Author Archives: Chitra Agrawal

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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South Indian Bok Choy Stir-Fry

Last week I demoed this bok choy stir-fry for my fellow Crown Heights CSA members as part of my volunteering duties.  I taught everyone how to make a traditional South Indian stir-fry called palya with black mustard seeds, cumin seeds, … More »

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Red Lentils w/ Rainbow Chard, Scallions & Mustard Oil

Right about this time of year, our farm share bundle starts to have some heft to it, brimming with summer squash, lettuces, greens and onion bulbs. Ben and I are now members of the Crown Heights CSA, which sources its … More »

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Tangra Summer: Indian-Chinese Pop-Up Dinner July 17th

Tangra Summer, a seasonal vegetarian Indian-Chinese pop-up taking place on July 17th in Brooklyn. More »

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Indian-Spiced Vegetable & Cheddar Strata + Cabot Cheese Giveaways

This past year, I became part of the Cabot Cheese Board. I can’t say how much I love the cheese that the creamery produces and also what they stand for. Although you may see Cabot brand cheese in a lot … More »

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