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Culinary Blog

Q&A with Chef Kiran Verma

Sitting down to talk with chef Kiran Verma over a cup of chai is like being embraced in a warm hug. Known as the godmother of Indian fine dining, she exudes warmth and passion for her craft, which she fell into without any formal training some 21 years ago when she bought an Indian restaurant from another family. In 2005, after owning another restaurant, she opened Kiran’s on Westheimer, and in January of last year, she moved it to Upper Kirby. There, she continues to work to offer diners…

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Pondicheri's Stuffed Baby Pepper Recipe

Indian food can be daunting to try in your own kitchen, but can bring a spice and flair to break up the dinner monotony in your life. Our friends at Pondicheri shared with us a hard to screw up delicious and easy recipe so you can try your hand at Indian cuisine in your own home. There are umpteen ways to stuff peppers - this recipe features baby peppers, but will work for 4 large peppers as well. Orange and red are recommended, but the poblano is also delicious when roasted and stuffed…

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Must-Try Indian Food in Houston

Indian cuisine has a way of standing out in a world of restaurant options in the Houston area. With the exotic ingredients, array of spices and unique dishes, Indian food allows you to be adventurous! Before you get started on your quest for your new favorite Indian dish in Houston, there are a few popular menu staples you should be familiar with. Biryani : a South Asian mixed rice dish also known as spicy rice. Dhokla : made with fermented batter from rice and chickpeas. Can be eaten for…

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