Big Food List 2012

Here’s a list of just some of the the things I want to make in 2012 – some of them (like samosas!) I’ve made lots of times but just haven’t gotten them on the blog, others (like yogurt!) are things I’ve been wanting to try.


Salads, Veggies, and Sides

  • panzanella
  • avocado
  • empanadas
  • potato samosas
  • summer rolls
  • veggie jalfrezi
  • the world’s best chickpeas
  • at least one dish each for okra, eggplant, cauliflower, potato, and spinach
  • fried green tomatoes
  • fruit chaat
  • stuffed peppers
  • shami kebabs
  • pani puris (from scratch!)
  • pulao


  • naan
  • sourdough starter (tried and failed, ready to try again)
  • rotis
  • pan de agua
  • basic wheat sandwich bread

Main Dish

  • biryani
  • chili veggies
  • haleem
  • aloo ke parathe
  • paella
  • adobo
  • bulgogi


  • kombucha
  • watermelon drink
  • limoncello
  • some homemade liqueurs, like elderflower
  • some fun mocktail

Sauces and Condiments

  • harissa
  • mustard
  • homemade garam masala (and other masalas)
  • lemon pickle
  • cilantro chutney
  • some other fun chutney
  • kimchee
  • chimichurri
  • flavored oils (maybe chili and scallion)
  • carrot jam


  • Yule log
  • chocolate ginger pie
  • tapioca pudding
  • kheer
  • kulfi
  • some kind of cute cookie
  • some kind of nut brittle
  • some kind of rosewater cookie
  • granita

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