During my research about Indian food and trying many recipes for myself, I encountered a wonderful blog by Preeti Tamilarasan. She is a food blogger and photographer in India and her information was crucial in my successes. She was kind enough to answer some questions for me which I present here. You can learn a lot about her, see her photographs and get some of her useful tips about cooking Indian food from this post.
Because I am now writing a second blog with a friend called America’s Test Chicken, I’ve gotten deeply involved in the cuisine of India. One of the challenges we faced in exploring the exotic ingredients was finding them! We paid far too much for the spices at gourmet supermarkets, if we could even find them.
However, I discovered an Indian supermarket in Tampa! It’s part of a huge chain called Patel Brothers that has 50 locations in the USA.
Most locations are in the eastern part of the country, but one is in California. Apparently it’s been around for many years and must be a boon to Indian people who want to cook food from their home country. I know I would have loved an American supermarket in Germany at times. In addition, the prices are really cheap at Patel!