Peri’s Spice Ladle is one year old…
It’s the same feeling I had when my little ones turned a year old. Their fun infant stages brought so much joy and laughter, I didn’t realize the passage of time (could’ve also been the sleep deprivation.)
Now that we’re a year wiser, with better knowledge of what our followers & readers expect from Peri’s Spice Ladle, it’s time to get geared up for year two.
We’ve got some interesting changes in the pipelines, with many more useful resources, to get everyone with a kitchen and a love for Indian food flavors, churning up home-cooked Indian- inspired meals.
Peri’s Spice Ladle was started with a notion that while Indian food has a global fan following (which my blog statistics now show to be true,) there is still some hesitation to cook it at home, perhaps due to a perception of difficult cooking techniques and inaccessible ingredients.
As we offer more informative articles that demystify Indian food, we’ll continue to walk you through all the steps in our recipes, offering easily-available ingredients or substitutions wherever required, while maintaining the essence of Indian flavors.
Today’s recipe for Parsi Stew is a wonderful way to celebrate our one year anniversary; it goes back to my roots and to happy memories of special occasions, Parsi weddings & Navjotes (Zoroastrian religious ceremony similar to a Christening or Bar Mitzvah.)
This healthy, vegetable-rich, gluten-free Parsi stew looks and tastes unlike any other you’ve ever had, made using seasonal vegetables like sweet potatoes or yams along with carrots, green peas and bell peppers, with a unique flavoring blend of cider vinegar, sugar and Worcestershire sauce.
In its authentic version, Parsi Wedding Stew is probably not as healthy, since each vegetable needs to be deep-fried individually. But our recipe takes the frying out of the picture with one easy change, we oven-roast the vegetables, leaving everything else in the recipe much the same as we make it at home for special events and potlucks.
Thanks for joining the party and we look forward to another interesting year!
Parsi Wedding Stew
This recipe is part of my cookbook ‘Spice Up Your Celebration’ which offers Indian Inspired recipes for your occasions, holidays and entertaining.
Coming Soon – November 2014
Using old Indian entertaining wisdom and today’s modern approach to food from a global perspective, my cookbook ‘Spice Up Your Celebration’ offers an easy to prepare collection of mouthwatering recipes that can be used for any occasion from intimate family and friends dinners, to hosting larger holiday celebrations.
As always, my dishes are inspired by India’s varied and flavorful smorgasbord of regional cuisines and made with everyday fresh ingredients, basic spices and simple step-wise directions.