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Ma’s Creations: Quinoa Pulao Recipe

So Ma recently heard about quinoa from a friend. She pronounces the protein and iron rich food in the same way I did at first. “Qui-noa” rather than “KEEN-WAH”. I like the way she says it, so I haven’t corrected her just yet. My favorite recipe using the grain/seed up until then was this breakfast […]

Durga Puja Greetings + Pear Chutney Recipe

Happy Durga Puja everyone. Bijoy greetings. For Bengali Hindus this is by far the biggest religious celebration. In India it’s ten days long. Abroad, it’s more like two days and people try to squeeze in what they can. In mythology it’s based on Durga’s defeat of the demon Mahishasura. During this festival time in West […]

Indian Biryani Recipe

Biryani is one of those dishes associate with special occasions like pujas, parties or weddings. It’s a little bit of effort to get everything in the pot, but the end result is very worth it. All the spices cook into the rice to make an amazing one pot meal. It’s highly customizable – veggies and […]

Indian Mustard Greens Recipe (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Mustard greens never factored into my regular Bengali diet growing up. The leafy green king at home was generally spinach. Thanks to the many Punjabi owned restaurants in Manhattan and Queens I’ve now learned about the famous “sarson ka saag.” Mustard greens as the name implies are very sharp, almost horseradish-y in taste but satisfying, […]