“Mom, I want to cook something Indian or Indian fusion tonight! What can I make?” I get these calls frequently from my children who are away from home. I also get similar questions from my friends who love to cook Indian dishes but feel overwhelmed. Well fear no more! This blog has tried and tested, easy-to-follow recipes that are sure to be a hit with you and your friends! I plan to incorporate all kinds of recipes from simple and semi-homemade to “made from scratch,” so, whether you are a college student, or new at cooking with Indian spices, or a pro at it, I hope to inspire you all!
Namaste, my name is Sandhya. I teach Indian and Indian fusion cooking in and around Lexington, MA. I grew up in India where I learned to cook from my mother, Mrs. Vaijayanti Rege, who taught cooking classes and published two cookbooks – Ruchi and Zanzaneet Non-Veg – in Marathi. She was an amazing cook, and I like to believe I inherited her passion for cooking and innovating recipes! The solid foundation I got from my mom in the culinary arts gave me the confidence to create new fusion recipes when I arrived here in America over 30 years ago.
I have a huge repertoire of recipes that I have created over the years, so when my kids ask me, “Mom what can I make for dinner with the ingredients I have on hand?” I tell them that with so many possible recipes and combinations,the sky is the limit !
So let’s get cooking!