Our India Trip

Our India Trip

We just spent a month in India.  It was a month of cooking with extraordinary women. A month of shopping for jaw-dropping jewelry.  A month of seeing my Bombay family and friends.  It has been a few years since I’ve gone to India. The dreaded twenty-four hour flight...

We are in India!

We are in India!

We have arrived in Bombay! After twenty four hours of flying, we finally made it to our Bombay home. I can't wait to start on the new recipes.  What are you all into learning? I would love to hear from you.  If you have a recipe you have always wanted to learn to...

Saffron

Saffron

Quality is not tied to price.  Ask the shop owner if they will let you look at the saffron, just promise not to touch it. Superior saffron is varied in shades of pearly white, golden yellow and deep red. If you find long threads of uniform red, it has been tinted. It...

How to make ghee in the oven

How to make ghee in the oven

WHAT IS ghee? Ghee is clarified butter, which means the butter has simmered over low heat until all the moisture has evaporated and the milk solids have separated.  The milk solids brown in the bubbling butter, giving it a nutty, deep aroma. Ghee is frequently used in...

Slow Cooker Kheer

Slow Cooker Kheer

I am all for effortless cooking. I thoroughly enjoy becoming a good cook and taking my time to meander my way through a new recipe. I also adore a recipe I can whip together in a minute or easily walk away from, come back and find something amazing.  Last night, I was...

Lemon Pound Cake

Lemon Pound Cake

Hubby is a big fan of pound cakes.  They were a special treat for him on birthdays and other special occasions while growing up.  I haven't eaten too many pound cakes but I am a huge fan of lemon desserts.  I love to treat myself to delectable lemon tarts and cookies...

Cardamom chai

Cardamom chai

Most Indian foodies have one item that is their favorite treat. For me and well, I think it's safe to say for many of the other Indian foodies out there, it's chai.  The luxurious scent of Indian tea wafting through the house in the morning is a treat I just can't...

My Indian Pantry

My Indian Pantry

The other day I was in the Indian grocery store and as I was rounding the corner into the aisle with spices of all colors and sizes stacked higher than I can even reach, I realized that shopping for new spices is my favorite part of going grocery shopping.  My pantry...

Learning Hindi

Learning Hindi

Nine years ago, I began my journey into Indian culture. The biggest obstacle to breaking into the culture is language. Hubby's family speaks Punjabi at home but use Hindi when out and about. I knew that learning the language was the biggest way I could show my new...

Bread Pakora

Bread Pakora

The first time we made these appetizers, we were hosting a St. Patrick's Day party in our tiny one bedroom apartment.  Hubby was huddled over the stove, dipping bits of bread into a yellow colored batter and then dropping them into simmering oil with the wonderful...

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