A white bowl of Cucumber Raita with a spoon on the side

Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita is one of the quintessential side dishes in Indian cooking. It is ever present on restaurant menus and equally so in homes across India. There are many variations of raita in Indian cuisine. In general, raita is made up of a combination of yogurt and cucumbers, beets, onion, pineapple or boondi. But even… Continue reading Cucumber Raita

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Making Yogurt at Home is Easy

It’s kind of embarrassing looking back, but before I knew Puja, I didn’t know the difference between plain and vanilla yogurt. I had never had plain. What would a person want with unflavored, unsweetened yogurt?

Saffron Tandoori Chicken by Indiaphile.info

Saffron Tandoori Chicken

I’ve been talking with Puja for a long time about doing a series of posts on tandoori cooking. I want to cover everything from naan to restaurant style tandoori chicken, and talk about how the oven works and all of that. After talking about it for weeks and weeks, I finally stepped up and made… Continue reading Saffron Tandoori Chicken

Thanksgiving Feast for Two

Steve and I went to his parent’s house for an early Thanksgiving dinner last weekend. We had to work on Thanksgiving day and Steve’s parents were going out of town, so we celebrated early with that side of the family. We had a fantastic traditional meal with turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sweet… Continue reading Thanksgiving Feast for Two