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

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

Recipe Quickie – Indian Roasted Pumpkin seeds

The depths of lazy… Awe, Did you pull a me? Did you painstakingly save your pumpkin seeds and swear you were gonna roast them only let them sit on your … Continue reading

November 9, 2012 · 6 Comments

Fighting The Cold with Quick Comfort…   11 Minute Pho – A Lazy Love Story. Even I sometimes don’t feel the need to make dinner a huge vanity project.  Cry me … Continue reading

January 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

work, food, comfort, and real life.

    These are labor days.  Well…“labor” days. “Labor” because my definition of “labor” has changed significantly.  Working 14-hour days sitting in front of a computer in an office set … Continue reading

January 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

*She’s Dead… Wrapped in plastic.*

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  After 6 years I have finally decided to pursue something beautiful.  The day is clean and liberating.  I love … Continue reading

July 8, 2011 · Leave a comment