Friday, October 4, 2013

Happy Mahalaya with Chutney Tangri Kebab or 'Green' Chicken Drumstick Kebab

Today is Mahalaya. If you do a Google Search on "what is Mahalaya?" you'll get results such as, 

"Mahalaya marks the beginning of Navratri and Durga Puja."
"It is the end of Pitra Paksha and the beginning of the Devi Paksha."
"Mahalaya is the last day of the Pitra Paksha or the period when Hindus remember and offer homage to their deceased ancestors."
"It is the beginning of Durga Puja festival which is the major festival of Bengal."

Thursday, October 3, 2013

'Kala Chana' Salad or the Indian Chickpea Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

Its pretty unusual, that I make something and it goes the on the blog the very same day, especially when here are quite a few post in the Drafts folder, desperately waiting to see the light of he day. 

Weekday lunch mostly mean previous night's leftover for me. When there are no leftovers, I toss up an easy salad. This 'Kala Chana' or the Indian Chickpea salad features pretty often. Its filling, easy, earthy, fuss free, nutritious, delicious and me and Sam simply love it. This can be made with the Kabuli Chana (Garbanzo/ Chickpea) too, but I find the earthiness of the Kala Chana (Indian Chickpea/ Brown Chickpea) a lot more enticing.