Cooking Class PictureSpice Chronicles is about Indian Cooking from a New York kitchen. It is an attempt to bring you fresh, clutter-free vibrant spice enhanced dishes with a touch of the Hudson Valley, or it is about eating local Masala Style. Years ago, I was determined to ensure that family meals did not get into a boring rut to cater to the daily rigors of practical living – work, school, life as we know it.

This site began as a personal effort at chronicling the recipes that I created, along with a commitment towards reducing our family carbon food print just a little. There is more about me and how the family fits into the equation on this page and all about our little curry garden, here. Like most of the good cooks in my life, most notably my grandmother and mother, my approach to cooking is very practical and approachable. The essence of Indian Home cooking still rests with the everyday homemaker in their kitchens. This is where traditions evolve, blossom and get passed on to others.

My recipes demystify Indian Home cooking in a practical manner and offer you interesting ways to use your seasonal produce. This is what I teach in my classes, where I share and learn from my students.

Two years ago, I began writing the Spices and Seasons column for, which compliments the recipes in this blog very well and has now emerged into a full-fledged cookbook.


A basic meal on the Indian table would include some of this practical recipes, that might get you started.

Tomato Rice

Red Lentils with Broccoli

Spice and Herb Roasted Chicken

Goan Fish Curry

If in a slow cooker mood, you might explore,

Tempered Zucchini with Mustard Seeds

Super Simple Slow Cooker Slow Cooker Chickpeas

Slow Cooker Shrimp Tikka Masala

If searching for fresh ways with vegetables.

Green Beans with Toasted Mustard Seeds

Saag Alu – Potatoes with Seasonal Mustard Greens

And of course, if you are looking for a broader scope of all the recipes, check out the pinterest groupings or my recipe index, or seasonal ingredient listings.

For questions on any of my recipes please email me at


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