Chicken Tikka Masala

I think this may be our third recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala on Needs More Butter. So why another one? Yeah, this one’s for the Instant Pot.  Ingredients: 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped 2 tablespoons butter or ghee 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon fresh ginger 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon coriander 2…

Tandoori Chicken

I found this one on Instagram, and I don’t want to lose it. It’s a keeper — easy, easy and tasty. Ingredients 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder (I used garam masala, and it was great) 1/2-1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes (our family likes it on the less-spicy side) 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3/4 teaspoon…

Red Lentil Coconut Curry

This recipe, from the Simply in Season cookbook, is super easy to make, despite its long list of ingredients. It is as tasty as it sounds. It makes a ton: plenty to share with a friend since I’m not so sure how it would freeze. The boys asked for more cauliflower, and Clara has been gobbling…

Indian Rice and Lentils

The other day I got an e-mail from my dear friend Kate with the delightful subject line “random lentil recipe email.” Inside was a gem of a flexible recipe — quick, easy, cheap, tasty.  1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery (or swiss chard stalks) 1 cup peas (frozen is fine) 2 cups chopped…

Chicken Biryani

Okay, I’m not going to lie. Biryani is an investment (timewise). No part of making it is difficult, but there are a lot of ingredients and a lot of steps. The good news, though, is that the end result is worth it. This recipe (adapted from this one) makes quite a lot, so invite a…

Chicken Tikka Masala

This has become my go-to for mercy meals — if the family likes Indian food and doesn’t need to cut out dairy, this is probably what I’ll bring. It also makes a great freezer meal. Originally posted in March 2009: I saw this recipe a while ago on Bethany’s blog and finally decided to try it this…

Curried Lentils

Another side dish from our Life Group’s Indian-themed dinner. This recipe is from More with Less. Ingredients: 1 cup lentils 2 1/2 cups water 2 beef bouillon cubes (I only had chicken bouillon, so I used that; it was fine, obviously) 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup butter or margarine (I use less)…

Aloo Gobi

Our Life Group went with an Indian-themed dinner this week and, boy oh boy, was it delicious. I picked this cauliflower and potato side dish from The New Indian Cooking Course. It was simple to prepare and very tasty. Ingredients 1lb potatoes, cut into 1 inch chunks 2 T oil 1 t cumin seeds 1…

Chicken Tikka Masala (Cook’s Illustrated)

I’ve never made anything from a Cook’s Illustrated magazine–I’m one of those goofy people who loves to read recipes without feeling like I have to actually cook them–until now, that is. Renae posted an absolutely delicious Tikka recipe courtesy of Bethany’s blog. The recipe I’m posting is slightly different and had me enjoying the process…