Kahari Bhindi (Crispy Okra)

Published in the New York Times. This is the most delicious way you will ever serve okra. The chaat masala and chickpea flour can be found at any grocery that sells Indian foods and you’ll find many other uses for them.

Deborah Madison’s Romesco Sauce

This is an all-purpose recipe. Delicious on crostini, on roast vegetables or potatoes, stirred into a soup or served with beans. I remember reading about Romesco sauce for years and never thinking it would be something I’d like. Then I had to make it for a column for the paper – delicious! Now I’m a huge fan. This recipe comes from “Vegetable Literacy” by Deborah Madison.