Recipes

Masala Dosa

SEEMA COOKS: Masala Dosa

Last year, two of our favorite South Asian women — then Vice Presidential pick Kamala Harris and actress/writer Mindy Kaling — got together to make masala dosa in this charming video shot…

Seema COOKS: Cardamom-Scented Sour Cherry Hand Pies

If you have never had sour cherries, you are not alone. I have had my fair share of sweet cherries – bing, rainier – pure candy. But I was not very aware…

Masala Cheese Fries

I wanted to create a recipe for my Indian vegetarian followers who have never had cheese fries. A recipe that was easy, practical and also waxed nostalgic with the Indian flavors we…

Sweet Pongal (Huggi)

Jaggery-Based Dishes I have an honest confession that may annoy several of my friends with severe sweet teeth (is this a plural of ‘sweet tooth’?). I’ve never liked most desserts and have…

Savory Brown Rice Pongal Recipe

Pongal invokes in me some fond childhood memories. As a kid, I would look forward to this dish, which was offered as prasad (a devotional offering made to God) at our neighborhood temple. In fact, that…

South Asian Recipes Fit for Staying Home

A leisurely afternoon at the market or a last-minute run to the grocery store seems to be a thing of the past. Whether you call it quarantine, self-isolation, or social distancing, you…

Fall Greens for the South Asian Palate

In South Asia, fall is associated with resplendent colors, spectacular festivals, golden-hued rice fields primed for harvest, and the arrival of exotic, south-moving birds. The cooler weather is also a harbinger of…

This creamy mushroom paneer pie dish

SEEMA Cooks: Creamy Mushroom Paneer Pie

  This creamy mushroom paneer pie dish by Pavani Manthena was inspired by “Makar Sankranthi,” a harvest festival celebrated across India.. I come from a small town in Andhra Pradesh, India, and…

Sri Lankan Cuisine Hoppers with Sunny Side Up Egg

The Diverse Feasts of Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan food might seem simple, but it is toothsome, wholesome and gratifying. The rich tropical climate means the country grows some of the finest agricultural produce, and its long coastline grants…

SEEMA Cooks: Spaghetti in Masala Brie

Check out this masala brie spaghetti recipe, the creation of two young girls whose favorite food is noodles–their special for January 4, National Spaghetti Day.