Blueberry Lime Chili Muffins

Spilling with juice and antioxidant goodness, these blueberry muffins are likely nothing you have ever tasted before. Spiked with a little soul of spice, they ooze oomph. Sitting prettily on the east coast of Canada on the Atlantic ocean, the province of Nova Scotia is truly picturesque. The original indigenous MikMaq people occupied this land…

Bhutta – Grilled corn street food

Bhutta is luscious grilled corn street food. Make it at easily at home. Don’t forget the all important secret to smoky grilled corn lies in my special and easy-to-make spice rub. August and September! Monsoons hit Delhi. You will have no choice but to wade through hip high water unless you are a school teacher…

Allahabad Pumpkin

When fall is here, can squash and pumpkins be far behind? Try my aromatic pumpkin that owes its origin to the historic state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. I guarantee that you will never look back at pumpkin with glazed or bored eyes, once you have eaten Allahabad Pumpkin. For me Allahabad conjures up…

Tutti Frutti Cupcakes

A colorful confectionery with chopped and candied fruits, Indian tutti frutti, usually refers to brightly colored, candied raw papaya, which go perfectly well with a birthday party’s colorful lights. Its my birthday today & by Indian tradition, I’m reminded of my grade 2 birthday, carrying sweet treats carefully packaged by my parents to hand out to my…

Crack Cauliflower

Open up your taste buds to Indian roasted cauliflower blended with unique spices.. This recipe is accessible-cooking at its best(meaning: I used my cast-free hand to make it & so anyone can. Just follow the instructions. Crack cauliflower will have you licking your platter clean, you might have to forget about any leftovers with my…

French Toast

I promise that you will not miss eggs nor will you be short on protein with my amazing vegan French toast. Read on to learn about the soul of spice (SOS secret tips) that go into the making of this fabulous treat. Make it anytime, Sunday brunch or otherwise & choose from my sweet or…

Rainbow chutney sandwiches

Polo Club sandwiches get a makeover with late summer harvest, backyard tomatoes, mint plus some farmer’s market cilantro, and a few delicate spices to make my rainbow chutneys. Gunita and I carried our helmets as we happily walked side by side towards the stables of the New Delhi president’s estate polo club. It had taken…

Thair Sadam

Yogurt rice for hot summer days Mr. Pandarinathan stood in line at the farm watching the milkman milk his cows to get frothy, fresh milk. Waking up at 4:30 to stand in line wasn’t a big deal as the rewards were phenomenal. He’d return home to make this delicious thair sadam. He would prepare lunches…

Lemon Ginger Rice

Perfect for a picnic, potluck. My best memories are carrying this for train journeys. Going to visit my grandparents in the south took us 3 full days by train from Delhi. The train had everything deliciously imaginable for a child. A library to borrow books, vendors who kept passing by with cutlets, coffee & snacks….

Keerai

Soup is such a generic name for such a beautifully elegant & delicious creation. Keerai is its rightful name. It means greens, done this way. This is my grandmother’s recipe. Anything she touched would become gold. A warm human being, she once took the train from madras to Delhi all by herself to spend time…