Rose Harissa Paste

This a beautiful version of Harissa paste using dried ancho and small chilies infused with roasted garlic, spices and rose petals. The lemon zest and juice further sparks it up.

Station Wale Aloo – Simple Potato curry

What is that title you may say 🙂 Let me explain by a trip down memory lane…Throughout childhood,  my family embarked on the winter trip from the icy cold winter in Srinagar, Kashmir to the weirdly uncomfortable winter in Lucknow, UP to bask in the sunshine of my grandparents. Once winter descended in Kashmir and…

Kashmiri Al Yakhni – Gourd in Spiced Yoghurt

This recipe was originally posted in May of 2015 which really seems a long time ago 🙂 In this crazy winter of 2020, I have now updated the recipe with new images and process. The difference this year is that I am now making all my yoghurt at home and connecting with how the spices…

Kashmiri Achar

Fermented foods are  probiotic powerhouses  boosting the good bacteria in your gut and helping with overall health and immunity “Achar” is a form of fermented food in the Indian subcontinent and essentially is a pickling process. It is one of the oldest methods of food preservation, sustaining communities through changing climate and seasons where the life…

Sweet Potato Crust Pizza

Here is a moment of truth – I have not been a big fan of regular pizza ( I know I know…gasp!!) but it is true, the rich tomato sauce and the gooey cheese really does nothing for me. So, when Pizza is ordered at home I happen to be the odd one out who…

Gogji Nadir ( Lotus Stem with Turnips)

This is modern Kashmiri cuisine that tracks its history to 15th century when Timur ( a Turco-Mongol conqueror)  invaded India which led to the migration of 1700 skilled woodcarvers, weavers, architects, calligraphers and cooks from Samarkand to the valley of Kashmir. The cuisine developed and evolved in the land of dreamers, poets, artists, emperors. Using…

Red Thai Curry Paste

A beautifully fragrant curry paste with red chilies, lemon grass, Kaffir lime leaves, garlic and galangal

Preserved Lemons

Lemons – those beautiful intense balls of sunshine! If lemons are over in my kitchen, I literally panic and start hunting through the fridge and vegetable baskets for any forgotten piece I could use. This  leads me to the purpose of this post – preservation, and fermentation of lemons so I always have them on…