The kitchen is my playground, the laboratory for my perennial stream of culinary experiments.
I spend hours here, creating new recipes. Playing with flavors. Fussing silly over a dish. Re-creating ancient recipes. Deconstructing classics. Introducing my twists. Wicked twists.
However even the diehard experimentalist in me falls prey to the alluring charm of classics when confronted with certain sets of ingredients. (Only certain :-))
Cabbage and peas is one such combination.
I have a fixation for this. Despite earnest attempts, I find myself drawn again and again (and again) to cooking my favorite bandhakapir ghonto.
Humble and earthy. No fuss and cannot be any simpler. Just ginger, cumin and chillies. And a potpourri of whole spices.
Food heaven !!!!
Especially if I am allowed the luxury of a couple of luchis to accompany this bandhakapir ghonto.