Chapli kebab— Ring in Diwali with these savoury Kebabs —–

This a type of minced meat kebab which has its origin in Peshawar in Pakistan and also is known as Peshawari Kebab— It has a round and flattened texture — and is pressed with hands to make the kebab — hence the name Chapli  — chap means pressed — This kebab is prepared with raw…

Paneer Tikka

It is a delicious and popular tandoori snack which can be easily made at home. Most simplest recipe and can be served on any special occasion. Actually it is made in tandoor , but here I have made it in tawa — and trust me it was absoulutely yum and delicious Do try this recipe…

Happy Durga Puja

I have my own fond memories of Durga Puja in Kolkata More or less a decade , we are living in Pune — and missing every time this  festival at this particular time of the year. The preparation starts more than a month ago , with shopping , then mahalaya ( chandipath) , after that…

Rasmalai —  subho mahalaya to all—

Today is Mahalaya an auspicious occasion that announces the advent of Goddess Durga . The chanting of Birendra Kishore Bhadra’s chandipath fills the air from early morning ,  these are my childhood memories ,  and every year  we play the recorded version of chandipath to relive these memories –when we were woken up at 4…

Egg Hakka Noodles– Desi Style

An Indo chinese style of preparation of hakka noodles with vegetables and egg. This is an Indian variant to  a highly popular Chinese preparation. If you can prepare it at home — then no need to go outside , enjoy it at the comfort of your house. This is  the spicier version of   the …

Rajma Chawal —– A simple , nutritive lunch —

This is a typical  North Indian dish which is equally loved by both adult and kids as well. Rich source of protein from  (kidney beans) and  carbohydrate from ( rice ) together makes an wholesome meal —- Main Ingredients 250 gms of Red kidney beans (Rajma) 2 medium sized onion paste 5 tsp of ginger…

Bharwan Baigan — Masala Stuffed Baby Eggplant —-

This is a popular Indian cuisine in which baby eggplants are stuffed with a prepared spice  mixture and then cooked in a tomato based gravy. Myself an avid fan of brinjals of any shape and sizes ,  had to show you all how to make this interesting recipe. This is a super tasty dish which…

Plum-Cake — It’s teatime now —

While during my everyday visit to the market — my eye’s got stuck to these little red riding hood’s — They were as if inviting me with their red luscious colour — had to take them home with me — Here now baking my favourite cake  — my first ever plum-cake —- Star Ingredient :…

Layered Frozen Fruit Cake — My showstopper —

Today I made a layered fruit cake with lot’s of tropical fruit —– This desert can be your showstopper in your party —  and just so easy to make — just make it and let me know — how people loved it —- Note :  This cake has to be made a day earlier to…

Butter Garlic Naan Served with hot & spicy Chicken Masala

Tried for the first time — Garlic Naan — and it turned out so well that my son said he would prefer to have my butter garlic naan instead of restaurant one’s . You can very well guess my state of mind at that particular moment — all the day’s tiredness  just whisked off  —…

Blueberry Cheese Cake —

This cheesecake was my son’s demand — and hence on the process of making one thought of sharing with you all — My family loves blueberry and I happen to keep frozen blueberries in my freezer (as a snack) and this time I had a can of blueberry compote with me which I delightfully used…

Crunchy Falafel —

Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from soaked and ground chickpeas. It is typically a traditional Middle Eastern food , commonly served in a pita bread, or wrapped in it , as a  falafel wrap, which I have made this time. The falafel balls can be topped with fresh salads and sauces of…

Hummus —

Hummus is a Levantine Dip made from cooked , mashed chick peas, blended with tahini sauce ( sesame paste ) , olive oil, lemon,garlic and salt. It is a popular dip in Egypt which is eaten with pita bread. This is an easiest dip that one can make . Star Ingredient : Chick Peas Main…

Egg bhurji —- Scrambled egg Indian Style

This egg dish is popular in north and western indian, it is effectively a  dry and  spicy version of scrambled eggs . It’s a super fast recipe  with very few ingredients in hand, you can have a very comforting and no fuss meal , it can be had with rotis or parathas or even bread…

