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Comfort
Pomegrante Razatziki

Pomegrante Razatziki

I love making this yogurt sauce. It’s a riff on India’s yogurt side dish and a play on Greece’s creamy dip, hence the name razatziki. It’s a mouthful of a name, so I call it raita (pronounced rie-tha) when I serve it with Indian food, and tzatziki when I serve it with Greek food.

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Seasonal
Palak Paneer-esque Hand-Held Pies

Palak Paneer-esque Hand-Held Pies

My love for Greek food spiced with Indian flavours is real and runs deep. I merge these cuisines’ flavour profiles often. These palak paneer-esque hand-held pies are a variation on novelle grecque food: traditional Greek food lightened up and gussied up with modern flavours. They are also a nod to the North Indian classic, Palak Paneer. Their inside texture is soft and creamy, packed with spinach and dotted with specks of cheese that look/taste a lot like paneer.

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Sides
Yam Conspiracy – Savory Spiced Yams & Sweet Potatoes

Yam Conspiracy – Savory Spiced Yams & Sweet Potatoes

I love potatoes. I realize this is quite the declaration, but it is true. Versatile. Comforting. Supremely accommodating. They are perfect any time of the day. Some days, I try to sneak them into every meal. If this does not happen, rest assured I get my daily fill. For me, after hours of writing, the end of the day is always capped off by a craving and indulgence in potato chips. I go through flavour and brand rotations – Plain. Rippled. Salt & Vinegar until my tongue can no longer tolerate the acidity. Sometimes, Jalapeno because I am hooked on heat.

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Seasonal
Arrival of Autumn’s Jewels – Pomegranate & Asian Pear Salad with Chaat Masala Dressing

Arrival of Autumn’s Jewels – Pomegranate & Asian Pear Salad with Chaat Masala Dressing

Despite the usual hustle bustle – surrounding raising four children, my parents took offbeat pauses to appreciate life with food. It was their way of displaying love. Because of this, every autumn, my siblings and I anticipated the arrival of pomegranates.

Pomegranates were not in vogue. They were unfamiliar, evoking another world, ancient and far away, especially in the small town where we lived. Their exotic appeal made them expensive. That didn’t stop my parents from buying one or two. Generously, they would decline eating any, stating they had many growing up in India and that it was our turn. So sweet.

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