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Shuchi Mittal
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Shuchi cooks with the heart of a poet. Banker turned chef, she runs the 29. Private Kitchen in NYC focusing on social tasting events, dining experiences and small-scale private events. Using simple & wholesome ingredients, she likes to re-invent homemade Indian flavors into modern tapas & small plates. Her dream? To cook, feed, write, and eventually open her own communal dining cafe - with a published recipe book on the stands.

Chocolate Cardamom Cream Filled Profiteroles

Chocolate Cardamom Cream Filled Profiteroles

Perfectly light with a rich chocolate filling, these cream puffs will throw all your cares away. Cardamom adds a warm fall spice to the chocolate mousse.…

Frozen Watermelon White Wine Spritzers

Frozen Watermelon White Wine Spritzers

A mixed white wine drink with frozen watermelon cubes is a summer delight. Crisp, juicy and full of nutrition, it is a thirst quenching cocktail.…

Tandoori Chicken Drumlets

Tandoori Chicken Drumlets

Spiced chicken so tender it melts in your mouth. With the authentic flavors of a traditional tikka stall. …

Spicy Corn Salad

Spicy Corn Salad

Also known as chaat, this spicy corn salad is a wonderful summer side. The salad is tossed with fresh mint and vinegar for a bright flavor.…

Apple, Cardamom and Mascarpone Doughnut Holes

Apple, Cardamom and Mascarpone Doughnut Holes

When life gives you mascarpone, make doughnuts. Out pops airy, bite-sized holes, with crisp exteriors, not too sweet, and flavors of cardamom and apple.…

Brownie Cake with Cognac Ganache

Brownie Cake with Cognac Ganache

Grab a fudge-y brownie and top it with dollops of luscious chocolate ganache. Be careful, this dark, rich chunk of deliciousness can become an addition.…

Curried Egg Wraps

Curried Egg Wraps

These mini warps are perfect for brunch, lunch, or an appetizer. The samosa-like bread wrapped around the curried eggs is a match made in heaven.…

Tips on Hosting a Beautiful Spring Gathering

Tips on Hosting a Beautiful Spring Gathering

Before the summer heat banishes us to the beach, host a spring party. We have you covered with tips for a successful event of color and seasonal produce.…

Baked Eggplant Fries

Baked Eggplant Fries

Let your eggplant soak up some spice then sizzle in the oven. Perfectly crisp fries, all you have to do is dip them in garlic aioli or hot sauce and devour.…

Peach and Rum Trifle

Peach and Rum Trifle

These mini trifles are soft & boozy bundles of sponge cake slathered with layers of custard, cream and sweet rum caramelized peaches. …

Maple and Yogurt Olive Oil Cake

Maple and Yogurt Olive Oil Cake

Soft cake that will make you forget a plain pound loaf, this maple cake is rich with olive oil. Best served with a warm cup of cardamom chai tea.…

Farro and Chickpea Risotto

Farro and Chickpea Risotto

This colorful farro and chickpea risotto dish is filling. Mix it up with your favorite vegetables and spices.…

White Chocolate and Cardamom Rice Pudding

White Chocolate and Cardamom Rice Pudding

Creamy white chocolate rice pudding with warming cardamom spice.…

Quick Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Sausage Stir-Fry

Quick Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Sausage Stir-Fry

Do not fear Brussels sprouts in this quick stir-fry with chicken sausage.…

Spicy Tomato Brown Rice

Spicy Tomato Brown Rice

Light, spicy brown rice with tomatoes is quick to make with leftover rice.…

Red Cabbage Chutney

Red Cabbage Chutney

This chutney, with its warm blend of spices, goes great with bread, crackers, veggies, or as a topping to your favorite dish.…

Fresh Cherry Granola Balls

Fresh Cherry Granola Balls

Fresh cherries add a fruity tartness to this moist and chewy granola that's shaped into balls for a twist on the usual bars.…

Paneer and Date No-Bake “Cheesecakes”

Paneer and Date No-Bake “Cheesecakes”

These mini cheesecake-like treats are eggless, sugar-free, cream-cheese free and don't require turning on the oven at all. …

Lentil and Whole Wheat Flour Pancakes

Lentil and Whole Wheat Flour Pancakes

Repurpose leftover lentils and spare veggies in this super simple and quick recipe.…

Sweet Potato Chaat Bites

Sweet Potato Chaat Bites

Seasonal flavors served as a single bite make for a vibrant starter or a delicious component in a tapas dinner.…

Ginger and Dates Tea

Ginger and Dates Tea

This is a subtle and sweet tea that pairs well with desserts and is just as good chilled as it is warm.…

Almond Coconut Macaroons

Almond Coconut Macaroons

Macaroon cookies are one of the easiest desserts to make at home and they're ready in under half an hour.…

Tapas Thursday: Masala Chicken with Vegetable Fritter Bites

Tapas Thursday: Masala Chicken with Vegetable Fritter Bites

Two distinct traditional Indian dishes are combined into an innovated bite-sized delicacy.…

Pomegranate and Blueberry Rice Pudding

Pomegranate and Blueberry Rice Pudding

This pudding is not only embarrassingly easy, but also has the simplest flavors that are delicious and refreshing.…

Two Cheese Dokhla

Two Cheese Dokhla

Shuchi Mittal with an untraditional, decadent and very cheesy take on the classic dhokla.…

Tandoori Brussels Sprouts

Tandoori Brussels Sprouts

With spring in the air, everyone is looking for reasons to fire up that grill. Here is a great way to incorporate Indian flavors into this nutty vegetable.…

