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Nik Sharma
Stories written by Nik Sharma
Nik Sharma is the cook, author and photographer behind "A Brown Table" and currently resides in Washington D.C. He is a self-taught cook that is constantly trying to infuse "exotic" spices and ingredients by learning different cooking techniques in day-to-day meals with the motto of keeping all cooking methods fun, simple and useful.

Persian Khoresht of Chicken and Herbs

Persian Khoresht of Chicken and Herbs

Stews or Khoreshts are common in Persian cuisine and amazingly easy and delicious to prepare. …

Tomato and Tiger Shrimp Soup

Tomato and Tiger Shrimp Soup

A colorful and deliciously warm seafood soup with tomatoes and tiger shrimps.…

Apple Chai Cake

Apple Chai Cake

Tart flecks of granny smith punctuate this sweet, spicy cake that pairs perfect with a mug of tea or coffee.…

Whole Wheat Chocolate Cake with Red Currant Jam

Whole Wheat Chocolate Cake with Red Currant Jam

Tart red currant jam pops against rich chocolate for a celebration-worthy cake.…

Spiced Ice Cream with Raspberry Sauce Swirl

Spiced Ice Cream with Raspberry Sauce Swirl

The ice cream is infused with cardamom and peppercorns for a heat that offsets the sweetness of the raspberry sauce.…

Spiced Chilled Almond Milk Thandai

Spiced Chilled Almond Milk Thandai

This refreshing drink from Northern India can be adjusted to suit your particular sweet tooth. …

Spicy Heirloom Tomato Relish

Spicy Heirloom Tomato Relish

There's no better way to symbolize summer in a kitchen, than a bunch of colorful and mismatched heirloom tomatoes.…

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Mint Chutney

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Mint Chutney

This is a great fresh "herby" grilled shrimp recipe with tons of classic Indian flavors.…

Rose Petal and Saffron Ice Cream

Rose Petal and Saffron Ice Cream

This ice cream fits in perfectly with the weather. It's rich and creamy yet soft and delicious with the scent of cardamom and yellow tint of saffron.…

Avocado Dark-chocolate Madeleine Cookies

Avocado Dark-chocolate Madeleine Cookies

A tip while working with the batter, spoon it in and spread it a little to fill the mold, it will rise during baking and puff up well.…

Indian-style Sweet and Sour Pickled Rhubarb

Indian-style Sweet and Sour Pickled Rhubarb

Indian pickles are very different from western pickles. They combine a complex mix of flavors and spices.…

Kumquat Ginger Sorbet

Kumquat Ginger Sorbet

This sorbet is delicious, it is creamy, soft, tender and citrusy with little bits of ginger and little strands of orange kumquat zest.…

Yogurt and Coconut Curried Mussels

Yogurt and Coconut Curried Mussels

These mussels simmered in vinegar and coconut milk, and by the time the yogurt was folded in, there were some hungry faces at the table.…

Cardamom and Saffron Olive Oil Pound Cake

Cardamom and Saffron Olive Oil Pound Cake

The fragrance of the freshly ground cardamom brings sweet flavor to the cake while the saffron brightens the color of the yolks in the cake.…

Quinoa Kheer Dessert

Quinoa Kheer Dessert

Cooked quinoa has such a delicate soft texture and works wonderfully well in this recipe. Just make sure you wash the quinoa thoroughly.…

Parsi Eggplant Pickle

Parsi Eggplant Pickle

This eggplant pickle recipe can revamp a simple or boring meal into something much more exciting.…

Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup

Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup

Nik Sharma's chicken and sweet corn soup recipe will keep you warm during the last few months of winter.…

Indian Scrambled Eggs

Indian Scrambled Eggs

A fun and flavorful way to begin the morning with a delicious plate of hot Indian scrambled eggs served on fresh flatbread or toast.…

Baked Curried Sweet Potato Fries

Baked Curried Sweet Potato Fries

These sweet potato fries have a nicer taste than regular fries and are rich in fiber, beta-carotene, and zinc.…

Hot Chickpea Salad

Hot Chickpea Salad

Nik Sharma serves up a deliciously hot chickpea salad based on a street food recipe from India.…

Chilled Almond Milk-Drunk Cake

Chilled Almond Milk-Drunk Cake

An Indian inspired version of the tres leches dessert that uses almond milk instead of the three milks.…

Goan Beef and Chili Stir Fry

Goan Beef and Chili Stir Fry

This great spicy dish represents the Goan version of an Asian stir fry.…

Braised Lamb Riblets and Lentil Stew

Braised Lamb Riblets and Lentil Stew

A simple and deliciously easy recipe that is packed with protein, this lamb and lentil stew known as "dal ghosht" is served in many Indian homes.…

Pasta Frolla and Tart au Citron

Pasta Frolla and Tart au Citron

Pasta frolla is fast, simple and quick making it a great choice for dessert pastry bases.…

Savory Apple Samosas

Savory Apple Samosas

A sweet and savory take on the Indian samosas, these pastries are stuffed with apples and raisins.…

Cinnamon Raspberry Buttermilk Shakes

Cinnamon Raspberry Buttermilk Shakes

A delicious cool buttermilk shake with warm holiday notes of cinnamon and raspberries.…

Potato Pockets with Sweet and Hot Cranberry Ginger Chutney

Potato Pockets with Sweet and Hot Cranberry Ginger Chutney

A delicious appetizer with mashed potatoes and turkey accompanied by a sweet and hot cranberry ginger chutney.…