This is Sara. She’s beautiful, smart and funny. She also makes incredible dosas!
Piyush and I were lucky enough to meet Sara and her family at a wedding a month–or so–ago. I’m always excited to meet new friends as a couple, but I get especially excited–like really excited–when those new friends also love Indian food! And it’s extra neat when the wife is a blonde (just like me!) and the husband is from India (just like Piyush!). Continue reading
Allow me to introduce you to one of my absolute favorite Indian dishes, Pohe!
Since Pohe is traditionally made and served in the west of India–specifically around Maharashtra– it’s not something most Bengali families would grow up eating. Luckily for me (and you all!), Maa (my mother-in-law) learned to cook Pohe while Baba (father-in-law) worked in Mumbai…and boy, I’m glad she did!
This dish is often referred to as Kanda Pohe and is made from beaten rice flakes. It usually includes onions, mustard seeds and large chunks of boiled potatoes. Ground turmeric gives it the bright, yellow color. Continue reading
One word just wasn’t enough…
Quick, Homestyle Egg Curry
When I’m feeling tired and lazy, Piyush gets a simple Egg Curry for dinner.
Rose and Pistachio Cookie Bars
I’ve had the idea for these cookie bars for quite awhile. In fact, it’s a recipe that’s been sitting in the recesses of my mind, begging to be created.
The idea came to me one night while I was reading. For some reason all my best recipe ideas have popped up when I’m relaxing and enjoying someone else’s writing. I’m not quite sure what triggered the thought, but at that moment I decided I needed to combine the flavors of rose and pistachio in a cookie.
It had to be done. Continue reading
Coconut and Cardamom Chicken Curry
Last week Piyush and I celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary. He had to work for the day so I decided to make him a delicious meal before picking him up from the office and whisking him away to watch The Great Gatsby.
Before I get into all the details of the curry, I’ve got to tell you, this recipe was a hit! It was exotic and incredibly tasty. In fact, it was so delicious, Piyush has been asking me to make it every single day since he finished it. That’s definitely not like him…so I know I must have done something right! Continue reading
I have a “thing” for chocolate. I love everything about it. It’s smell, it’s taste and–most especially (at the risk of sounding like some sort of chocolate obsessed crazy lady who is in clear need of psychological assistance)–it’s ability to “pick me up” when I’m feeling down.
Dressed up with Dark Chocolate Ganache, Rasberries and Pistachios
The only thing I might love more than chocolate is cake; and if it’s a chocolate cake, then I can promise you that I’m a happy lady!
This cake is magic, and will definitely lift anyone’s mood. The recipe is fool proof, and the cake comes together quickly and without much effort. It is also a vegan! That’s right, there are no eggs or butter–and yet the cake is still deliciously decadent! Who would have thought?! Continue reading