Indian Food 101 – Your Guide to An Indian Restaurant Menu

Indian Food 101 – Your Guide to An Indian Restaurant Menu

I love Indian Food.  All Indian Food.  However, when I ask people what their favorite Indian Food dish is, the answer more often than not is “Chicken Tikka Masala”.  This has always bothered me a bit.  Now don’t get me wrong, Chicken Tikka Masala is AMAZING!  In fact if I had to pick one thing… Read more »

Happy Diwali – 2016

Happy Diwali – 2016

Diwali is one of the most celebrated holidays in India and around the world with significance in several different religions.  Check out the infographic below for a little background about Diwali and how it’s celebrated.

Indian Eggs Sardou: Poached Eggs with Spinach and Easy Spiced Hollandaise

Indian Eggs Sardou: Poached Eggs with Spinach and Easy Spiced Hollandaise

Holiday brunches are one of my favorite meals–both for the company of friends and family near and far and it’s also a chance to cook food I wouldn’t usually make. This dish is a riff on Eggs Sardou, a classic New Orleans favorite brunch dish I ate growing up in the Big Easy. Created at… Read more »

Holiday Pinwheels

Holiday Pinwheels

These holiday months, I find it’s a good idea to always have a few sure-fire appetizers at the ready for drop-in guests. I love making pinwheels–they’re easy to put together and make a big impression. Who doesn’t love cheese and buttery, flaky pastry? Of course, adding a Sukhi’s touch is easy by mixing in one… Read more »

Cranberry-Ginger-Clementine Sauce

Cranberry-Ginger-Clementine Sauce

It’s that time of year again when the table is laden with traditions new and old, whether it’s a roast turkey with mashed potatoes or a leg of lamb with rice pilaf. One thing for sure is that the ubiquitous cranberry sauce always makes a comeback. Granted, the ridged canned sauce has its nostalgic place… Read more »

Roasted Pumpkin Korma

Roasted Pumpkin Korma

This time of year is always a pumpkin extravaganza. Between pre-Halloween parties and Thanksgiving celebrations, pumpkins in all shapes and sizes are the feature. Kids love to carve them, moose love to eat them (I found out the hard way by leaving one out on my porch), and the food lovers among us horde the… Read more »

Creamy Carrot and Rice Pudding

Creamy Carrot and Rice Pudding

Rice for dessert? So many cultures include rice as a staple in their daily meals, so I wanted to feature this hard-working, humble cereal grain by adding a twist to kheer–the traditional Indian sweet rice dish. This simple and comforting rice pudding can be the backdrop for a variety of flavor combinations. For warmth, think… Read more »

Spiced Salmon in Paper

Spiced Salmon in Paper

Fish.  So many love it but are terrified of overcooking such a delicate swimmer.  Now, you can be fearless and cook your fish en papilotte, a classic French technique (using parchment paper) for a very healthful and easy way to cook fish.  As with all things Sukhis, we like to add depth of flavor and… Read more »

Warm Up with a Bowl of Steamy, Spiced Dal (Lentil Soup)

Warm Up with a Bowl of Steamy, Spiced Dal (Lentil Soup)

I cook a lot, both for business and pleasure, and work with fellow chefs and home cooks and often hear how much people love Indian food but that making the dishes at home seems daunting and time consuming. I always respond that what’s so great about Sukhi’s spice mixes is they all have the right… Read more »

Shrimp and Sweet Corn Curry

Shrimp and Sweet Corn Curry

The sweetness of summer corn is highlighted when  grilled, roasted, pureed into soups and even churned into ice cream, but we also love it fresh off the cob and just barely cooked (so it keeps some of its crunch) with Madras spices and plump, fresh shrimp.  This recipe is inspired by Chef Suvir Saran from… Read more »