White Girls Got (Indian Cooking) Skills!

This is Sara.  She’s beautiful, smart and funny.  She also makes incredible dosas!

IMG_1155Piyush and I were lucky enough to meet Sara and her family at a wedding a month–or so–ago.  I’m always excited to meet new friends as a couple, but I get especially excited–like really excited–when those new friends also love Indian food!  And it’s extra neat when the wife is a blonde (just like me!) and the husband is from India (just like Piyush!).  

Last week we decided to get together, enjoy some homemade Indian food and get to know one another better.  It was a blast!  Sara made dosa batter from scratch, grinding the lentils and rice herself, just as her mother-in-law had instructed her.  Auntie would be proud!

making dosa


Sara’s husband, Sathish, made a really tasty chicken curry (forgot to take a photo…oops!) and some deliciously spicy lemon rice.

lemon rice


I whipped up a batch of my Navratan Korma

Navratan Korma

Almost done cooking!

and also made something special for dessert.

grated carrotsCarrot Halwa! (Blog post & recipe coming soon!)

restaurant style carrot halwa, indian dessertsThe food was all so good, in fact, I’d say us Gori girls and Desi dudes did an awesome job cooking!

I can’t wait until the next time!






30 thoughts on “White Girls Got (Indian Cooking) Skills!

  1. Habiba

    Oh wow, that carrot halwa looks so good! And I love dosa but am yet to try making it myself. Perhaps Sara should guest blog and share her recipe 🙂

    1. Shari Post author

      Hello Habiba! You should definitely try making! It’s very easy, just time consuming. Yes, I should see if Sara would like to share the recipe!

  2. Peri's Spice Ladle

    Making dosa is quite an art and a craft, a skill that most Indians don’t possess! I’m so glad you found a couple with such intricate Indian cooking skills! And your korma and gajjar halwa look super mouthwatering!

  3. Caitlin Parys

    I’m a blond chick with a brown husband too! My husband is from Sri Lanka so we eat a bit different but love Indian food too!!

    I’m so happy to have found your blog and can’t wait to read more!

    1. Shari Post author

      Hello Caitlin!!! Very awesome! I’m glad you found my blog too!

      Piyush loves Sri Lankan food, he told me there used to be this restaurant in NYC where he could find the best, most authentic foods. Last time we were there we couldn’t find it though… 😦

    1. Shari Post author

      Hello Amelia!

      Thank you for the comment! I also follow along with your blog. I agree…I love to see non-Indians cooking the cuisine, it always makes me feel so happy!

  4. sylviadewy

    Hi Shari,

    Since you are such a fan of Indian delicacies I just feel like sharing this recipe with you. One of my friend in India sent me this amazing dessert recipe called “sweet potato halwa”! I have tried this recipe and It was amazing! I too like Indian dishes and its spices and herbs and the time I made this recipe I feel like sharing with you! I hope you too like this recipe –


    Sylvia 🙂

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