Bengali, Masala (Spice Mix)

Panch Phoran 

This is a spice mix from Bengal, the eastern state of India. I just love the combination of flavors. As the name suggests it is a mixture of Five( panch) spices. ¬†There are many variations of this recipe, but here is what I use: Panch…

Condiments, Tunisia

An amazing condiment- Harissa 

As I started exploring new foods and new cuisines, i started noticing the similarities between these cuisines and the Indian Cuisine I grew up with. For example the cuisine of North African countries, be in Morocco or Tunisia, there were many dishes that looked identical…