A few times a year, I get the gift of indulging into a full blown elaborate Bengali meal. The times when my dad visits, and then there are those times when my cousin comes over. There is nothing more beautiful than sharing a familiar spread of flavorful comfort with the two very special [...]
Avial is a popular and well loved dish from the southern regions of India, subtly seasoned with coconut, coconut oil and curry leaves. It is perhaps one of the lightest Indian dishes, where the flavors of the myriad vegetables shine through without getting overpowered by spices.
I will NOT claim this to [...]
The smoky aroma of the fried garlic, ginger and brown, brittle dried chili peppers infused with the fried shrimps is what I would like to call a shrimp lover’s dream.
I consider this luxury cooking, my kitchen being perfumed with toasted spices and a large amount of frying onions. Nothing can go wrong with an enormous amount of caramelized onions.
I never fail to have at least a few orders of this dish whenever I visit home. I close my eyes [...]
“Tikka Masala” … is it Indian or British? I am not even going into that argument. There is enough talk on it already.