Chutney Life finds the perfect balance in Indian-American cooking.

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