It's Durga pujo time. My Facebook feed is full with pictures of Durga pandals and idols from Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. How things have changes in just a few years!
When I first came to the U.S., I used to long to see dugga thakur from home. Now I am able to see different pratimas (idols) and be a virtual participant in the pujo, see the saaj goj, the food, and the pandals.
Aswin's had a couple of deaths in his family, so we are not celebrating this year. It is going to be a quiet pujo for us.
I want to share the recipe I made for Kerrytown Project last month - green chickpeas with sausage curry.
When I found the green chickpeas at Patel brothers, I knew I wanted to make it for sampling at Kerrytown. So I bought a few pounds. Then, the question was to cook it with ground meat or not. I decided against ground meat and went with sausages instead as it complemented the juicy, crunchy chickpeas.
It was quite a hit, I'm told. Verdict: Sold Out