Today I will leave you with a very simple side dish. Fresh green beans are briefly cooked with the pecans, the jeweled dried cranberries and some citrus zest.
The combination of pumpkin and the brown chickpeas is a traditional dish from home. We call it Kumror Chokka. Kumro is Pumpkin; but do not ask me why it is a Chokka. Think of this dish as a flavorful curried pumpkin – just right for the season in all its traits and personality.
The oven warmed and glowed, the rolls slowly rose and browned, and every nook of my home was full of the warm spiced heaven sent aroma. These soft, spiraled flaky rolls stuffed with spiced caramelized apples, nuts and cinnamon have been baking in the kitchen early on last weekend.
Poached pear is a perfect fall dessert; classic and elegant and surprisingly easy to make. My home was a spot of delight, with the warm sweet aroma of the poaching pears dancing in every corner.
There are a few dishes as simple and as universal as fried potatoes – but done in different ways in different parts of the world.