Yellow Lentils with Ginger and Garlic {recipe} and the 660 Curries Cookbook Giveaway

Yello Lentils with Ginger and Garlic[Eating Rainbow | Yellow | Yellow Lentils]

This recipe for Yellow Lentils with Ginger and Garlic comes from a book that we can’t seem to remove from our very own grip, 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer. We love the book — it’s huge and heavy with hundreds of recipes for deeply spiced, soulfully flavored curries — but our therapist told us that sometimes, when you love something that much, you have to let it go.

So we’re giving away the cookbook to one very lucky reader.

And yes, we just might have planned it exactly this way: the book happens to have a yellow cover, which matches this week’s Eating Rainbow theme. We are that good, that coordinated.

To enter for your chance at the cookbook, scroll down and leave a comment with your favorite yellow colored food. You have a few days; we’ll announce a winner some time next week!

660 Curries Cookbook

Ginger Garlic Lentils

based on a recipe for Gingered Red Lentils from 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer

serves 4 as side dishes. or 2 as main dish. or 1 very gluttonous food blogger named Sarah J. Gim


1 cup lentils, picked over
1 red onion, coarsely chopped
4 large garlic cloves, chopped
4 2-inch long slices of ginger, coarsely chopped
2 fresh green Thai, cayenne or serrano chiles (we used 1 large jalapeno)
2 tablespoons ghee or canola oil (we used canola oil)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 dried red Thai or cayenne chiles
1 tomato, cored and finely chopped (we omitted this)
1 teaspoon coarse kosher or sea salt
¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves


Place the lentils in a medium-sized saucepan. Fill the pan halfway with water, and rinse the lentils by rubbing them between your fingertips, The water will become cloudy. Drain the water. Repeat three or four times, until the water remains relatively clear; drain. Add 3 cups water and bring to a boil, uncovered, over medium heat. Skim off and discard any foam that forms on the surface. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pan, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender, 18 to 20 minutes.

While the lentil are cooking, combine the onion, garlic, ginger, and fresh chiles in a food processor. Mince the ingredients, using the pulsing action.

Heat the ghee/canola oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the cumin seeds and dried chiles, and cook until the chiles blacken and the seeds turn reddish brown and smell nutty, about 5 to 10 seconds. Immediately add the onion/garlic/ginger/chile blend reduce the heat to medium, and stir-fry until the mixture is light brown around the edges, 3 to 5 minutes.

Stir in tomato, salt, and turmeric. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the tomato softens and the ghee starts to separate around the edges of the sauce, 3 to 6 minutes, Stir in the cilantro.

Stir the sauce into the cooked lentils. Ladle some of the lentil mixture in to the skillet and stir it around to “wash” it out; add this to the lentils.

Cover the pan and simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the flavors mingle, about 5 minutes, then serve.

by Sarah J. Gim on March 24, 2011 · 186 comments


Diana March 24, 2011 at 4:58 pm

I love egg yolks! Really I love egg custard. Especially in those little chinese egg custard tarts.

sweet road March 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm

I would have to say vegetables of the purple/magenta category are definitely up there on my list- I’m thinking mainly of beets, eggplant, and cabbage… if not for taste then for aesthetic qualities! Otherwise anything of the golden genre that is filled with sugar and spice and everything as nice as frosting on top – that’s where it’s at!

Angela March 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm


which.chick March 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I LOVE 660 Curries! It is a wonderful book. I have given copies to a variety of friends and family. If you only buy one curry book, buy this one. It is awesome, very approachable and friendly, encouraging about weird techniques and helpful about strange ingredients. Please buy this book. (I am not Mr. Iyer or a member of his family or his publicist. I am a fan of his wonderful curry book.)

Katherine Altman March 24, 2011 at 5:11 pm


karen March 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Yellow peaches.

Meryl March 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Yellow corn.

Louis March 24, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Yellow corn tortilla chips!

MaryJane March 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm

The bright yellow yolks of the eggs from my chickens.

j gilbert March 24, 2011 at 5:37 pm

my favorite is definitely a ripe, juicy and fresh-picked mexican guayaba (yellow guava).

rx4foodies March 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I heart saffron lassis. Mmmmm, I would like one now.

Angelia March 24, 2011 at 5:41 pm

I really do love egg tarts! The yellow egg custard is my favorite part!

Jim Sharpe March 24, 2011 at 5:42 pm

My favorite yellow food is a yellow mango!

Aysley March 24, 2011 at 5:48 pm


Matt Smith March 24, 2011 at 5:54 pm

mmmmm….. banana ice cream!

