Spices and Seasons Cover Spices and Seasons is about seasonal options for the home cook with Indian flair.  The over 150 recipes, will offer you homey recipes including slow cooker chickpeas and show you that there is more to Kale than just a massaged kale salad.

My book will hopefully encourage you to find beauty and comfort in the magic of nature. Inspired by the bounty of local produce, mostly from our own backyard, I have create recipes for busy, time-strapped home cooks who want to blend Indian flavors into nutritious family meals. Arranged in chapters from appetizers through desserts, the cookbook includes everything from small bites, soups, seafood, meat and poultry, and vegetables, to condiments, breads, and sweets. You’ll find recipes for tempting fare like Mango and Goat Cheese Mini Crisps, Roasted Red Pepper Chutney, Crisped Okra with Dry Spice Rub, Smoky Roasted Eggplant and Tomato Puree, and Red Harvest Masala Cornish Hens, to name a few.

Spices & Seasons awakened my sleepy palate the moment I opened it! What gorgeous, beguiling recipes and such wise words about so much, especially about children and vegetables. I am off to my kitchen, book in tow and with great anticipation of many wonderful meals.” –DEBORAH MADISON, author of Vegetable Literacy and The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone


The book can be found on,

Amazon and locally at the Village Bookstore in Pleasantiville.

Signed Personalized Copies directly via Paypal

If you are looking for simple recipes off the beaten path, I hope you will try working with my book. In the words of Poughkeepsie Journal, it is about Eating Local – Indian Style, something that we have been doing in India for many years.

Sample Recipes include,

Stir Fried Asparagus with Garlic and Sesame Seeds

Radish and Scallion Fritters

Gently Seasoned Potato Salad

Classic Mint Chutney

Super Simple Slow Cooker Chickpeas

Beetroot Halwa