Velvet Soup

What is it about soup? For me, it’s like a hug in a bowl. It’s my preferred way to get in my vegetables. It’s a quick and easy meal. It’s…

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Golden Rice

I was a weird kid. I would read my encyclopedia for fun. Instead of an imaginary friend, I had an imaginary crayon factory. And I hated bread. Sandwiches in my…

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Kitchari

For some people, it’s macaroni and cheese. For others, it’s grilled cheese and tomato soup. And sometimes, it’s just cheese. For me, it’s both of those things. And spinach pappu.…

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Indian Yogurt Rice

Aaaaaaaaaaah. It’s how I feel after the first bite. The second bite. The sixteenth bite. The last bite. Indian food is as diverse as American, but yogurt rice is a…

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Spinach Pappu

‘Pappu’ has been my nickname for as long as I remember. ‘Pappu, can you clean up your room?’ ‘Pappu, can you set the table?’ ‘Pappu, do you want pappu for…

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Tandoori Curry

Meals like this have always been my comfort food. Spicy vegetable dishes. Dahl (lentils) cooked into a thick stew. White rice mixed in with virtually everything. Yogurt. No matter how…

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Akuri

Some of my favorite Indian dishes have the most random stories. Akuri is one of them. I was in Italy with my parents, Teja (the head of our Indian pharmaceutical…

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How To Make Ghee

Ghee (like milk, bread, and turmeric) was a staple in our kitchen growing up. We used it daily – on toast, to cook eggs or grilled sandwiches, and to even…

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