Buy the book now!! I cannot tell you who was more excited when Andrea Nguyen’s The Banh Mi Handbook arrived. It was a toss up between my kiddos and myself! We are huge fans of her work and actually admit that the family started eating tofu thanks to her last book! The banh mi handbook […]
This year my book, Modern Spice, celebrates five years! In honor of the book, I will be posting a few recipes over the year. I think this became one of the most popular recipes in the book — chicken wings ala monica! This photos here are courtesy Deeba Rajpal INDIAN CHICKEN WINGS RECIPE Here’s an […]
A couple of year ago, I had the chance to judge a cooking show. It was my first ever stint as a judge and I was nervous! But the amazing contents on the show, The Amul Food Food Maha Challenge hosted by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, made me feel welcome and so comfortable. All the food that I […]
My partnership with FRESHFARM markets continues today with a trip to the market by the White House. So first things first, I have to tell you that what surprised me most about this market is that even though it is small, the choices are anything but! I tasted empanadas, farina cake, there was a place selling […]
I am so pleased to share with you the next recipe in my new series: Monica’s Indian Express: Simple & Sassy Weeknight Dishes. Potatoes and Green beans and cumin 4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into slim wedges 2 cups green beans (if using frozen, use as is. If using fresh, increase cooking time by 5 […]
The only thing I love about this weather is that I get to make my style of chili. The kids love it (I make theirs minus the green chilies).
Can I say that I am in love with eggplants? Or perhaps a better word would be obsessed. When I got married, a gazillion years ago, the man of my dreams loved everything I cooked except he would not even touch eggplants. No matter what I did, which recipe, nothing worked. It was just a […]
I love trying out new flavors and cooking from new books so I was super excited to try out “Almost Meatless.” A fantastic collection of recipes that are really very doable, it is no wonder this book has been getting some amazing and well-deserved press. I selected a Thai Coconut Curry soup – coconut, fresh […]