Sunita Srichand

Sunita Srichand

A Pakistani who currently resides in Netherlands. She has completed her MBA from University of Oxford and works with marketing for a packaged food brand. Her blog is about making food, in particular curry and her goal is to banish the myths surrounding Pakistani cuisine. She tweets as @sunitasrichand (twitter.com/sunitasrichand)

Daal bharay karele – The bitter delicacy

This is one of those jealously guarded recipes that rarely appear in blog posts and cooking shows. For one, bitter melon is not a vegetable everyone is fond of. Karela (bitter melon) is a very popular vegetable in Bengali cuisine. Traditionally, the first course of Bengali cuisine is bitter, to cleanse the taste palate for the main course, much like smelling coffee beans which prepares the nose to appreciate and discern the scents in a perfume shop. Daal is a soothing and comforting staple of vegetarians; the bitter savoury makes a delightful, nutritious combination preferred by many Bengalis. It is one of those things, ...

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