From Amma With Love

I love to cook and I’ve spent many years in my kitchen trying out recipes I’ve learned from my mother, my friends and the many cookbooks I’ve collected. Mostly I’ve learned from cooking for my family in the many places I’ve lived.

Growing up in South India I learned the cuisine of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. As a young bride I lived in Agra and Benares and had a chance to experience wonderful Punjabi and Uttar Pradesh dishes. Moving to America in the 1960s, I had to improvise with the limited availability of Indian spices and groceries at the time. But it also gave me the chance to experiment with new ingredients and ways to cook.

I hope you try out these recipes and tell me how they came out for you and if your family liked it.