I’ve been busy in the kitchen today helping mom make rasam.

Rasam is an Indian soup-like, brothy, veggie-filled, delicious thing. Chock full of flavor. The “comfort food” of Indian food, a staple in both South & North Indian cooking. Delicious with rice or rotis, or on its own (ask Andrew). This one’s definitely in the book of recipes I’ve started compiling by cooking alongside my mom, whose culinary skills are 110% beyond anything I could hope to achieve at some point in my life. But down the road, I want my kids — hell, I want MYSELF — to be able to enjoy some of the amazeballs food I grew up eating. Writing down all the recipes is a start, so I’ve started.

The carefully noted recipe, god forbid I skip a step and butcher its kaleidoscope  flavor.

The carefully noted recipe, god forbid I skip a step and butcher its kaleidoscope flavor.

learning how to use a pressure cooker

learning how to use a pressure cooker

mom chops like a maestro, part I

mom chops like a maestro, part I

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