INDIAN MEATBALLS**

 

TAJ MAH BALLS WAS ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED AS A JOKE/TARGET-THE-WALL-STREET-BROS-IN-ORDER-TO-GET-RICH-QUICK-FOOD-TRUCK SCHEME -- IT WAS MEANT TO TAKE FAMILIAR INDIAN FLAVORS AND PACKAGE THEM INTO MEATBALL FORM, CASHING IN ON WESTERNIZED, CREAM-IFIED, "EASY-TO-GET" "INDIAN" FOOD. BUT WHILE TASTE TESTING A RACHEL RAY CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA RECIPE ALONGSIDE MY GRANDMA'S LAMB MEATBALL RECIPE WITH MY FRIENDS, I REALIZED A LOT OF THEM HAD NEVER HAD THE INDIAN FOOD I HAD GROWN UP WITH, WHAT MY FAMILY HAD BEEN MAKING FOR GENERATIONS. THEY WERE CALLING RESTAURANT INDIAN FOOD "INDIAN FOOD" WHILE MY FAMILY WAS CALLING IT "FAKE INDIAN FOOD". I LOVE BUFFET CHICKEN MAKHANI AS MUCH AS THE NEXT PERSON, BUT THERE'S A WIDE, WIDE WORLD OF SOUTH ASIAN CUISINE OUT THERE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN ONLY HAVE ACCESS TO IF THEY GO OVER TO THEIR FRIENDS' MOM'S OR AUNTIE'S HOUSE. TAJ MAH BALLS BECAME A WAY FOR ME TO USE THE HUMBLE MEATBALL AS A VEHICLE TO SHARE MY FAMILY'S MORE UNKNOWN FOOD.

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POP UPS

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EVENTS

IT'S REALLY FUN FOR TAJ MAH BALLS TO PUT ON THEMED PARTIES OR POP-UPS. WE GET TO PRESENT THE FOOD IN A CONTEXT THAT FEELS COMPLETELY TAILORED TO IT. 

TAJ MAH GRANDMA'S BALLS COOKING WORKSHOP

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HAPPY FAMILY NIGHT MARKET 2019
JULY 14, 2019

WE PUT ALL OUR CARDS ON THE TABLE, AND TAUGHT A CLASS ON HOW TO MAKE LAMB MEATBALL CURRY EXACTLY HOW MY GRANDMA MADE THEM.

WE GAVE AWAY RISO-PRINTED PAMPHLETS WITH THE TAJ MAH BALLS RECIPE FOR "TAJ MAH GRANDMA'S BALLS"

THE CULTIVIST BAZAAR

(NY FRIEZE WEEK)

MAY 01, 2018

DIWALI-LECTION
NOVEMBER 2018

BIZARRE BAZAAR

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PLAYGROUND COFFEE
OCTOBER 13, 2018

HAPPY FAMILY NIGHT MARKET 2018
 

INVISIBLE DOG X INVISIBLE BALLS

A SUPER ELUSIVE SECRET GARDEN GALA AT THE INVISIBLE DOG ART CENTER'S 9TH ANNUAL OPEN STUDIOS. 

DOING MY NAILS ON THE FIRE ESCAPE WHEN IT STARTS TO GET WARM OUT.

WE FEATURED A SPECIAL FLAVOR -- THE TUNA BALL. (ADAPTED FROM MY MOM'S TUNA CUTLETS WHICH SHE MADE AFTER DISCOVERING CANNED TUNA AT THE LOCAL GROCERY STORE)

ALSO A HENNA AND MAKEUP STATION FOR ANYONE TO TAKE PART IN, AKIN TO THE RATHER STRICTLY MALE PRACTICE OF GETTING HAIRCUTS UNDER TREES IN INDIA.

DIWALI-WEEN
OCTOBER 29, 2016

ABOUT ME:

I AM A PRACTICING VISUAL ARTIST BASED AT THE INVISIBLE DOG ART CENTER IN BROOKLYN, NY. MY WORK IS ABOUT WEIRD FEELINGS AND MOMENTS. TAJ MAH BALLS IS MY MOST ACCESSIBLE PROJECT AND IT'S INCREDIBLY NICE TO FEED PEOPLE GOOD FOOD.