April 25, 2017

When Asparagus is as fresh as it gets in Spring, I prefer to let it shine in its own right. Simply blanched and lightly tossed in ghee (clarified butter), coarsely crushed black pepper and cumin seeds. It retains its crunch and bright color. Toasting black pepper and c...

April 25, 2017

A family favorite! When fresh sweet mangoes are available in abundance in the bulk grocery store and you have had your fill and want to use up the rest before they get stale!

Ingredients:

*Ripe sweet mango - 2 diced small ( I used ataulfo mangoes, they are small, if you...

April 24, 2017

Note: A rather long personal blog about me and my mom before the recipe.........

My parents are here visiting us and it's been a fun couple of weeks. I am an only child and I spent a lot of time with my mom. I would follow her around our home as she did her chores and i...

April 11, 2017

I love this time of the year. The birds are chirping and everything seems to be getting out of it's slumber. The trees and flower beds are blooming and it gives a sense of hope for the times ahead. I love the longer days filled with bright sunshine and fresh local prod...

April 6, 2017

I have very sweet memories of making different kinds of laddus with my mom while growing up. She would make besan laddu, muri (puffed rice) laddu and sometimes rava laddu. She would get everything ready and I would help her form them into round laddus. I liked the tast...

April 5, 2017

This is my spin on matar kachoris. Matar kachoris are deep fried dough balls that are filled with a spicy green peas mixture.  You will find different variants of this all across India. My matar katoris (bowls) have the same filling served in a crispy and flaky fillo d...

April 3, 2017

I used to love ordering these beauties at Indian Chinese restaurants. For those of you who are not familiar with Indian Chinese food, it is a different cuisine all together. I realized this after moving to the United States. We happily add paneer ( Indian cheese) and a...

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