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Rinku Bhattacharya: Chana Masala Chili

If you live in New York like me, you might be convinced that you are indeed in the land of endless winter. Honestly, some days I feel like I have been permanently transported into a snow globe. For the last three months we have been completely surrounded by snow, waking up and walking to work amidst a show of snowflakes has become the new normal. Even now, when the sun is beginning to peek out, the snow still has not melted away. It looks rather strange to see squirrels scampering around in the snow.

Rinku Bhattacharya: Yellow Split Moong Lentils with Spinach

The recipe for these tiny golden moong lentils is an everyday homey recipe. In fact, it is adapted from my cookbook, The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles, for toasted yellow moong lentils with spinach. The unique touch, is toasting the lentils before cooking them as is typically done with yellow split lentils in the Bengali kitchen, this technique is referred to as Bhaja which while literally translates to fried, in this case, is referring to the gentle process of dry roasting the lentils until they are fragrant, aromatic and a perfect shade of golden.

Rinku Bhattacharya: Tamarind Chicken Wings

The weather is changing and there is a nip in the air! If you enjoy walking as much as I do, fall is your season! Here in New York, fall or autumn is a magical time.

Rinku Bhattacharya: Colors Of India Fish Kebabs

This simple recipe was perfect for this week, as I had India on my mind, Indian independence day to be specific. This recipe, with some hues of orange and green reminds me of the colors of the Indian flag.

Rinku Bhattacharya: Finding My Culinary Wavelength

Finding my culinary wavelength has taken me on a journey of highs and lows, before settling down to a style that works.

Book Review: ‘The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles’

Rinku Bhattacharya’s book “The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles: Exploring the Cuisine of Eastern India” is unlike any Indian cookbook I have read.
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London has always been known for its excellent South Asian cuisine. This handy guide of the top ten South Asian restaurants includes some fancy favourites, as well as casual ventures easy on the pocket — perfect for eating your way through the city.

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Chicken kebabs? Say no more! They're the perfect way to kick-off any mealtime and here's how to make your very own!
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It's the holiday season and we wanted to give back to our Brown Girl community for all the wonderful support, inspiration and good vibes they send our way all year long. We have worked hard to put together these two baskets full of goodies for our most dedicated readers!

Recipe: Cumin and Sumac Chicken

As the calendar enters the wrong side of October, things suddenly get busy and on the go. There is less time for planning leisurely meals. I also like to take this time to use up spices,

Recipe: Chicken Tikka Masala with a Twist

There are few things more popular on the Indian culinary landscape especially in the west than the Chicken Tikka Masala.
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In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'm sharing recipes from 13 exceptional brown women food bloggers. Good luck getting through this list and not wanting to cook at least one if not all of these healthy and delicious dishes!

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