Hybrid Foods

Indian (Desi) Style Cornish Hen Recipe

This post is several months overdue as it’s technically Thanksgiving related. Lets just call it a timeless classic, okay? My Indian immigrant adopted the American Thanksgiving tradition for as long as I can remember. Some years we ate turkey, and other times cornish hens. If you like Indian flavors you’ll love this variation. Plus it’s […]

RoodonFood: 2nd Anniversary

Dear RoodonFooders, The blog just celebrated its 2nd anniversary. Thank you very much for stopping by. And if you’re a regular visitor, thank you for the continued support. Over this period it has grown from a snack focused site to including recipes, articles and interviews. Hopefully it will continue to grow. Inexplicably, one of the most […]

Refried Beans Recipe

Refried beans are a simple dish made from mashed beans, most often black or red. The name is somewhat of a misnomer however as the beans are usually simmered (if dried), cooked in a pan, and then mashed. According to Snopes.com, the name comes from the Spanish words frijoles refritos which translates to “fried beans” […]

Indian Cabbage Recipe: Bandakopi’er Torkari

This is one of my favorite Indian ways to cook a vegetable because it’s so simple. Cabbage can always be depended on to absorb any seasonings while adding its own mild sourness. This bandakopi-er torkari is variation of a Bengali recipe. To give it brightness I included ajwain (jowan aka carom seed), a pleasant, aromatic […]

Fast Indian Snack: Non-Traditional Puffed Millet Chaat

Chaat is an Indian word for an assortment of savory sweet snacks using carbs like chickpea, corn, wheat, rice based and other crunchies. Onions, potatoes, chickpeas, and tamarind often make appearances too. I was out of potatoes so I improvised this one using hashbrowns. The puffed millet gives it a fun, chewy texture. It only […]

Indian Cocktails: Rosewater Gin and Tonic

Happy Kali Pujo (and Diwali) all. The Goddess Kali is worshipped particularly in Bengal and Odisha India. In Hindu mythology she is one of the fiercest of the Gods, once nearly bringing about the the destruction of the world until Shiva decided to lay below to stop her. Kali Pujo (puja means to worship) is […]

Soho Tiffin Junction (South Indian Food): The Next Big Thing

America loves ethnic foods. Arguably, nothing says that your respective cuisine has “arrived” until there is a fast food chain representing it. With that in mind I was thrilled to read in India Abroad about Soho Tiffin Junction, a quick service South Indian chain based in New York. Offering vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and meat […]