Shuchi Mittal

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.

Corn and Lemon Rice

For this quick & simple dish has a few ingredients, but bursting flavours that need no accompaniments whatsoever. Of course, a little pickle on the side never hurts though!

Butter Chicken Pasta

This fusion of the classic spaghetti and meatballs doused in Indian butter chicken sauce is a comforting meal that uses up leftover vegetables in a delicious way.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Red Cabbage Chutney Recipe

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.

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.

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.

Cucumber Boats Recipe

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.

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.

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.