Kale Balls in a Spicy Indian Sauce

Kale Balls in a Spicy Indian Sauce

Malai kofta is a favorite Indian takeout dish of Mandi and I. I have been wanting to make a version of this for awhile, and I finally had a chance this weekend. I found a classic recipe in an Indian cookbook I have, and swapped out the spinach for some fresh kale. These kale kofta balls came out great and really satisfied our craving for a hearty Indian vegetarian feast.

Fried Cauliflower in an Indian Sweet and Sour

Fried Cauliflower in an Indian Sweet and Sour

The last time I visited new york, I was lucky enough to literally stumble into a blogger event at an Indian restaurant near Madison Square Park called Junoon. Because I know the secret blogger handshake, I was able to sit at the bar tasting many of their creative cocktails and small bite appetizers. My favorite was a fried cauliflower that was tossed in a sweet and sour sauce. The owner described it to me as Indian-Chinese fusion. When I was attending a party last weekend and needed an alternative app that was also vegetarian, this was the first thing that came to mind.

Spice Blends

Spice Blends

Ingredients2 Tablespoons Cumin2 Tablespoons Coriander2 Tablespoons Cardamom2 Tablespoons Black Pepper1 Teaspoon Clove3 Inches Cinnamon1 Bay Leaf Bay LeafSalt1 Tablespoon Cumin1 Tablespoon Coriander1 Tablespoon Cardamom1 Tablespoon Black Mustard Seed1/2 Tablespoon Fenugreek1 Teaspoon Clove1 Teaspoon Black Pepper1 Teaspoon Allspice1 Inch Cinnamon10 Dried Arbol Chiles2 Teaspoons TurmericSalt5 Ancho Chiles5 Chipotle Chiles2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar2 Tablespoons Cumin1 Tablespoon Oregano1/2…