Saida Chowdhury

Saida “Dina” Chowdhury was born in Bangladesh and immigrated to the U.S. with her family in the late ‘70s. After moving away to go to college, she found herself craving her mother’s cooking. During this time away, she began to teach herself through trial and error (and frequent phone calls to her mom) how to cook the foods that continue to bring her a sense of comfort and home. Dina loves to incorporate the big, bold flavors reminiscent of Bangladeshi cooking into all her family’s meals and never shies away from a little — or a lot of — spice.
Why Aloo Chop Is One of My Family's Favorite Foods
At the Table
The Bangladeshi potato fritters are light, fluffy, spicy — and incredibly delicious.
Aug 31, 2021