Holi is the Indian festival of colors, celebrated around Indian spring. It is a lively vibrant festival, featuring all things bright and colorful. Traditional foods include a unique cooling drink called Thandai which is made with spices, nuts, rose petals, milk and saffron. Also, served along with appetizers that fall in the category of Chat – an assortment of appetizers that are finger licking good.
Come celebrate Holi with Alliance member Rinku, make your own Thandai, and a Chat called Ragda Patties. This is a vegetarian dish that consists of crisp potato cakes, topped with spiced stewed whole peas and tamarind and cilantro chutneys.
About your host: Rinku Bhattacharya, is a culinary educator, food writer and recipe developer and writes the food blog Spice Chronicles. A busy working mother, Rinku's cooking is deeply flavorful, fuss free. and practical.
Rinku loves to share anecdotes and context to her recipes making them real and meaningful for her readers. Rinku is an accomplished culinary instructor and offers both private and community cooking classes, where she teaches people how to work with spices, time saving appliances, and enjoy cooking for themselves and their families. Rinku is the author of three cookbooks - The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles, Spices and Seasons, and Instant Indian.