INDIAN MEATBALLS**

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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.

 

SOME NEWS!

WE'VE CREATED A SPICE MIX! THE RECIPE IS EXACTLY HOW MY GRANDMA MADE SHIKAMPUR MASALA.

I made it to be included, along with 4 other Brooklyn-based, female makers' creations, in a limited edition holiday gift box. 

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SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!

OOPS, TOO LATE. SALES ARE CLOSED!

THE SPICE MIX COMES WITH A CUSTOM RISOGRAPH PRINTED RECIPE BOOKLET, TWO PINS, AND A MINI SPICE SPOON.

 

THE HANDMADE RISO ZINE INCLUDES MY GRANDMA'S RECIPES FOR SHIKAMPUR KEBABS, AND FOR THE AMBITIOUS FOLKS OUT THERE -- HER LAMB MEATBALL CURRY (WHAT TMB BASES OUR TAJ MAH GRANDMA'S BALLS RECIPE ON).

 

WITH THIS SPICE MIX AND RECIPE BOOKLET, YOU CAN MAKE HYDERABADI FOOD AT HOME (OR NOT --- PUT THEM ON YOUR EGGS OR POTATOES, OR IN YOUR COFFEE, I DON'T CARE, JUST LET ME KNOW HOW IT WORKS OUT FOR YOU). 

 

IN ADDITION TO TMB'S CONTRIBUTION, YOU'LL FIND:

 

PECAN AND SALTED CARAMEL BLONDIES FROM BLONDERY BY AUZERIAS, FORMER PASTRY SOUS-CHEF AT THOMAS KELLER'S BOUCHON BAKER. SHE ALSO PREVIOUSLY STAGED AT PER SE AND THE FRENCH LAUNDRY. I THOUGHT I DIDN'T LIKE BLONDIES UNTIL I HAD AUZI'S BLONDIES.

 

SAVORY CHEDDAR CHIVE COOKIES FROM THE ROUNDS BY ANNA, A CATERER, FOOD STYLIST, TEACHING CHEF, AND CONSULTANT FOR EMERGING FOOD BRANDS. SHE PREVIOUSLY SPENT 16 YEARS AS A DESIGNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR IN THE FASHION/ACCESSORIES/DESIGN WORLD. HER SAVORY COOKIES ARE NEITHER BISCUIT NOR CRACKER, THEY ARE COOKIES AND THEY ARE GREAT.

 

BUMBLE AND BUTTER'S BLACK TRUFFLE GRANOLA. JAMIE MAKES SAVORY AND SWEET GRANOLA WITH LOCAL, THOUGHTFULLY-SOURCED INGREDIENTS. THIS GRANOLA IS MADE WITH 100% GRASS-FED BUTTER FROM UPSTATE NY AND FRESH TRUFFLES FROM PERIGORD, FRANCE. I'VE HAD THIS GRANOLA ON ITS OWN AND AM SO EXCITED TO START INCLUDED IT IN OTHER SAVORY DISHES LIKE SALADS!

 

A HANDMADE CERAMIC BOWL IN QUAIL EGG GLAZE FROM NOBLE PLATEWARE. JACLYN IS A CERAMICST WHO RUNS NOBLE PLATEWARE (FOUNDED BY WYNN NOBLE). SHE WORKS DIRECTLY WITH CHEFS TO CREATE 100% HANDMADE CERAMICS. I ONCE ATE AT CONTRA AND SAID "WHO THE HELL MADE THESE BOWLS??", AND NOW I KNOW AND I LOVE THEM. 


 

SEND THIS BOX TO YOUR FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!!

SHIPPING IS INCLUDED!!! ADDITIONAL TAXES MAY APPLY! 

 

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

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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.

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

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THE CULTIVIST BAZAAR

(NY FRIEZE WEEK)

MAY 01, 2018

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DIWALI-LECTION
NOVEMBER 2018

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BIZARRE BAZAAR

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PLAYGROUND COFFEE
OCTOBER 13, 2018

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HAPPY FAMILY NIGHT MARKET 2018
 

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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.

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DIWALI-WEEN
OCTOBER 29, 2016

ABOUT ME:

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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.