• Black Pepper Lemon and Tarragon Chicken Tikka
  • Parsley and Potato Raita: a Refreshing Yogurt Salad
  • Indian Summer Beverage Inspirations: Lassi and Coolers
  • The Ultimate Spicy Veggie Burger Patty
  • Focus on Whole Grains: 5 Hearty Sides Recipes

Diwali Sweets: Visions of Delight

Diwali-inspired Almond and Pumpkin Fudge Laddu

As Indians all over the globe celebrate Diwali this upcoming week, I’ve dug through my collection of pictures to bring you a visual feast of Diwali sweets or ‘Mithai’ as they’re called back in India. Turns out, I take a lot of pictures of sweets. Clicking on many of these photographs will get you to recipes for… 

Read More »

Colorful Indian Curry Collection

Colorful Indian Curry Collection

The ubiquitous Indian curry is naturally colorful. Although not everything in the world of Indian cuisine revolves around curry, as seen in these recipes for Cheese Dosa crepes, Parsi Potato Frittata, Basmati Rice Veggie Pulao and Bell Pepper Subji; today’s post highlights Indian Curries in all their vivid glory. Each hearty curry in this list… 

Read More »

‘Parsi Jardaloo Salli Boti’ Apricot and Meat Preparation

Lavish Spread of Parsi Celebratory Delicacies

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…. 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »

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… 

Read More »