About EYP

Enhance Your Palate is my open kitchen diary. Here, I share recipe ideas from my North Indian roots and my globetrotting present that range from beautifuly simple creations to elaborate showstoppers.

I was born and raised in northern India. I never lived in a single city for more than 4 years growing up: my family relocated often for my father’s government job. As an adult, I have kept up my nomadic ways. After my marriage, my husband’s career in engineering has swept us through the metropolises of the New South — Atlanta, Houston, Beaumont, and New Orleans — introducing me into new communities and the local ingredients each had to offer.

Strangely enough, I got my bachelor’s degree in Architecture, but I couldn’t forget my passion for cooking. After coming to the USA, I did my masters in hospitality management, and have set my sights on the culinary arts ever since.

Back in the (second) Bush administration, when I first set foot in America, I was surprised to see the lack of awareness about vegetarian options. When I told people that I was vegetarian, they assumed I only ate salads. Honestly, I am not a big fan of leafy greens. There are hundreds and thousands of other other options when it comes to vegetarian cooking and my goal here is to bring some variety to your dinner table! I want to show you how beautiful, healthy, delicious and exiting vegetarian dining can be.

Almost all of the ingredients I use are available in the United States, but some can be quite difficult to find. I’ve added links to online vendors that sell the rarer ones to reduce the hassle of ingredient hunting. Authenticity is definitely worth the effort!

Please try some of these recipes out and leave a comment on how it went. The EYP team looks forward to hearing from you.

Happy cooking! May your palate be enhanced…

From Rupali Agarwal

Creator of Enhance Your Palate

Rupali Agarwal Enhance Your Palate

7 thoughts on “About EYP

  1. Hi!

    I am Julianne, your daughter’s friend. I remember you making some great cookies and bringing them to school.
    Is it possible for you to upload the recipe on your website?

    Thanks!
    Julianne

  2. Hello,
    This is Mira from Michigan. First of all I love your recipes and more than that love your presentation.
    I wanted to try your snacks but before I did that I wanted to ask where is it made and who makes it. Is it fresh?

    Please reply me at your earliest convenience.
    Thank you,
    Mira

    1. Hello Mira, Thank you for your query. Currently all items are made by myself in my home kitchen while maintaining complete hygiene like I do for my family. However, it is a non-certified home kitchen. After order is placed and I have all the ingredients, I make and ship within one or two days. Please let me know if you have more questions. Best regards – Rupali Agarwal

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Rupali,
    Love your article on Diwali Decoration Ideas to Jazz-UP your Home. https://www.enhanceyourpalate.com/diwali-decorations/

    I see that in your article you link to artificial flowers on Amazon, but the link does not provide much value for your reader. (No variety and not free shipping) I am the owner of a small Indian owned business in the US that sells marigold garlands and we offer a wide variety shipped from right here in the US. You can view our Amazon store at https://amzn.to/2D4RSeJ .
    I think if you adjusted that link it would provide a lot more value to your readers.
    Also if you plan on making any Diwali content this year we would love to work with you.
    Let me know your thoughts

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