Raita, an Indian condiment made with yogurt, elevates this vegetarian dish into a satisfying gourmet wrap. I sometimes substitute diced mango or cucumber for the pineapple and add fresh herbs like cilantro or mint. —Jennifer Beckman, Falls Church, Virginia
This soup is filling enough for my husband, and it’s vegetarian, which I love. The couple who introduced us made it for us on a freezing night and we’ve been hooked ever since. —Cara McDonald, Winter Park, Colorado
I love the flavor of curry so I added it to this yummy, crunchy snack mix. The recipe makes use of the microwave so prep is a cinch. For a less spicy flavor, use only 1-1/2 tsp curry and 1/4 tsp of the chipotle powder. —Noelle Myers, Grand Forks, North Dakota
Curry gives a different taste sensation to this chili-like soup from Christina Till of South Haven, Michigan. "It's delicious with a dollop of sour cream," she reports. "My family welcomes it with open arms- and watering mouths."
Ginger, turmeric, cinnamon and a little sherry do an incredible job of seasoning this slightly sweet soup. "After I lightened up a recipe from a friend in South Africa," explains Lafayette, Colorado's Shelly Snyder, "it quickly became a family favorite."
This festive twist on traditional chicken curry can be tailored to your tastes. Try replacing green beans with fresh sugar snap peas, or use a spicier salsa to turn up the heat. —Erin Chilcoat, Smithtown, New York
The Southern side of my family originally came from Columbus, Georgia. Country Captain, is said that it has been served since the earliest American colonies were founded and originated in India. I know this recipe has been in my family for generations. —Sarah Mckenney, Taylors, South Carolina