Spiced Lentil Rice ~ Khichdi

    January 4, 2017
    Spiced Lentil Rice ~ Khichdi

    Happy New Year, everyone! I hope that everyone had a beautiful holiday season as well. I’ve always found that the end of the year goes by unbelievably quickly. It starts with the fun and sweet treats of Halloween, the deliciously spiced desserts of Thanksgiving, all the Christmas cookies, and the over the top indulgence of New Year’s Eve. But then, the new year arrives, and the dreariness of winter starts. Maybe I only say this because my winters have exclusively been…

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  • Chai Sweet Potato Pie with Vanilla-Cardamom Meringue

    Chai Sweet Potato Pie with Vanilla-Cardamom Meringue

    Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is my absolutely favorite holiday, as it celebrates food and being with the people you love. When I was growing up, we always hosted Thanksgiving at our house. Every year, our celebration…

    November 23, 2016
  • Count Chocula Marshmallow Treats

    Count Chocula Marshmallow Treats

    Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope you’re feasting yourself on delicious Halloween candy. When I was little, I loved going trick or treating, but as I grew up in Chicago, the weather was inevitably bad.…

    October 31, 2016
  • Spiced Red Chickpeas with Jaggery ~ Lal Chana

    Spiced Red Chickpeas with Jaggery ~ Lal Chana

    When most people think of chickpeas, they think of the creamy beige beans with slippery, thin skins. These chickpeas are famous for being the foundation for hummus and for being the main ingredient in chana…

    October 24, 2016
  • Water Chestnut Cardamom Halva ~ Singoda nu Shiro

    Water Chestnut Cardamom Halva ~ Singoda nu Shiro

    Happy Navaratri! We are currently in the midst of the 9 day Hindu festival of Navaratri. Navaratri literally means nine nights, and in Gujarat where my family is from, this festival is celebrated by…

    October 8, 2016
  • Hyacinth Bean and Cilantro Pilaf ~ Papdi Lilva nu Pulao

    Hyacinth Bean and Cilantro Pilaf ~ Papdi Lilva nu Pulao

    If you’ve been following along with this blog for a while, you’ll notice that almost every single Indian recipe I have on this site has, as a final instruction, to garnish the dish with cilantro.…

    September 28, 2016
  • Chai with Ginger, Lemongrass, and Mint

    Chai with Ginger, Lemongrass, and Mint

    It’s the first day of fall, the leaves are slowly revealing the auburns and vermillion hidden under their summer green. The days have some lingering summer warmth and the nights are cool and crisp.…

    September 22, 2016