Ruchikala – The Art of Taste

Recipes. Musings. Portland. Tucson. Fusing Cultures Through Cuisine

“Go Be Nice To Someone For Us”

Upon hearing of the deaths of the beloved Bisbee musical duo “Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl” I, like many others in our desert home were reeling with emotion.  Anyone … Continue reading

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Bread Galleries

Ruchikala has been baking and we want to share our glutenous creations with you!

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Root Vegetable Fritters with Indian Spices and Coconut

These fritters come together pretty easily without egg. If you do eat eggs, adding 1 or two of them to the mixture will help bind them even more. Cast Iron … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Spicy Fennel with White Beans and Thyme

This simple comfort food meal comes together within a half an hour.  Cooking down the fennel adds a lovely depth of flavor with few ingredients.  I suggest serving the dish … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Akki Roti – Spicy Rice Flatbread With Dill and Podding Radishes

  This rice-based flatbread is easy to assemble. The proportions of water will vary depending on humidity level and moisture content in the vegetable added. Start slow with the water, … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

Cabbage Curry With Garam Masala and Coconut

This is a simple curry that comes together very quickly. The coconut milk is not necessary, if you would like a lighter curry you can just simmer with a little … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dill-Citrus Spritzer

Dill-Citrus Spritzer This refreshing dill drink is delightfully sweet with a citrusy flirtations and a lightly herbaceous finish.   I would suggest playing around with the levels of simple syrup and … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thai-Inspired Coconut Soup with Podding Radishes and Tofu

This soup is made with a base paste and aromatic broth consisting of pureed lemongrass and galangal. This soup is really fantastic with the freshly soup base/paste (recipe below). The homemade … Continue reading

April 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tepary Dreams

Spend a couple months in the Pacific Northwest as a native Tucsonan and you’ll start to feel homesick real hard, real fast.  I never thought I would adjust to the … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 7 Comments

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