For author Salman Rushdie, this dish recalls the deliciously spicy meals of his childhood in India
My son Milan, who is 13, loves Indian food, like his dad, and I can cook it reasonably well if I try. My sister, Sameen, however, is a genius cook, so usually I take the lazy route and go with Milan to eat at her house. She manages to capture the flavors of my mother’s cooking, which we both grew up loving in Bombay (before it was Mumbai). This isn’t easy. If you asked my mother for a recipe, she’d say, “Well, you take some of this and a bit of that, and you stir it for a while and cook it a little more.” But the meals of our childhood are magical memories—the koftas (meatballs), kormas (rich curries with yogurt), and delicious desserts. Lamb korma is one of Milan’s absolute favorites, and mine as well.
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