Spice Box

The spice tin contents: Mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cayenne pepper, curry powder, turmeric, salt, whole spices (cardamom, cloves, cinnamon sticks) These are the basic requirements for Indian cooking.

By |2017-02-25T14:47:39+00:00July 9th, 2010|Reference, Spice Box, Uncategorized|

Paneer & Vegetable Kebabs

I love Paneer (Indian cheese). It's a great source of protein and makes a change from the usual beef or chicken kebabs. The recipe below is one of my favorites, it's one my mother passed my way. As always, I made some minor changes to make it easier for the home. I love to serve it [...]

By |2010-07-08T22:17:40+00:00July 8th, 2010|Recipe, Spice Box, Uncategorized|

Curried Roti Roll

Makes 8 Roti Wraps Summer is a time for light meals. I usually find that the heat always reduces my appetite. This recipe is a simple twenty minute process so we can enjoy the long summer evenings. Personally I enjoy this with some shredded cheese and hot garlic chili sauce. Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil [...]

By |2010-07-06T18:45:42+00:00July 6th, 2010|Recipe, Spice Box, Uncategorized|

Mind Your Manners

Styles of eating differ between Hindus and Muslims.  Hindus usually take their meals individually, a feature that may have developed as a result of rules regulating eating practices across castes.  The Muslim stress on brotherhood spilled into custom as communal eating is the norm.  A dastur khan, a form of tablecloth, is spread on the [...]

By |2010-05-26T22:22:22+00:00May 26th, 2010|Reference, Spice Box, Uncategorized|

Street Food Glossary

Aloo Tikki: mashed potato patties Bhaji: vegetables such as eggplant, potato, okra or peas that are steamed then mashed and sauteed in ghee Bhelpuri: a dry mix of potatoes, chickpeas, nuts and tamarind chutney eaten with a puri Chaat: snack food Chapatti: also called roti, unleavened bread cooked on a tawa Chole: spiced chickpeas Dhahi: [...]

By |2010-05-26T22:22:22+00:00May 26th, 2010|Reference, Spice Box, Uncategorized|

Indian food boxes stacking up

A traditional Indian method of storing and serving food is finding new currency as an eco-friendly alternative in Vancouver. By Vancouver Courier, originally published March 25, 2009 A traditional Indian method of storing and serving food is finding new currency as an eco-friendly alternative in Vancouver. Chindi Varadarajulu has sold 300 tiffin boxes from her [...]

By |2010-05-02T17:23:33+00:00May 2nd, 2010|In The News, Spice Box, Uncategorized|

It’s tiffin time!

The Asian Pacific Post Originally published Wed, February 18 2009 On the heads and bicycle racks of an army of delivery men, more than 200,000 shiny tiffin boxes course like quicksilver through the grotty streets of Mumbai each day. Like clockwork, these stackable metal pots arrive at the desks of the city’s hungry office workers [...]

By |2010-05-02T17:16:00+00:00May 2nd, 2010|In The News, Spice Box, Uncategorized|