Gujarati Dal - the flavors of this are a delicate balance of spicy, sweet and sour.

My Grandma’s Gujarati Dal

Dal was a big part of my childhood. Pretty much every time my grandma cooked for us, there was dal. And she cooked for us a lot. My grandma’s Gujarati dal was different than my mom’s. While mom’s was spicy and comforting, grandma’s dal had a whole different flavor profile. Grandma’s dal was traditional Gujarati… Continue reading My Grandma’s Gujarati Dal

Jeera (Cumin) Rice recipe by Indiaphile.info

Jeera (Cumin) Rice

When I was about 11, I developed an obsession with Jeera Rice. I refused to eat anything unless this rice was on my plate. Not long after I learned how to make simple basmati rice, I quickly learned to make Jeera rice for myself and for a good three month period I made it nightly.… Continue reading Jeera (Cumin) Rice

Mango Avocado Salsa with Flame Grilled Corn. Recipe by indiaphile.info

Mango Avocado and Corn Salsa

Steve and I went to a bluegrass jam and barbecue last weekend at a friend’s house. Steve’s been playing bluegrass guitar for a few months now. He’s always practicing around the house. And now it’s as if we’ve always been surrounded by bluegrass music. I’ve learned a whole bunch of songs and can sing them… Continue reading Mango Avocado and Corn Salsa

Lemon-Cumin Margarita, Mint-Lemon Cumin Margarita, Ginger Tamarind Margarita

Margarita Contest

Our favorite Happy Hour spot is hosting their third annual Margarita contest and the deadline to submit a recipe was today. Puja and I came up with our own recipes and held a tasting last night. Last year’s winner was a “Thai-garita”, a Thai inspired, lemongrass and Thai chili flavored margarita. So of course we… Continue reading Margarita Contest

Savory Puff Pastry Bites (Khari Biscuit) by Indiaphile.info

Savory Puff Pastry Bites (Khari Biscuit)

My last two posts were about chai masala and chai, so I thought I’d round it off with a post on Khari biscuits. Khari biscuits are simple puff pastry bites. They can also be made the way I like them, sprinkled with spices for extra flavor. They are perfect dippers for a cup of chai.