Curried Potato and Cauliflower (Aloo Gobi) and Quinoa Pilaf

Curried Potato and Cauliflower (Aloo Gobi) and Quinoa Pilaf

If you love the Indian curried dish of cauliflower and potatoes a.k.a Aloo Gobi as much as Schuchi Mittal does, then you have stumbled upon the right recipe…

Strawberry and Blueberry Butter Cake

Strawberry and Blueberry Butter Cake

Enjoy this awesome strawberry and blueberry butter cake recipe from Shuchi Mittal.…

Vanilla and Raspberry Iced Coffee

Vanilla and Raspberry Iced Coffee

Beat the heat with this version of the classic cold coffee. Creamy, with hints of vanilla, it will surely bring spring to you...via a straw.…

Savory Jalebi – Indian Snack

Savory Jalebi – Indian Snack

These were quick, simple and quite interesting, given that a jalebi is traditionally an Indian sweet.…

Beer Snack – Roasted Nuts Chaat

Beer Snack – Roasted Nuts Chaat

Beer snacks are rather easy. Just use potatoes, some meat, hot sauce, lots of cheese and fry some or all of it... and people will be happy.…

Chicken and Farro Siu Mai

Chicken and Farro Siu Mai

A slightly Indian version of a Chinese staple.…

Rice Pudding on Edible Spoons

Rice Pudding on Edible Spoons

Phirni is a classic ground rice pudding native to India and Pakistan, mostly eaten as a festive dessert during muslim celebrations.…

Pakoras – Broccoli Fritter Sticks

Pakoras – Broccoli Fritter Sticks

A cute and healthier version of the irresistible Indian classic - Pakoras.…

Cucumber Boats

Cucumber Boats

The biggest challenge with small plates/appetizers/tapas for parties is keeping them warm.…

Indian Masala Chai Cookies

Indian Masala Chai Cookies

Anyone who grew up in India in the 80s and 90s can recall their morning cup of masala tea accompanied with little glucose dunking biscuits.…

Shrimp Red Curry Idlis

Shrimp Red Curry Idlis

What do you eat with red curry? Well, rice of course. And what is an Idli (steamed indian rice dumplings) made of? Rice.…

No-Fry Veggie Brown Rice Balls

No-Fry Veggie Brown Rice Balls

Depending on how many of these little ones you end up devouring, it can be an appetizer or a main.…

Okra Chips with Yogurt Sriracha Dip

Okra Chips with Yogurt Sriracha Dip

Go green this St Paddy's day with this delightfully simple and yummy alternative to French Fries.…

Malpua Sandwich Bites

Malpua Sandwich Bites

Malpua is a sweet Indian fried pancake, usually eaten with a milk pudding (rabri) or on its own dipped in sugar, syrup or honey.…

Beer, Batter and Bread Fritters

Beer, Batter and Bread Fritters

These bite-sized pieces would go well with beer, and are super cute to serve when friends come over.…

Paneer, Edamame and Carrot Stew

Paneer, Edamame and Carrot Stew

Nothing beats soup on a cold wintery night. And what's better than soup? A soup with lots of vegetables and a kick of spice.…

Curried Guacamole

Curried Guacamole

Mexican and Indian food are similar in the sense they use quite a few common ingredients. Avocado, however is not one of them.…

Hakka Noodle Petites

Hakka Noodle Petites

Believe it or not, there is an entire genre of cuisine called "Indian Chinese".…

Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

Leftover Spaghetti Frittata

What do you do with tons and tons of leftover Spaghetti? Why make Frittata of course.…

Apple and Kale Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Apple and Kale Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

A sweet and tangy quick salad recipe, courtesy of Shuchi Mittal…

Chocolate Sondesh

Chocolate Sondesh

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could have a chocolaty dessert and feel no guilt? This Sondesh is the answer.…

Shahi Toast Shooters

Shahi Toast Shooters

Shuchi Mittal shows us a variation of a sweet Indian dessert.…

Finger Sandwich Platter

Finger Sandwich Platter

Shuchi Mittal makes a delightful finger sandwich platter. A recipe from her childhood.…

Squash, Onion Jam and Chickpea Toasties

Squash, Onion Jam and Chickpea Toasties

Shuchi Mittal shows us how to make these delicious squash, onion jam and chickpea toasties. The perfect side dish.…

Carrot Halwa Mini Cheesecakes

Carrot Halwa Mini Cheesecakes

Mini cheesecakes recipe inspired by the much loved indian street dessert - Carrot Halwa.…

Eggplant & Lentil Fritters Recipe

Eggplant & Lentil Fritters Recipe

Shuchi Mittal makes an easy, low-fat answer to veggie sliders.…

Spinach & Brown Rice Pasta Bake

Spinach & Brown Rice Pasta Bake

A quick and healthy all-in-one pasta meal.…

The Randolph Granola

The Randolph Granola

Crunchy and hearty homemade granola.…

Baby Potatoes and Sausage Bake

Baby Potatoes and Sausage Bake

A quick and complete meal - with no cooking!…

Spicy Tomato Carrot & Spinach Soup

Spicy Tomato Carrot & Spinach Soup

A warm and comforting soup for a cold winter evening.…

Truffled Pastry Wheels

Truffled Pastry Wheels

Shuchi Mittal shows us a great way to use leftover pastry dough.…

Napa-style Chicken Tacos

Napa-style Chicken Tacos

A double-layered crisp and tangy Taco treat!…

Spice and Cream Chicken Stew

Spice and Cream Chicken Stew

A warm, spicy and creamy chicken stew to drive the winter chills away.…

Lentil Phyllo Cups

Lentil Phyllo Cups

Shuchi Mittal serves up these delicious lentil filled phyllo cups with a crunch on the top.…

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