Micah Rose March 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I am a big fan of yellow squash and Vidalia onions…which are sort of yellow…sprinkled with yellow curry powder and chile powder. OMG! So good.
I’m making this recipe (above) TONIGHT!
It looks fab!

francesca March 24, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Banana, mango, mustard, summer squash. also, CURRY IS DELICIOUS!

Vera March 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Mangos, pineapples, bananas are all at the top of my list. If I had to pick one it would be bananas. Not only are they great plain, with peanut butter or on top of cereal… but I am constantly making muffins, bread, cookies, smoothies or even ice cream out of them. Bananas are MY favorite yellow food. Thanks for the opportunity to win the cookbook. I love curries and it sounds great.

Molly Davis March 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm

The daal/pumpkin soup I just made! Yum : )

Positive Regard March 24, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Lemon curd is my absolute favorite yellow food!

Kelly March 24, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I’d have to say that my favorite yellow food is saffron rice – not only does it smell amazing, but it also tends to be paired with my favorite Indian/Middle Eastern foods!

Valerie March 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm

Bananas… always bananas! They have so many amazing qualities:
They come in their own wrapper
Encourage baking when they get old
Divide into thirds naturally
Naturally go from green to ripe in 7days (the length of time it originally took for them to travel from South America to the states when first introduced)
Have tons of species!
and taste creamy and sweet…. How can you not love bananas?

Niki March 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm


Jodi Calhoun March 24, 2011 at 6:47 pm

favorite yellow food? Lemon bars. Yum!

Shikha March 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Avgolemono/Egg Lemon Rice soup.

Lili March 24, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Agreed with the above. Bananas are so versatile!
Frozen they thicken up any shake to a creamy texture
Ripe they can be mixed into anything (pancakes, oatmeal, dessert)
Plain they are just as amazing (with a li’l peanut butter)
Bananas are the best.

Danielle March 24, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Haha it took me a while to think of yellow foods, but then it hit me–BANANAS!!! I am a banana-holic. Eat at least two a day if not more >< Looking forward to the book!

Sarah March 24, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Yellow? Quiche, with sundried tomatoes and asparagus.

Kita March 24, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Hmmm, yellow… I think the curried chicken salad a made a few weeks ago was pretty awesome and deviled eggs are right up there on my awesome list.

Wendy March 24, 2011 at 7:15 pm

yellow split peas & rice

Angela March 24, 2011 at 7:20 pm

banana banana banana

Amanda March 24, 2011 at 7:22 pm

butternut squash!

Reney March 24, 2011 at 7:28 pm

My favorite yellow colored food is a dish they used to serve at the orphanage we “volunteered” (played) at in Peru. I have no idea what it’s called. We affectionately refered to it as cheese and chunder. It was a thick yellow liquid with chunks of cheese in it and occassionally cross-sectionally cut corn served over sticky salty rice. Now you’ve got me wanting to go back to Peru. I’ll settle for the cookbook though.

Jenny March 24, 2011 at 7:29 pm

My favorite yellow food is Kheer. I’ve had it at some restaurants where it’s white, but when I make it (and at my favorite Indian restaurant) it’s yellow.

I also like corn, despite its lack of nutritional value!

Melanie March 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm

mangos and bananas :)

andrea @ chocolateandoranges March 24, 2011 at 8:24 pm

lemons and lemon flavored anything – yum! followed closely by bananas.

Erin H March 24, 2011 at 8:29 pm

My mom’s mac ‘n’ cheese with butternut squash…even as a grown-up :)

KMJ March 24, 2011 at 8:33 pm

cornmeal! specifically baked into delicious cornbread–but even in the bag, just the palest yellow, it’s so full of delicious potential! I like to mix up the recipe by adding paprika and garlic, or strawberry preserves. Delicious!

Devon March 24, 2011 at 8:52 pm

I really do love mangos.

Anne T. March 24, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I love lemons,

They are so very versatile. You can use them in cooking, baking, seasoning, and you can use every part of a lemon too! The juice, the rind, you could even eat it like an orange if your heart desires. However, besides mixing lemon into my favorite homemade salad dressings, I love using lemon in the all-time classic lemon poppyseed muffin or in ginger molasses cookies!

Maggie March 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm

I love lovely yellow curries and for dessert a sweet yellow fig called excel which we are picking from our tree right now as summer comes to a close.

nilibee March 24, 2011 at 9:22 pm

meyer lemon anything

jose March 24, 2011 at 9:29 pm

i love sweet corn and corn bread yummmy

Briana March 24, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I am in LOVE with lemons. :) I can’t get enough of them lately!

mel March 24, 2011 at 10:17 pm


Lydia March 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Mangoes. So sweet and juicy!

