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
I have way too many people in my family who want that drumstick… me being one of them. Since our Thanksgiving dinner includes 22 people, 1 turkey is never enough for the dark meat lovers. So I always end up making a few chickens, this way there’s enough dark meat for everyone. Since I get a
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.
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.
Yes, yes I know… tandoori chicken is supposed to be cooked in a Tandoori oven (clay oven). But let’s get real here… I live in an apartment in NY, sooooo… that’s not happening. Also, I do not want to stand over a hot grill and flip chicken while hosting a dinner. My mom taught me this recipe
There’s biryani and then there’s Dum Biryani! Biryani is essentially a special dish of rice cooked with spicy, marinated meat. Your usual biryani is rice and meat cooked separately and then mixed together. Dum Biryani is cooked in a special way where the raw meat and rice is cooked together. Sounds intimidating… but trust me,