I waited 26 years of my life to make corn tortillas from scratch and I was sure missing out. They are also not that time-consuming as you would think. It’s simpler than making bread and you only need 3 ingredients including salt and water! Continue reading “Homemade Corn Tortillas Recipe”→
Last Sunday, I made two Indian recipes I had wanted to try: Mattar Paneer which is a north Indian dish of paneer (the most common type of cheese used in South Asian cuisines) and peas in a lightly sweet and spicy sauce. And saffron rice which is pretty self-explanatory.
I find Indian food complicated because of the amount of ingredients needed. This recipe for mattar paneer, for example, calls for 9 different spices plus sugar, salt, and cornstarch, and the other main ingredients: tomatoes, paneer, and peas.
I wanted to make hummus, so I asked Shekhar if I could get sesame paste (tahini) here. He said no, only sesame seeds. So I decided to learn how to make my own tahini (via the master of knowledge, Google).
One of the things I am loving about India, (and this area in particular) is how fresh the food is. There is only one “grocery” store, no chains, and produce markets and stands everywhere, so all the cooking is organic and fresh without even trying. At the shop next door you order spices and they give you the amount you want wrapped in a piece of paper. Continue reading “Fresh Indian Cooking (and Rooftop Neighbor Chat)”→