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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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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.

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 »

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

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 »

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.

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 »

Happy Holidays! - Peri's Spice Ladle

Happy Holidays! - Peri's Spice Ladle

It’s that time of the year, when families and friends come together for the holidays. Below are recipe ideas on Peri’s Spice Ladle, sure to brighten your holiday meals and celebrations… Unique Holiday Appetizers Spiced Butter Turkey and Fixins’ Spiced Tilapia with Fresh Tomato Relish Orange-flavored Parsi Chapat (Crepes) 3 Simple Holiday Appetizers Jalapeno Corn... Read More »

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 »

Japanese Journey...City of Temples - Kyoto

Japanese Journey...City of Temples - Kyoto

From temples and castles to samurai warriors; shaved ice and roasted tea ice-creams, to aged beef and traditional rice balls in soy sauce -Kyoto has it all.

Shirini Murgh Polo - Chicken Rice Pilaf (Persian)

Shirini Murgh Polo - Chicken Rice Pilaf (Persian)

Flavor-filled chicken rice pilaf with zereshk berries from the cookbook Persian Fusion by Niloufer’s Kitchen, as part of Cooking Ethnic with Kids.

Buttermilk and Thyme Chicken Tikka Kebab...on the Grill - Peri's Spice Ladle

Buttermilk and Thyme Chicken Tikka Kebab...on the Grill - Peri's Spice Ladle

An Indian classic with global culinary acclaim, ‘Chicken Tikka’ needs little introduction. So today, inspired by the flavors of north India’s cream-based Malai Chicken Tikka; I’ve created a magically flavor-filled marinade of creamy buttermilk, fragrant fresh thyme and juicy lemon along with a combination of warm Indian spices like cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. These delicately... Read More »

Unique Holiday Appetizers

Unique Holiday Appetizers

Unique Indian inspired holiday appetizers ranging from a simple Parsi liver dip, batata vada dumplings, paneer bites to chicken tikka and mushroom tapas.

Cranberry Ginger Apple Samosa - A Mouthwatering Winter Dessert (Plus Handy Tips on Making ‘Samosas’) - Peri's Spice Ladle

Cranberry Ginger Apple Samosa - A Mouthwatering Winter Dessert (Plus Handy Tips on Making ‘Samosas’) - Peri's Spice Ladle

‘Samosa’ the versatile Indian snack is essentially crisp deep-fried dough, with a filling of ‘just about anything’ from potatoes and peas in its best known version, to other vegetables of choice and delicious ground meat fillings. But today, I’ve taken a seasonal diversion on the regular savory Samosas, creating warm sweet Samosa bites, filled with... Read More »

The Easily-Adaptable Turkey and Assorted Vegetable Pulao - Peri's Spice Ladle

The Easily-Adaptable Turkey and Assorted Vegetable Pulao - Peri's Spice Ladle

Thanksgiving Day leftovers have a special joy; they bring back flavorful memories of an exciting meal, in addition to being a precursor to the amazing treats and eats awaiting us through the upcoming holiday season. Over the years, with growing children and their increasing appetites, our turkey sizes have gotten bigger…and our leftover portions much smaller.... Read More »

Parsi Kavabs: a Delightful Kebab, Simplified

Parsi Kavabs: a Delightful Kebab, Simplified

Melt-in-your-mouth Parsi Kavab or Kebab using ground meat of choice, potatoes and a blend of delicious spices, herbs and aromatics. Serve as an appetizer with chutney or as an entree with lentils and flatbread.

Chicken Cashew Curry

Chicken Cashew Curry

A unique set of flavors add depth to this easy-to-prepare white chicken curry made with cashew nuts, onion and coconut along with a touch of whole spices and herbs. Makes a hearty weekday meal or an impressive entertaining option; best served with Indian bread Naan or steamed Basmati rice.

Chicken Kathi Roll with Pickled Red Onion Relish

Chicken Kathi Roll with Pickled Red Onion Relish

My family's favorite Chicken Kathi Roll recipe with a filling of spicy shredded chicken cooked in a broth. Pickled red onion relish and a sprinkling of Indian Chaat Masala (optional) add unbeatable taste to this outstanding classic Indian street-food wrap.

Parsi Okra Frittata (Bhinda per Eedu)

Parsi Okra Frittata (Bhinda per Eedu)

Okra or ladyfingers (Bhindi) are cooked well, Parsi-style, in Indian spices and aromatics. Right before the dish is served, the okra is topped with a generous layer of seasoned and well-beaten eggs – or whole sunny-side-up eggs can be used, for a heartier serving. This frittata makes a light weekday meal or a unique brunch serving.

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