Restaurant Recipes

Vegetable Biryani

Restaurant: Royal India | San Diego

A Northern Indian staple, the Vegetable Biryani is basmati rice paired with fresh vegetables, an authentic dish that everyone can enjoy. Serve this classic Indian dish alongside a table full of flavorful curries or alone for a hearty vegetarian meal. Simple and easy to make, the Vegetable Biryani is an Indian dish that anyone can make from their kitchen with simple ingredients at your local grocery store.

Banana Curry


Restaurant: Bombay | San Diego

A uncommon take on a Indian traditional dish, Banana Curry takes the classic curry ingredients mixed with sweet notes from the banana. Curry is used in variety of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan, Thai, and other Southeast Asian dishes. The common features of a curry medley are a incorporation of complex combinations of spices/herbs that include fresh or dried hot chilies. The mixture of curry spice with the sweetness of the banana will balance out the piquancy and spices.

Chicken Biriyani

Masala Entrance

Restaurant: Masala | San Diego

Chicken Biriyani, an excellent entree, includes many of Chef Ashley's favorite and most signature herbs and spices, including saffron, cilantro, and garam masala.

Chicken Tiki Masala

Electric Karma

Restaurant: Electric Karma | Los Angeles

Pamma's recipe for Chicken Tiki Masala is classic Punjabi comfort food that is easy for the home cook to prepare. It uses traditional Indian spices that give the dish a complex depth of flavor. This recipe is the same one that owners of Electric Karma, Lucky and Pamma, have been preparing for years. This might be a Punjabi comfort food but this dish also has a large following in the United Kindom as its national dish. While usually served in a bowl by itself, prepare your favorite type of rice and use as a base for this flavorful bite.

Chicken Chettinad with Saffron Rice

Restaurant: Masala | San Diego

Chicken Chettinad is a popular Southern Indian style curry dish that originated in the small village of Chettinad. It traditionally incorporates tamarind, pepper, and curry leaves, although in this version the tamarind is optional. Saffron rice is rice prepared with one of the most exquisite, and expensive, spices in the world. The golden color imparted by the saffron leaves makes this rice dish an elegant accompaniment to any curry. Serve this meal by passing the rice and curry separately alongside Indian flat bread such as naan or roti (available at Trader Joe’s and elsewhere).

Murg Curry

Restaurant: India Palace | San Diego

This traditional North Indian dish features chicken cooked with a spicy curry sauce. It is a one-pot dish that is quick and easy to prepare and results in a flavorful meal--simply serve alongside white basmati rice.

Chicken Madras

Restaurant: India Princess | San Diego

Here is a classic recipe for Chicken Madras, a preparation that has become popular around the globe.