Growing up in Mumbai, India, Rupen Roa watched his mother roll out chapattis, fry dosas, and press homemade paneer cheese. Her recipes were an inspiration, ultimately turning him into a chef. But when Rupen made Washington, DC his home, he found that Indian food intimidated his friends. To make it more accessible, Rupen created a line of spice blends with the help of Union Kitchen. By being one to deal with the hassle of finding exotic ingredients, he hopes to make it easy for you to cook Indian food in your home.