Graffiti Food & Wine Bar


While Indian cuisine has certainly become more mainstream in the past decade, generally most restaurants stick to the usual tried and tested North Indian heavy menu.  I’m talking about, of course, chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken, dal makhani, and other usual suspects that are delicious but by no means represent the breadth of Indian cuisine. …

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Chicken Tikka Masala


Whenever folks find out I am a food blogger with an Indian bent, the first question they ask is, “Can I please have the recipe for chicken tikka masala?”  It is inevitably everyone’s favorite Indian restaurant dish.  I’ve had friends confide to me that they would drink the sauce and lick the bowl if they…

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When my husband and I first decided to move to California, it was a decision filled with mixed emotions for me.  I was pregnant and going to be VERY pregnant when the move was actually happening plus I was leaving behind a lot of dear friends.  Not to mention all the logistics of selling our…

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Neelam Pacific Market & Paper Boat Drinks


I mentioned in an earlier post that I recently stumbled upon a great Indian market that is just up the street from my house.  Friends, discovering Neelam Pacific Market has totally changed my life for the better.   The store is located in downtown San Bruno (my current hometown) and I am there once a week…

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Cold Cucumber Soup


Last weekend was an epic food weekend.  We discovered that our local Indian store, Neelam Pacific Market in downtown San Bruno, has fresh samosas on the Saturday and Sunday mornings so of course had to start with one of those.  It was worth the calories, my friends.  Detailed blog post on this gem of market…

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Tangy Peas with Onion


Starting on Mother’s day our family began a new cooking transition.  Sundays have officially become Bollywood movie and Indian supper night at our house.  While kids groove to some Indian beats, Arjun and I throw together a few dishes.  In addition to having a delicious dinner on Sunday, it saves the start of the week…

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