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Did a “drive by” at Delhi Dhaba & Chaat in San Pablo (CA)

Matthew and I were hungry (what else is new?) while taking care of a Smart & Final shopping trip in San Pablo recently.  It was pouring rain so we didn’t want a production, and decided that he would run into the new … Continue reading

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Better Late than Never in Making Masala Chai at Home

You can file this under lame, or lazy, or just plain wasteful. Why I never started making masala chai (Indian spiced tea) at home I’ll never know.  I have been telling myself to look into this for years, but just … Continue reading

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Indian-style Sloppy Joes

Here’s an odd recipe I concocted one afternoon when I had ground beef and pork on hand and not a whole lot else.      I thought about sloppy joes.  My Mom, who’s German, would not often make something so “American,” but she … Continue reading

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Tandoori Asparagus

Here’s something easy to do with asparagus that makes them a little different.  You’ll need some dry tandoori spice blend.  You can make your own, but there are some good ones on the market.  Having it on hand is great … Continue reading

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Red Lentil Curry

I purchased a large bag of red lentils recently and was looking for a good red lentil curry recipe when I came upon this one, posted by Emma Maher, on allrecipes.com: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Red-Lentil-Curry/Detail.aspx From the looks of the allrecipes.com legalese, I may not be allowed … Continue reading

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Indian curry paste

One good reason to have a mortar and pestle around the house is to help keep you in various curry pastes.  I always have a jar of homemade Indian curry paste on hand, for example, because I find that it works … Continue reading

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Chana masala without those super-pricy spice packets

There is no reason you need to rely on those spice and spice paste packets enrobed in colorful little cardboard sleeves that have flooded the market in recent years when making Indian dishes.  These packets, produced by American companies mainly for American cooks, are often good … Continue reading

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Vik’s Chaat in Berkeley CA

We wanted the antithesis of a turkey dinner today so we went to Vik’s Chaat Shop (726 Allston Way, Berkeley) for some spicy grub.  The weekend is the best time to go to Vik’s because they offer their full menu.  … Continue reading

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Vik’s Chaat House in Berkeley

I dragged Matt to Viks Chaat House today.  He likes Indian food but never wants to go to Viks (724 Allston Way, Berkeley).  What gives with that?  The monster poori alone is reason to come here for lunch.  If you … Continue reading

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