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What is Curry? Karahi Chicken and Colonized Representations

skip to recipe “You smell a little like curry, but I don’t mind it” I was 16 and not ready for my heartbreaks to start with blatant microaggressions targeting my heritage. Six years later, I’m still baffled by why my then beau would think this would remotely be a compliment. Maybe I weed out my dating…… Continue reading What is Curry? Karahi Chicken and Colonized Representations

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More than one “curry”: Khadi and Masaledar Aloo

skip to recipe I think if I were to try to describe Kadhi, I couldn’t leave out its signature yellowness. Throughout the regions within south asian countries, the elements are interchangeable. Khadi wouldn’t be khadi without its tanginess or its consistency, but ingredients that give it those characteristics depend on the region you are eating…… Continue reading More than one “curry”: Khadi and Masaledar Aloo

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A taste of Indo-Chinese: Gobhi Manchurian 

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 

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Just a little sweet: Kalakhand (milk cake) 

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) 

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A Fall But No Comfort: Acorn Squash Quinoa Khichdi

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