Simple Pleasures – Memories of childhood-
This simple dish of Razma Gogji – beans with turnips was comfort food at its best and the simplest in the long winter months in Kashmir. My Daadi [GrandMa] always had this half smile on her beautiful beautiful face when she cooked this up for us, Because we loved it so much that we could eat it for every meal.
I miss Daadi [peace be on her soul], and I miss the food that I have grown up eating – from her pots to my plate. If I can remember anything about her cooking, it is patience. She allowed a lot of time for a dish to cook up. She mostly cooked on medium low heat and she never ever measured her spice in tea or table spoons.
I made this on a rainy day a couple of days ago. One of the reasons I love Colorado is that it feels like home. The climate, the vegetables and herbs and even the roses and marigolds and are so similar to that of Kashmir, that if I could meet only a couple of Kashmiri speaking people, I would not feel I am in the US.
I know I got carried away, but that’s how this dish made me feel. Nostalgic.
Here is the simple and easy recipe to a great meal: