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A cuisine that’s as old as the earliest civilizations; homemade Indian meal habits can be healthful, delicious and rather addictive.

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5 Indian Inspirations for Summer Sides and Accompaniments - Peri's Spice Ladle

5 Indian Inspirations for Summer Sides and Accompaniments - Peri's Spice Ladle

Often, entrees and main courses overshadow their equally delicious counterparts, the sides that accompany them. The rice, couscous, salads and breads all complete and balance our meals; turning a simple dish into a spread worthy of a king. This post highlights 5 finger-licking Indian inspirations for sides and accompaniments, which may easily have been missed... Read More »

Why 'Ginger-Garlic Paste' is Essential to Indian food...and Here's How to Make it at Home - Peri's Spice Ladle

Why 'Ginger-Garlic Paste' is Essential to Indian food...and Here's How to Make it at Home - Peri's Spice Ladle

You see it often in Indian recipes…and if unfamiliar with Indian cooking, you’re probably wondering when you missed the memo on ‘ginger-garlic paste’ becoming a generic term. Well, here’s the secret: there’s a bottle of ginger-garlic paste lurking in every Indian home-cook’s refrigerator (and some like me even keep a handy standby in the freezer.)... Read More »

Parsi Food...And Why It is Truly Unique - Peri's Spice Ladle

Parsi Food...And Why It is Truly Unique - Peri's Spice Ladle

Tags: Indian, Spice

Parsi food has grown into a unique west coast Indian cuisine which still retains some food flavors and techniques from ancient Persia

10 Things to Know About Indian Spices - Peri's Spice Ladle

10 Things to Know About Indian Spices - Peri's Spice Ladle

Tags: Meal, Indian, Spice

Used moderately in the right balance, Indian spices turn an ordinary meal into a smorgasbord of flavors on your palate. It’s time to wake up the taste buds.

Welcome Spring with a Turmeric Pressed-Rice (Poha) and Pea Salad - Peri's Spice Ladle

Welcome Spring with a Turmeric Pressed-Rice (Poha) and Pea Salad - Peri's Spice Ladle

Indian cuisine’s love of rice is well-known. In fact, most regions of India would deem a meal incomplete if rice is not part of its servings. Globally lesser-known rice nuance of India, giving instant couscous a run for its 5-minute cook time, is pressed or flattened rice ‘Poha’. It’s basically the same old rice we... Read More »

The Essentials: Important Tools for Indian Cooking - Peri's Spice Ladle

The Essentials: Important Tools for Indian Cooking - Peri's Spice Ladle

Tags: Indian, Spice

Great list of tools for Indian cooking, perfect for people looking to create more Indian flavors in their kitchen.

Virtual Cooking Class - Indian Curry - Peri's Spice Ladle

Virtual Cooking Class - Indian Curry - Peri's Spice Ladle

The masterclass on cooking with lentils got great participant feedback. We had tons of interesting questions and food-filled dialogue. Next Wednesday, join me in a fun informal virtual cooking session to create one of the simplest, nutritious weeknight meals – Indian curry. Watch and ask questions, or cook along with me, your choice. Class is... Read More »

Spiced Butternut Squash Basmati Rice Pulao (and 'The Siege') - Peri's Spice Ladle

Spiced Butternut Squash Basmati Rice Pulao (and 'The Siege') - Peri's Spice Ladle

Simple, healthy flavorful, fiber-rich winter meal recipe, roasted Indian spiced butternut squash and Basmati rice Pulao

'Spice Up Your Celebration' - Now Available - Peri's Spice Ladle

'Spice Up Your Celebration' - Now Available - Peri's Spice Ladle

Tags: Wine, Indian, Spice

Just thought I’d send out a mid-week post to let everyone know that ‘Spice Up Your Celebration’ is now available for purchase globally, filled with Indian-inspired recipes for your occasions, holidays and entertaining. See you this Friday, as always, with an interesting look at wine pairings with Indian food.  Available on Amazon  <br /><br /><br... Read More »

Pan-tossed Brussels Sprouts get a South Indian Flavor Kick - Peri's Spice Ladle

Pan-tossed Brussels Sprouts get a South Indian Flavor Kick - Peri's Spice Ladle

Brussels sprouts are my ‘blank canvas’ vegetable. They inspire the artist in me to come right out and start experimenting with different flavors and cooking methods; check out our spiced oven roasted version or Brussels sprout added to the Tex-Mex chili with an Indian touch. Using a tempering technique from the flavor-filled cuisine of south India,... Read More »

