Piyaju, Red Lentil fritters have a special spot in my heart. I grew up eating these in my country 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 of
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 and
Daal is like my “chicken noodle soup”. It is my go to comfort food for when I need some TLC 🙂 I have it when I’m sick, when I’m sad or just pissed off at the world … hehe. Daal is a must have on any Bengali dinner table, so it’s also got a nostalgic
Okra, also known as lady fingers, is one of my favorite vegetables to serve an aspiring foodie. I love to challenge them, if you can’t handle okra you can’t be a foodie… is that mean? People can be skeptical about this beautiful pod thinking it’ll be slimy and gross. Not true! If cooked the right
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.
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.