Spicy roasted chickpeas and baked matoke (plantain) chips

I remember going to an elegant champagne and dessert party one evening when I was living in Miami. I hadn’t had dinner. It was an incredible spread of desserts including the most beautiful cakes, tarts, combinations of chocolate and fruit, and even mille feuille. After my 3rd bite of dessert, I found myself sneaking back into the hostess’s kitchen, peeking More →

Besan Dhokla and Nutrition

A few days ago, I posted a picture of the Besan Dhokla I had made. Dhokla is a steamed cake which can be made from a variety of flours including chickpea or gram flour (besan), semolina (rawa), or a combination of lentil and rice flours and it usually involves several hours or overnight fermentation. It is a Gujarati snack food More →