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Indian Food and Cooking

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    10 Best Ethnic Markets in Metro Phoenix

    The best part of traveling is indulging in food we've tried to imiitate at home. But let's face it: How many of us really have the time or funds to get to our dream locations? Luckily, we don't have to pull out those dusty passports to get a taste of India or Japan. Phoenix is full of convenient eth ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Mixed Grill from Copper Kettle: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

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    June 10, 2014

    Chicken Achari Curry from Curry Corner: 100 Favorite Dishes

    Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email lauren.saria ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Laurie Notaro's Clean Your Plate (Then Take a Picture of It) Club

    When my meal arrives, whether I'm patronizing Waffle House or a restaurant with real tablecloths, that signals to me that it is time to eat. That's the green light that lets this little cow know it's time to feed. But in some people, that gene is apparently mutated and signals to them that it's ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Rania's Kabob Grill: Afghan Cuisine Has Come to Gilbert (With Delivery!)

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    5 Best Things To Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    Check, Please! Arizona Festival Sunday, March 30 This weekend brings the second annual Check, Please! Arizona Festival to CityScape in downtown Phoenix. The event, hosted by Channel 8 and co-sponsored by Chow Bella, will bring more than 30 local independent restaurants together for an afternoon of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    13 Best Ethnic Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

    Looking for something a little different to eat? Well, Chow Bella is here to help. We spent the past year scouring the Valley to find the best ethnic restaurants. Here's a list worth saving for when you're looking for some great ethnic cuisine, no matter where you are in metro Phoenix.

  • Dining

    November 28, 2013
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    November 14, 2013
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    August 9, 2013

    New India Bazaar in Phoenix: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over

    The Spot: New India Bazaar and Cuisine, open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    India Plaza in Tempe: What We Bought, What We Skipped, and What We're Still Lusting Over

    The Spot: India Plaza See Also: - Bold, South Indian Cuisine at Karaikudi Palace in Scottsdale - Peaches at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek: It's Not Too Late! - 15 Summer Festivals in Metro Phoenix and Across Arizona

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    June 6, 2013

    Bold, South Indian Cuisine at Karaikudi Palace in Scottsdale

    Karaikudi Palace in Scottsdale boasts not one chef well-versed in the Indian foods of his homeland, but three of them. See also: - Leo's Island BBQ Brings Peoria a Taste of Hawaii - Chasing Amy: Overcooked Reality and the Decline of Western Civility And thanks to this trio of friends and fellow ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    3 Summer Dips for Chips Give Plain Old Hummus Some Competition

    When I got home and looked for the garbanzos I came across a shiny-topped can of butter beans and, shiny objects being a source of attraction, my attention was diverted. I made Butter Bean Hummus and it was good.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    Khaana Khazana: Fun to Say, Fun to Eat Indian Cuisine in Chandler

    When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few item ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    4 Ways to Enjoy Black-Eyed Peas for Luck in Metro Phoenix in the New Year

    Eating black-eyed peas has been a tradition to ring in the New Year for centuries. In fact, it was first recorded 2,500 years ago as a Syrian Jewish custom, and the Aramaic name for black-eyed peas (rubiya) also means "abundance." A couple millennia later the tradition made it from Africa to the Dee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Khyber Halal: Three Cuisines in One

    Khyber Halal is a culinary crossroads of sorts. A unique mix of the familiar and the unexplored, this casual spot in Phoenix features foods from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India, where each nation's cuisine is as diverse as the restaurant's staff of family members. "Pakistani dishes take longer to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Life of Pi and Dinner at The Dhaba

    While a jumbo tub of hot buttered popcorn is one of our most frequently indulged guilty pleasures, we think a good movie deserves a little better company than junk food. Try out our movie and meal pairings for yourself or feel free to suggest one of your own favorites in the comments. The Movie: Li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Real Actors Bring Hilarious Gravitas to Real Yelp Reviews

    See Also: Are Yelp Extortionists Giving Restaurants the Shakedown? See Also: CrazyAmy Yelp Feud Lands on TV Have you ever read an Yelp review so outlandish and melodramatic that you wished you could gaze into the face of the person who wrote them? Wait no longer, the fine people at Gotta Kid to Fee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Python Bratwurst and Beer, Plenty of Beer, at Brat Haus "Haus Party"

    See also:Payton Curry Dishes on Marketing Bullshit and the Futility of Eating Kale in the Summer See also: Payton Curry Dishes on the Maricopa County Health Department and His Vision for Brat Haus See also: Here's a Sneak Peek at Payton Curry's Menu for Brat Haus Hang on to your horses, suds guzzle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Cafe: Curry Corner

    ​ Hungry for Pakistani food? We thought so. If there's one cuisine type that curries favor with us, it's Pakistani cuisine. Well, in this week's reviewed restaurant you get a little Indian and a little Pakistani cuisine as well. We speak, of course, of Curry Corner in Tempe. Food Critic La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Five Favorite Curry Dishes in Metro Phoenix

    Wynter Holden Yellow curry with chicken at Yupha. ​We're not trying curry favor or anything, but we feel compelled to share with you a few of Chow Bella's favorite curry dishes in the Valley. Some of our choices are Thai, others Indian. All are divine. Have some faves of your own? Do return ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Curry Powder vs. Garam Masala: What's the Difference?

