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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
  • Garam Masala Split Chickpeas ~ Chana ni Dal

    Garam Masala Split Chickpeas ~ Chana ni Dal

    Happy New Year! Do you make resolutions for the new year? I rarely do, but this year my resolution is to put up more posts on the blog! Of course, a common resolution is…

    January 2, 2016
  • Spiced Chai Pumpkin Pie

      Many people over the years have told me that the chai my family makes smells a lot like pumpkin pie!  I often fought against this description, not wanting my family’s amazing chai to…

    November 16, 2012
  • Spicy Lamb Meatloaf ~ Mutton nu Mehsoor

      My dad had it really good while he was growing up.  Most Hindu kids growing up in the 50s in India had to go behind their mothers’ backs in order to sneak a…

    May 28, 2012
  • Chai Cupcakes with Lemongrass-Mint Whipped Cream

      Oh hello there kitchen…It’s so nice to see you again!  You see, I’ve been on the road for the last month and a half interviewing for residency positions.  All the constant traveling has…

    February 12, 2012
  • How to Make [the best] Chai [ever]

    Chai has always been an integral part of our daily lives as well as our get togethers with friends and family.  At family reunions, my father had the honorary title of “chai master” and…

    November 28, 2011
  • Garam Masala Meatballs ~ Mamna

      In high school, I went to visit my family in India every summer.  One of my fondest memories of those visits was a small barbecue that my cousins would throw as a going away party…

    October 17, 2011
  • How to Build an Indian Pantry: Garam Masala

    Garam masala is one of the few prepared spice blends that Indian cooks use on a regular basis.  Many people believe that all Indian curries are made with curry powder, however this is simply…

    July 15, 2011