These crispy, batter fried chicken smothered in a tangy, sweet orange sauce is probably one of the most popular dishes in the “American Chinese” cuisine. I am not exactly sure about how original this dish is or how closely it defines the Chinese cuisine, but growing up with “Indian Chinese”, I know how a [...]
Yet another Chicken Curry. This time the usual one, but redolent with the aroma of fennel. The tiny fennel seeds waved the wands and transformed an everyday chicken curry to something quite fascinating. As I write this post, the air in my home is still laden with the fragrance.
I have my home and my hands perfumed with basil. I have savored every moment of growing it, nurturing, harvesting and cooking with it. There is nothing more satisfying than having pasta tossed with the inexplicably fragrant and sweet fresh basil pesto. Little bites of pine nuts, slightly charred tomatoes and the [...]
We had Chicken Curry for dinner… In a very Bengali way… chicken with potatoes, cooked and marinated with mustard oil, garnished with fresh cilantro from the back yard! The kind is usually termed as the Robibar er Murgir Jhol (Sunday Chicken Curry) as it is laden with memories and almost a tradition to [...]
When we moved here from India, I was very surprised as well as shocked to find jars of ginger garlic paste on the shelves of the stores. Making fresh pastes at home is something so basic and such an everyday kind of thing, that it was almost an incomprehensible concept for [...]