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

Potato Curry - This potato curry is ready in minutes using either a pressure cooker or instant pot

Pressure Cooker Potato Curry (Batata nu Shaak) Recipe

When people come over to my house for Indian food for the first time, I often serve Potato Shaak. I like it because it is so representative of the flavors of Indian cooking, and it just feels like a homestyle meal.

Kale Quinoa Paratha recipe by Indiaphile.info

Kale Quinoa Paratha

Parathas are a staple of food in the Indian diet. You can eat them plain, or with some yogurt and pickle, or as a flatbread to pick up different shaak (“curries”) with. They are so easily transported. Just put them in a pile and wrap some foil around them, or put them in a container.… Continue reading Kale Quinoa Paratha

Coconut Chai Hot Chocolate recipe by Indiaphile.info

Coconut Chai Hot Chocolate

A few days ago I was talking to my mom and she mentioned that the past few days had felt like living in India. She is totally right, it’s rained so much that it almost felt like the monsoons. Non-stop all day long rain is so very rare in Southern California. I love the rain… Continue reading Coconut Chai Hot Chocolate

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?

Indian style simple boiled peanuts are super easy to make

Indian Style Boiled Peanuts

Our dear friends M and V are expecting a little baby boy soon. We drove up to Redlands for their baby shower yesterday and had a great time playing baby shower games and catching up with friends from college that we don’t see often enough. Steve won a round of baby memory and I won… Continue reading Indian Style Boiled Peanuts