    Carol Blonder spices and seeds for garam masala​This week's question for the Chef: Is there a difference between curry powder and garam masala and how are they used? That ubiquitous bottle or tin of yellow powder from the spice shelf at the grocery store only hints at the flavor delivered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Bombay Spice: Lunch $10 and Under

    ​We got a five-pound wakeup call this week -- in the form of the holiday red velvet cake, coconut macaroons and sugar cookies that landed on our thighs. So with the inevitable New Year's resolutions of dieting and gyms looming on the horizon, we went in search of a lu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Chana Masala: Chickpeas in Spicy Tomato Sauce

    Carol BlonderChana Masala​ Yesterday we told you about asafetida, a pungent spice that adds a flavor reminiscent of garlic to a dish. Used in minute quantities, asafetida complements fish, vegetables and legumes. In Indian cooking it is a spice that is added to chutneys, sauces and pickled dishes. ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    October 19, 2010

    Dave Driscoll, What Are You Eating?

    Dave Driscoll​Dave Driscoll The self-proclaimed designated dancer with Treasure MammaL, who also "looks a lot like Andy Denver (aka, Single Dad)," the drummer in Fathers Day, has a West coast tour kick-off show at The Trunk Space Tuesday, October 26. Treasure MammaL is throwing a CD release party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    21: Chicken Tikka Masala at Guru Palace

    ​Hungry yet? We're working up our appetites for our huge Best of Phoenix issue, out September 30, with daily servings of Chow Bella's 100 Favorite Dishes from across the Valley -- in no particular order Leave your suggestions for upcoming favorites in the comments sectio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    MasterChef With Gordon Ramsay, The American Idol of Cooking Shows, Coming to Fox in July

    With no restaurant experience, a passion for cooking, and a dream of one day working as a professional chef, 50 just-like-us contestants will test their skills and palate in hopes of becoming the winner of MasterChef, the cooking competition show coming to Fox on July 29. Gordon Ramsay, the show's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    New in Mesa: India Oven

    ​How did they know I was craving Indian food? Somebody read my mind and gave me a call about a new place that opened several weeks ago in Mesa, called India Oven. Punjabi cuisine is the focus, and the extensive menu has a lot of tempting dishes -- a dozen different lamb entrees, goat cooke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    TLC Launches Best Food Ever (or Yabba-Dabba-Done-to-Death)

    Napoleon Dynamite: This is pretty much the worst video ever made. Kip: Napoleon, like anyone can even know that. Let me go, I need to narrate. Wilma!​Kip's right. How can anyone know what's the worst (or the best) of anything? TLC's hoping we'll trust their judgment with its new show, Best Food ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    February 2, 2010

    Re-creating Pie Zanos' Pizza at Home

    So you're in a restaurant, chowing down on the best tuna mac or pizza or boeuf Wellington you've ever had, when a crazy thought comes to mind: I can do this at home!! Without a pro chef's fancy appliances and gadgets, you might be challenged to create restaurant-worthy food. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    Cornish Pasty Co.: Lunch $10 and Under

    ​The Cornish Pasty Co. in Tempe inhabits a long narrow space. The walls are painted black and the floor is covered in tile.It makes us feel like we are in an old diner in Brooklyn rather than a strip mall in Tempe. There are two-tops along one-side and a long counter with stools that runs the len ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Farewell to Afghan Food at Kabab Palace

    ​Now that I can't have Afghan food anymore, I'm suddenly hungry for it. Of course. The Republic reports today that the Valley's lone option for Afghan cuisine, Kabab Palace (710 W. Elliott Rd., Tempe), has been sold. The new owners are keeping the name but have turned the place into ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008
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    December 3, 2007

    Whole Foods wonderland

    So the big adventure of the weekend, aside from getting a long-overdue Lola Tapas fix (I loved the two specials, a melt-in-your-mouth braised pork dish, plus velvety mocha flan), was my visit to the brand-new Whole Foods at the 101 and Ray Road. One of my favorite local restaurateurs raved about it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2007

    Udupi, ewwwwww

    Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Udupi Cafe, the Tempe Indian eatery that's won rave reviews in the past for its vegetarian cuisine, just got nailed again by the Maricopa County Health Inspector. What a shame. You'd think they would've tried to shape up, after their inspection back in May turned up ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004

    In With a Bhangra

    New Year's Eve events feature Indo-Pakistani beats

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004

    BEST MIDDLE EASTERN MARKET

    Middle Eastern Bakery and Deli

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004

    BEST LAMB SHANK

    Baghdad Restaurant

  • Dining

    September 2, 2004

    Baghdad Bound

    Where's the beef kebab? At Baghdad Restaurant, of course

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 18, 2003

    BEST OLD PHOENIX CHARM

    Fry Bread House

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 20, 2001

    Best Indian Restaurant

    Copper Kettle Salads, Balti and Tandoori Grill

  • Dining

    September 6, 2001

    You Go, Grill

    Thinking locally and dining globally at Gregory's World Bistro

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Buddhist Chic Magnet

    Scottsdale chicks flock to this Tibetan monk

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Place to Eat Cheap and Fast

    Bombay Grill
    27 West Van Buren
    602-258-0080

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 21, 2000

    Best Place to Take a Foodie

    Gregory's Grill
    7049 East McDowell, Scottsdale
    480-946-8700

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    February 10, 2000
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