indian food

Okra with Browned Onions

September 3, 2012

Sometimes the best things are the simplest ones, and I have found this to be the case numerous times with food. Take this okra dish for instance.  It’s just fresh okra cooked with browned onions, a pinch of turmeric, salt, and some lemon juice.  That’s it.  Yet it tastes so much more than that, to […]

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Basic Masoor Dal

June 17, 2012

After my fun and crazy weekend in Seattle last week for BlogHer Food 2012, I really needed a weekend to myself to just relax and recharge. So far it’s been great – I’ve only ventured out of the house twice, and Mr. Spice and I have set up residence on the couches in our downstairs […]

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Chili Con Keema – Chili with an Indian Twist!

June 3, 2012

I don’t know about you, but the day I found out my dad knew how to cook was a day of revelation.  My mom was the one who cooked on a daily basis and I guess in my innocence it never occurred to me that my parents had lives before I was born and that […]

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Madhur Jaffrey’s Baked Beef Curry

May 14, 2012

  When I first attempted to learn how to cook Indian/Bengali food, I really sucked.  I did! For instance, I thought I could skip using oil and browning onions when making curry.  Because I knew that if I didn’t use oil then it would be healthier.  I knew the 4 basic spices that went into […]

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Pistachio and Cardamom Pound Cake with Lemon Icing

November 1, 2011

Fragrant cardamom and toasted pistachios lend an exotic twist to the classic pound cake, which is then topped by a lemony icing.  The ingredients evoke the flavors of the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent, reminding me of the desserts served at oh so many dinner parties growing up.  This pound cake tastes as good […]

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Lopa’s Green Beans

April 10, 2011

Imagine whole green beans sauteed with caramelized onions, tomatoes, and aromatic spices.  Sound good? These are actually my friend Lopa’s version of her mom’s green beans, but I decided to give Lopa all the credit! 🙂 I have had these green beans twice so far — once at our New Year’s lunch and the second […]

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Lucky Nani’s Chicken Roast

March 6, 2011

For a while now, I’ve been thinking of compiling a family cookbook.  This is not quite as easy as it sounds, since we are all scattered over the world, with a big chunk here in the U.S., some in Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Bangladesh, where our family comes from. Here are a few […]

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Hot & Tangy Grilled Chicken

December 12, 2010

Sometimes I feel like I’m still in school, even though it’s been more years than I care to admit. Remember those guilty feelings when you knew you had an assignment due but you kept putting it off? Still feel like that sometimes with food blogging!  🙂 A while back, as part of FoodBuzz‘s Tastemaker Program, […]

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Wholesome eats, less treats

August 4, 2010

Just popping in for a midweek post! After some weekend indulgences, it’s time to pay the piper . . . Breakfast is my usual — I’m so glad I switched back to the light english muffins.  Now the cheese doesn’t run off the bread, but instead melts nicely into the nooks and crannies.  This is […]

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3 for 3

July 12, 2010

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I had one of those awesomely lazy ones — lots of TV watching, some reading, and yes, some cooking. Something got into me Sunday for sure, because I ended up cooking something for every meal.   That’s huge for me, considering I’ve been in a cooking funk for a […]

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