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Around the World in 7 Cauliflower ‘Rice’ Recipes

by Soni Satpathy-Singh The following post is brought to you by our sponsor, Shan Foods, producer of premium spices, mixes, and ingredients from all over the world. There's one place any impending travel bans simply can't touch—your kitchen. I'm here to show you how to cook your way across the world in...

The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Guide to Leafy Green Recipes by Desi Bloggers

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi Who needs a four leaf clover when you have kale, spinach, mustard greens, and fenugreek, not to mention other cruciferous vegetables, that give you the feel goods? And the luck of the Irish ain't got nothing on the skill of an Indian, not when...

9 Sweet ‘Not Your Mama’s’ Holi Recipes

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi Holi typically includes sweet treats such as gujiya, peda, malpua, and pooda. There's nothing wrong with these dishes. It's just not my thing, though I do love throwing Holi parties with a robust spread of colorful desserts. If you're like me and looking for...

How to ‘Play Colors’ on Holi with Cookies

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi This post was originally published on our partner website India.com.  Holi conjures images of people throwing vibrant powders at one another, with each body becoming a canvas of color in the jubilant heralding of spring! We wanted to share a recipe that departs from...

A Wayfarer’s Travel: An Interview with Zain Alam of ‘Humeysha’

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi When I was approached by my editor to interview Zain Alam of Humeysha I was like sure, why not? I hadn’t heard of the band and was hungry for some different music, something I could sink my teeth into. What I would quickly find after...

A Valentine’s Day Special: How To Find A Good Catch

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi The following post is brought to you by our sponsor, Shan Foods, producer of premium spices, mixes, and ingredients from all over the world. Warning: So bad they're good seafood puns ahead.  We are all aware of the adage of beauty being skin deep....

Eating Indian Food on Valentine’s Day: Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi Why is it that in general, people don't associate Indian cuisine with fine, elegant or romantic dining like, say, Italian or French food? It’s not considered a sexy cuisine, which boggles my mind because, hellooo, Indian food comes from the land of Kama Sutra....

Butter Chicken Monkey Bread: The Perfect Dish for Your Super Bowl Party

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi February 5 is Super Bowl Sunday, y'all! The Atlanta Falcons are playing the New England Patriots, which makes as much sense to me as if you said the Bloopity Bloos are playing the Badabada Bings. I don't follow football. I do, however, love to...

Chana-ge a Trois: Chana Masala Three Ways

by Soni Satpathy-Singh The following post is brought to you by our newest sponsor, Shan Foods, producer of premium spices, mixes, and ingredients from all over the world. I could wax some poetry on chana masala. It's what I cook after a long day of work or for a quick and tasty...

7 Hand-Shaped Henna Design Cookies For Your Mehendi

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi Before we share our list with you to coo over, let’s set some expectations. We know, you want your mehendi night to be Instagramable. You want it to inspire henna hashtags galore. We get it. You’ve been eyeing those Pinterest boards of the ridiculously...

3 Easy Recipes for Naan-Stop Cooking

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi My parents always have a surplus of naan after they host one of their many big, phat desi parties.  Too much, yes, I get it. Its hardly a problem. But all that flatbread lyin' 'round and you want me to just heat it up...

6 Modern Recipes for a Lit Lohri Party!

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi Bonfire. Popcorn. Nuts. Puffed rice. It's that time of year, ladies. Time to get your Lohri celebration on! Can we get an "aadar aye dilather jaye" up in here! Parikrama or bonfires are a huge part of the traditional Lohri celebration though challenging to create if,...

The Perfect Combo of Carbs, Cheese, and Masala to Feed Period Cravings

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi What are your ultimate period cravings? I have a overwhelming hankering for masalafide, carby, cheesey dishes. My naan balls and spicy saag artichoke dip was born from this monthly need. Call it a ritual of masala menses if you will. [Read Related: The Must Have Period Tracker...

Hangover? Here’s How to Adult Your Way Out!

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi I have done my fair share of researching two things: How to detox after days of binge eating and drinking, and how to quicken the process of getting over a hangover. Why? Because I binge eat and drink over the holidays and have found...

Bling-Out Your Sangeet On A Budget (Spoiler Alert: Christmas Decorations are Involved!)

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi Lush, colorful flowers. Vibrant tablescapes full of majestic trinkets. Whimsical displays of candles and silky fabrics cascading the walls. Peacock feathers and marigolds abound. Numerous jeweled antique gold lanterns everywhere because, why not? This look is what I loved about so many of the...

10 Recipes That Are Holiday Cookie Goals

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi I am all about holidays cookie around Christmas time, and I love experimenting with different textures, spices, and shapes when it comes to baking and decorating. Christmas is always spent with my big ole' desi fam, and we love to create holiday cookies that have...

Da Bomb-ay Biryani Gift Basket that You’ll Want to Make

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi The following post is brought to you by our newest sponsor, Shan Foods, producer of premium spices, mixes, and ingredients from all over the world. Shan Holiday Promotion: Buy 3, Get 1 FREE (Bombay Biryani, Nihari, and Chicken Tandoori Masala + 1 FREE Butter Chicken Masala). As you...

One Brown Girl’s Journey in Drowning out the Noise with WOW

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi We should love ourselves and not only that, we should love ourselves the way we are. Our bodies do not define us. We are more than our looks. *Sigh*, so forth and so on. Look, I feel this. I know this. Yet…yet I don’t...

How to Host a Tea Party Like a Bawse

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi Picture it: multiple-tiered tray stands overflowing with both savory and sweet foods.  A bottomless teapot.  Colorful, make-you-feel-special decor.  There's something about a well-executed, decadent, and delicious tea party that satiates both the chef and party planner in me. Tea parties are my go-to when...

International Tea Day: A Chai-Lover’s Galore!

by Soni Satpathy-Singh - Follow @SketchyDesi Today is lnternational Tea Day so we thought we'd pay homage to our favorite way of drinking tea by sharing all things chai! We have products for the entire gamut of chai lovers,  whether you love chaa the desi way or enjoy it "latted" in...