skip to recipe It’s hard to really pinpoint Baklava because of just how many regions make their own versions of it. And each region leaves its own unique mark on it whether the flour is different, the syrups have different profiles, or the filling itself has changed in permutations and combinations of nuts or dried…… Continue reading Baklava for your thoughts
skip to recipe I think when people imagine the cuisine from India, they imagine a monolith of chicken tikka masala and naan. Those things are definitely delicious, but India is surrounded by influences of the countries it is bordered by as well as its internal diversity. A land of over 213 dialects, the food has…… Continue reading A taste of Indo-Chinese: Gobhi Manchurian
skip to recipe When we first moved to the states, we called home to a small town called Orangevale. Usually when you hear California, you think of beaches, Hollywood, even snow peaked mountains, but orangevale was none of those things. That meant growing up there were no desi restaurants or stores, a luxury my younger…… Continue reading Just a little sweet: Kalakhand (milk cake)
skip to recipe Well, where to begin? Trump became president from a running joke to an actual elect. These last two days I did not want to post as I went through the states of grief, not because I didn’t know of the grim realities this country sends to minorities but because I wanted to…… Continue reading A Fall But No Comfort: Acorn Squash Quinoa Khichdi
skip to recipe Rasmalai happens to be one of my partner’s favorite desserts. As much as I used to look forward to the excitement on their face, I dreaded all of the work that actually goes into making these sweets that disappear in less than a bite. A quick recap: rasmalai are a sort of…… Continue reading I vote for Rasmalai
I guess this was inevitably going to be the introduction post. Hello, I’m Manisha! I’m 22 and I have sporadic life adventures that I pair with consistent episodes of stress cooking. I love to cook for my friends and family and hopefully these recipes make it easier to cook for yours! Although desi restaurants have gained…… Continue reading Fries, Chai, and an Introduction.