About this blog

This blog has grown out of a collection of family recipes that I have been gathering for the last several years.  In a sense this is my personal recipe book.  The recipes here feature vegetables, grains, lentils, fruit, cooked with techniques from different regions of India along with a smattering of other cuisines: Thai, Chinese, Italian, Greek, Mexican and French, as interpreted by my Indian taste buds, my New York City environs and trips to other countries.  My recipes have been tested many times, and continue to be refined by daily cooking.

I shop at: a tiny local organic store, Sobseys, in Hoboken NJ, and Patel Brothers in Jersey City.  I like buying spices from Kalustyan’s in New York city.  I frequent farmer’s markets and local farms in the summer.

I am proud of: introducing Feather Ridge Farm eggs from the Hudson Valley to Hoboken by pestering my local store to carry them

I use: organic, pastured dairy and eggs, including organic ghee from a family business near Princeton and non-homogenized organic grass milk

I try: to find creative uses for vegetables and grains that are new to my palate.

I enjoy reading: Ruth Reichl, Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, Michael Pollan, Tarla Dalal, Yotam Ottolenghi

I am inspired to cook for: my three boys, two little and one not-so-little

I am grateful for: my many teachers, including my mother, mother-in-law, my maternal grandmother, and assorted friends

8 Comments Add yours

  1. I love your blog and the recipes. Good luck in your future endeavors.

    1. devikakumar says:

      Thank you!

  2. marina says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a great blog! I hope to try out some of your recipes soon!

    1. devikakumar says:

      Let me know if you any thoughts or feedback!

  3. kavitanarayan says:

    This is amazing! It was such a pleasure meeting you.

  4. Leela Jacob says:

    Lovely blog. It has such a honest vibe to it; no pretentious photos with silly props that only detract from the food. The writing style is beautiful; it’s like you are learning with me and not just telling me how it is down. Keep up the curiosity. Here’s to many more reads.

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