Browsing Tag

spices

  • Thepla ~ Spicy Fenugreek Flatbread

    Sarla Aunty’s Thepla ~ Spicy Fenugreek Flatbread

    When my parents moved to the United States, they left behind almost their entire family. Most of their siblings, cousins, friends, and loved ones remained in India. For both of them, family was an integral…

    March 31, 2016
  • Asparagus Soup

    Papa Hathi’s Asparagus Soup

    Spring is almost here! The plum tree in our front yard spontaneously burst into bloom last weekend and our garden is fragrant with new blossoms. All over Portland the browns and deep greens of…

    March 4, 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
  • Indian Quick Pickled Shallots

    Indian Quick Pickled Shallots

    One of my favorite condiments for Indian dishes is fresh squeezed lime juice. Something about the bright acidity mixed with garlic and spice completely elevates the flavors! That interplay is only made better by…

    September 12, 2015
  • Adzuki Beans with Green Onion ~ Chora

    Adzuki Beans with Green Onion ~ Aandhan na Chora

    Gujarat, the state that my family is from in India, is known for its prolific use of legumes. We eat a wide variety of legumes in a multitude of different ways. They are included in…

    August 13, 2015
  • Coconut Mustard Beets ~ Beet Sabji

    I absolutely love beets.  I find their flavor magical and the beautiful hues only makes them even more special.  They are earthy and have a deep mineral-y flavor but the amazing candy-like sweetness creates…

    July 31, 2014
  • 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
  • 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