A 'Raan-inspired' Holiday Roast Leg of Lamb served with Minty Sweet Potatoes and Parsnips - Peri's Spice Ladle

A 'Raan-inspired' Holiday Roast Leg of Lamb served with Minty Sweet Potatoes and Parsnips - Peri's Spice Ladle

Nothing says celebration like the aromas of a juicy ‘Holiday Roast’ at the center of our dinner table. This year, we hope to inspire the focal point of your get-togethers and family dinners, by bringing mouthwatering flavors from the Indian sub-continent’s North-West Frontier cuisine to your holiday table. Well-known for its use of distinct flavorings... Read More »

Corn and Red Pepper Fiesta Chaat in Mini-Fillo Cups - Peri's Spice Ladle

Corn and Red Pepper Fiesta Chaat in Mini-Fillo Cups - Peri's Spice Ladle

India is magical around October…and it’s not just for the beautiful fall-like weather across much of the country. September through November is also considered the ‘holiday season in India’, filled with interesting festivals like Navratri, Dussehra and Durga Puja, all leading up to Diwali, the pan-Indian colorful and sparkling ‘Festival of Lights’ (this year Diwali... Read More »

Sage, Garlic and Lime Turkey Kebab - Indian Meatballs

Sage, Garlic and Lime Turkey Kebab - Indian Meatballs

Grilled or baked Indian turkey Kebab meatballs of ground turkey or chicken mixed with fresh of sage, garlic and lime, Panko breadcrumbs & Parmesan cheese.

Lost in Food Paradise? Road Map to an Indian Restaurant Buffet

Lost in Food Paradise? Road Map to an Indian Restaurant Buffet

Tags: Buffet, Indian

Here’s a road map through an Indian restaurant buffet, with detour ideas and pit stops to delicious Indian treats…plus buffet landmarks that can easily be skipped.

Chicken Drumstick Kebabs Served with Cilantro-Yogurt Chutney - Peri's Spice Ladle

Chicken Drumstick Kebabs Served with Cilantro-Yogurt Chutney - Peri's Spice Ladle

Welcome to our  first post in ‘The Indian-inspired Grills and Kebab Series’. Did you know? The popular Indian clay-oven called ‘Tandoor’ can reach temperatures of 900F (480C)… and it never gets turned off, there is always a slow fire burning at the base of the tandoor to maintain core temperature. As the predecessor to modern... Read More »

Raita-Cucumber and Onion Salad in a Yogurt Dressing - Peri's Spice Ladle

Raita-Cucumber and Onion Salad in a Yogurt Dressing - Peri's Spice Ladle

Raita is a classic accompaniment to Indian food especially to rice & meat preparations (biryanis) and curries. A raita comprises of any combination of fresh vegetables or fruits (and sometimes, lentils); along with a lush yogurt dressing with warm spices and herbs. For anyone new to Indian flavors, a raita is a great salad to... Read More »

Mouthwatering Memories from India - Peri's Spice Ladle

Mouthwatering Memories from India - Peri's Spice Ladle

It’s heartening to walk into Indian restaurants in America now-a-days and see the customer demographics; people from all walks of American life are definitely intrigued and ready to sample Indian food. The writing on the wall is clear- ethnic cuisines are gaining in popularity and Indian-inspired flavors are everywhere. As a food and wine enthusiast,... Read More »

Sweet Diwali Treats - Peri's Spice Ladle

Sweet Diwali Treats - Peri's Spice Ladle

This weekend, Indian communities around the world celebrate Diwali - the 'Festival of Lights'. Let's bring back some mouthwatering Diwali treats.

Homemade Garlic and Thyme Naan - Peri's Spice Ladle

Homemade Garlic and Thyme Naan - Peri's Spice Ladle

Soft Indian garlic and thyme Naan bread dough has complex flavors like yogurt, milk, sugar, butter, egg and all-purpose flour, with yeast or baking soda to aid fermentation.

Tex-Mex Chili gets an Indian Touch - Peri's Spice Ladle

Tex-Mex Chili gets an Indian Touch - Peri's Spice Ladle

It’s shocking how similar the Tex-Mex ground meat preparation ‘Chili con Carne’ is, to an Indian ‘Kheema’. These two mouthwatering servings from different worlds might as well be long lost siblings. ‘Chili con Carne’ or just a good ole bowl of mouthwatering ‘Chili’ as us Texans call it, translates to ‘chili pepper with meat’ and uses... Read More »

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