This blog is dedicated to Mum, my greatest mentor. It is a compilation of simple recipes - Bengali, Indian, Burmese and Continental, among others. All of these recipes have been tested in my kitchen. Most use everyday ingredients found at your local market, but some use specialty ingredients available at Asian and/or Indian markets. Comments are welcome and members are invited to send in any recipes they would like to share.
is a vegan/vegetarian snack that is very quick & easy to prepare and is always a hit
with guests. We’re fortunate that deep fried onions & garlic are available at the
local Oriental grocery store. I also used already roasted, unsalted peanuts, white
sesame seeds & chili flakes so it took me just a couple of minutes to toss
everything together in a bowl and serve.
cup unsalted peanuts
1 Tbsp. white sesame seeds
tsp. dried red chili flakes
Tbsp. vegetable oil
large onion, sliced in thin crescents
or 3 Tbsp. deep fried onions & skip step
cloves garlic, diced finely
or 1 Tbsp. deep fried garlic & skip step
Tbsp. dark sesame oil
1. Heat skillet over
medium heat and toast peanuts, sesame seeds & chili flakes.
2. Remove peanuts from
skillet and transfer to a glass bowl.
3. Heat vegetable oil &
fry onions until golden brown, drain on paper towels & add to bowl.
4. In same skillet,
fry garlic until golden brown, drain on paper towels & add to bowl.
5. Drizzle peanut
mixture with sesame oil & salt, toss to coat well & serve.