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Little India is Mighty in Queens

Little India is Mighty in Queens

Queens County is the most diverse county in the country. In jigsaw form, distinct cultural communities; even those that live in enmity back home, frequent each others businesses, marry each other and crave each others food, in a puzzle that is only made whole by the sum of its parts.¬† Beyond serving as a model … Continue reading

Vegan Cashew Date Cookies

Vegan Cashew Date Cookies

These cookies combine two Indian classics; vegetable based ingredients and cashews. The dates add sweetness to this buttery, nutty and surprisingly elegant cookie. These cookies will be vigorously consumed by even the most devout carnivores. Ingredients 1 cup coarsely chopped plus 1/2 cup finely chopped roasted and unsalted cashews 1 cup (about 8) Medjool dates, … Continue reading

Garam Masala Spice Cookies

Garam Masala Spice Cookies

Garam masala is a spice blend common in Indian cuisine. It contains a variety of spices including but not limited to cumin, peppercorn, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. These cookies honor the ancient complexity of Indian spices. They are soft, chewy and leave a spiciness on the palate. I used elephant cookie cutters¬†and mukhwas to decorate. … Continue reading