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
I accidentally spilled some fresh cranberries on the kitchen floor as I was opening the package. Our dog, Xaxi, ran into the kitchen (her superpower is the ability to instantly appear in the kitchen as soon as something falls to the floor) like she does and licked up all the cranberries in seconds.
I am really looking forward to this weekend! We’re celebrating Steve’s birthday at a local brewery and I’ll be participating in this year’s San Diego Food Blogger Bake Sale to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. There will be lots of other San Diego food bloggers at the bake sale. I haven’t had… Continue reading Steamed Artichokes with Curried Yogurt Dip
I’ve always had an uneasy relationship with asafoetida, or hing as we call it in Gujarati. Even though it is traditionally an extremely common ingredient in Indian cooking, I don’t often cook with it and when I do, I always use it in extremely tiny quantities (no more than a tiny pinch). Asafoetida is a… Continue reading Cabbage Saute with Mustard and Asafoetida (Sambharo)
Although many people probably haven’t heard of it, Fenugreek (known as methi in Hindi) is a very common ingredient in Indian food. Fenugreek imparts a very characteristic savory flavor that is slightly bitter but very delicious. Fenugreek doesn’t really taste a lot like maple, but it is used by many companies to give artificial maple… Continue reading Sweet Potato Fenugreek Saute (Shakariya Methi nu Shaak)
I love easy it is to cook this simple cauliflower curry. It is super healthy and it takes just a few minutes of prep and less than 20 minutes to cook from start to finish. It is a weeknight staple in our house.