Kunafa

It’s a popular Arabic dessert — with either cream cheese filling or cream — It happens that I always choose the easy ones —- It has a cheesy inner with a crispy crust on top — Traditionally it is made with extra thin noodles of semolina flour — I couldn’t get hold of this —…

Shrimp and Chicken Pad Thai Noodles

It is an easy to make, better tasting and healthier than the takeaways — This is one of the dish that I would like to make every weekend if I am allowed to do so 😛 by my family — since it is super easy to make and so scrumptuous  with a sweet , sour…

Banana Walnut Milkshake

A quick and healthy breakfast option — specially if you are in a hurry — Just blend all the ingredients — you are good to go — Super delicious and with a classic combo of banana and walnuts — which acts as an energizer together with an yummy taste — Main Ingredients: One ripe banana…

Galaxy Milkshake

A super fun milkshake for the kids — to beat the heat this summer — Kids will simply love it — so go ahead and make this colourful shake — Let’s get started– This will make two tall glasses of milkshake — Main Ingredients: 2 cups of milk 5 cups of vanilla ice cream pink…

Chinese Bhel

This is a classic Indian Chinese style street food — – which is made with crispy fried noodles — It tastes sweet and tangy — A generous dose of sauces is added to bind the bhel together — Combine the sauces just before serving or the noodles tends to turn soggy over time — Main…

Mangalorean Prawn Curry

This is how a satisfying meal should be on a weekend —- makes you feel at home safe and sound —- If you love prawn , I am sure you will be finger licking after you finished it off and craving for more —- 🙂 And so easy to make —– Main Ingredients : 500…

Anda curry

This is a simple bengali egg curry that we usually make at home — Simple , flavourful and delicious for your everyday meal — This dish comes in handy when you are in no mood to cook vegetables and your fridge is void of any other meat that you can cook —- It can be…

Golden Juicy chicken fry —

This chicken fry turned out to be so juicy and super delicious with pan seared exterior crust — while it was juicy from the interior — If you want a super crust on top — coat it with flour and fry them in super hot oil and for that super moist juiciness marinate the chicken…

Banana Choco chips Muffins

These are perfect , soft , scrumptious , sweet cup cake with the goodness of banana dotted with mini chocolate chips to lure your kids 😊 Perfect way to use your overripe leftover bananas — can be used as a breakfast , Tiffin or as a dessert item — as you wish Main Ingredients :…

Karaishutir kochuri — Peas kachuri

This peas kachori has become staple food with Bengalis during the winter months — This is basically luchi stuffed with mashed peas and while making these became somewhat nostaligic — went back to our childhood days — when with the first whift of cold air in Kolkata —this was the first menu of our weekend…

Chicken Meatballs

These chicken meatballs are favourite with both adult and kids alike — Serve them in lunch box , or roll them in parathas — dip them in your favourite sauce — or simply eat it straight from the pan —- 🙂 Most easiest recipe I have ever made — Main Ingredients: 500 gm minced chicken…

Niramish Alur dum

Bengali Niramish Alur dum is a dum alu basically had during fasting or puja’s and is made without onion and garlic — Trust  me it tastes better than the other Amish version  ( using onion and garlic) one — This is perfect meal for any day or you serve it in special occasions — it goes…

Nolen Gurer Payesh — Happy Makar Sankranti —

Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival celebrated all over India and Nepal — It also marks the transition of Sun’s path onto Capricorn — This is one of the popular dish during sankranti and a must dish which will be prepared in each and every Bengali household — beside patishapta , pithe puli , gokul…

Carrot or Gajar Halwa

This is a carrot based dessert which is very popular in  India specially during winter season when we get a rich harvest of healthy carrots — It is one of the classic Indian sweets that never fail to impress anyone— Main Ingredients: 500 gm of grated carrot 2 cups of full fat milk 1/2 cup…

Chicken Tikka Wrap — Indo western Style —-

This is a delicious high protein , super easy , healthy lunch or dinner option —- these wraps are filled with aromatic chicken tikka and flavours of  cucumber , tomato  and  onion — Today I gave it a special touch of mayo and English mustard sauce which took it up one notch higher than the…

Apple-licious—- Apple Pie —-

My first experiment with Apple Pie and it came out so good — It is a fruit pie with the principal filling ingredient is that of apple — It’s a homemade goodness at it’s best — with its flaky crust and juicy  apple filling — A must try dessert during Christmas — Main Ingredients: 2…

Chicken Lasagna

While  craving for  some comfort food set’s in  — do try this creamy chicken lasagna with layers of cheese and  Bechamel Sauce — and Christmas round the corner  ,  with slight chill in the air  — it will be nice to bite into a large  piece of  Chicken Lasagna— Main Ingredients: 250 gm of chicken…

Capsicum Besan Sabji

Since it is winter time , capsicum or green bell peppers are in abundant and a perfect time to make capsicum sabji that goes well with roti — This is a simple recipe which can be served as a side dish — a handful of common spices will further enhance the flavour — Main Ingredients:…

Chicken Chaap — Bengali Style

This is  a recipe well famous in Kolkata and  loved by Satyajit Ray ( Legendry film maker and — an eminent nobel laureate —  and I know some Bengalis personally ( including me) who can die for this one —- It is a traditional rich Mughlai recipe  — It is best served with Biryani  ,…

Cashew Paneer

It’s a popular dish from North India— and since it is on the sweeter side it is equally loved by both adult and kids — Since it has nutritional value  and packed with proteins — feel free to make it atleast once or twice a week —- Thick gravy with some powdered cashew , it…

Chocolaty Biscuit and Wafer cube —

When your son have a sweet craving and need to satisfy it within a few hours , then you have to opt for some sweet and easy way out —- I had some dark chocolate  compound , some bourbon biscuits , and wafers in my hand– That’s it — only few ingredients and their you …

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Hi Everyone, I’m happy and excited to receive The Sunshine Blogger award.   I have been nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by my friendly blogger Ramya   who  herself has a lovely food blog  , with some really interesting recipes  in it . Please do visit and explore more about her blog and recipes too  —…

TANDOORI CHICKEN ON GAS STOVE

It is traditionally prepared on a clay oven or tandoor  but what to do if you don’t have one —- Cook it on the gas stove on a grill pan then directly roast on fire for the additional burnt flavour —- This is one of my favourite and easiest recipe — , this is spicy but…

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…

Badshahi chicken

This is a chicken dish which will be loved by all age groups — The gravy will taste somewhat sweet — from cashew , almond and khoya kheer paste together with the sourness from curd and aromatic due to some flavourful aromatic spices It can be had with roti , naan or Pulao Main Ingredients…

Fried Milk or Leche Frita

This is one of the most popular spanish dessert – It was fun to make this dessert at home — with you can say almost zero effort —- and it tasted awesome —- It’s delicious and surprising —- The name here is slightly confusing –milk here is a cold milk pudding which will be encased…

Smiley

Made from 100% goodness of potatoes these are hot favourites among kids — Can be served as a snack item or during birthday parties — I can already see the smiles on your face —- Totally enjoyed making this and loved the way it turned out — Few simple ingredients and you are all set…