Author Archives: Chitra Agrawal

Vibrant India Cookbook Launch Party

Many of you have been reading this blog since I first started writing it in 2009. As a special thank you I would love to have you join me at the launch party for my cookbook Vibrant India. We’ll be … More »

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Vote For Me: Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Competition

As many of you know, in 2013, I took a leap of faith to start Brooklyn Delhi, my Indian condiments company. It was my first foray into becoming an entrepreneur, one that has been exciting and liberating and at times … More »

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My Cookbook: Special Pre-Order Price + Bonus Recipe Bundle

Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Brooklyn is now available for pre-order! More »

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Shavige Payasa: Vermicelli Noodles in Sweet Saffron Milk #ImmigrationIsTasty

Maybe it’s the general uneasiness I’ve been feeling since the election or that I’m 7 months pregnant, but I have never indulged in sweets to this level in my life. I’m thinking it’s a little of both. Recently a good … More »

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Beet Rasam (Spicy & Sour Lentil Soup)

A recipe for South Indian rasam, spicy and sour lentil soup, using winter beets. More »

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Roasted Delicata Squash Rings (Hot Chip Style)

Before I start this post, I must say that I am not ignoring this space or you. After turning in my cookbook manuscript, Brooklyn Delhi has really monopolized my time lately, but in a good way. Ben and I just … More »

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Roasted Acorn Squash & Coconut Milk Rasam

Rasam is a South Indian soup, usually on the tangy side and prepared with an intoxicating spice powder made from coriander, cumin, black pepper, black mustard seeds, fenugreek, turmeric, red chili peppers and more depending on what region of South … More »

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