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The Blog: Nik Sharma of A Brown Table grew up in Bombay (“I still find it hard to say Mumbai,” he says) with a North Indian father and a Goan mother. Now, as a food photographer in San Francisco, he focuses on the diversity of Indian food and seasonal produce. He is just as comfortable cooking his father’s favorite dishes, like dum aloo and tandoori chicken as he is his mother’s coconut curries and sweets, like her Baath cake.
Here, his easiest recipes.
“1. A personal favorite is my Slow-Cooker Goan Chicken Coconut Curry; the cooker saves me a lot of time.
2. I love eating plain yogurt and this Pumpkin Raita is one of my go-to dishes every fall.
3. When it comes to breakfast, I lean toward savory dishes. I often make these Chickpea Scallion Pancakes, which are similar to crêpes.
4. I love baking, and preparing frozen desserts such as this Masala Chai Ice Cream.
5. These Turmeric Spice-Seed Almond Cookies go well with the ice cream.”