The holiday season has arrived. Again; a season which compels one to bake, indulge and play with the warm aroma of the spices.
This recipe is a celebration of autumn, of festivities and traditions. Since I am always sailing the ship of nostalgia, trying to look back and finding some fine line that connects me to the past, the Ratatouille always reminds me of one comforting recipe of home.
The light crunch and the nutty but delicate flavor of the toasted pine nuts enhances this simply sauteed chard. Just a little sprinkle of the nuts is all that it needs to tie together the taste of the earthy greens with the hint of smoky cumin and charred pepper.
Here is a quick stir fried dish; a week-night kind of recipe.
The dish gently reminds me of our favorite Chilli Chicken, the king of the Indo-Chinese cuisine. However it is a little less elaborate, lacking the subtle crunchy coating of the chicken and also the fresh flavors of the abundant green hot peppers used in the Chilli Chicken. Let us call it the “Almost Chilli Chicken“.
Roshogolla/Rasgulla needs to no introduction. I am sure most Indians are familiar with these lyrical, spongy balls of homemade cheese, simmered in and drunk with light sugar syrup. The story of the eastern regions of India is quite incomplete without this quintessential dessert and anyone can tune in to the “Ro-sho-gol-la“ quite melodiously.