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
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
A host of spices tends an authentic flavor to this ethnic entree from Tisha Kuster of Macomb, Illinois. "The mother of one of my friends is from India...and she shared the secret ingredients for making this wonderful curry," writes Trisha.
This soup, a recipe given to me by one of my daughters-in-law, is a special treat when used from the freezer on a cold winter's day. It calls to mind memories of the "zucchini summer" that was— and gives hope of the "zucchini summer" yet to be!
To brighten dark midwinter days, Marcy Hall relies on her mouthwatering microwave chicken with its sunny splash of citrus and warm dash of curry. “The thick sauce is also great served over rice.”—March Hall, Visalia, California
My Grandma Inky grew up in India and passed down this recipe to my mother, who then passed it down to me. The recipe brings back fond memories of the family gathered around the table, enjoying this delicious meal and catching up on one another's day. I tweaked the ingredients a bit to fit my toddler's taste buds, but it's just as scrumptious as Grandma's own.
We have an annual cook-off at our cabin. One time the theme was wings and ribs, so I made wings with chutney, and everyone cheered. The flavors are refreshing on warm days. —Lori Stefanishion, Drumheller, Alberta