On a recent trip to Kolkata, I found ‘Black Rice’ at the Biswa Bangla store when I was looking for Nolen Gur. As a habit I pick up my new ‘finds’ and once back home, search for ways to use them. A hectic travel schedule meant that the Black Rice packet was forgotten. …
I don’t usually observe any religious fasts. The popular local fasting food-Sabudana does not agree with me much. But I like to explore the traditional fasting recipes, that use alternative grains and vegetables. I like Sweet potatoes and I keep substituting them for potatoes. They are usually available in the market only during these religious fasting days. With all the ongoing festivities and fasts, Sweet Potatoes are abundantly available now….
Jimmykand or Suran or Elephant foot Yam did not feature regularly in my cooking earlier- no particular reason but just that I rarely cooked it. It may be due to a rather unpleasant memory of a scratchy throat after eating Suran or maybe the thought of cleaning the rather ugly looking tuber, I am not sure, but was not tempted much to add it to my veggie list….
The hot Summer, Exams, work, Summer camps and a rather long recipe delayed this post. Did I mention the heat? It’s still hot but finally I am back with The Misal Pav Burgerrecipe….
Tomato Saar is a quintessential Maharashtrian preparation, also a ‘must have’ dish for most of our festive fares.
Tomato is paired with coconut and then tempered with a few spices to make a sweet-spicy-tangy ‘soup’ usually as an accompaniment to steamed rice, although it can also be served like a soup on its own….