EaV March 24, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Mangoes or butter

Kat March 24, 2011 at 11:20 pm

I would have to say one of my most favorite yellow foods
would be Sweet Corn Ice Cream. YUM!

Eve March 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm

By far bananas!!! i’m kinda a monkey in how I can eat them every day, for every meal, and every snack in between.

Deborah Kang March 25, 2011 at 12:46 am

Definitely, without a doubt, not bananas. :)

I’d say it’s definitely butter. Absolutely necessary in baking as well as cooking. Can’t go wrong with butter. Bbuddah!

Chao March 25, 2011 at 1:01 am

lemons :)

Marissa March 25, 2011 at 1:52 am

I can’t decide if cheddar cheese counts as yellow or orange….

Well anyway, if cheddar doesn’t count, then I’ll go with pineapples. They are my very favorite fruit. Interestingly, I can’t stand them cooked in anything savory, even though I adore them raw. The very idea of putting pineapples on pizza makes me a little nauseous.

Anie March 25, 2011 at 2:28 am

Dahl. I just can’t live without it. I always make a huge batch and freeze a few containers.

Gil March 25, 2011 at 2:55 am

mashed potato with yellow cheddar :)

nestra March 25, 2011 at 3:34 am

I eat bananas everyday so I will say bananas, but eggs run a close second preferably duck eggs when I can get my greedy little hands on them.

Chariklia Vasiliou March 25, 2011 at 3:55 am

I believe the choices of lovely yellow coloured food are limited less. I don’t know from where to star, bananas, split santorini lentils, melon, of course yellow curry, lemonade, eggs, egg curd, lemon meyer curd, lemon pie, potatoes, mash potatoes, cheese, fresh yellow beans etc etc…I think I made my point clear :D

Sweet Artichoke March 25, 2011 at 4:26 am

Yellow is the perfect choice for spring! It is such an energizing colour!
I love risotto with saffron :-)

Ming March 25, 2011 at 4:35 am

Lemons make almost everything a little (or a lot) better!

Rachel March 25, 2011 at 5:17 am

Lemon poppyseed muffins! If those aren’t yellow enough, fresh mangos are a close second. ;)

Chiara Valerio-Nicolaou March 25, 2011 at 5:45 am

The ultimate yellow food is POLENTA!

kate allen March 25, 2011 at 6:01 am

macaroni and cheeeeeeeeeeese

Sam March 25, 2011 at 6:13 am

Mango Sorbet! Preferably homemade, but store-bought will do in a pinch.

Angela (Oh She Glows) March 25, 2011 at 6:28 am

This looks amazing!

Fav yellow foods are patty pan squash, sweet corn, pineapple, and banana.

Stephanie March 25, 2011 at 6:40 am

I eat a banana every day, so I’d have to go with that…. although corn, yellow bell peppers, and honey (does that count as yellow?) rank pretty high too.

Kate March 25, 2011 at 6:47 am

Hmmmm…my favorite yellow food would have to be my granny’s cheese grits…yum, yum, yum.

Ryan March 25, 2011 at 6:49 am

Saffron cous cous with almonds and raisins. Mmmmm……

Krista March 25, 2011 at 6:59 am

Saffron rice with yogurt. Nom nom. Does this need just regular green lentils?

Min March 25, 2011 at 7:11 am

Pineapples! And mangoes. Yummm

Natanya March 25, 2011 at 7:13 am

I LOVE bananas!

Carey March 25, 2011 at 7:20 am

Favorite yellow food- curried cauliflower! Unfortunately I don’t have a curry cookbook, so I just made up the recipe myself… I would LOVE to check out this cookbook!

emily March 25, 2011 at 7:32 am

pumpkin curry. it’s kinda more orange, i suppose, but its so so yummy. but corn is also delicious, and bananas are wonderful, and pineapple, and mango, and applesauce….

Kate March 25, 2011 at 7:35 am

Fave yellow food–lemon meringue pie. Does that count?

