Sujatha Bagal

Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.

South Indian Vegetarian Recipes for a Holiday Feast

There are many, many dishes in the Indian culinary pantheon that boast ingredient lists a mile long. But there are an equal number, if not more, that require fewer than … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Adventures with Tapioca in my American Kitchen: A Recipe

Nope, not a Tintin story, unfortunately. The history of savory tapioca pearls in my American kitchen is marked with many disastrous and abandoned attempts, enough to make you want to … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Semolina Porridge: How to Make Your Upma and Eat it Too

On AntiSerious, my essay on a childhood dish I learned to hate and then learned to love as an adult. The entire essay is here: The Pagan’s Progress: How To … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Recipes for Dips and Appetizers Inspired by Indian Condiments

My new food essay is up on The Aerogram with two recipes. In my quest for dips that are a delicious departure from the ordinary, I decided to re-purpose a … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kitchen Chronicles: Wheat Berry Recipes

A few days ago while on the hunt for some vegan dishes, I stopped at, my new go-to site for healthy, delicious and novel recipes. A recipe for Zesty … Continue reading

August 17, 2012