Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights that represents the triumph of good over evil, is celebrated for five days in late autumn and is one of the biggest holidays in India. For Barkha Cardoz, wife of late chef Floyd Cardoz, the holiday isn't complete without paneer makhani, a creamy tomato-based curry her husband would make as part of the feast. "My sons and I will carry on making these family recipes, as it will be our way of making sure Floyd is always a part of the celebration in our home," she says. "He will live on through the food we cook every single day."
This article originally appeared in our Holiday 2021 issue. Get the magazine here.
Spice company Burlap & Barrel launched its Floyd Cardoz Masala collaboration earlier this year. Try 3 tbsp. of his Kashmiri Masala in place of the peppercorns, turmeric, and chili powder.