Kristina Stone March 25, 2011 at 7:43 am

Mango! Fresh from somewhere tropical, there is nothing better. :)

ClassicalCookie March 25, 2011 at 7:56 am

My favorite food in the entire world just happens to be yellow…. Meyer Lemons. Perhaps its cliche, but the house I was living in for the past 3 years (and just moved out of last weekend) had a Meyer Lemon tree! Thank you California. I had Meyer Lemons at my finger tips at least 6 months of the year. So what did I do before I moved? Picked all the lemons and brought them with me. The owner won’t notice right? LOL I can and will eat them with almost anything and even straight they so sweet. Perhaps next recipe… a Meyer Lemon Curry? I’m sure that book would help!

Charlotte Pemberton March 25, 2011 at 8:04 am

Deviled Eggs!

Elaine March 25, 2011 at 8:15 am

I’d have to say… Baby Corn.

John Barr March 25, 2011 at 8:16 am

Yellow food?….

its a tie between corn casserole/spoon bread and yellow squash (fried or sautee hibatchi style)

Smadar March 25, 2011 at 8:18 am

Bananas, mmm

Larry March 25, 2011 at 8:30 am

Fried corn like my grandma used to make in her cast iron skillet she had received as a wedding present.

Anna March 25, 2011 at 9:05 am

Definitely mangoes!

Beth March 25, 2011 at 9:07 am

Mangos, and more mangos from my friends tree.

Megan March 25, 2011 at 9:10 am

Frozen mangoes!

Laura March 25, 2011 at 9:44 am

Captain Crunch? haha

Eleanor March 25, 2011 at 9:54 am

Lemons! in any form…

NancyO March 25, 2011 at 10:00 am

fresh sweet corn!

Katie March 25, 2011 at 10:03 am

Meyer lemon bars with lemon zest! Anything with lemons really. Mmmm… thinking about this makes me want to make some!

Your lentils with ginger and garlic look A-MAZING! Definitely going to have to try this out… and not sure curry is my thing or not yet! But your photo & recipe is making me hungry for it!

Deborah March 25, 2011 at 10:08 am

Lemons! Sweet or savory – love them. And, I love the zest to brighten up so many dishes!

B March 25, 2011 at 10:08 am

Best yellow food: my mom’s mango mousse cake!

taysha riggs March 25, 2011 at 10:16 am

I love my Mom’s deviled egg filling– she uses mustard so its bright yellow and tart and I love it!!

Karen B March 25, 2011 at 10:30 am

Bananas and lovely ripe Anjou pears

Shannon March 25, 2011 at 10:50 am

Hands down: MacLaren’s Imperial Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

It comes in a small red tub: it is both delicious & addictive.

Robin March 25, 2011 at 11:01 am

Just picked from the garden yellow grape tomatoes! Freshness in a bite.

jessica March 25, 2011 at 11:03 am

Lemon curd! Lemon anything!

Yvonne March 25, 2011 at 11:07 am

I love to eat golden beet salad with oranges and red lentils with turmeric and three chilies and cornbread with chipotle and lime. Yellow’s a good color!

Richa March 25, 2011 at 11:12 am


Richa March 25, 2011 at 11:13 am

And of course any yellow lentils tempered with turmeric and spices!.. a must for everyday!

Carolyn March 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

I used to be afraid of curries… too hot, too rich, too unusual, too hard to make at home. But I’ve come to really like curries and have grown more adventurous. Coconut-based curries are at the top of my list, and I’m venturing more into Indian curries. I definitely respect the treatment and variety of the spices involved. What a great cookbook to really dive into and learn more, explore more! Very exciting!!

Frankie March 25, 2011 at 11:14 am

Fresh picked corn on the cob

Sara March 25, 2011 at 11:15 am

My favorite yellow-colored food are the little egg custards that are served at dim sum restaurants. So good!

Svetlana March 25, 2011 at 11:21 am

I love yellow veggie fritters made from garbanzo bean flour, parsley, dill, cumin and curry. They are so easy to make and very flavorful!

Sasha March 25, 2011 at 11:25 am

Lemon anything. Lemon Bars, Lemon Curd, Lemon Cupcakes, Lemon Chicken, Lemonade. Mmmmm Lemon!

Mimala March 25, 2011 at 11:27 am

Curried egg salad! mmm…

Tammy March 25, 2011 at 11:28 am

Yep, I’m on board with anything lemon! Love it!!

Ronda March 25, 2011 at 11:28 am

Iowa Corn on the Cob in August is the best summer food. Also Paella, Pinchitos we lived in Spain for a few years. Along with Pineapple, Frittatas, Flan, Lemon cheesecake and lots of Butter.

