Ruchikala (The Art of Taste)

Indian Fusion Cuisine in Portland and Tucson

“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

October 17, 2013 · 7 Comments

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

Bread Galleries

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

February 12, 2013 · 9 Comments

The Basics: Tepary Beans

Tepary Beans Tutorial : With everything I cook I try to add different dimensions of flavor at every opportunity I get. When cooking legumes I often times add bay leaves … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

The EbenezerScroogeMcGrinch of Halloween-mas – aka Eat Your Pumpkins Mole-Inspired Pumpkin Chili

On Halloween I guess I’m the Halloween Grinch, The Ebenezer Scrooge of spook, one big gigantic stick in the mud. Who knows when it all began.  As an adult Halloween … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

August Food Swap! Curry Paste Recipes!

August Food Swap Notes:   A quick and easy bhaingan bharta using Ruchikala’s all purpose curry paste.   Thanks for swapping by!  I hope you guys enjoy this curry paste. … Continue reading

August 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

Food Swap Tucson! Preparation instructions

For those of you that swapped me Friday here are some quick instructions on how to prepare the items I had out for tasting.  Two days late – I know … Continue reading

May 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tuna Tataki and Curry?

Beet dishes have been so exciting recently! A recent beet challenge had me thinking of ways to use every part of the beet.  I love me some beet greens,  but … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

…And Be Merry – Chinese New Year

Ruchikala Presents: mini-Lessons in supperclub etiquette (How to not act like a complete and total spaz at your local supperclub) Rule#1: Try not to act like a crazed tourist and take … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 2 Comments