Chilies and Pepper

Chilies and Pepper

One is from South America, the other, from India. One is usually black, the other, red, yellow, purple, and, most commonly, green. One is the most traded spice in the world, the other, the most consumed spice in the world. Despite these differences, their history is...
The Spiciest Cuisine in India

The Spiciest Cuisine in India

In India, it is known that South Indian cuisine is spicier than North Indian cuisine  which packs a punch in its own right. And within the south there is a (disputed) king, my mother’s homeland, Andhra Pradesh. Light on sauces and butter, heavy on dried chili...
Where are Chili Peppers from?

Where are Chili Peppers from?

When I first learned that Chili Peppers are not indigenous to Asia, I was shocked. How could this spice, so essential to the Indian cuisine that I grew up enjoying, not be from India? It is possible that there was once…Indian cuisine without chilies? Where are...

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