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 [...]
Summers, for us are sealed and kissed with watermelons. Every week we are hugging and cradling an enormous green back home with promises of sweet juicy times.
Dal has always been the classic comfort food.
This is my everyday Dal. A warm fragrant bowl with a drizzle of lemon juice soothes and coddles like old socks when I am sick in bed. The hissing of the pressure cooker speaks of homecoming and the emitting aroma welcomes us back after a long vacation. [...]
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.