• Capsicum (Green Bell Pepper) and Potato ‘Subji’- An Indian Vegetable Preparation
  • Spicy Roasted Chickpeas and Cucumber Chaat – An Elegant Appetizer
  • Simply Delightful Diwali Pleasures: Jaggery Puffed-Rice Crispy Treats and Dark Chocolate-Pistachio Indian Fudge Burfi
  • Baked Kale and Potato Dumplings – The ‘Batata Vada’ Reinvented
  • Buttermilk and Thyme Chicken Tikka Kebab…on the Grill
  • Masala Chai…A Simple Cup of Indian Spiced Tea
  • Corn and Red Pepper Fiesta Chaat in Mini-Fillo Cups
  • Coconut-flavored Tilapia Fish and Potatoes Curry

Chicken and Vegetable Brown Rice ‘Rainbow’ Pulao

Versatile Chicken and Vegetable Brown Rice 'Rainbow' Pulao makes a Delicious Weeknight Meal, and is a Go-to Color-filled Side for my Spring and Summer Parties.

Colorful, simple and healthful…is the best way to describe this Indian Pulao-style one-pot rice meal.  Chock-full with the delicious goodness of fresh green herbs and aromatic spices, hearty whole-grain brown rice, protein-rich lean chicken and a rainbow of colorful vegetables like red bell pepper, green peas, orange carrot and yellow sweet corn; Chicken and Vegetable… 

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Peri's Spice Ladle, Indian-inspired Food for the Global Palate

Welcome to the New and Improved Peri’s Spice Ladle

For the past few days, I’ve been busy changing the look and feel of this site, to create a fresher and more intuitive experience for my readers. Peri’s Spice Ladle started as a humble venture to create simple versions of much-loved classic Indian and Parsi dishes for a global audience. The growing numbers of visitors… 

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Warm Cabbage and Coconut Slaw in a Tempering of Spices and Aromatics, with a Hint of Nutmeg and Drizzle of Tangy Lime Juice

Warm Cabbage and Coconut Slaw

This week’s recipe will feel like a ‘food hug’, a warm slaw made with shredded cabbage and grated coconut; cooked down in an oil tempering of whole spices and fresh aromatics, all brought together with a hint of nutmeg and drizzle of tangy lime juice. Warm cabbage and coconut slaw loosely draws its inspiration from… 

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An Array of Indian Desserts: Indian Gajar Halwa- Carrot & Almond Pudding with a Honey Lemon Drizzle, Mamaiji’s Caramel Pudding with Warm Spices, Dark Chocolate and Pistachio Indian Fudge Burfi

An Array of Indian Desserts

February is for the sweet-toothed among us; a month dedicated purely to desserts and chocolate and candy. (Although I do wish my elementary school aged son didn’t receive Valentines candy from his young classmates with a message saying ‘take a bite out of me!’…moms in the US, you know what I’m talking about here.) So… 

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SPICED BATTER BAKED FISH WITH A DOLLOP OF TARTAR SAUCE-LIKE DILL PICKLE YOGURT RAITA IS INSPIRED BY THE MANY VERSIONS OF SPICY FRIED FISH FOUND ACROSS INDIA’S REGIONAL CUISINES

Spiced Batter Baked Fish Topped with Dill Pickle Yogurt Raita…and Seattle’s Food

A visit to Seattle and its world famous Pike Place market last weekend, got me thinking of spice-battered fish. As my eyes feasted on some of the freshest catch seen in the middle of winter, the foodie in me tried to savor as many Seattle food experiences as possible in a day and a half. Starting… 

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Lentil Vegetable and Meat Parsi Dhansak with Traditional Accompaniments of Caramelized Basmati Rice and Kachumber salad

The Incredible Parsi Dhansak with Caramelized Basmati Rice and Kachumber Salad

If it were better known globally, ‘Dhansak’ a Parsi Cuisine specialty of lentils, vegetables and meat would easily win the award for ‘Incredible One Pot Wonder.’ Another stalwart of the Parsi Cuisine, Dhansak Daal (better known as just ‘Dhansak’,) flavored with Indian spices and inspired by ancient Persian cooking methods, manages to draw attention to its… 

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Hearty ‘Subji’ or Indian Vegetable Preparation of Capsicum or Green Bell Pepper and Potatoes, Cooked in Indian Spices and Aromatics, with a Parsi Touch of Cider Vinegar and Sugar

Capsicum (Green Bell Pepper) and Potato ‘Subji’- An Indian Vegetable Preparation

The word ‘subji’ or ‘sabji’ is a generic Indian term for ‘vegetables’ referring to either raw vegetables at a market, or Indian vegetable preparations, where one or more veges are cooked in Indian aromatics and spices.  A part of the daily meal in Indian homes, Subji dishes, if prepared with minimal oil, can be truly… 

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