Great video from Susan Pachikara.
I recently took the Cardamon Kitchen Devon Avenue food tour, led by Susan Pachikara. She is a chef, cooking teacher and owner of Cardamon Kitchen.
Our group met up at 10 am on a rainy, chilly Saturday on a quest to learn more about Indian food and cooking.
We started off at Patel Brothers, where we learned about various chillis, cardamon and other spices. Susan kindly included her favorite family recipes for everyone to try out later. 🙂 Mmmm I will be trying out the fish curry.
We continued our journey by heading over to Sukhadias Sweets and Snacks for some bites. We feasted on masala chai and samosas. Nothing like warm chai on a chilly Chicago “Spring” day! The chutney and sauces were delicious.Susan explained how North Indian cuisine focuses uses dairy and South Indian cuisine is more coconut focused.
We headed over to World Fresh Market to check out various produce. Did you know there are over 400 types of bananas? I am planning on trying some bitter melon 🙂
We headed over to an accessory shop where you can buy various trinkets and cooking supplies! Check out these lunch boxes!
Susan wrapped up our evening by taking us to Resham’s, where they had beautiful pillows, hand embroidered bedspreads and other exquisite things.
The tour was very informational, interesting and delicious!