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The delicate aromatics of saffron make this dessert, called Shrikhand in South Asia, food for the gods. Dr. Vasant Lad taught us about shrikhand when we visited him in Maharastra, India.
Experiment with "Sabudana Wada" : savory, fried tapioca patties from Maharastra, India. Crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside. Discovered in Pune, India.
Buttery and soft but savory and lighter. Warm, oily & creamy. Also including turmeric, asafoetida, and garnished with cilantro. Discovered in Pune, India eating thali platters.
Lemongrass Milk Chai with Mint is a healing mixture from Diti's mom, who serves it with chai masala, a South Asian spice blend of cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Discovered by Diti Shah in her mom's kitchen, Texas.
Expand beyond honey mustard horizons and experiment with spicy, savory fruits combinations. This recipe is taken from the streets of Bangladesh, where vendors slice green mangoes in april, months before mangoes are ripe. Discovered by Joseph in Old...
It's like a spicey homemade gatorade.
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Raita's are a simple & striking yogurt condiments from India. There are nearly infinite variations of this versatile sauce, dip, salad and side dish rolled into one. This is yogurt as its best. Raitas are creamy & delicious, often taking less than five...
Coconut and raw sugar is building. To help digest heavy ingredients, we've included cardamom, a combination which also happens to taste great!
Cool mint, open mind (yang type). Soft, jelly-like bottle gourd grounds the root chakra (yin). Like having a clairvoyant moment during meditation on a water bed.
Warm, rich, heavy, and golden. Saffron adds depth and delicacy to the sticky, juicy sensuality of a mangoes. Bring a toothpick!
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Sweet, thick and perhaps a little provoking to Kapha! But tasty and much healthier than ice cream! This dessert version of the mint and yogurt lassi does not include water.
Soft, jelly-like, translucent like cooked cucumber. Sweet and milk white. An unusual vegetable for this hemisphere. Halwas mean sweets. They are generally made with the sweet indian spices cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg. Discovered in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Fresh minty green chili and cilantro yogurts take me back to supple jackfruits hanging from the tropical arms of Bangladesh. I can almost feel the humidity and mosquitoes as I eat green mangoes with mustard and lime on my way to a wedding. Borhanis are...
Sweet, sticky, sour and cooling. Fresh cane juice is popular with street vendors on every corner overseas in Asia but oddly invisible in the west.
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