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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 »

Tangy Spiced Tomato Egg Tart...Delicious Twist on a Parsi Special - Peri's Spice Ladle

Tangy Spiced Tomato Egg Tart...Delicious Twist on a Parsi Special - Peri's Spice Ladle

It’s legendary really; the Parsi love for eggs and its appearance in our daily meals. And here’s how we do it... Take any vegetable like okra, potatoes, gourd , beans or just about anything that catches your fancy (even minced meat works well) and prepare it the Parsi way with aromatics, spices and flavorings. This is called 'the base'. Then top the prepared base with a generous layer of well-beaten seasoned eggs or a whole egg sunny-side up, and cook them covered till they set; sometimes I like to pop the pan into the oven for a golden crust over the eggs.

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.

Crispy Parsi Chicken Farchas served with Mint-n-Mustard Yogurt Dip - Peri's Spice Ladle

Crispy Parsi Chicken Farchas served with Mint-n-Mustard Yogurt Dip - Peri's Spice Ladle

Served at most Parsi events and occasions, ‘Chicken Farchas’ are a uniquely Parsi cuisine serving of crisp on the outside and moist on the inside chicken-pieces, much like a spiced version of the western concept of ‘fried chicken’. Rather heavy in its most authentic version; this deviously delicious, can’t-eat-just-one-piece crunchy treat; is prepared with chicken... Read More »

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 »

17 Must-do Sights and Eats in New York City this Holiday Season - Peri's Spice Ladle

17 Must-do Sights and Eats in New York City this Holiday Season - Peri's Spice Ladle

With the turkey, fixings and leftovers all taken care of in advance; this year we spent Thanksgiving week enjoying NYC’s holiday season festivities. Since it was the first time visiting New York for our kids, rediscovering tourist spots like the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building became a must, while my husband and I... Read More »

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 »

Honey Ginger Pork Tenderloin Slider Sandwiches (And 5 Steps to Cook Juicy Pork Tenderloin) - Peri's Spice Ladle

Honey Ginger Pork Tenderloin Slider Sandwiches (And 5 Steps to Cook Juicy Pork Tenderloin) - Peri's Spice Ladle

5 fail-proof steps to cook pork tenderloin in the oven and a delicious honey ginger pork tenderloin slider sandwich

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

7 Helpful Tips to Start Your Own Herb and Vegetable Garden

7 Helpful Tips to Start Your Own Herb and Vegetable Garden

7 tips from my personal experience of growing our own family herb and vegetable garden

Parsi Fish Cutlets - Peri's Spice Ladle

Parsi Fish Cutlets - Peri's Spice Ladle

Parsi Fish Cutlets from Parsi Cuisine's Seafood recipe collection - part of my summer series of cooking ethnic with my kids.

Cooking with Lentils - Virtual Masterclass - Peri's Spice Ladle

Cooking with Lentils - Virtual Masterclass - Peri's Spice Ladle

Next Thursday, join me in a fun and informative virtual masterclass on everything you need (and want) to know about the many facets of cooking with lentils – from a healthy nutritious weeknight meal, to wholesome weekend dinner or light salad option.  Cooking with Lentils – Virtual Masterclass   Thursday, July 16, 2020 3:00p –... Read More »

Parsi Food - Virtual Cooking Class - Peri's Spice Ladle

Parsi Food - Virtual Cooking Class - Peri's Spice Ladle

I'm hosting my first virtual cooking class with a beloved Parsi dish - the shrimp patia along with the traditional accompaniments of yellow toor lentil 'Dhan Dar' and steamed Basmati rice. 

Mint and Tomato Basmati Rice

Mint and Tomato Basmati Rice

Fragrant basmati rice is cooked in puréed fresh tomatoes, flavored with chopped garlic, couple of whole spices, fresh mint, cilantro and lemon juice.

Patatesli Bulgurlu Kofte - Potato Bulgur Mezze (Turkish)

Patatesli Bulgurlu Kofte - Potato Bulgur Mezze (Turkish)

Ozlem's potato bulgur mezze appetizer bites, made with mashed potatoes and bulgur are a wholesome treat for kids and grown ups alike.

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 Spanish Tapas Trio - Peri's Spice Ladle

A Spanish Tapas Trio - Peri's Spice Ladle

On Our Menu Today: Minty Mushrooms in Mini-Fillo Cups ‘Patata Brava-style’ Potatoes with Spicy Tomato Chutney Spiced Shrimp with a Lemon Butter Drizzle Inspired by our Scrumptious Spanish Journey, we bring you a mouth-watering array of simple tapas creations; each one comes with a few simple ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to prepare.... Read More »

Parsi Wedding Stew (Lagan nu Stew)

Parsi Wedding Stew (Lagan nu Stew)

Healthy, gluten-free, vegan Parsi Wedding Stew of sweet potato, carrot, green peas, bell peppers, flavored with cider vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire sauce.

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 »

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