Growing up in a Bengali household, I had a ton of Fish curry. My mom would make fish curry several times a week, so I grew up eating this. I remember when we first moved to the USA, we had a hard time finding the variety of fish that we were familiar with. The only
Khichuri, also known as Khichdi, can best be described as a rice and lentil porridge or stew. It is one of the most common dishes across the whole Indian Subcontinent. The very basic definition of Khichuri is a dish made of rice and lentil, but you can make it in several different ways. You can
Piyaju, Red Lentil fritters have a special spot in my heart. I grew up eating these in Bangladesh, but it only came during a special time. Not sure where this originated from, but Piyaju is a special treat made during Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. I remember walking through the busy city streets
Kopi Bhaaji, commonly known as Aloo Gobi, which is just the Indian translation, is a spicy cauliflower and potato stir fry. I grew up with this as a side dish or a breakfast dish, now as a grown up with time constraints, this has become a very common dinner item for me. It’s super simple
Have this for dinner tonight… I’m serious! This meal is like bringing the Mediterranean and Indian culture together. A “unique” combo, I know, but trust me it works beautifully.
Very possibly my favorite curry to make. This recipe has so many selling points… Super easy, 3 step (I count it as 2.5 steps) recipe. Stores really well. It actually gets better over the days if you re-heat in the pan. EVERYONE loves it.
The perfect Basmati Rice…. now that could be a little “tricky”. The difference between “okay” and “perfection” is that perfectly cooked Basmati Rice must be FLUFFY. It should also be fragrant, a little sweet, with a ton of flavors.