I am Tanvi, the writer, cook, photographer & spice lover here. I am based in Las Vegas, USA. Lets share a love of spices here – fragrant and enticing. Sinfully Spicy is my effort to showcase and celebrate my Indian roots and a way to document my family recipes which I happen to cook almost everyday in my American kitchen .
I spent most of my life in Delhi, India in a household where every single day we ate traditional, made-from-scratch meals cooked with fresh and seasonal ingredients. As a studious child who had little time above and beyond her engineering books (I have a formal education in Mechanical engineering) and someone who went on to absolutely love long hours of corporate life designing power plant piping, whenever I got time, I entered the kitchen as a way to spend time with my mother and grandmother. Watching them cook fragrant curries, making spice pastes from scratch and serving elaborate, time-consuming meals to the family was an everyday scene. I have always believed that cooking authentic food no matter the cuisine, requires time and patience and Indian food is big on flavor due to those. The list of ingredients seldom intimidates people but trust me everyday Indian food is super simple, quick and not at all mundane. We rarely eat naan or chicken makhani- indian home food is very nourishing and easy to make at the same time.
Most of the food you will see here on the blog is tied to beautiful memories of those days in my grandma’s kitchen. I have always loved cooking (ever since I was a 7 year old girl) 😉 This blog has, over the years developed into a space where I preserve anecdotes and the nostalgia of the dishes from back then. I took a break for 5 years from blogging after my kids were born and while I was caught up with life, the love of sharing never went away. I have a buzzing Instagram page with a community of followers who share my love of home cooked meals and who love to recreate my recipes in their kitchens.
Indian food is as diverse as the country itself, staples differ from home to home,region to region.Even when you are cooking the same thing,the methods will be different between two home-cooks. Here, on Sinfully Spicy, you will find the food that I grew up with, it could be my mother’s signature dal makhani to grandmother’s gujiya or my aunt’s rogan josh. My recipes have slowly, over the years started representing the influence of my living in Las Vegas and the variety of produce and ingredients available here in stores – locally and artisanal, that I find every bit inspiring. Many of the Indian recipes that I share are vegan or gluten-free friendly naturally, in case that interests you.
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