A passionate mission by a mother-daughter duo will start serving meals to Yellowknifers from the Bengal area of South Asia later this week.

Saswati and Sayani are opening the long-running YK Bawarchi, which suggests “cook dinner” in Urdu. They’re taking orders for pickup between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday evenings on Saturdays and Sundays, and hope to finally open up the supply service.

Daughter Sayani collects orders over electronic mail and Fb, which Maa Saraswati prepares at residence.


“My mom likes to feed individuals,” Sayani advised Cabin Radio. “We used to cook dinner lots. There are some household associates who would come to our home typically – in regular instances, when there have been no restrictions – and she or he would cook dinner only for them.

“Folks like my mom’s meals as a result of she cooks it in a easy method. Typically, individuals worry that Indian meals has a variety of spices, and oil and ghee, however she tries to cook dinner it in such a method that it’s one thing that we are able to eat each day.

“On the identical time, she tries to make it scrumptious, so we thought perhaps individuals would love Indian meals.”

Yellowknife hasn’t had many Indian delicacies choices in recent times. Saffron Meals Truck has been the one frequent presence, whereas an Indian restaurant named The Ambassador opened in 2018 however closed after three months.


YK Chef’s menu primarily consists of dishes from the Bengal area, although Sayani stated it attracts inspiration from totally different areas of India.

Rooster and chickpea curries can be found this weekend, as is puri, a sort of deep-fried dough. Upcoming dishes embrace Indian fish croquettes, dumplings, and patisapta, a sort of dessert.

Pakora – often known as pakoras – is a sort of pakora constituted of onion and chickpea flour. Picture: Submitted

It’s protected to do that as soon as, Saraswati and Sayani hope to begin delivering their meals to the purchasers.

Sayani stated, “We’re very excited. “We actually wish to know what the response goes to be.

“Many individuals inform us, ‘Why do not you guys open an Indian restaurant?’ I’ve seen not solely Indian individuals crave it, however everybody in Yellowknife. If it isn’t too spicy and oily, individuals could be dying to eat it.

“I hope everybody enjoys our meals.”

Indian fish croquettes. Picture: Submitted
Nonta Patisapta is a crepe-like Indian dessert. Picture: Submitted


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