panchphoran

Bengali-Style Mixed Vegetables

June 23, 2013

I really hope I’ve reached a turning point here.  I have always had the hardest time cooking vegetables the Indian/Bengali way.  Either the flavor or texture would be off.  I think a lot of it has to do with lack of patience on my part and not understanding the concept of “less is more” when […]

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Basic Masoor Dal

June 17, 2012

After my fun and crazy weekend in Seattle last week for BlogHer Food 2012, I really needed a weekend to myself to just relax and recharge. So far it’s been great – I’ve only ventured out of the house twice, and Mr. Spice and I have set up residence on the couches in our downstairs […]

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Broccoli + Sweet Potato Bhaji

January 31, 2010

I’m not quite sure how to describe what a bhaji is. It’s like a dry vegetable dish with whole spices. It is NOT a curry. Just because it is Indian/Pakistani/Bengali doesn’t render a dish a “curry.” Anyway, for the longest time I have struggled with making bhajis. The spices were either undercooked or overcooked, or […]

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Sunday dinner

August 24, 2009

I’ve always loved the idea of having a big Sunday meal where you have family and friends over to share it.  Too bad the next day has to be Monday .  .  .  I like having my Sundays free so I can relax before the week starts anew.  Maybe someday. Since Saturday went okay I […]

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Panchphoran Potatoes and Kale

February 21, 2009

I’ve been doing a lot of lurking on food blogs recently and have noticed various contests going on and thought it’d be fun to participate in one of them. One of the contests is BSI, which stands for Blogger Secret Ingredient. So particpants prepare a dish based on that week’s secret ingredient. Beadie over at […]

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