Spicy Sweet Potato Pulao {Recipe}

There are two ways to approach cooking – by the book, or by heart. I tend to lean towards the second option. Many of the dishes I create, like this spicy sweet potato pulao, are a mix of experimentation, inspiration,…

Tandoori Turkey Recipe (With Roasting Instructions)

Here’s a fun fact – I’m a Thanksgiving baby. When I was born on October 12th in 1980, it was ‘Thanks-for-giving’ Day (at least that’s what my mom called it). My mom immigrated from India in 1974 and promptly began…

Dahi Tadka: Quick & Easy Comfort Food

It’s that time of year again – the kid’s are back-to-school & enrolled in fall activities, my work is getting super busy with year end stuff, and we are about to head into the festival season full force. In the…

Tadka Cubes – Base Masala for Punjabi Cooking (Make Ahead)

Time starved and out of energy at the end of the day? I’m about to introduce you to your new best friend in the kitchen, tadka cubes. The most common message I get on Instagram is, there isn’t enough time…

Masra di Dal Recipe {Red Lentils}

When I think of home style Punjabi cooking, masra di dal (red lentils) is one of the first dishes that comes to mind. This quick cooking lentil is served frequently in most Punjabi homes with hot phulkas (roti/chappati), or over rice.…

Cucumber Raita Recipe: Cooking with Kids

I’m a firm believer that cooking is a basic life skill, and have always made an effort to teach both of my kids. When they were preschoolers, this cucumber raita recipe was one of the first I had them help…

Vegetable Roti: Recipe and How-To (With Video)

I started making vegetable roti when my kids were toddlers, and basically refused to eat anything remotely healthy. It might seem hard to believe, but both my kids were the pickiest eaters possible, so I had to come up with…


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