Fish Kalia — (Spicy fish in  tomato gravy)

Fish is dominant  protein in Bengali  cuisine.  Mostly in every Bengali household it  is a daily household affair barring one or few days , when they go veg or either have mutton or chicken on their head — and sometimes fish and chicken , mutton both together on the  same  plate —- There is a…

Chicken Burger

This fast food is popular mostly in North America which consists of chicken fillet, patty , toppings or bread. This chicken can be deep  fried, roasted or grilled according to mood and your choice. I was in a mood to make chicken burger  but did not have the patience to make burger patty   which…

Aam Kasundi —-Bengali Mustard Sauce with Raw Mango—–

This is a typical Bengali  cuisine with  tangy and sour mangoes  which are now available abundantly in this season. Every year I try to make  2 jar of these –  one for my family and one for my neighbours. 🙂 This is the first batch this year , since I started blogging a  week back,…

Lemon Rice

In this sweltering heat , temperature hovering  around 40 degree celcius in India , it had to be Lemon Rice. Cool and giving comfort to the soul and also some respite from heat. This is widely cooked in South India and prepared with a simple tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilli .  This…

Nasigoreng — An Indonesian Fried Rice

This dish in one word can be described as an Indonesian fried rice served with fried egg (sunny side up), some prawn crackers and fresh salad. This type of fried rice can be made within 15 to 20 mins as long as you have some leftover rice ,  boiled chicken, prawn or both on your…

Kesari Phirni

To start with Phirni is the easiest sweet dessert that one can make and an ideal dessert dish to try for a beginner. This is a type of rice pudding , prepared with soaked and  then grinded  raw rice paste, full cream milk , sugar and cardamom powder. Various types of phirni’s are there , to…

Double Coloured Cornflour Halwa

This has become a favourite dessert  within my family from the time I have tried the recipe .  This has a very few ingredients and can be made in a jiffy, needs only 1 hr setting time and 15 min cooking time. This halwa is basically made of cornflour not semolina (suji). This is a…

Oreo Cheese Cake

Beginning my first blog today with a sweet note.  Since from my childhood I heard and believed that any kind of celebration should incorporate something sweet, it may be kheer, sweets from the market, or at least jaggery . And now my passion for food led me to this celebration of creating something precious from…

Maharashtrian delicacies — Diwali farsan

Diwali is round the corner —  — and was craving for some authentic farsan –  Bought some Diwali farsan from a local joint — Simply awesome snacks — Thought of sharing with you all friends — some were immediately attacked upon by my son and hubby and some are yet to be opened — 😊😊

Pav Bhaji — Simply irresistible — 

The best Mumbai fast food or street food which is popular all over India .  Vegetables are boiled , pureed  and then blended with spices and served hot with buttery pavs . It also helps in feeding vegetables to those small prince and princess  in our house (always making nakhras while having vegetables) — It is…

Subho Lakshmi Pujo — Narkol Naru —

Kojagari Lakshmi Puja is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi — goddess of wealth and prosperity and is observed mainly in Bengal , Orissa and Assam. Thought of making some narkol naru ( coconut ladoo) in this auspicious occasion. This is a special full moon day –and generally women observe fast whole day and offer special dishes…

 Green Papaya Chicken Curry

Green papaya is a natural meat tenderizer, making your meat to cook super tender — This is extremely healthy and it is cooked with the green papaya paste which makes the chicken so tender that it literally melts in your mouth  and tasty. Above all it is easier way of cooking chicken. Main Ingredients: 500…

Jhinge Aloo Posto — Ridge Gourd and Potato in Creamy poppy seed paste

It’s a mouth-watering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a West Bengal cuisine which is very popular among Bengalis. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture which differentiates it from other dishes. Main Ingredients: 2 Ridge gourd 2 medium-sized potatoes 50 gm of poppy…

Humble Jeera Rice

This is a simple rice dish flavoured with jeera or cumin seeds. It is the most preferred rice dish in India to go with dal or any veg or non-veg curry. Slightly sautéed with ghee and garam masala and certainly cumin  seeds this is a  rice dish that gives competition to other flavored rice dishes…