Top Ten of 2013

They’ve made the cut…

Thanks to your precious readership and powered by WordPress-Jetpack’s amazing site stats; I’m wrapping up 2013 with a countdown of the Top Ten posts and recipes on Peri’s Spice Ladle.

10: 

Parsi Food…And Why it is Truly Unique

One of my earliest posts on Parsi food and its unique nuances continues to enthrall readers who want to know more…

Parsi Food Remains a Point of Interest, with Parsi Jardaloo Salli Boti Being One of the Favorites

Parsi Food Remains a Point of Interest, with Parsi Jardaloo Salli Boti Being One of the Favorites

9:

Mixed Vegetable Bulgur Pulao

A quick cooking Indian pulao using bulgur instead of Basmati rice has been a popular serving, with readers reaching out to compliment this truly global food creation.

8:

An Indian-inspired Thanksgiving: Spiced Butter Turkey, Curry-style Gravy and Nutty Green Beans

Must confess that most of the views on this post come around November and December; a time when the outstanding Indian-inspired turkey and fixings seem to have readers coming back for seconds.

7.

Why ‘Ginger-Garlic Paste’ is Essential to Indian food…and Here’s How to Make it at Home

The concept of having a bottle of ‘ginger garlic paste’ handy in the refrigerator is clearly not just for Indian homes anymore; everyone wants in on this convenience…

10 Things to Know About Indian Spices, An Old Post is still in the Top Five: My 'Masala Dabba' or Spice Box Shown Here is an Indian Household Staple

10 Things to Know About Indian Spices,
An Old Post still in the Top Five:
My ‘Masala Dabba’ or Spice Box Shown Here
is an Indian Household Staple

6. 

Grilled South Indian-style Lamb Chops Served with Yellow Daal

Moist spiced lamb chops marinated in a hot south-Indian tempering, served with steaming Indian lentils (Daal) and soft fresh naan-bread….hmm, is anyone surprised this one made it? 

5. 

10 Things to Know About Indian Spices

A post that ranks high in organic search (blogger speak for people who come to the post via search engines,) I didn’t realize that my idea of common knowledge on spices is actually much sought after information for many…Wanna know more on spices, I love how Jill Norman’s ‘The Complete Book of Spices: A Practical Guide to Spices and Aromatic Seeds‘ covers spices along with aromatic seeds like cumin and mustard seeds which are much used in Indian cooking. 

An Indian-style Spinach Curry with Mushrooms, Continues to be a Favorite

An Indian-style Spinach Curry with Mushrooms, Continues to be a Favorite

4. 

Pan-tossed Brussels Sprouts get a South Indian Flavor Kick

One of my personal favorite ways to prepare Brussels sprouts; this unique Indian way of tempering with garlic and mustard seeds before adding the Brussels sprouts, leads to a profusion of flavor at any meal. 

3. 

An Indian-style Spinach Curry with Mushrooms

This recipe is a stalwart in its own right; still bringing in emails and comments with kudos on its healthful flavor, ease-of-preparation and versatility.

Top Post of 2013: Step by Step Guide to cooking Perfect Basmati Rice

Top Post of 2013: Step by Step Guide
to Cooking Perfect Basmati Rice

2. 

A Look at Popular Indian Desserts…With a Simple Recipe for Pistachio & Saffron Rice Pudding (Kheer)

No doubt my readers have a sweet tooth like me. And if there’s a way to lighten up an Indian dessert, this flavorful saffron and pistachio Indian rice Kheer comes out tops. 

1. 

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cooking Perfect Basmati Rice

Basmati rice and Indian cooking go hand in hand; readers are thrilled to learn that the road to fluffy, steaming hot, well-separated Basmati rice is not as tricky as they thought it was!

Grilled South Indian-style Lamb Chops Served with Yellow Daal, A Popular Recipe

Grilled South Indian-style Lamb Chops Served with Yellow Daal, A Popular Top Ten Recipe

Craving more Indian-inspired musings and recipes? Here are the next few posts and recipes; they may not have made the top 10, but are sure up there…

1.  A Delightful Indian High-Tea ‘Chai’ Party

2. Raita-Cucumber and Onion Salad in a Yogurt Dressing

3. Ginger Spiced Chai – An Indian Tea Preparation

4. 5 Strategies to Make an Effective Weekly Meal Plan…and How Indian Food Fits into the Equation

5. Chicken Drumstick Kebabs Served with Cilantro-Yogurt Chutney

6. Jardaloo Salli Boti : A Classic Parsi Meat and Apricot Specialty

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Comments

  1. Hilla D. says

    Hey Peri, You did a wonderful job bringing many faves ‘to the table’. Cheers for an even more exciting 2014.
    Much love to you and yours.

  2. says

    Dearest Peri, an amazing collection of delicious recipes, that brightened our tables throughout the year; thank you so very much for sharing these, they all bring special memories : ) Our love and best wishes for 2014! xxx Ozlem

  3. says

    Hey Peri,

    Compliments of the season!!

    What a strange co-incidence! I have a similar post planned for tomorrow :). But really nice, i missed some of these earlier in the year but now, seems good.

    Here’s wishing you a fun filled, joy and prosperity filled and food filled 2014 :)

    • says

      A great way to end the year, Elson, looking back at what works with readers. So glad you found some favorites and new discoveries in here. Waiting to read your post..

      Wish you a very Happy 2014 and another great year of mouthwatering recipes and posts!

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