Culinary entrepreneur Barkha Cardoz warmly welcomes home cooks of all abilities with her debut book, With Love & Masalas: Everyday Indian Recipes from My Kitchen to Yours. Pair it with our Cardoz Masalas for the total package!
Sharing over 30 recipes treasured in the Cardoz family home, Barkha guides readers through creating satisfying, full-flavored dishes for busy weeknight dinners and celebratory feasts.
Each recipe — from aromatic curries to chewy breads to super-fresh chutneys — is peppered with friendly instructions that instill fun and confidence into each step. Divided into meat and fish dishes, vegetarian dishes, rice and dal, chutneys, breads, desserts, and beverages, the cookbook shares how to mix and match dishes into one dynamic spread. Many are naturally vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free. All are marked with Barkha’s personal heat index — the spiciest recipes are only moderately spicy.
Many recipes (but not all!) feature Barkha’s signature masalas, developed with her late husband, the renowned chef Floyd Cardoz. They add tons of flavor and fragrance while shortcutting flavoring and cooking times. Like her warm and welcoming spice blends, With Love & Masalas is a companion for home cooks looking to simplify weeknight dinners or spice up special occasions.
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ABOUT BARKHA CARDOZ
Barkha is the founder of Cardoz Legacy LLC, the co-creator of the Cardoz Masalas, and the co-founder of The Young Scientist Foundation. Barkha received her culinary training in Mumbai at The Institute of Hotel Management, where she met her husband, the late chef Floyd Cardoz. Barkha worked alongside Floyd at their beloved New York City restaurant Paowalla (which later became The Bombay Bread Bar), supervising operations and supply. In 2020, she launched a collection of signature Floyd Cardoz Masalas in partnership with Burlap & Barrel and in honor of Floyd’s legacy. They are an extension of her kitchen—each an iteration of a spice blend Floyd and Barkha developed and used at home to make dinnertime easier. Barkha is working on several new projects, including a Masala Chai with The Art of Tea. With Love & Masalas is her first book. Learn more about Barkha at CardozLegacy.com
ABOUT CARDOZ LEGACY
Cardoz Legacy LLC celebrates the food, flavor, and fun of India's culinary heritage. Founded in 2020 by Barkha Cardoz after the 2020 death of her husband, the renowned chef Floyd Cardoz, Cardoz Legacy offers the chef-driven guidance Floyd instilled in professional kitchens to home cooks through friendly, accessible recipes and a growing line of vibrant, versatile masalas. Through events, social media, and her new book, Barkha teaches cooks of all levels to combine fresh ingredients, a bold spice pantry, and a lot of love into warm and welcoming dishes.