Recipes: Condiments, Dips & Sauces

Monica’s Indian Express: Chaat Masala Butter

I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes. Chaat Masala is one Indian spice mix you need to know about. This wonderful savory mix is great on fruits and fries alike! I use it here to...

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Fennel Chile Dry Rub

This year my book, Modern Spice, celebrates five years! In honor of the book, I will be posting a few recipes over the year. Here is one of my favorite.. a very versatile rub. The photo is courtesy of Stephanie Stiavetti FENNEL-CHILE DRY RUB Makes about ¼ cup ¼ cup...

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FRESHFARM Markets – A Relish to remember

Last month I told you about my wonderful partnership with FRESHFARM markets. I visited the Dupont Circle market made Mango Lassi and other deliciousrecipes using yogurt found at the market. This week, we are visiting a different market, the H Street market. The tiny...

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RECIPE: Pineapple Lentil Relish, The Chicago Tribune

I was so pleased that the Chicago Tribune chose to run this recipe from Modern Spice !!! It really is a wonderful recipe and all the credit (and this photo) goes to the lovely chef -Chef Stefan Jarausch - who shared his recipe with me. So here you go -- What Chicago...

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Spiced Butter – Nit’ir qibe

 I grew up on ghee -- basically, clarified butter (butter that has had the milks solids and water removed). Of course, when I was young, there was no concept of low-fat anything and foods were not just cooked in a few tablespoons of ghee; the best dishes, I...

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