This combination of potato-gravy comfort and heat-you-to-your-toes spices gets it done on a cold Northern Michigan night. The recipe is courtesy of NJ’s Market in Lake Leelanau outside of Traverse City, owned by Reena and Sam Arora, both from India. All of the spices in the recipe are available at NJ’s. If you’re more carryout-type than cook, call ahead and ask them to stock it in their deli case for you: 231-256-9195. Use Michigan round white potatoes—our own locally grown tubers are just plain the best on the market.

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Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski