Nikhita Venugopal

Nikhita Venugopal is a freelance food and culture journalist who has written for publications such as The Ringer, Food52, Bon Appétit, Taste, and Eater.

Latest articles

How Ghee Took Over U.S. Grocery Shelves

The recent global rise of the clarified butter — as common as salt in many South Asian and Middle Eastern kitchens — is striking for an ingredient steeped in centuries of culinary history.

Nikhita Venugopal

December 22, 2021

How Ghee Took Over U.S. Grocery Shelves

Tamarind: India’s Quintessential Candy Flavor

Although tamarind has always been a large part of savory South Asian cooking, its sourness also has a sweet side.

Nikhita Venugopal

July 06, 2021

Tamarind: India’s Quintessential Candy Flavor

How Trader Joe’s Became Known for Its Indian Food

The American grocery chain inadvertently built a line of products — from lamb vindaloo to spicy chakri mix — that appeal to South Asians and non-South Asians alike.

Nikhita Venugopal

April 20, 2021

How Trader Joe’s Became Known for Its Indian Food

Filter Kaapi is Delicious and Everyone Should Know It

South India’s coffee scene and its signature drink, kaapi, have remained largely in the background.

Nikhita Venugopal

March 13, 2020

Filter Kaapi is Delicious and Everyone Should Know It
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