Shaheda Yesmin | The Daily Star
  • Shaheda Yesmin

    President, Women’s Culinary Association

  • Companion condiments

    You have guests coming over for Eid dinner, and all the food is set and ready to be served. You know the food is good, but you feel like something is missing, and you are not wrong. Good food only becomes great food with the help of dips and sauces, and with these dips and sauce recipes, you can be sure to rule the table this Eid.
  • Soup for Iftar

    Soup for Iftar

    In a medium pot, add coconut cream, lemongrass, and galangal, and bring it to boil. Then add coconut milk, chicken and mushrooms. Cook for approximately 5 minutes until the chicken is done. Next, add the cherry tomatoes. Add sugar, salt, lime juice, chillies, saw leaf coriander, and fish sauce. Simmer for 1 minute, and serve with coriander leaves sprinkled on top.
  • Dips!

    Crush the garlic and chilli into a fine paste. In a sauce pan, mix sugar, vinegar, water, garlic, chillies and salt. Cook the sauce mixture on low heat until sticky or for about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool down.
  • Fishy Business: Thai recipes for sea food

    Mix fish, egg, and cold water in a food processor and blend them together until the mixture turns sticky. Put the fish mix in a mixing bowl. Add curry paste, kaffir lime leaves, long beans, sugar, and salt to the mixing bowl and mix all ingredients together into sticky dough. Heat oil in a wok on high heat. Turn to low heat when the oil reaches frying temperature.
  • Recipes From Siam

    Preheat oven to 200°C. Toss salt and pepper together with tomatoes and drizzle olive oil to mix well. Spread the tomatoes in one layer on a baking tray and roast for 45 minutes. In a stock pot, over medium heat, sauté onions and garlic with 2 tbsp olive oil and butter till the onion gets brown. Sprinkle red pepper flakes.