Indian cooking with a pinch of fun.

Ruta spent the first half of her life criss-crossing the sub-continent, learning the stunning variety of regional Indian food.

Moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, she ran her own cooking school, made multiple appearances on TV as a guest chef, and worked as a food consultant with companies like Pepsico and Lea & Perrins, all the while putting her own modern touch on this ancient cuisine.

In 2007, Ruta’s cookbook 5 Spices, 50 Dishes was published by Chronicle Books and quickly became a best-seller on Amazon. It still is.

Ruta has led several successful Culinary Tours of India, including custom tours for national industry groups like Women Chefs and Restaurateurs.

She divides her time between the San Francisco Bay Area and the coastal state of Goa, India, where she is currently building a destination cooking school.

San Francisco Chronicle

The Chronicle Pairing Guide: The Spice Is Right

San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland Cooking Class Offers Entree To India

KQED Bay Area Bites

Meet Ruta Kahate

Bringing Out Okra's Best

Fitness Magazine

Ten New Superfoods For Women

Chronicle Books Podcast

Episode 33: Ruta Kahate

Diablo Magazine

Now You're Cooking: The East Bay's Best Cooking Schools

San Francisco Magazine

Curry For The Hurried

San Francisco Magazine

Indian Summer

7x7 Magazine

Spice Is Nice

Contra Costa Times

Indian Summer Fare From The Other Side Of The World

The Times Of India

Mistress Of Spices

CBS-5 Eye On The Bay

Flavors Of India video

Flavors Of India article

Prevention Magazine

Indian Made Easy
(Six recipes from 5 Spices 50 Dishes)

Oakland Tribune

Guess What's Cumin To Dinner

Oakland Tribune

CHAAT: Savor The Exotic Flavors Of Indian Street Food

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