• Sage, Garlic and Lime Turkey Kebab – Indian Meatballs
  • Peanut and Cucumber Salad in a Tempered Dressing
  • Lemony Masala Mahi-Mahi Fish Tikka Kebab
  • Homemade Indian Naan…Gets Grilled
  • Summer-perfect Indian-inspired Grills and Kebab

Lavish Spread of Parsi Celebratory Delicacies

‘Parsi Jardaloo Salli Boti’ Apricot and Meat Preparation

Around the world, the Parsi Zoroastrians celebrate New Year this month. Celebrations come easily to us Parsi folk, with our larger-than-life love of food, drink and merriment. Proud of my small community’s awe-inspiring contribution to India in all areas over the centuries, I’m most intrigued by Parsi cuisine’s uniqueness in the colorful Indian culinary landscape…. 

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Coastal Californian Lifestyle: Golden Gate Bridge

From Texas to California

This summer, our family is relocating from Dallas to San Francisco. Sad to bid farewell to a decade of delightful Texas barbecues and chilis, cowboys and rodeos, we’re equally excited to embrace the coastal Californian lifestyle with stunning bay views, multicultural influences and farm fresh food. While I circumvent the joys and challenges of a… 

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Mint and Tomato Basmati Rice

Mint and Tomato Basmati Rice

When life gives you tomatoes, make tomato rice. With tomatoes being a year round produce in India, it’s common to find regional versions of tomato rice. Fortunately, tomatoes are just as abundantly available here in America, giving me the opportunity to belt out classics like tomato-based fish curry and Parsi tomato egg tart. For this… 

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Black Pepper Lemon and Tarragon Chicken Tikka, New Twist on an Indian Classic

Black Pepper Lemon and Tarragon Chicken Tikka

There’s something about global culinary favorite ‘Chicken Tikka’ that brings back memories of my summer trip across India last year. (View mouthwatering food pictures from my travels here and here.) Family vacations filled with bonding moments, spent exploring the food and culture of a city and its people, freshen ones perspective and opens the mind… 

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Parsley and Potato Raita, a Refreshing Indian Yogurt Salad

Parsley and Potato Raita: a Refreshing Yogurt Salad

Potato salads with mayonnaise are a staple and popular summer side option.  Much as I adore the deliciousness of one; meaty kebabs, delightful Pulao and spicy burgers call for a lighter but equally flavorful potato side. What if we replace rich mayo with refreshing yogurt and well-known Indian flavors to create a potato Raita or Indian… 

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Indian Summer Beverage Inspirations: Coolers Guaranteed to Quench the Thirst

Indian Summer Beverage Inspirations: Lassi and Coolers

Glass in hand and sunglasses perched on the bridge of your nose, that’s the best way to celebrate a lazy summer day; hopefully there’s warm sea breeze and a cool sandy beach somewhere in the mix. In keeping with this season’s light and airy feeling, today’s post revisits three refreshing Indian summer beverage inspirations, guaranteed… 

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The Ultimate Spicy Veggie Burger Packed with Indian Inspiration

The Ultimate Spicy Veggie Burger Patty

Behold a spicy veggie burger that takes its rightful place of pride at the burger podium. With a base of potatoes and carrots softened in aromatic ginger, garlic and spices, and the added crunch of yellow sweet corn kernels, chickpea flour, fresh parsley and lemon juice, this spicy vegetable burger patty can be cooked outdoors… 

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