simmering tava
artisan   local   organic   indian
1311 N State Street
360 519 7815

Catering ~   Yes! We cater. Contact us to create a personalized menu for your special event.

Mummy's Snacks ~ (These are special order - a week notice, please. Thanks!)

Daal Moth

Snack mix made up of fried lentils, sev (chick pea noodles) cashews, raisins and seasoning: tasty goodness.  Thinking beyond afternoon snacks this is a wonderful Party Mix - move over Chex Mix!


Ann’s favorite mix of crunchy flat rice, peanuts, cashews, raisins, and seasoning with a splash of salt and sugar.  Party or no party - great snack any time of the day or season.


Fried savory shortbread, salty, crumbly and savory. Extremely addictive!

Shakkar Para

Mildly sweet and savory fried wheat chips. Seasoned with mild aromatic spice, salt and organic cane sugar and/or jaggery.


Sweet pastry stuffed with nuts and spices, Luscious!

Tikha Gathia

Thick and spicy besan (chickpea flour)noodle. Crunchy and soft texture with seasoning and crushed peppercorns.

Goba Puri

Mild flavored stuffed puri (medium sized round fried unleavened wheat crackers). Stuffed with a besan mix seasoned with crushed peppercorns and spices. Crunchy, crumbly and very addictive!

Masala Puri

Puri (small sized round fried unleavened wheat crackers) seasoned with spices. Delicately crunchy with a palette warming spice blend that includes cumin and crushed peppercorns to name a few.

Methi Puri

Puri (small sized round fried unleavened wheat crackers) made with fresh methi leaves (Fenugreek leaves). Yet another addictive snack but more pungent with fresh fenugreek and complementing spices and made with blended flour of wheat and besan.

Bits and Pieces

Just need a part or two?  Want Mummy’s special spice mix? No, problem.  Read on…
(These are special order - a week notice, please. Thanks!)

Mummy’s Dhana Jeera

Every Gujrati housewife has her own special blend of spices called ‘Jeera’ that she uses daily. Now you can have Rajat’s mummy’s wonderful blend.  Ann (Rajat’s wife) sprinkles it on her eggs, vegetables, and popcorn!

Pani Puri/Putchka Kits – just add water! (and fresh vegetables). 

Tasty round puffed balls that you poke a hole in with your finger, stuff ‘em with a mixture of potatoes, onions, chana dal, and spices then pour spiced water into and pop into your month. Kolkata’s favorite street food which is called 'Puchka' now available in your own home.

All you need to make them at home.  The puff balls (puri), lentils and spices for the veggie mix, and the spice packet for the water.

Bits and Pieces

Pani Puris – Just the puris, please. 

Water Mix – Wonderful spice blend for the water and instructions to make it.

Veggie Mix – The spices to add to your potatoes and lentils.


Thin fried noodles of besan and seasoning. Matches the thinness of vermicelli noodles and is used to sprinkle on several snacks such as Bhel Puri.


Plain small round fried flat bread crackers. Used is Bhel Puri (papri is a style of crunchy puris)  Delectable! 

Special Preferences and Allergies

We can make special orders, just ask! 

If you have allergies, please tell us!  As some ingredients might not make the description or we sometimes make last minute changes based on local availability.

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