Rinku Bhattacharya

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Kosha Moorgi is the stuff dreams are made of. Cooked slowly, deep and rich, this preparation is often done with goat meat, but chicken also works. It is a dish meant for Sundays and ultimate celebrations.Kosha Moorgi is cooked with extreme care and precision and often the time needed...
This simple and very addictive creation started as an exercise in Friday evening desperation. We usually do not do take out, eating out is something we do to enjoy the process. That said, food needed to be cooked. I had some pre-cooked chickpeas I wanted to do something different...
These chilli chicken meatballs were a result of being snowed in, while feeling homesick, anxious, and generally nostalgic. Basically a riff of the more traditional chilli chicken, this recipe takes away all the grease and fuss of batter coating and deep frying the chicken. It beats almost anything that you...
Before the chill that has now descended upon us, we had a warm November. Much to my surprise, I ended up with a fresh harvest of cilantro to possibly give me hope and optimism through the cold days of December. The sudden fresh crop of cilantro felt like a...
This recipe is an essential and traditional staple in our house, I make this several times a year during the fall and winter months. It is essentially a great one pot stew, perfect with potatoes and cauliflower. In a bind I have been known to add chunks of winter...
Nothing works in our household without some touch of flavor. When the kids were younger, I liked the idea of applesauce, except it seemed so bland to just peel and puree poached apples, I played around with the concept adding dates instead of sugar and a little bit of...
This time of the year my heart and mind is all about the lunch box, after school snacks and bits and bites. I wanted to tinker with some kind of savory cookie but nimkis or the classic savory Bengali crackers were on my mind. I did not want to deal...
This khicheri is my prescription for all things good and bad. I recently was feeling under weather and a little depressed and was not sure what to make and sure enough this nourishing potful came to the rescue. Protein packed, light and nourishing this comforting dish does indeed pack a...
My mother-in-law is well known for her mango kulfi, which has three ingredients and flavorings. She usually alternates between cardamom and rose. A traditional kulfi is made with full fat milk, that is slowly thickened until it is significantly reduced in volume and then sweetened and chilled. The process of thickening...
  This chicken is one of my favorite easy meals to cobble up together. It was inspired many moons ago, by a meal I put together for a neighbor. In spring, I love to make this with the fresh arugula harvested from my garden, I have found that arugula has...
This recipe came together on a Friday night when I had a handful of staple ingredients that I needed to put together into a meal. The classic flavors of this dish bring together tomatoes, yogurt and fenugreek leaves and I loved how well they came together with eggs and...
This recipe often features when I want to make an extra special dinner with leftovers for tacos or sandwiches. It is perfect for Easter, Passover and other spring holidays when you want something special but are tired of that same roast lamb. This dish, pretty much cooks by itself,...