Kaysie March 25, 2011 at 11:30 am

Mangos and sticky rice yum yum pineapples madras curry powder I love curries very intrested in this cookbook thanks for shareing :)

Jane March 25, 2011 at 11:32 am

Mulligatawny Soup using yellow lentils and coconut milk

Dee DiFonzo March 25, 2011 at 11:35 am

My favorite yellow food is my Nonna’s Yellow Pepper and Zuchinni Frittata!

Charlotte March 25, 2011 at 11:39 am

This recipe looks delicious! Well, my favourite yellow coloured food at the moment is probably macaroni cheese, or butternut squash soup! :-D

Heather N March 25, 2011 at 11:42 am

Butter! Mmmm… butter.

Vicki March 25, 2011 at 11:42 am

Favorite yellow food is yellow sqwash

karla March 25, 2011 at 11:45 am

Yellow Thai Curry! Extra hot. :-D

Erin March 25, 2011 at 11:57 am

Mmmmm… i love lemon curd and sweet corn straight from the farm.

Annie March 25, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I’m a fan of all things tart…Meyer Lemons for the win!

Emma March 25, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Summer squash~

Christine @ Nourish the Budding Lotus March 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm

Yum! This looks delicious. There are so many good yellow foods. I love ginger, mangoes and meyer lemons for sure!

melissa peabody March 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Does butter count as a food? Its definitely at the top of my food pyramid.

candace March 25, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Bananas & pineapple.

giusi March 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

risotto alla milanese! it brings back consciousness of my milanese roots after so many years (a lifetime) away from my beloved city.

Kerala March 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm

lemon curd, mango lassis, and yellow summer squash!!!

eileen March 25, 2011 at 12:32 pm

yellow cake! (with chocolate frosting)

Vicki March 25, 2011 at 12:35 pm


Hannah March 25, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I bought a jar of spiced peach chutney from a farmer’s market once, which was a beautiful shade of golden yellow, and the most amazing thing I’ve ever tasted. Great looking cookbook!

karenthecondimentqueen March 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

My beautiful homemade mango chutney studded with sweet red and poblano peppers from my garden! It’s redolent of cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and coriander. Mmmmmm….Super on curries of any kind!

Allison Day March 25, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Is it cheating if my favorite yellow food is curry? Vietnamese, please. Or Japanese. Or Indian. Or… ;)

Stacy March 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm

banana pudding!!

Michaela Rosenthal March 25, 2011 at 1:02 pm


eliza28 March 25, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Lemon Custard Ice Cream

Agnes March 25, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Corn on the cob with a little sea salt, in the middle of July!

Rachel March 25, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Lemons are definitely my favorite yellow food. I panic when the supply starts running a little low in the fridge!

Shumaila March 25, 2011 at 1:33 pm

I love my Husband’s yellow toovar dal (an Indian lentil dish) that he makes in the slow cooker. With rice, its comfort food at its best.

julie March 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm

lemon cake!

Raghavan iyer March 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I am highly flattered. Thank you for including my book as a giveaway. Hope whoever wins it uses it a lot.

Katie March 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm

My favorite yellow colored food… bananas :D

Tazeen March 25, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Being Indian, I’m absolutely in love with mangoes, but I have to say LEMONS!!!

L-A March 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm

My Dad’s split pea soup with dumplings, lemon squares (lemon anything), fresh pineapple and yellow curries !!!

Dhar March 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm

The most yellow of yellow lemon curd. So versatile and yet so simple

gabriella March 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm

quince compote, saffron risotto and mango sorbet

Melissa March 25, 2011 at 7:40 pm

quality creme fraiche……….. oooh im jiggly

Hannah March 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Lemon meringue pie, unless creme brulee is yellow enough…

Manye March 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Saffron Rice

Jenné @ Sweet Potato Soul March 25, 2011 at 9:49 pm

My favorite yellow colored food? CORN!

Thea March 25, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Baby yellow bell peppers (the ones that grow inside the big guys)

Brian March 25, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Roasted Corn on the Cob = Heavenly. I could eat corn everyday if someone provided it :)

Tau March 25, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I have to agree with corn on the cob! Yum – thank goodness summer is just around the corner. :)

Liz March 26, 2011 at 9:32 am

660 Curries is my favorite cookbook, but I haven’t tried that recipe yet. Guess what I’m cooking tonight!

Terry March 26, 2011 at 11:02 am

I love the soft pale yellow of organic sweet butter, melted to become ghee or for drizzling over pancakes hot off the griddle with real Maple syrup, or cut into small chunks for slathering over hot corn on the cob, or blended into a decadent mixture of thickly beaten egg yolks with sugar and freshly squeezed lemon juice for a thick lemon cream cake filling.

