Khichuri (rice with lentils)

A popular Bengali dish to eat in the monsoon season is called khichuri. This dish is made of rice and lentils that are cooked together with certain spices. When I was growing up my family ate khichuri with fried fish and fried eggplant. I think it’s extremely delicious.

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Extra Delicious Baked Beans

Baked beans have been a staple side dish in the United States and other countries for decades. While they are generally easy to make, I’ve sometimes been a touch disappointed when I’ve had these at a potluck or a restaurant. Sometimes they are a bit bland. The point of this recipe is to show an easy way to make extra delicious baked beans. Perhaps it might be a bit arrogant to call these “extra delicious,” but this is what my husband — an experienced baked bean aficionado — decided to call them.

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