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Everyday Instant Pot® Goan Coconut Fish Curry

Everyday Instant Pot® Goan Coconut Fish Curry

This quick, fish curry from Goa comes together in mere minutes, thanks to the pressure cooker.  It’s a delicious, healthy meal that’s easy to put on the table in under an hour. I am so excited that the Instant Pot® has finally arrived in South […]

Anglo-Indian Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney

Anglo-Indian Sweet and Sour Tomato Chutney

In India, there are many varieties of tomato chutney, ranging from fiery hot to salty.  However, this sweet and sour version is one of my personal favorites.  It has a delicate flavour which complements and enhances the taste of grilled and roasted meats.  In fact, […]

Kichdi, Ideal Comfort Food for Convalescents

Kichdi, Ideal Comfort Food for Convalescents

Creamy kichdi is comforting, nourishing, and easy on the stomach.  This simple gruel of rice and dal is yummy enough to enjoy on a rainy day.  But, it becomes a real hero when there are sick folks in the house. I know.  The number one […]

Keema Matar, a Quick and Flavorful Weeknight Dish

Keema Matar, a Quick and Flavorful Weeknight Dish

Keema Matar is a luscious, well-seasoned ground meat dish, which undoubtedly has its origins in the rich Mughal heritage of the Indian subcontinent.  It is comfort food at its best, rich and satisfying. Diwali is right around the corner.  In fact, this year’s main celebrations will […]

Healing South Indian Tomato Rasam

Healing South Indian Tomato Rasam

Tomato rasam is ubiquitous in Southern India.  It is like tea in China, or pasta in Italy.  It is a standard.  This simple, flavorful soup is as delicious as it is nourishing and satisfying.  It pairs well with rice, but can also be served on […]

Review:  ‘1,000 Indian Recipes’ A Cookbook for All Seasons

Review: ‘1,000 Indian Recipes’ A Cookbook for All Seasons

Favorite cookbooks are like old friends.  With time, their pages become tattered and torn, splattered with oil and culinary experiments.  These signs of use do not diminish their value. Rather , they are marks of the high esteem in which the tome is held. Neelam […]

Mughlai Garam Masala

Mughlai Garam Masala

Having spent many of our young adult years living and working in north India, my husband and I both have a deep appreciation for the rich mughlai flavors of this garam masala.  It is much more fragrant, and just a little bit richer than other […]

Creamy Dal Makhani

Creamy Dal Makhani

I refer to this dish as “gateway” lentils, because once you taste it, you will fall in love and wish for more.  It’s not complicated or difficult to make, though it does require a little advance planning.  However, this dal is delicious, nutritious, and comforting. […]

Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites

Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites

These Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites are bound to become a new family favorite.  A healthy and tasty snack for every day eating. This Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bite recipe is inspired by my love for pakoras, an Indian snack.  I adore the fried version.  However, like everyone […]

Cool and Spicy Mint Chutney

Cool and Spicy Mint Chutney

This Cool and Spicy Mint Chutney is a refreshing condiment that can been enjoyed year round. It’s as tasty with meats from the braai as it is with salads, or crispy papadums. This chutney has been a favorite of mine since childhood.  I still remember […]