Joan March 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm

My favorite yellow food is either a peach or mango.
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Malar Gandhi March 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Mango Lassi, Temple Lemon Rice, Egg Yolks Curry:)

Ashlie March 26, 2011 at 5:50 pm

bananas are my favorite yellow colored food – though my hubby is turmeric crazy, so most of the food we eat has a yellow tint :)

Teslaca March 27, 2011 at 5:45 am

Love this book! My sister has it and I’ve borrowed it a couple of times. I’d love to have my own copy. As for yellow foods, I love yellow summer squash. I use it in all sorts of things.

Lalitha March 27, 2011 at 11:01 am

Papaya!!! and next comes mangoes…
I found your blog when I was searching for 660 curries book. And here you have a giveaway(yay!!). Awesome blog by the way.


Jennifer March 27, 2011 at 11:25 am

Creamy polenta

Leah March 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm

My favorite yellow food is definitely egg yolks. They are crazy versatile and always delicious!

Carla March 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm

My favorite yellow food is PAELLA!!!!!!! , so yummy!!!

Frances Cain March 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Lemon Bars.

Nadine March 27, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Bananas….Sweet bananas with chilis and cumin!!!

Jim March 27, 2011 at 7:57 pm

My wife says “Banana Runts”. I’m partial to lemon meringue pie.

Timothy I. March 28, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Potatoes cooked in duck fat! For breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Alycia March 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

fresh corn on the cob

Dan March 28, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Macaroni and cheese with truffle oil and caramelized shallots!

Lucy March 29, 2011 at 3:53 am

Thai yellow curry… put almost anything in a yellow coconut curry sauce and you can’t lose.

Karrie March 29, 2011 at 4:35 pm


penny March 29, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Mango sticky rice. I love everything mango, but with sticky rice, it can’t be beat.

Marisa March 30, 2011 at 5:12 am

Fresh sweet summer corn!

jen March 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm

oro blancos, guavas and sweet potatoes! i also love chickpeas, summer squash and parsnips :)

Megan March 31, 2011 at 3:31 pm

pineapples!! yumm

Larissa April 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm

curry of course!

Kimberly April 5, 2011 at 11:44 am

Definitely yellow bell peppers!

sara April 5, 2011 at 8:44 pm


Sonja April 6, 2011 at 4:21 am

hello, bandwagon :)

ironchefman April 7, 2011 at 11:43 am


Terri April 7, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Lemoncello. Oh, wait, maybe that isn’t food.

Donna April 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Egg yolks. Which make French Vanilla ice cream a pretty yellow(ish) color.

TobiwanKenobi April 10, 2011 at 11:49 am

Fresh pineapple, apples , brown sugar and some shots of rhum…cook it and enjoy as a desert!

Jim Nelson April 11, 2011 at 4:05 pm

The scent of a Meyer lemon rind just picked from my backyard.

Nick B April 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

Corn chowder. So yellow. So rich.

Kristin April 12, 2011 at 8:34 pm

lemons lemons lemons

Chia April 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

my favorite yellow food would have to be fresh corn on the cob :-) … but a frozen banana is AMAZING in smoothies too ;-)

Ana April 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm

MANGO LASSI!! We all know mango is divine. Natural yogurt is creamy and refreshing at the same time. Mango lassi is a blissful drink and the most beautiful mellow yellow!

Ellen April 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm

pan fried polenta with cheese on top. simple yet wonderful!
also yellow peppers, anything lemon, mango, pineapple, fresh orange juice!

Christy April 19, 2011 at 10:53 am

I love the richness of saffron and the color it lends to foods spiced with it. Yellow saffron rice was a comfort food my mom made as I was growing up. This was always my association for saffron until I grew up and began traveling the world and seeing the versatility of saffron in global cuisine.

Alisha April 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm

OMG, just one? I’m not sure I can pick just one. I’m obsessed with the yellow/orange of egg yolks. I <3 pineapple. Then there's lemon curd. And then lemon bars. And banana cream pie. And bananas. And cheese, glorious cheese! Yeah, I love them all.

Ajay Pillarisetti April 21, 2011 at 8:23 pm

sunburst squashes!

Nelly Rodriguez May 31, 2011 at 9:15 pm

I love Pineapple!

Sheila Sharp August 19, 2011 at 4:01 am

I’m a wee monkey who goes bananas !!!

Jo V April 24, 2013 at 6:55 am

Mulligatawny soup made with yellow lentals, and cream coconut! YUM! So warming on cold day

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