Side Dishes

Guyanese Bakes

Guyanese Bakes

These breads are deep-fried and are not greasy when properly cooked. Served with eggs at breakfast or eggplant (baigan choka) or pumpkin or Dhal.  Bake and eggs are some of my kids favorite breakfast. It confuses friends who think they’re being served bacon and eggs. […]

Caribbean Fried Cassava-Yuca

Caribbean Fried Cassava-Yuca

Cassava root also called yuca is very popular in Guyana like many tropical countries, often replacing the potato as the main source of carbohydrates. However, it has more food energy than any other food except perhaps sugar cane. It is native to Guyana, Brazil and […]

Sauteed Bora-Green Beans Caribbean Style

Sauteed Bora-Green Beans Caribbean Style

Bora, also known as yard-long beans or snake beans are found throughout the Caribbean. This recipe can also be used with green beans found commonly in the grocery stores or farmers markets in the U.S.

Sauteed Eggplant and Shrimp-Guyanese Fry Baigan

Sauteed Eggplant and Shrimp-Guyanese Fry Baigan

This year, the weather in Maryland resulted in an an abundance of eggplant and tomatoes in my garden, even to this day in October. My daughter’s urban garden is also abundant in eggplant and tomatoes. For us, this means lots of Baigan choka (roasted eggplant, […]

Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash-Guyanese style Pumpkin

Sweet and Spicy Butternut Squash-Guyanese style Pumpkin

The pumpkin of Guyana is not the same as the American pumpkins you find at the grocery stores in the United States. If you are lucky to live near a Caribbean or Guyanese market you can use those in the recipe. however, since I live […]

Roasted Eggplant-Baigan Choka Guyanese Style

Roasted Eggplant-Baigan Choka Guyanese Style

Roasted eggplant or Baigan Choka  is a delicious easy vegetarian recipe. There are so many variations of roasted eggplant made by different cultures. This recipe  is reminiscent of Baba Ghanoush but is made with different spices. It is made the way I grew up eating […]

Roasted Eggplant-Baigan Choka Guyanese Style

Roasted Eggplant-Baigan Choka Guyanese Style

Roasted eggplant or Baigan Choka  is a delicious easy vegetarian recipe. There are so many variations of roasted eggplant made by different cultures. This recipe  is reminiscent of Baba Ghanoush but is made with different spices. It is made the way I grew up eating […]

Aloo Roti

Aloo Roti

This Indian flatbread with spicy potato stuffing is eaten as a snack or a meal. Serve with a chutney or a condiment