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Just cause it’s wicked cold outside… Mulligatawny Soup Recipe

It’s funny how, myself included, people are taken aback by how incredibly cold it is outside.  The other day a friend of mine commented on how Chinese New Year is suppose to coincide with a swap in wardrobe for something less Winter like. Albeit, it’s still Winter here and elsewhere in the country,  so why are we completely confused by all of this? It’s beautiful out, so nice that bike ride seems in order especially if you’re bundled up finest […]

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Christmas Gift Idea: Chai Spice Kits

Last year I decided to do something different for Christmas gifts, I put together bags full of homemade cookies, chocolates, spiced nuts, chai spice kits and gift cards to some of my favourite restaurants. Figured that a culinary gift pack would be well received amongst my family and friends. So, this year as I scramble around and try to top last year’s gift, I figured I might as well share the chai recipe I used just in case you (as […]

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Cinnamon is not just for buns…

Often when I think of cinnamon, I think about cinnamon buns, the ones with thick cream cheese icing.  It’s perhaps unfortunate that such a versatile spice is associated with a sweet, sticky and a relatively unhealthy healthy snack (although I must admit it’s one of my faves). In Indian cuisine, cinnamon is used everywhere. As it should be, the spice works well with salty and sweet.  At Sula Indian Restaurant, cinnamon is a staple in several different dishes; it’s also […]

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Cumin, the smoky spice Sula Indian Restaurant loves + Raita recipe

Read the next sentence then close your eyes for a moment. Imagine you’re seated in a cool, airy space, where soft music is mixed in with distant chatter, laughter and of course, candlelight.  Your meal is served, it might be chicken, lamb or perhaps it’s fish or beef. There might be tomatoes, or eggplant, maybe spinach mixed in with onions, oil and spices, the flavours are likely balanced, familiar but perhaps, this time, there’s something’s missing. The distinct earthy flavour […]

Vancouver Sula Indian Restaurant Turmeric

Facts about turmeric + Sula’s Coconut Chicken Recipe:

Vancouver doesn’t exactly have the climate required to cultivate one of Sula’s Indian Restaurant’s favorite spices, Turmeric. Note: turmeric requires a moist environment that has a temperature above 20°Celsius minimum year round.   What Vancouver does have is a vibrant culinary community who can truly appreciate all of its magic. Turmeric is the type of spice that can make any dish a little bit spicy, or a lot. It will start off with a subtle hint of heat then seconds later […]

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Kitchen spices at Sula: Star Anise + Vegetable Biryani Recipe

Spice How To: Star Anise – It’s pretty, and very useful. Common question, how do you use Star Anise? Do you break it apart? Grind it? Would you use just one, or several? Star Anise is visually attractive and mysterious. Grown on evergreen trees in Vietnam and southwest China, star anise is a fruit that’s picked before ripened then dried before use. Each point, or section, that makes up the 5 – 10 pointed star is called a pod. Each […]

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Sula’s Kitchen: Spices Explained Intro

Vancouver’s Commercial Drive is Foodie Heaven.  You’re able to grab a perfect cup of Italian espresso on one end then walk to the other and pass by cuisine possibilities from all over the world.  Encountering endless cuisine possibilities within a short distance is one of the reason’s  why we decided to open Sula Indian Restaurant along Commercial. Whether you’re interested in something that’s from South Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, South America, or parts of Europe, spices […]

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Sula Indian Restaurant’s Meatless Monday Recipe: Bhaigan Bharta

Another Meatless Monday is upon us. At Sula, our kitchen gets going early endless amounts of vegetables are cut, we caramelize what seems like a ton of onions (caramelized onions are key to all curries) and prep the spices that make the chai perfect. The prep that goes into curries like Bhaigan Bharta is no different. But the end result, is completely worth it. As part of our Meatless Monday series, we’d like to share with you a recipe for Bhaigan […]

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Sula Indian Restaurant’s Meatless Monday Recipe: Dal Shorba

Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, straight up carnivore, or an all round connoisseur, there’s something intriguing about Meatless Monday. Originally, Meatless Monday, began in World War I as part of the war effort and now it’s being revived by organizations like Earthsave Canada in an effort to spread awareness about sustainability. Meatless Monday has once again caught on. With Indian cuisine, for example, going meatless is easy. Often, what makes a curry, rice preparation, soup, or speciality dish amazing has nothing to do with […]

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Your Thanksgiving Spread: Spiced Sweet Potatoes – Sula Indian Restaurant Home Cookin’ Recipe + Tips Series:

In just a few days Fall 2013 will officially begin. Along Vancouver’s Commercial Drive it feels like it has already started—kids are back in school, it’s dark out earlier and lets face it, we’ve already cracked out our jeans, scarves and 80’s inspired cardigans. Yet, that’s OK because some of the best holidays happen at this time of year. Labor Day weekend, for example, is the last opportunity to run off on an impromptu beach/fishing/camping/”insert your favorite outdoor activity” getaway. […]