Neighborhood Kitchens

Rasoi's Strawberry Phirni (pudding)

Friday, May 31, 2013
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This favorite dessert from Northern India is made with rice and offers a great gluten-free option for an after dinner sweet.

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Strawberry Phirni (pudding)
1 cup rice
13 fresh strawberries
4oz almonds (slivered)
4oz pistachio nuts (slivered)
32oz milk
¾ cup sugar
½ tsp green cardamom powder

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Fish Moilee from Rasoi

Sunday, May 26, 2013
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Here is a very light salmon stew flavored with coconut milk, green chiles and curry leaves.

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Rasoi's Reshami Kebab

Saturday, May 25, 2013
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This is a simple kebab from traditional Indian kitchens, where the chicken is first marinated in garlic, ginger and cardamom to give it an incredible flavor.

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1lb chicken tenders
1 ½ tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 ½ tsp salt
2 tbsp salad oil
5 tbsp gram flour
½ cup heavy cream
2 tbsp white pepper powder
½ cup cheese blend
1 egg
1 tsp green cardamom powder

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Neighborhood Kitchens visits Pawtucket - Providence's East Side and Rasoi

By Margarita Martinez   |   Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Spring is my favorite time in New England. In Providence and Pawtucket, the trees, bushes, and flowers are in bloom along the streets surrounding Blackstone Boulevard and East Avenue, creating a lovely canopy to stroll beneath. One particularly lush place to visit at this time of year is the Slater Mill Museum. Located in downtown Pawtucket on the Blackstone River, the Slater Mill Museum has a park bordered by blooming trees and the historic textile mill buildings. Built in 1793, the Old Slater Mill was the first successful textile mill. Today individuals and organizations can visit the Old Slater Mill to enjoy the grounds and to learn more about life during the Industrial Revolution in New England.

Slater Mill in Pawtucket

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Bistro 5's Fried Calamari

Monday, May 20, 2013
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Learn how to make Chef Ettore's take on the classic calamari dish, a fried calamari with sweet and spicy tomato chutney. 

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Fried Calamari with Sweet and Spicy Tomato Chutney 
Sweet and Spicy Tomato Chutney
1 tbsp diced ginger
2 cloves of diced garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
3 pints grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
1 tsp chili flakes
¼ cup honey
3 tbsp champagne vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Fried Calamari
2 cups flour
2 cups semolina
2 tbsp salt
1 cup Calamari rings and tentacles
Vegetable oil for frying

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Bistro 5's Meyer Lemon Risotto With Seared Sea Scallops

Monday, May 20, 2013
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Learn how to make Bistro 5's Meyer Lemon Risotto with Scallops and Peas. 

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Meyer Lemon Risotto with Peas and Seared Sea Scallops


1 cup Arborio rice
1/2 cup fresh Peas (blanched)
6 large scallops
2 qts fish or vegetable stock
2 tbsp butter to cook rice
2 Meyer lemons
2 shallots
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup white wine
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

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About Neighborhood Kitchens

Building on a 35-year history of producing Latino and multicultural programming, WGBH’s award winning La Plaza team has a new offering — Neighborhood Kitchens, a series about the exploration of culture through food. Every week the show offers a unique window into immigrant communities in New England.

Saturdays at 4pm on WGBH 2
Fridays at 7:30pm on WGBH 44

About the Author
Margarita Martinez Margarita Martinez
Margarita Martinez grew up in the Bronx, NY and Ossining, NY with a Puerto Rican father and a Franco-American mother. She now calls New England home. Margarita has always had an insatiable appetite for travel and food. She made her first empanada as a teenager visiting Argentina, satisfied her sweet tooth with poffertjes and stroopwafels while studying in Holland, engorged herself on Thai street food for a month in Bangkok, and continues to search for authentic international cuisines in the Northeast. Margarita loves to discover new ingredients, flavors, and cooking approaches that she can bring to her own home kitchen.

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In each episode, host Margarita Martínez visits a different ethnic restaurant and learns three delicious recipes from the chef. She also explores the restaurant’s neighborhood, discovering hidden gems along the way. Join her as she learns about new ingredients, new cultures, and new neighborhoods. ¡Hasta pronto!

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Margarita's Neighborhood Visits

»Boston: Bristol Lounge
»Boston's South End: Orinoco, Teranga and Oishii
»Boston's Back Bay: Casa Romero
»Boston's North End: Taranta
»Roxbury: Merengue
»Boston's Beacon Hill: Scampo
»All Around Boston: Mei Mei Street Kitchens
»Cambridge: Muqueca, Oleana, and Sandrine's
Somerville: Dosa Temple
»Lawrence: Cafe Azteca
»Lowell: Simply Khmer

»Fresh from the Fish Market
»Jamaica Plain: Tres Gatos
»Dorchester: Pho Le and Cafe Polonia
»Medford: Bistro 5
»Portland, ME: Emilitsa
»Newport, RI: Tallulah on Thames
»Pawtucket, RI: Rasoi


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