Chai Sweet Potato Pie with Vanilla-Cardamom Meringue

    November 23, 2016
    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 grew and grew. My parents would invite their resident trainees from the hospital, many of whom had immigrated to America in search of better opportunities. We had our dearest family friends, a truly diverse and varied group. We often had about 40 people, from every background and…

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  • 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
  • Carrot Slaw with Ginger, Jalapeno, and Lime ~ Gajar nu Salad

    Ginger Jalapeno Carrot Slaw ~ Gajar nu Salad

    Yesterday, while driving home, I started contemplating what to make for dinner. I mentally scanned through everything that was in the fridge and thought about what I could use to turn into a cohesive…

    August 10, 2016
  • Zucchini, Basil, Basmati Soup

    Zucchini, Basil, Basmati Soup

    Have you ever stopped to admire the beauty of vegetables? I find that this is something I’m doing more and more; I am enamored of the delicate fuzz on the top of a tomato stalk, the…

    August 4, 2016