Making “Parathas” or stuffed Indian flat bread

A paratha (puh-raa-thaa) is a type of Indian stuffed flat bread made with whole wheat flour. While usually savory (there are regional sweet stuffed varieties which would be a whole different recipe), the stuffing can range from the good ol’ potato (mashed and spiced up) to horse-radish, cauliflower, spinach leaf, paneer (Indian cheese), mashed peas……

Add some “Masala” to your life!!

You’ll hear or read the word “masala” a lot in Indian recipe videos, recipes, books and in the specialty Indian grocery store. In fact there is usually an aisle or two dedicated to “‘masalas”. But before we learn about the different spices, I need to share the very important history of spices, the spice routes…

Making “Ghee” at home

Ghee is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity and its moment of glory in gastronomic circles as well as nutritionally, especially in the “anti-inflammation” diet context. For long it had been relegated to the “bad-fat” shelf but has been rediscovered and now nearly every mainstream grocery store carries it. Here I’ll share my grandmother’s recipe…