When the snow falls softly outside, and the temperature drops beyond the expected, heart craves nothing but a cozy corner all tucked up and some warm soup. To wrap the ice cold fingers around the bowl, slightly tilt the head towards the rising smoke of the soup to inhale the aroma and finally sip, [...]
Unlike the more popular soupy preparation of lentils in India, this is a thicker version, and more like a spread. Fragrant with spices and pepper and also healthy, the Sukhi Dal is very easy to make, and is usually a pleasant change for your palate.
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.
I like the sound of “Lady’s Finger” better than “Okra”. It could be that I am more used to the Lady Finger, since we were not aware of the existence of the word “Okra” before we came here; or simply because the lady’s finger visually couples better with the this slender vegetable.
A simply designed soup with very subtle and exquisite flavors; cumin, mint and sumac combined in a bowl with the red lentils makes a refreshing soup with very earthy flavors.