Everything Savory

  • Noodles with Chicken and Mushrooms
    (jump to recipe) An easy and flexible weeknight recipe for noodles involving ground chicken, mushrooms and a quick sauce that comes together from pantry/fridge ingredients. Add more […]
  • Blistered Garlicky Green Beans
    (jump to recipe) Growing up, my sister and I ate all our veggies. With my mom, there was no other option – the rule was to finish […]
  • Wontons with Sesame Sauce
    (jump to recipe) Few times a year I spend the better part of a Saturday assembling wontons. I try to go seasonal with the fillings, but if […]
  • [for young chefs] Corn and Cheese Galette (Tart)
    (jump to recipe) This freeform buttery pastry tart (“galette” in French) is as beautiful as it is delicious – full of sweet corn and cheesy goodness! The […]
  • Ukad (rice flour and buttermilk porridge)
    (jump to recipe) This recipe is very close to my heart, almost family heirloom status. It’s one of my mom’s favorite recipes, a modified version of which […]
  • Savory Tea Biscuits (shortbread cookies with carom seeds)
    (jump to recipe) It’s not often that the world changes so dramatically in a span of just a few weeks. When I started this tea pairing challenge […]
  • Tiranga Dhokla (Tricolor Savory Sponge Cake)
    (jump to recipe) Every year around January 26th and August 15th, depending on how many Indian people you know and follow, you may have noticed your Instagram, […]
  • Pasta with Pea-Mint Pesto
    (jump to recipe) When I first read about a pea pesto, it sounded (and still does) so perfect – why rely on temperamental herbs like basil which […]
  • Mushroom and Potato Pelmeni (Russian Dumplings)
    (jump to recipe) My obsession for dumplings is well-documented. Whether it’s chicken and dumplings, or potstickers, or Indian Chakolya (called Dal Dhokli or Varan Phal; these are […]
  • Garlic Whipped Parsnips
    (jump to recipe) As someone who routinely dreams of sleeping on a pillow made of mashed potatoes, the carbs add up. I think they add up even […]
  • Russian Cabbage Soup (Shchi)
    (jump to recipe) This soup is essentially a warm hug. Russian soups tend to be meat-heavy for all the good reasons so it’s difficult to find something […]
  • Chickpea Stew with Coconut Milk, Spinach and Turmeric
    (jump to recipe) Ever since Alison Roman’s “The Stew” became all the rage on Instagram last year (have you made her cookies “The Cookies” yet?) I have […]
  • Bhadang (savory rice snack)
    (jump to recipe) Please welcome Bhadang, the puffed up cousin of the Pohyacha Chivda! The process for both these “chivda” recipes is similar – toast the puffed […]
  • Pohyacha Chivda (savory rice snack)
    (jump to recipe) Pohyacha Chivda, or, Chivda (savory mixture) made of Pohé (flattened rice), is a popular snack item in India. Light, customizable and a perfect accompaniment […]
  • Tiranga (Indian Tricolor) Mini Dosa
    When you think about cooking and food as much as I do, anything that’s plain starts to look like a canvas. The Dosa (a fermented rice and […]
  • Got GoT?
    Season 8 spoilers ahead! Beware! There’s nothing I can say about Season 8 of Game of Thrones that a 1000 reviewers haven’t said already. While I didn’t […]
  • Leek and Tofu Potstickers
    (jump to recipe) Ever since I took the Wonders of Wonton class at San Francisco’s pop-up school The Civic Kitchen I’ve been on a bit of wonton bender. I had […]
  • Beckoning Spring + Rainbow Chard Crepes!
    (jump to recipe) A few weeks ago, we drove up couple hours north of San Francisco to check out some new places, early-Spring scenery and eat some […]
  • Baked Chilean Sea Bass with Orange Butter Sauce
    (jump to recipe) You can’t let February pass by without making something with blood oranges! Although this recipe can be made with any type of orange, or […]
  • Indian Winter Vegetable Stew (Bhogi Bhaji)
    (jump to recipe) When it comes to Indian Food, the term “Indian” is too generic. There are so many regions in India (and sub-regions, and sub- sub-regions, […]
  • Raw Mango and Avocado Salad
    (jump to recipe) I almost didn’t write this post. I was planning to just cop out and post a few pictures on Instagram about this truly simple […]
  • Leftover Antipasti Pasta (Spaghetti Puttanesca)
    (jump to recipe) Few years ago I stumbled upon the French concept of “Fromage Fort”. It literally means “strong cheese” and is basically when leftover odds and ends […]
  • Chouriço Pão (Goan Chorizo Sausage Bread)
    (jump to recipe) The “Chorizo Scramble” has been dominating my breakfast/brunch order for years now, right from the first time I had it 7 years ago at […]
  • Roasted Butternut Squash and Orange Salad
    (jump to recipe) I missed most of Fall last year. Between training for a half marathon I didn’t end up completing, to getting 2 wisdom teeth pulled […]
  • Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
    (jump to recipe) Few years ago, I used to watch Top Chef and Top Chef Masters on Bravo TV very religiously. I may or may not have […]
  • Poach if you must…
    But you need not. If the sight of a runny egg yolk makes you feel weird, I’m sorry but the rest of this post is going to […]