My Summer Spice Box

I’ve already shared my love of the masala dabba {spice box} with you all here on the blog, but one thing I’ve never mentioned is the fact that I change the spices I cook with seasonally. While I’m not 100%…

Save Money on Your Grocery Bills with Indian Meals

There has been a lot of talk in the news lately about the rising cost of groceries in Canada and the United States. Whether it’s Gwyneth Paltrow’s unsuccessful food stamps challenge, or Vancouver chef’s taking on the $1.75 per day…

Mattar Paneer Sauce: Weeknight Dinner Helper

While I don’t use my freezer a whole lot for full meals, I do keep it well stocked with tadka cubes, stuffed paranthas, and a few simple starter sauces for some of our favourite desi dishes. Not only does this…

Selecting, Storing, and Using Cilantro for Indian Recipes

Cilantro in every form is a must have in Indian cooking. For tempering we use the whole seed (coriander), for seasoning the ground seed (coriander powder), and for freshness and garnishing cilantro or ‘dhania patta’.  For a long time I…

Cardamom and Rose Coffee – My New Afternoon Treat!

Anyone who knows me (or reads this blog) knows I’ve had a life long love affair with chai. What you might not know is that I also love to indulge in speciality coffees. My love for calorie laden, sugar filled…

Zarda Recipe: Punjabi Sweet Rice for Vaisakhi

Today I’m sharing my mom’s zarda recipe in honour of the upcoming holiday of Vaisakhi. Zarda is also known as mithe chol, or meethe chawal as well. This sweet rice is a traditional dish served on celebratory occasions.  Made with lots…

Panch Phoran Roasted Potatoes

I have to admit, before I went to India the only Indian food I was really familiar with was Punjabi, and some popular South Indian dishes. Visiting Agra, Jaipur, and even Dehli introduced me to lots of new flavour profiles…

Milk Masala: A Desi Alternative to Hot Chocolate

Most desi moms at some point or another have tried to convince our kids to drink a glass of milk. It’s impossible not to think of milk as a super drink – it’s what our mom & grandma told us…

How to Make Makki di Roti

  Makki di roti is a fall and winter staple in Punjabi households in India, and a year round favourite in ‘foreign’ countries. I can’t think of a dish that is more quintessentially Punjabi, or a dish that is more…


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