We've known each other for over two decades.
We both spent our entire childhood together in Kolkata, India.
We've seen each other through all our relationships - good and bad.
We've supported each other during our career crises.
We've celebrated at each other's weddings.
We're enjoying being new mothers of beautiful little girls.
And last but not least, we have continued to bake, broil, fry, boil and enjoy our recipes over the years.
About the Founders:
Mona Sharma Naik
I started helping my mom cook at a very early age. The tastes and smells of the different spices seemed so familiar to me from the beginning. My specialty lies in traditional North Indian foods. When I moved to the USA in my mid-twenties, I continued to try my hand at additional Indian recipes adapting them by using ingredients primarily available in the USA. I now live in LA with my husband Raj, and my 9 month old daughter Nina, and cooking now has a completely new meaning for me. It has gotten even more interesting as I eagerly and gently try and introduce different flavors and spices to my little one. A special thanks to Raj for being the primary photographer for this blog.
Shalini Sahgal Singh
I grew up watching my mom conduct cooking classes, and shared in her love for using traditional Indian spices to create International cuisines. After I moved to the US in my late teens for Undergrad, I continued to take in all the wonderful dishes and new dishes, especially the surge of new cuisines I got to try out in NYC. I now live in Brooklyn, NY where I enjoy cooking traditional Indian dishes, and also love creating Indian flavors on Non-Indian dishes together with the help of my little sous chef, my two year old daughter, Maya. Also, a special shout out to my husband Mike who was the one who came up with the idea for me to pursue a recipe blog and hopefully a cookbook. And of course Mona was the ideal partner for me in this initiative.
What is Curry Intermix?
"Curry" - a term often used to refer to Indian style foods.
"Intermix" - the thesaurus uses words such as "mingle" or "mix" to define it.
Our goal at Curry Intermix is to show you how easy it is to mix or mingle Indian spices with any type of food or cuisine. Some of our recipes will be traditional Indian foods, while some may be American, Japanese, Chinese etc. with Indian flavors infused into them. We will also experiment with mixing and matching Indian spices with spices from other parts of the world to create new flavors. At the end of the day, we want to bring out the beautiful Indian flavors in easy ways and for all kinds of palates.