What I am sharing with you today is probably my most favourite food in the whole world. Gola Bhaat. Food I would kill for if someone was keeping me from it. A dish, which when made, is my sole sustenance until there is no more to be had. It is something I am uncharacteristically fastidious about – the rice must be just so, and the golas must be mixed in it exactly like that, with precisely this much green chutney and that much lemon juice and just the right amount of tadka. Assembling it is an art. And eating it, I get the pleasure an artist must get while looking on a perfectly rendered painting. Continue reading
So I am back. I was on a soul-recharging trip to India for a few weeks and while I had made grand plans of blogging from there, who’re we kidding?! I was so busy meeting people and travelling and eating that I did not even once think of posting. I did however make a couple of my recipes for my family – they’re an awfully suspicious lot, very hard to fool and wouldn’t take the blog on its face value. Prove that you actually can make all these things, they said, and I had no choice but to establish my credibility. Thankfully, my mom as well as my mom-in-law were on personal missions of their own – namely, to fatten up Tanmoy and me on a year’s worth of delicacies and I only entered the kitchen a handful of times.
Now that I am back in Canada, it all seems like a wonderful dream and (at least) another year of cooking my own meals stretches before me. Sigh. Not willing to let go of home so soon though, I am still cooking recipes from home. The Nariyal Koftas I am sharing with you today are my Granny’s speciality. Continue reading