Author Archives: Chitra Agrawal

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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Chaat Tostadas / Seven Spoons Cookbook

Writing this blog has brought many amazing people into my life including Tara O’Brady, the author and photographer behind the food blog Seven Spoons and the new cookbook of the same name.  I think it was around the time that … More »

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My Indian-Chinese Dinner Series Pops Up September 20th

Diana and I have picked up the momentum with Tangra, our vegetarian Indian-Chinese dinner series inspired by the seasons and the cuisine of the Calcutta neighborhood of the same name.  Our original take on Tangra cuisine was recently featured in … More »

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Steamed Eggplant with Garlic and Chilies / The Food of Taiwan

I have been waiting until summer to try this steamed eggplant recipe from my friend Cathy Erway’s new cookbook, The Food of Taiwan.  The time finally came when I received these scallions and a white and green eggplant in my … More »

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