Cardamom Tea Shortbread Cookies recipe by Indiaphile.info

Cardamom Tea Shortbread

It’s no secret that I love chai. Recently, the head of Learning and Development was visiting from my company’s headquarters in London. He hosted a series of workshops and seminars for our LA and San Diego staff. One of those was a session on presentations. He asked us to come prepared with a short two… Continue reading Cardamom Tea Shortbread

Ginger Chai Spice Cookies

Cookies are my favorite thing about the holidays. I love to bake them and share them with friends and family. This year I almost didn’t get around to the holiday baking though. Since we spend Thanksgiving and the two following weeks in India, it didn’t even feel like the holidays to me.

Indian Fruit Salad recipe by Indiaphile.info

Indian Style Fruit Salad

Pujas are a routine part of life in India. A puja is ceremonial prayer ritual performed to honor a deity, or to spiritually celebrate an event (so now you know what my name means).

Pistachio Halwa recipe by Indiaphile.info

Bombay Halwa (Karachi Halwa)

It’s national pistachio day! How exciting is that? Pistachios are wind pollinated as opposed to bee pollinated. Did you know that it take only one male tree to pollinate up to 30 female trees?

Curry Caramel Truffles recipe by Indiaphile.info

Curry Caramel Truffles with Himalayan Pink Salt and a Giveaway

Do you want to ensure you’ll have a happy and prosperous year? Then start off the new year with something sweet! In my family, and Indian culture in general, we start off all auspicious occasions with something sweet. And, seriously, what’s better than chocolate?