Archive for August, 2016

Chicken Kurma With Sesame Seeds & Melon Seeds

Chicken Kurma With Sesame Seeds & Melon Seeds

I had read this somewhere long back. A line that stayed in my mind. The little seed knew that for it to grow it had to be dropped in dirt and covered in darkness and struggle to reach the light. Seeds of ideas. Seeds of thoughts. Seeds of actions. Seeds of work. The little beginnings […]

Mixed Daal

Mixed Daal

Sharing a mixed daal recipe. But before I do, one cute trivia I wish to share is that split pulses or daal/dal gets its name from the Sanskrit word “Dhal” which means “split”. Though in India and Pakistan we do eat un-hulled pulses as in the ones with the skins intact, hulling I think adds to the digestive ease […]

Stuffed Spiny Gourd or Stuffed Kakrol

Stuffed Spiny Gourd or Stuffed Kakrol

For some strange pompous reason I assumed Momordica dioica is Bengali. Kakrol is what we call it in upstate West Bengal and I kind of thought no other community even knows of this bristly balsam pear commonly called spiny gourd. Well, please do not take offence as honestly it is not really a luscious piece of lamb or a […]