Pumpkin Kala Chana, Bengali Style

20 Sep

Pumpkin Black Chickpea Curry

A pumpkin kala chana (black chickpea) preparation infused with the Bengali flavors of panch phoron and mustard oil. Dried bay leaves lend a subtle aromatic base to the curry, jaggery brings out the pumpkin’s sweetness, raw mango powder gives it tang. (more…)

Drumstick Raita: Moringa Pods in Chili Yogurt

16 Sep

Drumstick Raita

Boiled drumstick (moringa pods, or sahjan in Hindi) swathed in a chili yogurt base for an unusual drumstick raita. With very few add-on flavors, this recipe lets the drumstick shine.

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Brown Rice with Basil Walnut Pesto

11 Sep

Basil Walnut Pesto Rice

Lightly fried brown rice with basil walnut pesto made fresh at home. A filling and nutritious one-pot meal.

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Mooli Fry: Masala-Coated Fried Radish

7 Sep

Mooli Fry Sabzi

"Cannot handle the pungency of radish" – is that your rationale for staying away from radish-based curries? I know how you feel. Once upon a time, I was you. Till I discovered tricks to tame the mighty mooli. May I gently recommend to you my mooli fry recipe. With steps calculated to reduce the sharpness of radish, mooli fry presents to you this root veggie in its mildest form.

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Do You Know How To Prepare And Serve Green Tea Correctly?

5 Sep

This is a guest post by Kei Nishida, a green tea enthusiast and published author on the topic of green tea.

Green tea, which is made from Camellia sinensis leaves, is widely known to have a wealth of health benefits. The tea originated in the country of China, before quickly spreading throughout the Asian continent. Today, people all around the globe consume the delicious drink as a way to improve their health, boost their immunity and enhance their brain functions. Nevertheless, many westerners do not understand the precious protocols involved with traditional green tea preparation. Most opt for the most convenient and quickest method. Are you positive you’re getting the most from your green tea?

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Aloo Sahjan: Potato Drumstick Curry

24 Aug

Aloo Sahjan ki Sabzi

A Bihar-style potato drumstick curry (aloo sahjan), in which the fiery flavors of mustard and garlic giving company to drumstick.

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