Facing your fears #1: Bhindi

This post is dedicated to my mom, without whom I would never have the courage to make this dish. Y'all know Bhindi right? Or okra, or ladies' fingers in English. Wikipedia states that it's a "flowering plant in the mallow family," whatever the hell that means. You know, this thing: To me it's one of those vegetables … Continue reading Facing your fears #1: Bhindi

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Human Makes Disastrous Vanilla Cake, Complains About It After Not Following Recipe

A few weeks ago I posted a poll on my instagram on whether I should bake a vanilla cake or a chocolate one to incorporate a box of leftover frozen raspberries in. The result was an unsurprising 50-50, because of course the Social Media Gods wouldn't help me with my inherent indecisiveness. So, much like … Continue reading Human Makes Disastrous Vanilla Cake, Complains About It After Not Following Recipe

How to make an obscure chickpea dish that my aunt told me about, like, once.

Warning: Immediately after eating this dish, you might want to not make it for at least another week.  [Skip the intro, I'm rambling, as usual] Do you realise that the most popular, classic dishes are often invented by broke-ass hippies in their kitchens with minimal ingredients, trying to make something edible? And does it occur … Continue reading How to make an obscure chickpea dish that my aunt told me about, like, once.