Macher Matha Diye Dal – Fish Head in Moong Dal

Macher Matha Diye Dal – Fish Head in Moong Dal

Did you know that dals were virtually unknown in ancient Bengali cuisine? This is one stark difference between the ancient and contemporary foods of Bengal. The superabundant supply of fish, thanks to its terrain meshed with rivers, delayed the use of pulses as a rich...
Keema Bharey Karela

Keema Bharey Karela

To be honest! I hated bitter gourd or Karela as we call them in India when I was a child. So bitter! I mean, which school going kid likes Karela or for that matter Parmal, Ghiya, Tori. Yuck! Where these green vegetables are concerned, Mom tried her level best to...
The Story Of Lohri, Makki ki Roti and Sarson Ka Saag

The Story Of Lohri, Makki ki Roti and Sarson Ka Saag

I have lost count of the Lohri parties that I have attended in my life but the one that is most memorable is the one we had right after our wedding. In Punjabi households, all the festivals that the newlyweds celebrate together for the first time as a couple are...

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