The one and only sweet potato grew shoots. Tiny leaves unfurled on healthy red stalks, emerging from one end of the potato and then getting entwined in each other’s arms, offering support and companionship of live. Spring. Obvious even in the dark forgotten corner of my pantry. Such is the inevitable force of [...]
Aloo Bhaate or mashed potatoes is the most basic dish in Bengali cuisine. It happens to be our quintessential comfort food. I will go ahead a little further and say that Aloo Bhaate defines a Bengali to a certain extent.
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.
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Here is a really easy recipe inspired by the beautiful Thai Basil that is growing in our yard: perfect for a summer grill with a marvelous explosion of flavors.